I've been an Online ESL Instructor with VIPKID since September 2017 and have taught over 2,000 classes, maintaining a perfect five-star parent feedback rating. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Counselor Certification from Montana State University, and I taught Developmental and Social Psychology at the University of Montana during my PhD studies. I am a Certified Online Educator and I earned my Master of Education degree in Educational Technology from the University of Missouri in May 2018, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, I am a certified TESOL Instructor through TESOL International Association in both Foundation and Advanced Online Instruction.
My personal teaching philosophy stems from my own experience as a life-long learner, as well as an instructor. I believe that learning should be meaningful, rewarding and enjoyable. When course content is interesting, relevant and applicable to the learner's daily life, it is more easily retained and recalled, and the learning becomes ingrained and meaningful. My teaching style is never punitive; I believe in positive reinforcement. I make learning fun and memorable, which increases student motivation, engagement and outcomes.