Hello! I am a native English speaker from the United States. I was born in Texas but have lived many places, including half a year spent in Germany. I love languages and learning about history and culture.
Personally, I study Spanish, German, and Portuguese. I am currently attending a university for my Master's degree in Inter-cultural Communications. In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking and doing things with my three dogs, cooking, and traveling.
I have my bachelor's degrees in English and History. I am also TESOL certified to teach all ages. I am working towards a Master's degree in Inter cultural Relations.
I taught 4th grade and middle school (grades 6-8) in public schools in the United States. I teach English for small groups and one-on-one lessons. In person, I teach for companies like BMW and Michelin that bring many international workers to my area. Online, I teach independent students from all over the world. I also teach online for a language academy in Brazil.
I've been teaching for over ten years. I have enjoyed the variety of things I have had opportunity to teach -- it gives me a unique approach to teaching English now.
My classes focus on gaining communication skills and improving listening and speaking ability.
I have a very flexible approach and enjoy working towards each student's individual goals and interests. Every class I teach is different, because each student's goals, interests, and learning style are different. Sometimes classes follow a more structured system, but other classes are very free and focus on building conversation skills. I am also very willing to adjust my plans to fully answer students' questions or teach a new concept a student wants to learn.
I believe that learning a new language should be fun, and I work to make my classes enjoyable as well as effective. I am friendly and easy to talk to. I try to create a positive and encouraging learning environment.
If you are interested in a lesson time that is not listed as available on the scheduler, please email me. I am happy to create new times to meet my students' needs.
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