Hello! My name is Jessica. I am from Washington State in the United States, home to lots of great hiking and swimming and skiing and fishing, probably why I am such an outdoorsy person. Over the past few years I have been traveling all around the world, getting to know new cultures and people. I have been to China, studied in Spain, backpacked through Europe, worked at a traveler's hostel in California, and am currently teaching English in Vietnam.
Teaching has been a passion of mine for the past few years. I have experience in classroom settings and one on one tutoring sessions. I have taught 5 year olds through 50 year olds in Spain, the US and Vietnam, as well as students from all over Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
I have a Bachelors degree in International Affairs with a minor in Spanish language. I am also TESOL certified.
When I give a lesson I always have a goal of what I would like students to know by the end of the day. Maybe I want students to be familiar with what a verb is or to be comfortable introducing themselves in English. Every lesson I want you to be as involved as possible. I will be asking you questions or to read a section aloud. Any and all questions are welcomed and encouraged. My classes are about YOU, let's see where the holes are in your learning and fill those up.
Taught English to a family of 5. Three kids ages 6, 8, and 11 and their parents. Created course design and lesson plans from scratch. Started with no English ability, ended with basic understanding and able to communicate in an English speaking country.
2016 - 2016
Cultural Orientation Facilitator
International Rescue Committee - Seatac, WA, USA
Taught newly arrived refugees from all around the world how to live in an American city. Explained grocery stores, local laws, basic English phrases, cultural norms and more. Students often had very very low level English, learned how to get around this obstacle and still get ideas across.
2015 - 2015
English Language Tutor
Private Lessons - Salamanca, Spain
Taught English to two brothers, 6 years old and 8 years old.
2015 - 2015
English Language Teacher
Hello! English - Salamanca, Spain
Taught English in a classroom of eight 5 year olds.
2018 - 2018
AVSE - Hanoi, Vietnam
150 hour course with 20 hours of critiqued teaching practice