My love for English began in my childhood reading Tony Hillerman, R.L. Stine, and Mary Higgins Clark. At the High School of Fashion Industries, my English class read Macbeth - "You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so..." My English teacher, Dr. Bobo, would call me to read with her, and we intertwined together like in a dance. No other student reached my enthusiasm. I am a graduate of Hunter College. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Film and English. I also graduated from City College with an M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). After graduation, I began to teach ESL as an Adjunct Instructor in Canal Street. Languages are amazing because they are pieces (letters, sound, words) that students need to put together to use in practice. I love teaching pronunciation, reading, writing, and listening. With students, I am patient and answer all their questions. To have fun, I use games, you tube, songs, and movies. Learning English or improving someone's English definitely improves a student's quality of life in America.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Hunter College - Bachelors, Film/English
Graduate Degree: CUNY City College - Masters, TESOL
I love reading novels; films; museums; dogs; walking around.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to always listen to the student, answer each question clearly, and repeat.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session with a student, I introduce myself, request to see assignment handout, ask the student what he/she would want to work on and get into explaining and doing an exercise.