I'm a professional English Teacher with a Cambridge education and classroom experience in numerous countries, including
the USA and China.
I absolutely adore teaching -- that's why I made a career of it! I have a great sense of accomplishment every time I have a successful lesson, try a new technique and it pays off, or just see my students improve and become more self-confident and independent -- this is what keeps me going.
When I went to school I noticed how big an impact the right teacher can have on a student's motivation, and therefore, achievements. This is why not only am I trying to give effective lessons, but I also make sure that there's an element of entertainment that keeps my students engaged.
Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
Dubai, the UAE
I use a variety of tools and resources in my teaching to make sure that my students find studying online, as opposed to a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom, both more convenient and productive.
So yeah, if you're thinking of taking lessons with me, be ready to work hard under my guidance, and play boardgames, card games, various conversational games, etc., as a sweet reward. Get ready to change your attitude from "ahhh it's Monday already? English again! :(" to "Can't wait for Monday - that's when my next lesson is! :)"
I hope to share the same excitement for English with YOU, and to give you the tools necessary to achieve your goals.
Outside the classroom I enjoy all things traveling, taking my cute little fox for long hikes in the forest, camping, hiking, kayaking, bike riding, listening to audiobooks, and cooking whenever I have some free time, be it at home or at a campground.
Let me throw in a few facts just so you have an idea of what kind of person I am:
1. I've tried various zip lines, skydiving, bungee jumping, climbing, etc., and I feel like new emotions are what makes life worth living.
2. I buy GMO, don't fall for "all natural", don't believe in old wives' tales, and check my sources when I'm learning new bits of information.
3. I've been to every single country in the world.
The 3rd one is not true as of 2020, I've been to around 25 countries so far, but it will be one day. :)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Abu Dhabi, the UAE
Hope to talk to you soon!