I'm a lover of everything English and language-based! I graduated in English with a French minor and have a TESOL certificate, Utah secondary teaching certificate, and ESL Endorsement. I have taught ESL for twenty-two years and directed a non-profit ESL school for refugees, immigrants, and visitors to the U.S. during that time. Enthusiasm, caring, and thoroughness are my best qualities. My knowledge and enjoyment of English grammar, reading, phonics, writing, and conversation skills are deep and clearly transmitted to others. I lived six years overseas so also speak Portuguese and Spanish very well and understand the difficulties of adjustment to a new culture. Native English speaker needs are also of great interest!
My heart is in helping people of all nationalities to achieve their potential personally and professionally. My tutoring methods combine working with a student's specific textbooks, if any, and bringing individualized new texts or test-prep materials to resolve questions and eliminate deficits. If the need is advancing ESL conversation, writing, or life skills, I build on the current ability level by practicing together on both daily-life and academic topics. I would love to work with you!
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