American University (Psychology)
Boston University (MEd)
I am a retired public school teacher with over 25 years teaching in various capacities. I have taught young children, teens and adults. While I am retired, I have not tired of teaching. I find teaching to be fulfilling, energizing, and a wonderful outlet for my creativity. I bring to my sessions many different activities and materials to make my lessons engaging and fun.
Teaching ESL to adults is my primary goal at the moment. New immigrants need to learn English because it can be very isolating to be in a country where it is difficult to communicate. It can be a scary experience at first trying to negotiate just every day tasks and many new immigrants are afraid to make mistakes. I applaud their efforts as I too have gone to another country and tried to learn a new language. I lived in Guatemala with a Guatemalan woman and took classes at a nearby school for the express purpose of learning to speak Spanish. It can be a slow and sometimes frustrating experience. My goal is to make my students feel more confident in their abilities and to feel the delight and freedom in communicating with English speaking people. With their new found ability to communicate in English, my students will become more independent and more a part of society.
I am a certified teacher and have taught listening, speaking, reading, and writing to adults at the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. I have also taught English to adults and children in Mexico. Not everyone who knows how to speak English can be a good teacher -- that takes training and experience as well as patience and dedication. Because teaching has been my passion all my life, I am continuing to teach even though I am retired.
If you are a person who wants to improve their English skills and have a good time at the same time, please contact me. I am eager to help you accomplish your goals. I am a retired public school teacher with over 25 years teaching in various capacities. I have taught young children, teens and adults. While I am retired, I have not tired of teaching. I find teaching to be fulfilling, energizing, and a wonderful outlet for my creativity. I bring to my sessions many different activities and materials to make my
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