I am a graduate of Elon University (2017), where I received my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, I moved to Madrid, Spain to work as an ESL Teaching Assistant. I spent 3 years in Madrid working at two different schools with students from all different backgrounds and of all ages (4-17). My main responsibilities were creating and implementing engaging cultural activities and fun games aimed to improve my students' listening and communication abilities. I was also a private tutor during my 3 years in Madrid helping Spanish children with English homework and reinforcing their listening comprehension, English grammar understanding and general speaking skills in a fun and exciting way. I also have 2 years of experience working with the China-based company Magic Ears as a TESOL certified instructor, during which I have taught over 1,000 online classes to Chinese students in a 1 to 4 teacher-student ratio setting. I have a true passion for helping foreign students not only improve their English skills but also build confidence and genuinely enjoy speaking the language!
In June of 2020, I completed a Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language in Madrid. I also have a DELE Spanish certification (C1 level) and a strong passion for Spanish tutoring. My teaching methods are strongly catered to the learning style, goals and interests of each individual student. Based on my years of experience teaching both Spanish and Chinese students in person and online, I have mastered the ability to be flexible, patient and creative when it comes to teaching and implementing appropriate material. I love to incorporate fun conversation questions, games and activities throughout my lessons in order to maintain an active and engaging environment at all times. I also enjoy using physical props, pictures and videos as wonderful examples of the material at hand so that my students have a clear understanding of the topic. Given that I have always loved working with children, it is very important to me to form a strong personal connection with each individual student so that they feel as confident as possible learning, speaking and practicing English and Spanish with me.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends. I am a very outgoing, organized and motivated person who is always striving to share my passion for languages with students all around the world!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Elon University - Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Graduate Degree: Instituto Franklin - Master of Arts Teaching, Spanish Teacher Education
I have always had a passion for staying fit and healthy. I love running, going to the gym and cooking healthy meals. I also enjoy reading, watching series and listening to music in my spare time. Additionally, traveling has always been one of my hobbies ever since I was little. Given the fact that I am a very sociable person, I love spending time with family, friends, and working with children in any way that I can.