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Hi! I'm a career English language teacher with over 6 years of experience teaching adults and children at all levels, both in schools and as a private tutor. I specialize in the following areas:

-English immersion and communicative learning
-Beginner to Post-Advanced grammar and vocabulary
-Academic writing, reading and speaking
-English for everyday life
-English for the workplace
-TOEFL and IELTS preparation
-Job applications and interview preparation
-College and graduate school applications and admissions essays

I take an individualized approach to teaching and tailor my instruction to fit the needs and goals of each student.

I have a law degree and extensive experience with professional editing and proofreading, which I draw on heavily in my intermediate, advanced and post-advanced lessons.

I am conversational in Spanish and can assist with translation where necessary for Spanish speakers, but overall, my approach is immersive rather than translation-based.

I have taught beginning, intermediate and advanced students of all ages from a wide range of language backgrounds, including Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, French, Chinese, Italian, Polish, German, Arabic, Thai, Urdu, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, and Czech.

I love teaching, language, writing and working with people from all over the world, and I feel lucky to have built a career that encompasses all these interests.

I am happy to connect you with references upon request.

EDUCATION:
-Masters in Teaching, Relay Graduate School of Education
-CELTA (English-Teaching) Certification, Cambridge University/Teaching House International
-J.D. (Law Degree), University of Michigan
-B.A., New York University - Summa Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
-English Teacher (ESL/ESOL), New York Language Center, NYC (3 years)
-English Teacher (ESL/ESOL), Harlem Prep Elementary School, NYC (2 years)
-Private English Tutor (ESL/ESOL), Various Locations in the U.S. and Abroad (6 years)

LEVELS TAUGHT:
-Beginner
-Intermediate
-Advanced
-Post-Advanced

AGES TAUGHT:
-All ages, but primarily adults and teens

Education

2011

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Law (JD)

2004

New York University

Western Intellectual History

Degree

2011

Doctorate

2004

Bachelors

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