Locations: Doral and Cutler Bay, FL
Over 18 years of experience teaching ESL to adults, teenagers and children from all over the world.
Taught in private language schools, technical colleges and cultural centers as well as privately in homes, offices and public areas.
Extensive travel experiences with the ability to understand, respect and adapt to many different cultures and customs.
Ability to teach English without using the student's native language; ability to teach in a Total Immersion style.
Studied Spanish, French and Egyptian Arabic
ESL Teacher / Total Immersion English / Miami, FL
2003 - present
Teach all levels of English in different courses: General, Business, Workplace, Test Preparation, Conversation, Citizenship and Custom-made. Courses are on-site or at a convenient location for the students. Private, Semi-Private or Small Group lessons available for maximum immersion into the language.
Assistant Director of Studies / Florida Language Center
Summer teenage program Director of Studies. Responsible for all academic issues: hiring and managing teachers, scheduling teachers and students, testing and placing new students, payroll, ordering supplies, teacher resources, keeping inventories.
Performed all necessary duties as Standing Director of Studies for the adult ESL program when DOS was absent.
Taught all levels of English and the Cambridge First Certificate and Advanced Certificate courses.
Conducted professional development workshops for teachers on ESOL related topics such as teaching to beginners, using warmers, and using functional dialogues.
Created new or modified existing curriculum.
Assisted DOS with teacher interviews, payroll and reports, keeping accurate employee records, conducting teacher observations and employee counseling in the spring and fall each year.
ESL Teacher / Sarasota Technical College
Taught ESL to adult immigrants at the Foundations level.
Monitored lab situations using C.A.L.L. (English Mastery and Rosetta Stone)
ESL Teacher / American Cultural Center - Egypt
Taught ESL to adults in all levels.
Developed original classes including music, film, conversation, and class videos.
Conducted training workshops on functional dialogues, using video in the classroom, and computer skills.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Certification of Teaching Online English / 2003
4-week, online course to learn different practical aspects of teaching ESL online.
New World Teachers
TEFL Certification / 1995
120 hours of practical, hands on teaching experiences, learning all aspects of classroom ESL: Functional dialogues, listening, reading, writing, and grammar lessons. Learned how to use video and music effectively in the classroom. Practiced twice weekly teaching to immigrant students at all levels and received peer and professor feedback.
University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Fine Arts / 1990
Major: Graphic Communications
Completed 150 credits, 82 of which were art related. Completed and thoroughly enjoyed all graphic communication courses, all photography levels, all art history courses and many fine art classes as well