From United StatesLiving in Madrid, Spain (13:02 UTC+01:00)
Native US English Speaker with Experience Teaching English
italki teacher since Jan 28, 2022
¡Hola! Marhaba! Hallo! Nǐ hǎo! Ciao! Namaskaar! Habari!
Hello! My name is Em. I was born and raised in sunny California, where I also attended university. After completing one degree in Economics and another in Business Administration, I worked as a financial analyst in a large corporation for some years.
My studies and work allowed me to move to other states and countries, which is how I discovered my love for travel and for languages. I decided to change careers and am currently teaching English in a bilingual school in Spain. I have also lived in Germany and England, and I hope to experience living in more places in the future.
Me as a Teacher
I have a positive, can-do attitude, and I will meet you where you are at. I will never shame you for your mistakes, because these are how we all learn.
Your time is valuable, so I like to focus on grammar and topics that you will actually use, whether that be business English, conversational English, travel English, or something else specific to your own interests.
I speak a highly conversational level of German and a lower-intermediate level of Spanish, so this is helpful for teaching English to students who are native German speakers or native Spanish speakers.
My lessons & teaching style
Every student is unique, so I adapt my teaching style to your specific level, goals, and preferences.
Sessions can be pure conversation, with me available to explain any grammar you would like in between. Sessions can also be structured, where I prepare lessons, activities, and conversation practice.
The more fun and comfortable learning can be, the more we stick with it. So my aim is to make lessons enjoyable while still improving your English each and every time.
My teaching material
33 lessons completed
B1 - C2Conversation Practice176 lessons completed
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14 English lessons
Em is very professional. She always has visual material to explain during class. She is very organized and planned for you don't lose your time and money. She is always on time.
Mar 3, 2022
2 English lessons
Extraordinary experience! She made me feel very comfortable to practice speaking an the class was very innovative. I've been on italki for a while now and definitely it was my best experience referring to learn English on this platform. I highly recommend!
Feb 9, 2022
6 English lessons
I cannot say enough positive things about Em. She is easygoing, dynamic person and an awesome teacher who loves her job. Nobody of the teachers I had before has ever given so detailed feedback and homework. I am really motivated after our lesson. See you soon.
Feb 2, 2022
11 English lessons
Em, thank you very much for these months. Your lessons were very interesing. I really got much progress in my speaking Engliah. It's a pity that you will not open lessons from now, but I hope you have a great trip and hope to see you someday in the future.