EducationI graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in International Studies, a minor in Russian language, and a TESL/TESOL/TEFL certification (ESL certification). I own a small business providing ESL lessons to adults all over the greater Houston area. I customize lessons to each student's needs and make learning English fun!
ExperienceI spent several years teaching conversational English and culture to international graduate students at Texas A&M with the volunteer organization iHouse (International House). Later I taught group lessons in grammar, conversation, and speaking with a local language school. I worked as a Program Manager at the Korean-owned SAT Solutions Test Prep Center for a year, helping organize and build programs that would help high-school students improve their English as well as performance on standardized college-entrance exams. I worked for 2 years as the high-school reading teacher there, where many of my students have recently immigrated from Korea and seek to improve their English.
I have traveled to over 30 foreign countries exploring culture and language. I spent time studying in St. Petersburg, Russia and teaching in Tainan and Hsinchu, Taiwan. My travels help me better understand the culture and background of my students. I love learning about my students’ cultures just as much as I love sharing my own with them.
I am a native English speaker, and I am conversationally proficient in Russian and somewhat proficient in Spanish. My travels and study of other languages have given me a more rounded grasp of the English language and the challenges of learning a new language and culture.
I am passionate about culture and language. Learning a new language and culture can be one of the most challenging things a person can do. It can be frustrating, confusing, overwhelming. However, the rewards are great. Language success can mean twice as many opportunities for communication, friendship, success, business, education. My passion is helping you get there without pulling too much hair out in the process.
HobbiesTraveling - I have visited over 30 countries.
Photography - I love photographing the places I've been.
Culture & Language - I love learning about culture and sharing my own.
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