I was born and raised in the United States.
I enjoy working with people and helping them reach their English language goals. My hobbies and interests include: reading, coaching my daughter's basketball team, hiking with my family, cooking and following world news.
I received my BA in Linguistics with a minor in TESL and a minor in Russian.
I went on to graduate school and earned my certificate in TESL.
Collectively I have taught and tutored English as a second language for 7 years, both at home and abroad (South Korea, and Ukraine). I have English students from all over the world, with different linguistic backgrounds.
For online teaching, I like to personalize lessons for students based on their language goals, abilities, and interests. I send my students materials to work on so that they are prepared for each lesson.
Although online lessons focus on the listening/ speaking aspect of language learning, I have found that students learn more quickly when they also practice reading and writing before and after our lessons.
I tailor lessons to fit students needs always working on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar as well as comprehension.
After 17 classes I can recommend Heather as ESL teacher. She knows the material and explains it good, she is engaged and supportive and makes good use of the time available. She sends materials for you to work on between classes.
She gave me feedback about the talk I am preparing, very useful and constructive. Thanks.
Good class. We did conversation, she corrected me and explained words and grammar well.
Good, useful lesson. She gave me feedback about my language, grammatic, pronuntiation and intonation.