Hi, I'm from the United States. I was born in California, but I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been teaching English as a Second Language for thirteen years, and during this time I have taught adults in a technical college, children in a South Korean school, and business professionals privately in international language schools. In 2011, I earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago where I studied the Social Sciences, specifically Cultural Anthropology.
My teaching style is conversational, however for beginners the conversation will be controlled with some degree of repetition to ensure that you can use the concepts when our conversation has ended. For intermediate to advanced learners, we will apply the knowledge you have acquired by strengthening your weaknesses in grammar, practicing idioms, collocations or common verbal phrases, improving your reading comprehension, and whatever you require to meet your goals. I can adapt my teaching style to fit your needs.
I love movies, documentaries, and reading interesting articles. If you share this love, we can talk about them in a way that strengthens your language skills. Let's get started!!!!
Anthropology/Research Methods. Presented paper at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting.
2005 - 2005
Instituto Brasil – Estados Unidos (IBEU) - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Short-Term Language Instruction
1997 - 1997
La Universidad de Guadalajara - Guadalajara, Mexico
Language and Cultural Studies
1989 - 1994
B.A. Political Science
Howard University - Washington, D.C.
Pre-Law (minor Psychology)
P-ESL Instruction - Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Ilinois
Teaching ESL. Designing custom courses to fit the client's needs.
Ashworth College - Norcross, Georgia
Teaching "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology"
2012 - 2013
Emory University School of Behavioral Sciences (BSHE) - Atlanta, Georgia
● Conducted structured interviews ● Created syntax files, inputting data using SPSS software ● Mined and coded data ● Compiled and presented survey data: histograms and other visual data ● Abstracted medical records ● Wrote editorial letter for the Avon Foundation monthly newsletter ● Co-author of peer-reviewed academic article through BSHE
2008 - 2009
EZ English Hogwan Academy - Suncheon, South Korea
Taught middle and high-school students
2006 - 2008
English as a Second Language Instructor
Berlitz International, Inc. - Atlanta, Georgi
Taught Corporate Clients - language instruction and cultural immersion course
2007 - 2007
CareUSA - Atlanta, Georgia
Impact Measurement and Learning Team assistant. ● Translated correspondence between country officers from French and Spanish to English ● Compiled data results for regional offices ● Contributed two writing drafts for the 2007 IMLT Women’s Empowerment study compendium ● Technical reviewing: Interpreted and summarized qualitative research studies for lay readers