I am a native English speaker with a neutral US accent. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and psychology, a Master's in psychology, and a TEFL certificate. I enjoy playing guitar and volleyball. I speak, read, and write fluently in Spanish. I am married and have two cats.
10+ years experience. TEFL Certification. Top 5% ranking out of 400+ teachers for internationally recognized online language institution in Taiwan with additional online experience globally. Adult ESL and literacy teacher. Online Business English teaching. Basic Spanish teaching. Martial Arts Instructor and Instructor Trainer. Financial educator for fourth largest national bank in the United States. Assisted in facilitation of various life skills classes for homeless adults. Youth group teacher. Experience teaching young children, adolescents, and adults.
Virginia Property and Casualty License (current)
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, (2005-2008)
Master of Arts: Human Services with concentration in counseling
TEFL International, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (2007)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification
ILISA Language School, San Jose, Costa Rica (2007)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (1999-2002)
Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies Minors: Professional Writing and Psychology
Relevant Work Experience:
Independent Contract English as a Second Language Teacher: Live: Literacy Volunteers, Private instruction, Roanoke, Virginia, Online: Native79 (South Korea),TutorABC (Taiwan), Hiknow (China), US Talk (China), Cambly (International), Learnship (Europe), (12/2016-present & 10/2007-2012)
I believe in a balance between conversation and studying specific skills such as grammar, reading, and vocabulary. I also teach idioms and slang. I believe that learning should be fun!
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