Languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, French, Swedish
Female, From Tulsa, United States, Living in Oklahoma City, United States
Local time: Apr 25, 2015 13:29 (Central Standard Time)
I am a NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER born in & living in the USA for 45+ years. I offer CONVERSATION practice only. Please read my profile for more information. I've taught over 300 classes here on italki &have been teaching since 1997. Thank you.
I've taught my children at home for 16years. I've taught all four of them to read. Even though the three eldest have dyslexia, they are reading well. My eldest just finished High School and recently scored 12th grade level on her reading comprehension test at the college and is now eligible for college course work. We have worked together for her success and I think that I could help others as well. I can offer help with phonetics/sounds of letters also.
I've been a substitute teacher for public school and also a SUB PARA for a non-verbal boy.
I''ve ePublished several books in a phonics series for beginning English reading.
Since my children have learning disabilities and I've sub-taught in a special classroom, I'm experienced at helping people that may learn a new language slowly. The non-verbal boy I sub-taught helped me to realize that a foreign language is any language we don't currently know, but it's not foreign. I also learned a lot about listening to letter sounds during their speech therapy. I was told by the clinic director that I have great skills and that I should persue a degree.
I live in central USA know as The Midlands. It's supposed to be the generic American accent location.I have been told that I sound like I am from California. I have also been asked if I work in radio, so I think my voice may be a good candidate for those who wish to listen to English for learning purposes. I always try to use proper English instead of slang. CONVERSATION ONLY