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Profession: English Tutor

Teaching Experience: 1987-90 Tutoring pronunciation at the Language Learning Center
1990-93 Tutoring academic English at Grissom HS, taking Linguistics for English Teachers at UAH, completing a Master's degree in TESOL at UA
1993-96 Teaching in the classroom at ELS Florida Tech, designing and teaching Executive Intensives, teaching Saudi wives in their homes
1996-99 Purchased the Language Learning Center and renamed it "Language Services International": tutored English for executives and academic purposes; recruited bilingual tutors and translators
1999 - took the Certificate in Online Teaching of English (COLTE) and traveled to Germany to assist one of my COLTE classmates
2001-2008 tutored English conversation online, traveled to Italy and Germany to visit learners and learn more about their English requirements.

Interests: Fitness - Walking, Bicycling, Swimming, Urban hiking, Tabata, dancercise
Ballroom Dancing, Sailing, Internet research on learning, brain health, and neuroplastic change, Nutrition, taking my granddaughters to museums and events

Education: Boston University - Social, Developmental, & Cognitive Psychology - BA/
University of Alabama at Huntsville - Linguistics for English Teachers/
University of Alabama - Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/
COLTE - Online course in Online Teaching of English/
Coursera - Online course in Learning to Learn More Effectively/

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Italian (Basic)

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