From United StatesLiving in Other, United States (20:33 UTC-06:00)
italki teacher since Feb 7, 2023
Interest topicFilms & TV SeriesMusicWriting
I’m a friendly, easy-going person, and a native English speaker from the United States, with a neutral American accent. My educational background includes bachelor's degrees in English and in Theater, and a master's degree in Filmmaking. I also have wide-ranging past life experiences that include working as a paramedic (NREMT-P) and a US Army linguist, and I graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, including completing the advanced “LeFox” course there.
Along with teaching, I work as an actor and musician. I like to relax by watching movies, talking walks with my dogs, listening to music, and staying in touch with friends from all over the world.
Me as a Teacher
I’m a very patient and encouraging teacher, and I know how challenging it can be to learn a language! I strive to always be as prepared as possible, and to bring a lot of energy and personal attention to every lesson. Along with teaching English, I have a lot of past experience with other kinds of teaching, including teaching acting at private academies and at the university level.
I also have a lot of experience as a student of foreign languages, and am very proficient in Russian, German, Spanish and French, with a beginning foundation in Arabic (Egyptian dialect) and Japanese.
*Please note that I only teach adults (16+ is fine). Thanks*
My lessons & teaching style
I really strive to make lessons as fun and engaging as possible! I’m very flexible and like to tailor my lessons to each student’s needs and interests, rather than having a rigid idea of what a lesson should entail. I like to get a good idea at the outset about what each student’s goals and interests are, and then work together to design a personalized approach that will best meet the student’s needs in an enjoyable and dynamic way.
My teaching material
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Bachelor's - English/PhilosophyUniversity of New Mexico
CELTA Cambridge University 2022
General English conversation
B1 - C2General0 lessons completed
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