I have extensive experience as an English teacher in a variety of capacities. At St. Augustine School, I had the pleasure of teaching English to a large population of ESL students from various countries around Africa. While working as an intern with the English Teacher Collective, I developed specialized curricula and ran a book club which served as conversational English opportunities. Many of the clients that I worked with through this company where from Central and South America. As a middle school English teacher, I took on the responsibility of teaching content to new Chinese student who was still in her silent phase. In all of these circumstances, I have learned how to approach language instruction in a way that is effective and immediately useful to the client.
In addition to my experience teaching English to native and nonnative speakers alike, I have a huge passion for learning in general. My love for learning serves as the basis for everything I do! When I teach, I always try to keep the learner comfortable and encourage them to love learning to.I believe this is especially important when teaching ESL as it can be a very stressful experience for some individuals. To improve comfort, I always try to learn something from my students as well. In my experience, the act of mutual learning creates a stronger relationship between teacher and student, resulting in increased learning outcomes.
Experience: 4 years
The conversational English course will give you an opportunity to practice speaking with a native speaker. In the conversation class, we will practice speaking for specific purposes. Additionally, we will work on involving idioms and colloquial terms into conversation.