I am a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. I am also a graduate of Texas A &M University Corpus Christi having earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. My graduate exhibition combined photography and installation sculptural work. In 2018 I also earned a CELTA credential from Cambridge University, formally known as "Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages", Level 5.
From April 2019 through July 2021 I taught English with a large private school in Viet Nam. My school, ILA Academy, has more than 30 locations throughout Viet Nam with students aged pre-K through 12. Our teaching is based upon the CELTA principles of using mostly English at the graded level of students as assessed. As COVID-19 arrived in February 2020, we experienced intermittent school closures thereafter. Therefore, I also have experience teaching remotely. Additionally, I tutored private students in a home setting apart from my school and taught adult learners in United States whose first languages are not English.
I strive to pair lessons in English with other academic disciplines, such as observing the natural world, geology, art, business, scientific wonders and travel. This is done with great sensitivity to the level of language proficiency between my students and me. I place a high value on the use of visual tools and pronunciation exercise designed to increase proficiency in auditory comprehension and speaking in complete sentences.
I am a firm proponent of education, believing it to be absolutely necessary for an improved quality of life, and I try to impart this appreciation to all of my students. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching art, making art, vegetable gardening, cooking and comedy.
Undergraduate Degree: Baylor University - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
I enjoy teaching art, making art, vegetable gardening, cooking and comedy.