to adult learners has been my joy and privilege for many years. I am able to refine and improve their speaking/listening and reading
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 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 also tutor via Skype if my student has a dependable internet
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.
University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK; University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
University of California, Santa Barbara, California (Sociology)
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK; University of Texas, San Antonio, TX (Master's)
8 hours notice required
Travels within 10 miles of Colorado Springs, CO 80919