A few things about me: I was in the military (Navy) for a year, and I've worked several other jobs over the years. I've been backpacking around Europe and Asia, and my life goal is to travel the whole world!! I like anything adventurous and fun!! I also really enjoy helping and working with others.
My 3 favorite things in life.. Cats, chocolate, and coffee!
I'm very understanding, extremely open minded, friendly, and easy to get along with.
I lived in Italy for awhile and struggled with learning Italian while there. I don't remember much now, though, since I didn't continue to practice it. Because of this, I understand the struggles of learning a new language.
My parents lived in Germany for 6 years, and I would stay with them off and on a lot. I am now hopping around different countries all over the world.
My teaching style varies from person to person and even on subjects. People learn things differently. I like to teach the best way for people to understand.
Take me for example, I learn best by writing things down or just doing things.
I pride myself on teaching more natural English rather than 'textbook' English.
Some things I use in lessons:
Reading (helps improve pronunciation and builds vocabulary), giving writing assignments as homework to correct together (works on improving writing skills and grammar), picture description (works on improving sentence structure and learning new adjectives/nouns), and idiom/phrasal verb practice.
Responsibilities: Creating new sites or fixing old sites for clients to help their businesses grow. Giving advice when needed. Migrating content, products, etc. from old sites to new. Fixing issues in a timely manner.
Freelance - Online
Responsibilities: Writing a monthly blog for an animal charity, proofreading significant or urgent texts, creating website content, writing an informational blog on Cafetalk.com to assist students, and editing important documents for international clients.
Freelance - Online
Responsibilities: Assisting clients with website issues; working together to clarify concepts and determine the best course of action. Using basic project management skills to resolve issues with the least amount of impact to the client. Data entry and research.
Responsibilities: Proofreading, pronunciation and grammar correction, teaching common idioms, phrases, and vocabulary. Achievements: Over 3000 completed lessons. One of the highest rated tutors on the site, reaching ‘premium’ tutor level after first year.
2012 - 2013
United States Navy - Virginia, USA
Responsibilities: Phone service, event planning and scheduling, handling confidential information, emailing, and security.