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I have a Master's degree in Second Language Studies and have spent my career teaching students in the USA and around the world. I lived in China for over 3 years where I taught at universities, elite private language schools and even provided corporate training to VIP clients. I also spent 7 years in Abu Dhabi teaching university students and even members of the military and police. I have provided many hours of personal tutoring for students looking to improve their English in order to succeed in school and even in their work.

I speak some Spanish and some Chinese (Mandarin) so I definitely understand the challenges that come along with learning a second language.

Having traveled to over 25 countries, I'm familiar with many cultures of the world and do my best to make sure my students not just happy, but also respected and comfortable with the lesson content and the learning environment.

Whether you are preparing for a difficult test to gain entrance into a university, sharpening your language skills to make you more valuable in your workplace, or if you are just trying to brush up on your English so you can make new friends - I can help you achieve your goals!

I have extensive experience teaching:
(Both General and Academic) Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
Test Preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, EMSAT, ALCPT)
Work Readiness Training
Daily Language Use for Social Situations

I also have experience teaching students with special needs and am more than willing to accommodate anyone with particular learning styles or other special requirements.

Education

2000

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Psychology

2008

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Applied Linguistics - Second Language Studies

Degree

2000

Bachelors

2008

Masters

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