Trevor Eckles

Profession: AMERICAN English Teacher with 13 years of experience

Teaching Experience: I have over 13 years of teaching experience in Chicago, New York City, Poland , and Mexico. I am currently the English Program Coordinator for a private school in Tulum, Mexico. I teach using the communicative approach and encourage my students to express themselves. I am knowlegable about a wide range of topics and really enjoy discussing current events.

Interests: I like to exercise, read, work out, hang out with my friends, etc.

Education: I obtained a BA in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Illinois in Chicago and I received my teaching certification fron the New School University in Manhattan, NYC.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)

Rachel Andy

Profession: ESL Support Specialist

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English to international students in Chicago for almost 2 years. I prepare my students for tests such as the IELTS and TOEFL, as well as help them improve their conversation skills, pronunciation, grammar, and whatever else is important to them.

Interests: Some things I love most are learning languages, traveling, music, dancing, and dogs.

Education: I graduated in 2013 from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, USA, receiving a B.A. in Russian Studies and International Relations.

I also hold a TOEFL/TESOL certification from Oxford Seminars.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Conversational)

Ellis C

Profession: I am a Teacher who teaches English, world history, math and science.

Teaching Experience: I teach classes and give presentations at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago to local teachers and visitors on a variety of museum topics. I have also taught sixth grade.

Interests: I really enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, reading, writing and eating good food.

Education: I attended Michigan Technological University.

Spoken Languages: English (Fluent)

Sylvia G

Profession: English as a Foreign Language Teacher

Teaching Experience: English Language and Culture Teacher - 2 years Madrid, Spain
Math Teacher - 6 months in Chicago, USA
Middle School Summer Math Teacher - Summer 2014 in Chicago, USA

Interests: Foreign language teaching, traveling, Spanish culture, Polish culture, swimming, dancing, soccer

Education: Masters in Teaching and Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad de Alcalá: 2015-2016

Certificate of English Teaching Methodology from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid, Spain): 2014-2015

Bachelor´s from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) - Secondary Education - Mathematics and Spanish, Psychology: 2010-2014

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Polish (Native), Spanish (Fluent)


Teaching Experience: - 2 years of adult volunteer teaching practicum
- Real classroom English teaching experience at Teaching House in Chicago (Groups of 12-15)

Interests: - I love watching and playing basketball.
- I play the guitar
- I love cooking
- I speak Korean
- I am learning Chinese
- I love Korean dramas and music!

Education: - Cambridge University English Teaching Certificate (CELTA)
- Advanced TESOL Certificate from Canadian Institute of English & Applied Neuroscience
- Currently working on Bachelor's Degree in TESOL
- Attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary College and received my Associate's Degree in Culinary Operations.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Korean (Fluent), Chinese (Basic)


Teaching Experience: I taught Math to ESL students in Chicago for a few years. During that time, I also traveled to Saigon, Vietnam and Gulu, Uganda to work with teachers on developing English curriculum. I tutored students in low-income communities for their SATs for several years and still work with students to edit their college essays.

Interests: I love traveling! I just went backpacking in Europe last year, and I'm hoping to backpack in Southeast Asia this year. I also love food. I'm not picky at all and will eat anything set in front of me. I feel traveling and food go hand-in-hand and I've learned a lot about other people through their cuisine. I read a lot and like to peruse used book stores wherever I go. I also try several new things activities a year - this year I'm learning how to rock climb and how to play the ukulele!

Education: I went to UCLA for my B.A. in political science. It was an amazing experience, particularly because I was learning really interesting topics like voting trends and presidential communications right when Obama was throwing his hat into the ring. I loved it! I then went on to study education and got my masters in teaching from Dominican University. Shortly after, I pivoted and went on to study public health and received my second masters from Boston University.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Teaching Experience: Taught at Hampson English, Fengtai School Number one, Kids Castle,and Yi jao wang
A very calm and patient English Teacher with skills in;
 Handling students of all age-groups especially Kindergarten kids. Teaching business English as
well as TOEFL.
 Ensuring discipline with fun and focused class
 Making the class interesting with games, stories and videos when necessary
 Engaging students in study activities that help develop personal skills and potentials
 Ensuring that students are divided into groups in class for interesting class activities and other related fun-study activities
 Group class teaching
 One-on-One teacher-student teaching
 Making sure that students are safe and happy in their studying environment.
Hello everyone my name is James Golden. I am currently living in Chicago United State of America I engaged in English education industry a few years’ time, I helped English learners of all ages improve their English, as for what I teach I teach business English, interview classes in English, and oral English at any level. If you want to learn English and American culture, I am very happy to be your teacher and to share what I know with you. As for my teaching style I feel learning should be fun and comfortable I'm a very patient teacher who will help students make their progress depending on their needs. Learning is not enough; you must apply what you have learned in a realistic setting for it to stay with you for your lifetime. As for my hobbies I enjoy martial arts, watching movies, traveling, and i love to laugh and make jokes.

Interests: trying different foods, martial arts, reading, basketball, making jokes, and teaching English!

Education: Columbia college American TESOL certification

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Teaching Experience: I speak English and Polish fluently, and am learning Spanish. In my experience, I tutored young immigrants from Mexico for three years at a community center in Chicago. I also participated in a pen pal program where I wrote to a girl living in Spain who was trying to learn English. Lastly, I tutored writing, Spanish and history at my school's learning center.

Interests: I'm a redditor, movie geek, and food fanatic. I also enjoy writing and volunteering at nonprofit organizations. I'd like to say I'm an activist-in-the-making.

Education: *Lake Forest College- pursuing Bachelor's degree in Economics and Psychology
*Was awarded high Advanced Placement scores in both the English Language and Spanish Language exams
*Attended Polish school in the US for 6 years

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Polish (Fluent), Spanish (Basic)

Jamila G

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have over 5 years teaching experience. I am currently a 2nd grade homeroom teacher at an international school in China. Before that, I taught college students in Riyadh. I have taught beginning and intermediate ESL to adults in Chicago. I really enjoy teaching and helping people improve their English.

Interests: I love to meet people and learn about other cultures and different ways of life. I also going to the movies and spending time with my family. I have 2 rambunctious boys that keep me busy!

Education: I attended The University of South Carolina where I received my BA in International Studies and Anthropology. I also have my MA in African Sustainable Development from The University of Leeds in England.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have worked with kids ages 2-12 with a range of subject areas. I currently teach at a Botanical Garden in the Chicago area teaching a variety of themed classes from cooking to nature to art!

Interests: I LOVE to travel, I enjoy going to the movies and spending time with my family and friends. I love being active, so yoga, running, ATVing, snorkeling and anything outdoors pretty much!

Education: I went to school at Carroll University and I studied Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)