I'm an ESL teacher with a M.A. in TESOL. I've had experiences working with English language learners as a full-time teacher and lecturer, immersive culture and language program assistant, volunteer coordinator, teaching assistant, and as a private tutor. I've taught in different university intensive English programs in the United States and EFL programs in Japan. I've worked with students from East Asia (South Korea, China, Japan), the Middle East (Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan), and South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Peru). I've instructed students of ages spanning 4 to 75 years old. I have taught all-male, all-female, and mixed gender classes. I am a bilingual Spanish speaker and maintain advanced conversational Japanese proficiency. I am able to provide all students with quality instruction that is centered on increasing student interaction, hands-on engagement with materials, and collaborative learning. I look forward to learning about your goals and needs to help you improve through a personalized plan.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelor in Arts, East Asian Studies
Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
Culture, traveling, languages, music and singing, drawing, writing, tea