I love teaching adult students. My passion for teaching/tutoring ESL
as well as Portuguese
is reflected in the large success rate of the learners I have worked with. I love languages, and I really enjoy teaching all skills in both languages, from communication/conversation to grammar
to test preparation
, such as the TOEFL
I have a Bachelor's in English Language
and a Master's of Education in TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second language
). I have been a member of the International TESOL organization
for years, and try to attend their conferences whenever possible. In addition, I was a teacher trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Adult and Basic Education. During my career as an educator I have been a Program Coordinator at a local non-profit adult education organization, and Assistant Director of Literacy at a community college.
Besides working as a tutor, I also work as a as adjunct ESL Instructor at a college, and a Portuguese teacher at a local company. At the company I teach engineers and other professionals who do business
with and in Brazil. I have also taught immigrants who needed to learn language skills needed to live and succeed in the United States.
My sessions are pretty dynamic and interactive, focusing on the students' needs and goals. My approach to teaching and learning is communicative and student-centered. I provide the learners with opportunities to practice the language in and out of the sessions and in context.
Frequency in meeting is key to learning, so I try to avoid cancellations at all costs. However, if cancelling a session is inevitable on the student's part, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy with the possibility of making up for the sessions cancelled.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 20 miles of Bethlehem, PA 18018