Want a teacher who knows what they're doing? You've found her! I'm a PhD student studying Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition. I have mastered and use only the best and most current ways to learn languages based on today's research in my sessions! Plus, I always make sure we have a lot of fun and laughs too!
I'm a current English instructor at the University of Florida and a recent adult ESOL instructor at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. Previously, I also taught at the English Language Institute of UF, instructing students of all ages. I've taught French at the Ohio University to undergraduates and at the University of Florida, as well. I've been teaching since 2009 and I am SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) Certified by the University of Florida.
As an instructor, I play the role of a coach. I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable to accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. Before being a teacher, I was a success coach for college students. Not only will you learn your target language from me, but also the metacognitive and self-regulatory skills necessary to get ahead in life, your career, and academia! Who else offers that?
Overall, I am passionate, dedicated, outgoing, sometimes silly, and, above all, motivating. Let's make an action plan together! It's time to reach your goals!
Completed Linguistics minor as well, Magna Cum Laude
2018 - 2018
Adult ESOL Instructor
Santa Fe College - Gainesville, Florida
Teaching formal and informal English to beginning and advanced learners of English from various language backgrounds. All four language skills taught: listening, speaking, reading, and writing to classes containing students from low/mid/high backgrounds in the level. Learning strategies and study skills coached during each lesson in addition to formal language learning. Promoting student agency and foreign language anxiety reduction in the classroom daily.
Privately, now Verbling.com - Gainesville, FL
Providing customized action plans for ESL and French students focusing on increasing perceived self-efficacy, agency, and lowering foreign language anxiety. Truly providing a one of a kind tutoring experience that includes life, academic, and career coaching as well! Tutee experience ranges from 7 year olds to 68 year olds!
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
Organize, teach, and evaluate two sections (~23 students per class) of beginning French to college students.
2015 - 2017
English Language Institute of the University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
Independently organized, taught, and evaluated low-intermediate and intermediate ELL students, Energetically taught multiple skills including Reading & Writing and Listening & Speaking
2010 - 2012
French Teaching Associate
Ohio University - Athens, Ohio
Organized, taught, and evaluated four weekly classes of French to beginning college students
2009 - 2010
L'Academie d'Orleans-Tours, TAPIF Program by French Government - Tours, France
Independently created and coordinated six weekly lessons for 200 students aged 6-12
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Certification
Endorsement of education, training, and practice in teaching second languages as well as confirmation of significant contribution to the language teaching profession through presenting original, innovative research at conferences and holding workshops on language pedagogy (teaching).
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