Conversational English, Business English, Reading, Writing, Pronunciation, Intonation, IELTS preparation, etc.
TESOL Certificate - Marlboro College Graduate School, 2012-2013. Earned a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
BA Degree - Marlboro College, 2008-2013. Wrote a comprehensive 150-page thesis and received a grade of A-.
Cait's Skype English: 2013-current. I have been tutoring students on skype for 3 years. I have developed many lesson plans and curriculum designs for all ages and levels.
Learnship Academy: July 2016-current. Beginning this month, I will also teach Business English on skype for Learnship, a well-known online learning company with a great reputation.
Reading Town Shanghai: Summer 2013. Taught English reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation to children between the ages of 5-14 at a summer program in Shanghai, China.
Tashi Boarding School: Spring 2013. Completed a teaching internship at a school for destitute Himalayan children in Kathmandu, Nepal. Designed my own lessons and taught conversation, grammar, reading, writing, debate, and environmental studies to students aged 5-15.
Experience: 3 years
Hi! My name is Cait and I am a 26-year-old native English speaker from the USA and an experienced TESOL-certified English teacher, skilled in teaching students of all ages and levels and many backgrounds. My teaching style is fun, informal, and humorous but also engaging and knowledgable. It is important to me to tailor each lesson to the individual needs and wants of the student and to be patient, attentive, and encouraging. I create a positive learning atmosphere. When the student has a good time learning, they will form a positive association in their mind with learning that langauge--we learn much faster when we enjoy learning!
One of my specialties is that I can type very, very fast! When a student makes a pronunciation or grammar mistake, I type the sentence containing the mistake in a word document. Later, we review and correct all of the mistakes together. After the lesson, each student receives a personalized document via email showing mistakes and corrections, feedback, and (if they want one) a homework assignment.
I can help you with any aspect of English that you hope to practice. Here are a few examples...
-Conversation / Improving speaking confidence
-Job interview preparation
-Whatever else you hope to improve!
Here is a little bit about me, so that you can get to know me a little bit...
-I have beeh teaching English online for 3 years now. I love it because it's fun to talk with people from so many different countries and backgrounds. Sometimes I feel like I learn as much as the students!
-My favorite hobby is travelling. I have spent the past 6 years travelling around the world. (That's another reason why it's so nice to have an online job!) So far I have lived in Nepal, China, India, Australia, and Germany, and have spent lots of time in other countries around Asia and Europe, as well as Israel and Costa Rica. Now I am living in Germany.
-Aside from travelling, I enjoy cooking and baking (I make the best apple pie in the whole world), rock climbing and bouldering, meditation practice, and couchsurfing and hosting couchsurfers.
Whoever and wherever you are, I would love to work with you! Hope to talk with you soon :)