I've been teaching for quite a long time but haven't lost my passion for it!
My teaching career started in elementary schools. 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 secondary schools, as well as in community college/continuing education classes. I have taught and tutored adolescents and adults in private language schools, including business English, and in community-based non-profit organizations. I served as an ESL 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. I have also tutored students who speak English as their native language, but are in need of extra support in various subject areas.
I work hard to develop good relationships in classes and tutorials. Students of all ages have told me that I speak clearly and explain content in ways they can understand. I combine sensitivity, humor, and my experience as an educator to provide a positive learning environment.
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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