My entire adult life I have always worked in service of others which I enjoy. I switched careers from Psychologist to English Teacher, because I can have the flexibility to travel, and still serve others by teaching a priceless skill. I love seeing my students go from little or no English to being able to hold conversations, no matter how simple; it's very rewarding. I love experiencing different cultures. While living in the USA, I was fortunate enough to be able to experience different cultures because Chicago is pretty diverse with a variety of neighborhoods. This experience heightened my desire to want to travel outside of the USA. Thus far, I am loving every minute of being able to do so. There are so many beautiful, diverse cultures and people; I want to experience as much as possible. Food is a big deal. I am a dedicated foodie.
I have been teaching English as a second language privately for 8 years. I have a 180-hour TEFL certification, a BA in Human Resources Management, along with an MA in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Services Administ
My teaching style is relaxed, while still maintaining a laser focus on identified goals of language learning. Initially, I like to gather information regarding goals and desired outcomes from the student. From there, I like to focus on building rapport and making sure that the student has a certain level of comfort. It is most certainly nerve-racking when a person is doing something new. This is magnified when a new language is involved. I have a natural ability to build rapport online. I am patient and encouraging. I am very organized and also have the ability to make sure that the student stays focused on the task at hand, while still experiencing a fun. creative, and interactive session.