Hello! My name is Magda and I'm glad you found me here!
I am a "Jill of all trades" -- I have studied a number of subjects over the course of my academic career and even more in my life outside of school. Let me break down my qualifications for you quickly and concisely:
ART - I come from a family of artists and have dabbled in many different media over the years. My current passion is fiber art: sewing, knitting, needlepoint. I began cross-stitching in high school, and sewing, crocheting, and knitting around 2003. For nearly 10 years I have designed and created costumes for my dance troupe as well as sewing everyday and special occasion clothing for myself, friends, and customers. I have worked as a graphic designer and hold a degree in this field; I currently have a freelance design business where I create and sell vinyl decals. I have also taught and performed bellydance for ten years.
ENGLISH - Always a straight-A student, I was the go-to person when my classmates needed an important paper proofread. Early in 2013 I decided to get certified to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL/ESL/ESOL). I now hold a level 5 TEFL certification with 180 contact hours as part of my qualification. I recently returned from a volunteer trip to India where I taught English to Tibetan refugees for four months. I had to be culturally sensitive and adaptable as well in order to be an effective instructor.
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