I have experience as a tutor of English, piano/voice, psychology, and religious studies. I have worked with individuals in private tutoring and taught in classroom settings. I speak Thai and can teach beginner Thai! I studied Spanish for two years in college so I can speak and read at an elementary level. I enjoy working with people of all ages but have special expertise in working with those who are young adult and adult learners. I have experience as a teacher in the USA and, having lived ... [more]
Throughout my educational career, I have been writing! Yes, in my profession I was required to write regularly for teaching and communication I enjoy sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary study and like to challenge students to write as much as they can. My method is to ask students, especially those who are learning English, to write their stories (fiction or non fiction) and learn from their mistakes. We only learn to write if we practice writing, beginners and advanced alike.
I began teaching ESL classes at Miami Dade Community College in Miami, FL in the 1980s. After moving to Thailand, I enjoyed teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand at Thammasat University in their English Language Center. Wherever I have lived, part of my volunteer activity in the community has been to teach English conversation, writing, and reading. Most recently, I conducted English conversation classes at two libraries in San Jose, CA.
I taught TOEFL in Miami, Florida, at the Community College and I taught ESL in Bangkok, Thailand at Thammasat University. I have taught individuals and small groups. I enjoy teaching TOEFL and look for opportunity to continue to help students, especially those who are speakers of other languages.
I have taken piano for 12 years; I was a Music minor in college and studied piano and voice at an advanced level. I enjoy teaching beginner lessons!
I was a music minor at Mississippi College where I received my B.A. in 1974, focusing on voice and piano. I started by voice training while in high school and sang in the school choirs as well as the church choirs throughout my high school and college years. After college, I taught piano and voice at a private school in Jacksonville, FL. Presently, I teach (part-time) private piano lessons and voice lessons to selected students.