**I'm currently unable to accept new students due to my limited availability. Sorry!**
What's up, English learners?! I'm a fully qualified native English teacher from Los Angeles, California, with a master's degree in Education and over nine years of experience teaching English to students of many different ages, backgrounds, and levels of proficiency. I specialize in teaching intermediate and advanced speakers, as well as Business English.
I currently live and teach in Hamburg, Germany, but I have also taught English in Spain, Italy, and South Korea. I love traveling, meeting new people, and learning about different cultures, which is why I LOVE teaching English--because it allows me to do all of those things!
I know from personal experience that learning a new language can be frustrating sometimes, and that it's important to have a good teacher to guide you. My approach is to create a relaxed and positive atmosphere where my students feel comfortable speaking freely and experimenting with their growing language skills.
Lessons with me will be personalized for your needs, they will be challenging at times, but most importantly, they will be fun. I always use different materials and teaching methods to make sure my students are having a good time AND getting the most out of their lessons.
Book a lesson with me and tell me what your goals and reasons are for studying English. Together we will create a plan of study to improve your English as quickly as possible. See ya!
California State University - Northridge, California
English Language Teacher
Private - Hamburg
Teaching English language, literature, grammar, and conversation to small groups of students
2012 - 2015
Costa Blanca, Spain
Started an English language tutoring company to provide private and small-group courses, as well as workshops and intensive Business English courses to local corporate clients
2011 - 2012
English Language and Literature Teacher
Private International School - Spain
Taught English grammar, introduction to academic writing, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development to students between the ages of 7-14 years (Key Stages 2 and 3 of the British National Curriculum).
2009 - 2010
Business English Teacher
Language School - Hamburg, Germany
Taught Business English courses to employees of various companies. Courses taught included Effective Presentations, Communication Skills in Selling and Negotiating, Leadership Skills and Management Styles, and many other international business topics.
2007 - 2009
Woodbury University - Burbank, California
Taught multi-level ESL courses to incoming foreign students who were required to increase their English language proficiency before they could enroll in academic coursework in their chosen majors. Courses focused on academic reading and writing, communication strategies, American history and culture, and TOEFL test preparation.
2006 - 2007
English Language Academy - Seoul, South Korea
Planned and delivered creative and engaging lessons to teach the four basics skills of English (reading, writing, listening, speaking) to students of varying ages and levels.