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About Me

I am a passionate, DELTA-qualified English teacher with over 13 years of experience teaching English to adults. I love supporting people to develop their fluency and I enjoy developing lessons and courses that are tailored to client needs. I can teach American or British English, and I speak B2/C1 German.
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Background

I am orig­i­nal­ly from the USA but I’ve been liv­ing abroad since 2010. I spent two years as a US Peace Corps Vol­un­teer in west­ern Ukraine, where I taught Eng­lish in pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary school. In 2013 I moved to Lon­don, where I did my MA in Lit­er­a­ture and also com­plet­ed my CELTA and DELTA qual­i­fi­ca­tions. In Lon­don, I worked for five years in NGOs as an ESOL teacher for migrant adults as well as a peo­ple man­ag­er and project coordinator.

In 2019 I moved to Mün­ster, and since then I have been work­ing as a free­lance Eng­lish teacher for further/higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions and pri­vate clients. My strengths as a teacher include focus­ing on prac­ti­cal and func­tion­al lan­guage for com­mu­ni­cat­ing clear­ly in Eng­lish. It is impor­tant that my course par­tic­i­pants can start con­fi­dent­ly using Eng­lish in their work or dai­ly lives as quick­ly as possible. 

A lit­tle bit about me

Experience

  • Free­lance Eng­lish Lan­guage Teacher in Mün­ster since 2019:
    • Lec­tur­er, WWU Mün­ster Lan­guage Cen­ter: Aca­d­e­m­ic Writ­ing, Cul­tur­al Stud­ies and Eng­lish Con­ver­sa­tion cours­es for uni­ver­si­ty students
    • Instruc­tor, WWU Mün­ster: pro­fes­sion­al Eng­lish cours­es for uni­ver­si­ty staff (A1-C1)
    • Instruc­tor, TH Köln: Pro­fes­sion­al Eng­lish for HR Managers
    • Lec­tur­er, IU Inter­na­tionale Hochschule: Busi­ness Eng­lish I & II
  • 5 years of expe­ri­ence as an ESOL and Eng­lish Teacher for migrant adults in Lon­don, UK
  • 2 years of expe­ri­ence as a Sec­ondary TEFL Vol­un­teer for pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary school pupils in Ukraine (US Peace Corps Vol­un­teer)
  • Edit­ing & proof­read­ing of aca­d­e­m­ic Eng­lish texts 

Education & Qualifications

  • Cam­bridge Diplo­ma in Eng­lish Lan­guage Teach­ing to Adults (DELTA)
  • ILM Cer­tifi­cate in Lead­er­ship and Management
  • Cam­bridge Cer­tifi­cate in Eng­lish Lan­guage Teach­ing to Adults (CELTA)
  • Mas­ter of Arts (MA) with Mer­it in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture from Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don (2014)
  • Bach­e­lor of Arts (BA) with High Hon­ors in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture from Ober­lin Col­lege (2010)