Kathy Tavia

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: English Teacher in Thailand, 5 months
English Teacher in China, 5 months
English Teaching Assistant, Seattle 4 years
Elementary Reading Tutor, Seattle 6 months

Interests: pop culture, music, writing, dancing, television, books, travel, history, healthy living

Education: Central Washington University, BA Psychology

Curerntly studying-Master of Education in English Language Learning

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Joseph Ac

Profession: Actor/Writer

Teaching Experience: I've primarily taught students interested in theatre and performance, such as Shakespeare in schools with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Middle School through High School) and Beginning Acting courses at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Interests: Theatre, Music, Speech, Performance, Running, Guitar, Grizzly Bears, Politics, Language, Art, Baseball, Beer/Wines/Spirits as a craft

Education: I received my B.A. in Theatre: Acting at Cal Poly University in Pomona and my M.F.A. in Acting at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Anna S

Profession: Former Classroom Teacher, now mom of two young kids

Teaching Experience: I have over 12 years of teaching experience. I have taught both in the classroom and one on one tutoring. Seeing a need in my community I created an "ESL Talk Time" at the East African Community Resource Center in Seattle WA. There I was able to teach exclusively in the classroom. Since having had my two boys in 2009 I now tutor one on one.

Interests: I love to blog, though I am not that great at keeping it up. Anything that gets me outside makes me happy I like to hike, ski, swim, garden, walk, play. In the house I like to cook, read books, and keep up with my writing. I have two young boys one six years old and one 9 months old. They keep me pretty active.

Education: I have my Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado.
TEFOL/TESOL certificate from Alliance Language Center, Bogota, Colombia

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Basic), Spanish (Fluent), Danish (Basic)

Alexandra O

Profession: Online Business Entrepreneur

Teaching Experience: Peer Helper:
Worked with students aged 14-17 at Three Oaks Senior High School. Acted as a tutor and mentor, helped with assignments and projects, and structured work to accommodate students with learning disabilities. Worked with students with learning and developmental disabilities one- on-one; corrected assignments.

Au Pair, Seattle, WA & San Diego, CA:
Responsible for full-time childcare and the general well-being of the child. Responsible for entertaining child, and planning all daily activities. Taught speech development, general etiquette, swimming lessons, general math and language/writing lessons and assisted with Spanish homework.

Canadian Student Leadership Conference Spirit Leader:􏰀
Developed leadership workshops and activities for a national student leadership conference. 􏰀Facilitated workshops and trained students in leadership theories and practices.

􏰀Liv​e Different Humanitarian Projects (Dominican Republic, Mexico):􏰀
Constructed housing facilities for impoverished families; renovated rural grade school and built new classroom from the ground up. Worked in community along side foreign children for a total of one month; informally worked in elementary classes for one week with children aged 2-8, facilitating class, craft time and activities.

Minor Soccer Coach:
Organized and implemented energetic and engaging physical activities for children aged 4-8. Developed their basic soccer skills, taught rules of the game, and facilitated practices and games.

Interests: Traveling the world
Spending time with family and friends
Trying new food
Learning about new thoughts, ideas and facts
Meeting new people
Spending time outside..hiking, kayaking, hockey, biking, etc.

Education: -4 Year Bachelor Degree at University of Prince Edward, with a specialization in English and Sociology. Dean's Honour Roll Student 8 consecutive semesters.

-Advanced TESOL Certificate (120 Hour Program) with Global TESOL College.

-Academic Excellence Award UPEI (2015)

-Canadian Student Leadership Award (2011)

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Colina R.

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been a certified English teacher (CELTA) since 2012 and have trained professionals on many different platforms since 2007.
As the Director of Business Training many years ago, I headed a new department creating education programs in the localization industry. Since then, I have been motivated to learn about many different cultures, education styles and technology in this specific industry as well as teaching English. I have taught children, teens, and adults in localization engineering, project management and, since 2012, ESL/EFL in Germany, France, Italy, and Lithuania.

• University of Cambridge CELTA certified Instructor since 2012
• Experience teaching Project Management skills to Engineering Professionals in Translation/Localization
• Experience teaching Localization skills to students at Bellevue College, Bellevue Washington State USA
• Designed and delivered project management productivity improvement training, leadership, and localization program modules resulting in an increase in participation by approximately 40% to new hire orientation at adaQuest, Inc.
• Conducted a needs assessment: identified learning objectives, determining and implementing learning methodologies, and creating materials for the classroom at adaQuest, Inc.
• Created and taught “Introduction to Localization Workshop,” and Soft Skills for a “Localization/Internationalization Engineering Course”
• Previous Member of the Board of Education for University of Washington (Seattle USA) focusing on the development of Project Management Localization Education

Interests: Cooking, wine, travelling, trekking, skiing, riding motorcyles

CELTA Teaching Certificate, June 2012

Certificate, 2009
Technical Training Course: Presentation Techniques for Effective Classroom Instructions

French Language Certificate, 2006

B.S. Mathematics, Philosophy 1999 - 2002

Associate of Arts, pre-Engineering, June 1999

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

Nichole Roether

Profession: ESL English teacher

Teaching Experience: I am in my 8th month of teaching English in Colombia for young adults studying to become hotel managers or waiters. Before Colombia I was volunteering in Seattle, tutoring immigrants in English for the U.S. citizenship test.

Interests: traveling, hiking, camping, drawing, road trips, learning

Education: B.A. in American Indian Studies from SFSU

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

Michael H

Profession: College professor and business consultant

Teaching Experience: I started tutoring in the early 1990s in my college's Writing Center. Since then, I've taught students as young as 9, all the way up to retirees who wanted to learn marketing as part of their second career. I'm a Washington State Certified Teacher in social studies, and a part-time adjunct at Seattle Central College in their BITCA (Business, Information Technology, & Creative Arts) department.

Interests: British literature, tea, science, and business (online marketing in particular).

Education: I got a BA in English (literature concentration) and a minor in history at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. I became a Certified Professional Coach through the Academy for Coach Training (now InviteChange) in 2001. In 2013, I finished a teacher certification program and received my Washington State teaching certificate for social studies.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Teaching Experience: When I studied abroad in Argentina in the fall last year (2013), I volunteered with a program called English Talk which held weekly meetings to aide and facilitate practicing conversations in English. I also was an English tutor at ACE Language Institute in Seattle for a group of Japanese students.

Cuando estudié en Argentina en el otoño del año pasado (2013), me ofrecí voluntario con un programa llamado 'English Talk' que sostenia reuniones semanales a ayudar y favorecer conversaciones en inglés. También era una tutor de inglés en 'ACE Language Institute' en Seattle para un grupo de estudiantes japoneses.

Interests: Reading, hiking and being in nature, linguistics, psychology, theology, spoken word/SLAM poetry, baking, making art, hanging out with friends.

Me gusta leer, estar en la naturaleza, la lingüística , la psicología, la teologia, la poesia, hornear, hacer arte, y charlar con amigos. Me gustaría charlar con usted!

Education: High School Diploma
BA at Seattle Pacific University, Major in Spanish, Minor in Psychology

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

Lauren Kubik

Profession: Social worker

Teaching Experience: -Full time ESL teacher in South Korea to kids ages 3-16 (2012-2014)
-1 year experience tutoring adults in ESL (2013-2014)
-Volunteer soccer coach in Siem Reap, Cambodia (fall 2014)
-Creating and implementing a summer camp curriculum for refugee students in Seattle (summer 2015)
-Teaching ESL online through VIPkid (June 2016-present)

Interests: I love hiking, camping, biking, skiing, kayaking, running, playing soccer, cooking, reading, and traveling.

Education: 2012 - Bachelor's degree in History from Seattle Pacific University

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Sarah Sweeney

Profession: Business Development

Teaching Experience: My mom is a first grade teacher and has been teaching for 30 years in the Los Angeles area. I was a tutor for ESL students in Seattle, Washington and loved it!

Interests: Hiking, photography, travel, attempted cooking, dinner parties, people, art, fashion, and education.

Education: I earned my B.A. at Seattle University. My degree was Communications and Media Studies.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)