Teaching ESL to adult learners has been my joy and privilege for many years. I am able to refine and improve their speaking/listening and reading/writing skills. I have worked both as a private tutor and as an instructor in college and university ESL programs. Locally, I have 17 years experience as an instructor in the English Language Institute at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs and have taught ESL classes to employees at Memorial Hospital and in many other local companies.
I have a "survival" knowledge of Spanish and French and a more functional knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. I am an excellent language teacher because I know what it's like to work in or study another language. I understand the linguistic process and therefore I am very good at helping my adult clients and students navigate the idiosyncrasies of the English language. My students say I am an excellent Grammar and Pronunciation teacher because I explain things very clearly and am always looking for new ways to explain things.
Although I have a tutoring studio set up in my home, I am willing to drive to a tutoring location, but my fee would increase in order to cover travel time/gas. I also tutor via Skype if my student has a dependable internet connection.
I specialize in teaching English for Special Purposes: aviation, nursing, workplace, restaurant, hotel, workplace presentation, etc.
I would be happy to discuss your language needs and work with you to achieve your language goals.
back to top