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Teaches: English

Languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian

41, Female, From Canada, Living in Canada

Local time: Dec 21, 2014 14:34   (Eastern Standard Time)

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175 ITC per hour
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Professional Lessons  

Speaking Practice (A2 to C2)
  • English
  • 1860 completed session(s)
  • Package
175 ITC per hour
175 ITC per hour
Book Club / Learn English Through Ideas (B2 and above)
  • English
  • 70 completed session(s)
  • Package
175 ITC per hour
175 ITC per hour

About mondaytuesday

Hi there!

I've worked in ESL teaching and assessment for about 15 years. I enjoy teaching from home because I live in the country and balance my online activities with various projects and personal pursuits.

I used to teach BIG classes. I like working one-on-one with students because it's better! This is the era of the self-directed adult learner. Each speaking practice conversation is different and dynamic.

I believe that practice is the key to becoming an advanced speaker. You can practice with anyone but a trained teacher is the best partner because I can give you good feedback + micro-teaching about grammar/vocabulary as we go along.

Learning beginner English is very different from learning English at higher levels. I will show you non-traditional ways to look at language and speaking/listening that will help you speak more creatively and more fluently. Spoken discourse works a little differently than the written word and I teach with this in mind.

Speaking practice with a skilled teacher is a valid and stress-free way for intermediate+ learners to make progress. Once you have the basic grammar and vocabulary, simple conversational exchange (with feedback + new vocabulary taught in situ) can be helpful.

I'm accredited (licensed) teacher of English as a Second Language federally and provincially in my country and I work at a provincial college in Ontario. My highest ESL credential is the Cambridge RSA DipTEFLA, which is a post-graduate level, externally-assessed proficiency exam course for experienced instructors. I can be as academic and ‘serious’ or as casual and ‘conversational’ as you like. Sometimes it's nice to have a qualified person to practice on -- with a teacher's knowledge/skills but not a formal lesson. That is the middle ground that I find works well with online ESL

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Work Experience

    • ESL Instructor
    • Newcomer Centre of Peel
    • 2011 - 2011
    • Mississauga Canada
    I was a supply teacher for LINC (Canada's federal program for ESL) and the Enhanced Language Program (sector-specific language training) programs. I also worked in their Labour Market Access program, helping new Canadians connect with major employers.
    • ESL Teacher
    • Hannam University Foreign Language Education Centre
    • 1999 - 2001
    • Daejeon Korea, Republic of
    I taught continuing education courses in Business Communication and all levels of General English to university students and working professionals . I also did teaching contracts with the Korea International Patent Office, the Naval Academy in Kong-ju, Chungchungnam-do Provincial Summer Teacher Training programs. I specialized in Task-based and Project-based Learning.
    • Workforce Specialist
    • JVS Toronto (Jewish Vocational Services)
    • 2008 - 2009
    • Toronto Canada
    A workforce specialist helps individuals find employment. I worked in a Citizenship and Immigration- funded Enhanced Language Training program for ITPs (Internationally Trained Professionals) in IT, Architecture and Banking and Finance. I networked with employers, arranged interviews, wrote and edited resumes, taught job search / labour market research skills, advised on professional accreditation and foreign credential recognition.
    • ESL Teacher
    • Toyohashi English Academy
    • 2003 - 2006
    • Toyohashi Japan
    I was in charge of the Adult English curriculum for three branch schools; teaching and developing materials for General English classes for about 60 students. Most of the students stayed with me the whole three years.
    • ESL Teacher
    • Hyechon College Department of Tourism and Interpretation
    • 2001 - 2002
    • Daejeon Korea, Republic of
    Taught English Business Communication classes to freshmen and sophomores. Suggested and then designed and taught the college's "Introduction to the Internet in English" course. Developed the interview and evaluation process for the Work Abroad Exchange Program with Japan and the Philippines.
    • Language Assessment
    • Conestoga College Institute of Advanced Technology
    • 2008 - present
    • Kitchener Canada


  • Diploma Uploaded
    • University of Ottawa
    • 1992 - 1997
    Bachelor's , Criminology
  • Diploma Uploaded
    • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
    • 2000 - 2001
    Master's , Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DipTEFLA)
    The Cambridge DipTEFLA is a professional diploma. It's the highest Cambridge ESL teaching qualification. It is accredited by Ofqual (UK) at Level 7 (Master's Level).


    • TOEFL iBT Workshop (Speaking and Writing)
    • ETS (Educational Testing Service)
    • 2012
    Certificate Uploaded
    • Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency Level 3
    • The Japan Foundation
    • 2005
    Level 3 just means High Beginner; someone who can read and write simple sentences and talk about everyday things. Someone with Level 3 has a vocabulary of about 1500 words and can recognize about 300 basic kanji.
    Certificate Uploaded

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Completed sessions 2919
Students 207
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Teacher sinceOct 30, 2012
Last session Dec 21, 2014