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Erika teaches

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Erika delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1996

I was a college professor for many years, teaching ESL to international students who were preparing to take university-level classes (undergraduate and graduate). I have a master's degree in teaching ESL and a bachelor's degree in English. I also have a Cambridge diploma in teaching English to adults and a certificate in teaching Business English to professionals.

While I am experienced in all areas of teaching ESL, my specialties include teaching pronunciation (accent reduction), listening comprehension, and grammar. My students make excellent progress when they apply the lessons they learn in my classes.

I thoroughly enjoy interacting with my students and usually develop a warm and light-hearted rapport with them.

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Experience

Online ESL Instructor
May 2016 - Present
Learnship

I teach all ESL levels and skills to international professionals.

ESL Professor
Jan 2017 - May 2018
Hawaii Community College

I taught ESL grammar for college credit.

ESL Lecturer
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
University of Hawaii, Hilo

I taught academic ESL to international college students.

ESL Professor
May 2015 - May 2016
University of Kansas

I taught academic ESL to international college students.

ESL Lecturer
Jan 2012 - May 2015
University of San Diego

I taught academic ESL to international college students.

ESL Professor
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Grossmont College

I taught all ESL levels and skills for college credit.

ESL Professor
Jan 2009 - May 2011
Cosumnes River College

I taught all ESL levels and skills for college credit.

ESL Lecturer
Oct 2008 - May 2011
California State University, Sacramento

I taught academic ESL to international college students.

Business English Lecturer
Mar 2006 - Jun 2008
Lydbury English Centre

I taught Business English to professionals from all over the world.

ESL Instructor
Jan 1996 - May 2006
Volkshochschule Main-Taunus-Kreis

I taught all levels of ESL at an adult education center in Germany.

Education

Master's Degree in TESOL
Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
Oxford Brookes University
Bachelor's Degree in English
Jun 2001 - Jun 2005
Rogers State University

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency
German
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA)
Jun 2008
University of Cambridge

Certificate of Teaching English for Business (CertTEB )
Jun 2006
London Chamber of Commerce

Awards

Presenter
Apr 2012
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)
Presenter
Apr 2009
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)

Photos & Videos

Hiking at my favorite park on the Big Island of Hawaii

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I live in Hawaii, and I love the water!

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This is a picture of the sunrise just outside my house in Hawaii.
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2 Reviews

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Yanting Jan 15, 2019
ESL · Online

I've been taking English classes with Erika for almost 2 years. I grew up in China -- not only the language is very different from western languages, but also the mind set and culture. My goal was to not only improving my colloquial/business English, but also gain knowledge about the culture.

Erika always adapts and tailors lessons to meet my needs. For example, at the beginning of each lesson, she lets me talk about the things I found interesting during the last week -- then she corrects the grammar mistakes I made when telling the story, and also teaches me how I can describe things more accurately/concisely; At the end of each session, she always provides me with feedback for the overall session, including all issues (e.g. grammar) she observed during that session -- I feel very impressive at how focused she is during the lesson.

Erika is not only going through textbooks with me (the textbooks she chose for me also have really interesting topics!), she always teaches me about relevant culture behind the topics, which actually contributes a lot to language learning -- She has been living in several different cultures, and is very knowledgeable and open minded.

Erika has helped me a lot in my English learning and also helped me grow my confidence in speaking English. I would highly recommend Erika as your English instructor.

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Patrick Jan 10, 2019
ESL · Online

Erika Rose is a great teacher with a diverse international background. This translates into a teacher who truly understands the student and can help them to improve the linguistic (and cultural) skills in the right way. It’s amazing to experience how flexible she is during the lesson and how to tailor the grammar, etc. to my specific needs. She has been a great help and support for me after my move to the US last year and I can highly recommend Erika as your next teacher.

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