- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love the English language and I am always enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge with my students. My most important goals as a teacher are to make sure you achieve the highest possible English level and that you enjoy studying English with me.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been an educator for more than ten years. In that time, I've taught and tutored English, Language Arts and Spanish to students from elementary to PhD level. I also help students study for the SAT, ACT and TOEFL tests and coach students through the college and graduate school application process. I love teaching and learning. I am patient, enthusiastic and dedicated to my students.
My teaching philosophy can be summed up in a few words : learning should be fascinating, relevant, individualized and fun. Helen Keller said, “ A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” My goal is to help my students ask the questions that will lead them to deeper understanding. The poet Mark Van Doren said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” In our lessons, I will help you make discoveries that will inspire you to keep learning.
When I’m not teaching, I love reading, exploring the California coast, writing poetry, meditation and singing loudly.
Teach and tutor English, Spanish, ESL, EFL, TESOL, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, college applications, academic paper editing
Taught English Language Arts to 4th grade students who were reading below grade level. Several of my students won awards for academic progress.
English as a Second Language/ESL/TESOL teaching certificate