Recently I have returned from two years of teaching English in Odessa, Ukraine. This was a great experience. I have many new friends who were my students. My conversational style of teaching English has been very successful.
Prior to teaching in Ukraine I taught four years in the Hartford region for CREC. I was fortunate to have students from all over the world. This is very exciting for me and very rewarding.
I have also taught EFL in Moscow, Russia and while in the Peace Corps I taught English in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
I have a BS degree in education from Eastern Connecticut State University and was a high school social studies teacher in Connecticut for five years.
I love teaching and working with people to help them reach their goals. It is very rewarding. I am proud to say that I have helped people pass international English exams so they could continue their education in an English-speaking country, move to an English-speaking country, take jobs overseas, and travel to any country in the world.
I teach conversational English which has been proven to be the best method of teaching a language.
I am friendly, experienced and I am motivated to help my students. I will insure a comfortable, interesting and fun lessons. I believe in using my students experiences and goals to teach. I also believe in humor and will keep lessons fun.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Connecticut State University - Bachelors, Education
Graduate Degree: University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus - Masters, Geography
Sports, writing, current events, travel, history and culture
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will try to get to know my student, and would let my student know about me. I will try to find common ground and make the student feel important. I want the student to be relaxed. I try to smile a lot and make my student smile. I will also be evaluating responses to determine English level and appropriate materials to use during our lessons. I may also do a listening evaluation, and of course a speaking evaluation.