I live in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. I love sharing my knowledge of the English language with students from around the globe. I believe cultural exchange is essential to language learning, and I relish the opportunity to share aspects of my own culture while learning about those of my students. When I am not teaching, I enjoy hiking with my dog, reading, writing, and traveling.
I am a professional educator with a Master's in TESOL. I have over nine years of experience teaching ESL to students off various ages, levels, and linguistic backgrounds. I have experience teaching children preK-12, as well as adults.I am currently an ESOL Teacher with Baltimore City Public Schools. Previously, I taught Elementary Education majors theories of second language acquisition. I have taught Intermediate Academic Writing and Grammar for ESL students attending university in the United States.
Furthermore, I have taught community ESL classes to beginner and high beginner refugees. Finally,I have several years of experience teaching English online as well. My students leave each of my classes more confident in their ability to communicate effectively in English.
I tailor my lessons to the needs and interests of each of my students. My lessons are student-focused with an emphasis on the application of content to everyday life. My lessons incorporate activities that foster the advancement of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and pronunciation skills. I also develop relevant vocabulary through extensive practice and authentic language use. I am patient, knowledgeable, and dedicated to helping my students achieve their goals.