Phyllis A

Profession: I am a transcriber, proofreader, and reviewer/grader of transcripts. I, also, have much experience as an online news writer. I, formerly, worked as an administrative assistant to two surgeons at The University of Chicago. Additionally, I was once a medical student admissions officer at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Teaching Experience: I volunteered as a tutor/assistant teacher in an adult ESL class. I will begin serving as an online mentor in a Coursera class on Search Engine Optimization.

Interests: Reading, writing, studying, walking by the lake, crocheting, meeting new people, and observing other human beings. :-)

Education: I attend MTI Business College and studied office administration. I now attend Ashford University and will soon graduate with a bachelor's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I will begin a master's in education program in December 2017.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


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)


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)


Keith M

Profession: Television/Radio Producer-Director, Marketing and Advertising Profesional

Teaching Experience: I've taught Television and Radio broadcasting skills as a trainer for NBC, ABC, Showtime in New York, the Institute of Broadcast Arts in Chicago. This has included teaching announcing, voice quality, pronunciation and diction.
I've taught marketing, advertising, computer skills at numerous community colleges in Southern California. I worked with Apple computer as a trainer and taught Final Cut Pro and iMovie for Apple customers. I have taught TESOL classes at various schools in Thailand.

Interests: I enjoy traveling, Doing adventures and outdoor sports. I enjoy talking about current events, sports, entertainment. I love good food and cooking. I've done standup comedy, still play ice hockey and have a vegetable garden.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY
TESOL Certificate, Chichester College, UK
Various Certificates in Marketing, Advertising, Mediation.
Apple Certified in OS X, Final Cut Pro

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


nazly d

Profession: ESL Tutor, Violinist, Writer, Yoga Instructor

Teaching Experience: I have taught full immersion language and content classes online for nearly three years and find it to be a very exciting and fruitful way to reach a wide range of students. With these roles, I taught using an American based curriculum and provided constructive & positive feedback on student performance and progress. My other professional experiences include being an English teacher in Jordan, a year teaching English, a year mentoring Spanish speaking youth, a year teaching English to Arab immigrants in Chicago as well as several years as a private tutor to various students.

In Jordan I taught a classroom full of students with a variety of different English language skill levels. This role demanded the regular creation of learning materials, the teaching of lessons, workshops and intensive courses. In Chicago I taught both Spanish speaking youth and Arab immigrants. While teaching the youth, I maintained a high-energy persona and used songs, games, and activities to make learning fun and engaging for students. When I was teaching the Arab immigrants, I had to prepare material for students with a range of English language abilities to help them pass their citizenship exam. As a private tutor, I taught a range of international students, and tailored tutoring sessions to student’s needs depending on their goals and language level.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

Interests: I like practicing my violin, watching funny movies, writing poetry, reading the news, dancing bachata and salsa, baking cupcakes and enjoy a day at the beach.

Education: I studied at DePaul University in Chicago and have a B.A in International Relations.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


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)


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)


chansoosamuelpak

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)


mhong48

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)


jay4000

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)