Hi! My name is Savannah. I am an experienced ESL teacher with 3 TEFL certifications, including specializations in teaching English online and teaching English to children. I have over 1 year experience teaching online and have taught over 500 lessons. My diverse experience includes teaching learners of all ages and levels. I have successfully helped adults of a variety of backgrounds achieve their goals in English, as well as successfully started children on a lifelong journey of learning and speaking English.
I can help you improve your English in all areas, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading and listening. I believe it is very important to teach real, every day English, rather than textbook English. It is imperative that my students are able to communicate on an everyday level, where English speakers talk rapidly and use a variety of slang, idioms, and expressions. I love providing general conversation practice - I believe that having natural conversations with native speakers is the best way to become fluent in a language. I love meeting new people who have an interest in enriching their lives through language learning, whether it is for work, travel, or just for fun! I can’t wait to hear about the world from your perspective and learn your story.
I am an enthusiastic and passionate teacher, and your success in English is my top priority. My optimistic perspective will inspire you in every lesson. Your lessons with me will be personalized just for you, and we will focus on topics that are relevant to your life and your interests. Above all, your lessons will also be fun and engaging, which makes them more memorable! So, are you ready to learn together? Book a trial lesson! I can’t wait to meet you!
Testimonials from actual students:
"Savannah is a wonderful teacher. Prepared, dedicated and motivated, a professional. She designs classes for my particular needs. It can be a grammar and vocabulary class or we can talk about any topic: from scientific and political issues to literature and every day stuff. I have been working with her for a year. In this time I have not only improved my English a lot, but I have learned about the American culture. She is smart, patient and open- minded, always willing to help with my learning process. I am grateful that she is my teacher."
"Savannah is a wonderful teacher, a wonderful communicator, she is caring and thoughtful. Her class is very well prepared, her instruction is very clear and organized, she is very patient with her student, and make people very comfortable to take her class. Savannah always responses messages very fast, and she is very reliable! I will definitely recommend Savannah for whoever would like to take English lessons! Savannah is the best choice!"
"I really like how Savannah teaches her lessons, they’re always interesting, and I have never been bored with her. In just an hour we manage to cover a lot of new material, and talk about engaging topics. My family members are always telling me that I’ve made amazing progress in English over such a small period of time."
-Master Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL Fullcircle, 2017)
-Advanced Certificate in Teaching English Online (TEFL Fullcircle, 2017)
-Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEFL Fullcircle, 2017)
-60.5 College Credits Earned During High School, 3.95 GPA (Pikes Peak Community College, 2016)
-High School Diploma (Colorado Springs Early Colleges, 2016)
-Online ESL Teacher (Preply.com, 2018)
-6 months spent in a foreign country (2017)
I believe that having one-on-one lessons with a native speaker is the most effective way to learn a language. I have learned a foreign language myself, and I found that my fluency started to improve rapidly when I began talking with native speakers. I include a lot of conversation practice into my lessons, as I have seen the immeasurable benefits of this with my own students. I have seen incredible and rapid improvement in the speaking abilities of my students as a result of our conversations together. Conversations with my students center around topics that are relevant and of interest to them.
In addition to conversation that is suited to each individual student, each of my lessons is personalized to each student’s exact needs. I use a variety of resources, including videos, articles, pictures, games, and more to build a motivating and effective lesson every time.
Finally, I believe it is very important to teach real, every day English, rather than textbook English. It is imperative that my students are able to communicate on an everyday level, where English speakers talk rapidly and use a variety of slang, idioms, and expressions. I work hard to ensure that I give my students all the tools they need in order to succeed in the English world.