I love exploring the world while teaching and learning from others as I travel. I have been working as a Spoken English partner for over 7 years. I have taught people of all ages and all different backgrounds and truly enjoy the uniqueness every individual brings to the learning environment.
I graduated from New York University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Studies. I have always been interested in education and feel my degrees allow me to bring a unique perspective to being a Spoken English partner.
In my classes, I really get to know my students through our conversations. I cater each class to the specific student’s needs so no two classes are the same. We will talk about subjects that are interesting and varied to expand vocabulary and increase your confidence in addressing multiple topics. We often focus on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and anything else you may want to improve using different and fun techniques!
I love talking about subjects that my student’s are passionate about. I also really enjoy discussing cultural differences around the world including everything from food, traditions, and art.
As a Spoken English Partner, I think the area in which English students need the most help is in building confidence. What holds most people, who are already at a high level, back from progressing in English, is that they are afraid of making mistakes. However, making mistakes while speaking is how we learn! I know it can be very intimidating so very important to me to create a safe space in my classes so you can feel free to make mistakes. Practicing also builds confidence, which is why having multiple classes per week is most beneficial to you.
Practice makes perfect. No, seriously! The more you force yourself to speak in English, the faster you will see an improvement in yourself.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Most people are their own worst critic. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Everyone makes mistakes; it’s how we learn
Exposing yourself to English in multiple ways while keeping it fun, will be very helpful! Watch TV and movies in English, listen to music in English, listen to books on tape in English, or whatever other media forms you enjoy- expose yourself to it in English!
In addition to being passionate about teaching, I love to sing, dance, and act. I’ve been in many professional off-Broadway musicals. I also love dogs and spending time with my family.
I prefer students who are excited about learning! If you have already stumbled across Spoken English Practice, that means you have enough self motivation to be successful and you are the type of student I love working with!