My name is Teacher Imani and I am 35 years old. I currently live in Georgia, which is in the southern part of the United States. Education has always been my passion! I am a full-time professional ESL Teacher, along with being an English tutor for local school children in my area. I have taught over 2,000 individual ESL lessons to students who range in age from 3 to 85, and are from many different countries all over the world! My specialty is helping students learn to break the language barrier by having fun, interesting classes that focus on vocabulary, grammar, and conversational mastery. My favorite thing about teaching people that live in different countries is that we share the ability to learn from each other!
I love food! I enjoy cooking and tasting dishes from many different cultures. I also enjoy movies, traveling, reading, music, sports, languages, history, and learning about different cultures in my free time.
I have 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience, both in the classroom and online. I began tutoring adults in Literacy and Reading immediately after my high school graduation. During this time, I served as a substitute teacher and private tutor as well. For the past 2 years, I have taught ESL exclusively to students of all ages. My experience has helped many of my students pass exams which allowed them into schools and universities of their choice.
I hold an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also a member in good standing with the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors.
My belief is that learning a new language is hard enough, but if it is fun then it becomes much easier. When students have a chance to have enjoyable and enriching conversations with a native speaker, it has been proven to help them learn a new language much faster. I want my students to enjoy learning a second language, and to feel completely comfortable as they speak it in the future.
My lessons are based on my system of 3 simple principles: Grammar. Action. Practice. We will focus on using practical and conversational English that will build your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
Do you learn better through conversation, reading, or writing? Every student is a unique individual, so each lesson is customized according to your preferred lesson type and needs, allowing us to focus on your personal strengths and weaknesses through our learning process. This technique can help students from beginner to advanced levels become masters of a new language.
Together we will build your fluency to the level of a native speaker by concentrating on:
Grammar: Building vocabulary and grammar skills
Action: Using English in enjoyable reading, speaking, and role playing exercises
Practice: Practicing your new skills!
Tools that I use include flash cards, videos, PDF files, audio recordings/songs, pictures, quizzes, and challenging homework assignments.
You are welcome to reach out to me with any questions you may have! I look forward to learning with you!
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