Hello and welcome!
Is it hard for you to understand English speakers? Is it hard for English speakers to understand you? I specialize in teaching English listening and North American pronunciation skills to intermediate and advanced students.
I'm from the United States and speak English with a standard North American accent.
I also speak Spanish and Italian at an intermediate level and Chinese at an elementary level.
I currently live in Utah. I love to dance and explore foods from other cultures.
I have an M.A. in English Language Teaching, a Cambridge Delta, a Cambridge CELTA and a K-12 Teaching License.
I've taught English in China, South Korea, Italy, the UK, Ecuador, Mexico and the United States in a variety of settings.
I help students improve their listening and North American (U.S. and Canada) pronunciation skills by teaching them about connected speech, which is the continuous sequence of sounds in spoken language, as well as the distinct sounds and rhythms of English. I can also show you exactly what you need to do with your mouth to create the specific sounds of English.
With spoken English, many sounds can change and disappear. I use authentic videos of English speakers to show you the strange things English speakers do with words when talking quickly. This will make understanding English speakers easier and can help your pronunciation to sound more natural.
When you sign up for a trial lesson with me, I will send you an evaluation to take based on your goals. I will then use them to create a customized English learning plan for you.
While I am prepared for my lessons with a plan and slides, I like my lessons to feel like conversations, so they are very interactive. I want my students to feel safe with me, ask questions and take the lesson in directions that work best for them.
I give homework to between lessons to enhance learning.
Thank you for reading my profile. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to improve your English listening and pronunciation skills!