My name is Tilde! I’m from Austin, Texas, but currently I live in Rome, Italy. In addition to teaching English, I am a postgraduate student in Art History. I have a very neutral North American accent.
I teach with an acquisition-based approach using comprehensible input. I believe in natural interactions with a language rather than memorizing rules. I believe that everyone learns differently, so I focus on each individual student to find what works for them.
I create personalized lessons according to your interests from:
-books (novels, non-fiction, short stories, etc.)
-articles from magazines or newspapers
-film & television
-podcasts & music
I offer accent coaching, including idiomatic language, so you can sound more like a native speaker.
For beginners and young learners, lessons include lots of visual materials. I feel confidence and fluency are the most important aspects to focus on.
For intermediates and beyond, I offer both unstructured conversation and classes tailored to your individual interests based on real-world English.
For example, a B1+ lesson may include reading a magazine article, discussing it, and then analyzing grammar structures and new vocabulary.
In addition, I write, edit, and proofread professionally, so I offer expert lessons for written English. If you have an essay, application, business email, or other important document to write in English, I can help you ensure its quality. Also, I specialize in helping students with admissions essay for universities and scholarships.
I’ve been living abroad for about 5 years now. Previously, I lived in Madrid, Spain where I taught English in a secondary school. Before that, I completed an MA in design in London, England. I love traveling, learning languages, and meeting people from different cultures! In my free time, I love to read, cook, rock climb, draw, paint, sew, and make music.
I have taught English in a variety of settings, from public school to summer camps. These experiences have given me the insight that learning is best achieved through doing! I'm a very creative person, so I like to design activities for my students that make learning an enjoyable and engaging experience. It's important to me that my students have fun while they are learning English.