I've been teaching for quite a long time but haven't lost my passion for it!
Since starting as an elementary school teacher 26 years ago, in more recent years I have worked almost exclusively with people who are learning English as an additional language. I have taught English Learners in elementary, middle and high schools. I have taught and tutored adolescents and adults in private language schools, including Business English, and have served as an Advisory Teacher while living in England. As a volunteer, I have provided homework help and literacy support to children whose families have come to the U.S. as refugees.
Currently, I am teaching a part-time Citizenship class for adults who are preparing for U.S. citizenship. My students tell me that I speak clearly and explain content in ways they can understand. I combine sensitivity, humor and my educator's "bag of tricks" to give them confidence to learn what they need to know in order to pass the citizenship test, a difficult challenge for my older students. But we try to have a good time while learning, and my students are successful in their desire to become citizens!
On the personal front, I am married with two grown daughters, both of whom live in San Diego. My very old cat spends a lot of time sleeping, but I'm happy that she's still with us. I enjoy hiking, cycling, camping, traveling, cooking, and reading.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you in a productive partnership!
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