Teaching Experience: I have been a student of languages since high school where I studied French and have since added several other languages to my repertoire, most recently Italian. I know what it takes to learn a foreign language and it's not grammar and syntax, it's speaking. A computer trainer by profession, I would like to assist foreign speakers learning English become proficient in both conversation and reading and writing. I have 25 years of experience teaching adults learners and would like the opportunity of translating those skills to English instruction.
Interests: I love to read. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not reading one of my favorite authors. Included in the mix are detective novels and biographies of painters, particularly those of the impressionist period. I enjoy cooking for my family many of my mother's southern Italian recipes.
Education: I attended UCLA and have three college degrees: Music, Library Science and African Studies.
I am currently studying for a TEFL Certification.
Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Italian (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)