I am an enthusiastic educator with over 10 years of teaching experience in an American classroom and 4 years as an online ESL teacher with VipKid. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Purdue University and numerous VipKid certifications including the following:
VipKid TESOL Foundational
VipKid TESOL Advanced
Interactive Levels 2, 3, 4, 5
Leveled Reading Beginner
My goal has always been to create a relaxed and warm environment that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of the students. I strive to encourage all children to be successful learners, utilizing interesting and interactive curriculum. I incorporate continuous conversation and speaking throughout all my lessons, especially my ESL lessons.
I am a mother and a grandmother with a varied career both in education and in the business world, as a marketing and sales professional in the software industry. I love books and I play tennis every chance I get!
As an ESL teacher, I hope to inspire my students to love learning as I have enjoyed the joy of exchanging cultural backgrounds. I have learned as much as I have taught. As a reading and language arts teacher, I hope to inspire a love and proficiency of reading and writing.
Undergraduate Degree: Purdue University-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Early Childhood Special Education
I enjoy reading, particularly books of historical fiction, books of other cultures, and animals. I love the out of doors, playing tennis and walking.
Elementary Reading and Phonics Class
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Late Elementary Reading Comprehension
Middle School English
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Reading Comprehension Class
Study Skills and Organization
TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages