Andrew from Texas

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: I currently work for a private school that specializes in reading and comprehension remediation for students of all ages. My current responsibilities include constantly diagnosing student strengths and weaknesses and pacing students through our programs.

In the past, I have taught undergraduate screenwriting and media literacy courses at the University of North Texas. I have also hired and trained interns for a television production company.

Interests: astros baseball // indie rock shows // half marathons // tabletop gaming // art exhibits // food trucks // travel // local+craft beverages // trivia nights // fantasy football // hbo // superheroes

media literacy // film theory // social media // live broadcasting // education

Education: BA in Media Studies from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX, USA) 2009

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Leyla N

Profession: Public school certified teacher - (preschool-6th grade, and 7th - 12th grade English) Also certified in ESL for all levels in Colorado and Texas.

Teaching Experience: one-one-one tutoring
adult education
private language school for academic English
online tutoring
business English
IELTS preparation
general English

Interests: Social sciences, reading, historical fiction, science, technology, family, education, writing

Education: 2005 Texas A&M University, Texas, B.A. Anthropology
2006 University of Glasgow, Scotland, M.Sc. Development Studies
2009 100-hour i-to-i TESL/TEFL Teaching Certificate
2012 Graduate Courses in Education - Adams State University and University of Colorado, Denver
2012 Colorado Public School Teaching License for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and Kindergarten through 6th grades
2012 WIDA Conference, Denver, Colorado
2015 Texas Public School Teaching License for 7th-12th grade English, K-6, and English as a Second Language
2015 TESOL Convention, Toronto, Canada

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

Alex A.

Profession: Tutor

Teaching Experience: I am a native speaker from Dallas, Texas, in the USA, but now I live in Mexico where I give private classes to teens and adults. I have 2 years experience teaching online and in person.

Interests: -Movies

Education: I studied at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas. I have an Associate's Degree in Business Admistration.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Mendy Webb

Profession: ESL Reading Specialist

Teaching Experience: *In my 18th year of teaching in Texas
*Currently an ESL Reading Specialist for Grades K-6
*Previously taught as an Adjunct Reading Professor at Tarrant County Community College

Interests: Traveling, photography, reading, decorating, visiting with family and friends, watching news and sports

Education: Bachelor's Degree- BS- Elementary Education,
Master's Degree- M.ED-Reading Education,
Reading Specialist,
Foundations of Early Literacy Presenter, Rose Spicola Forum Presenter,
Gifted Talented Certified

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Tiffini O

Profession: Writer/Executive Director of Biblical Theology, stay-at-home mom

Teaching Experience: I taught ESL conversational English classes overseas in Bangkok, Thailand for one year; my students were business professionals and Bible college students. I also taught pre-school at a couple of Pre-Schools in Dallas, Texas for 2 years. I also home-schooled pre-school to my twin girls.

Interests: Reading/Writing. I write a blog titled, "Exploring the Biblical Basis for MacDonald's Practical Theology" on the web-site I am also the Director of Biblical Theology for the web-site.

Education: I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas in Rehabilitation. I also earned my Master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Cross-Cultural Ministry.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: 5 years as a high school teacher of Spanish, English, and Journalism.
4 years as an instructor for Summer Science Camps for elementary students.
Teacher's Assistant for university seminar on "The Human Condition"
Adult Literacy Tutor in San Antonio, Texas
English Tutor in Spain providing one-on-one lessons

Interests: I am interested in the fields relating to education, health care, nature, social justice, international relations, human rights, literature, humanities, sports and dance!

Education: Trinity University Bachelor's degree in Spanish, Communication, and International Studies
Currently pursuing Master's Degree in International Relations in Peace, Conflict and Development at Universitat Jaume I in Spain.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Hebrew (Conversational), Italian (Basic)

Jill Rr

Profession: Educational Consultant, On-Line Teacher, Business Owner

Teaching Experience: I have worked in education for 16 years. I taught in elementary school for 15 years. Currently I travel around Texas as an educational consultant teaching student camps and teacher seminars for reading and writing. I also work for VIPKID as an on-line teacher to students in China. I teach them English in a 1-1 setting via webcam. Also, I work in the Children's Ministry at my church with children ages 9-11.

Interests: I have two children who I stay busy with taking them to lacrosse and soccer. We have a dog, guinea pig, hermit crab, and two birds. When we are able, we love to travel. Some of our favorite places to go to are Atlanta, Georgia and Destin, Florida, though we'd love to travel the world! In my free time I enjoy running. I've completed many 5Ks and one half-marathon.
I grew up with family who LOVED to cook! So cooking and baking are passions of mine as well.
When I was in high school I traveled to Bergen, Norway as an exchange student. This experience began my love of meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

Education: I graduated from Texas A&M University with my B.S. in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences. I received my teaching certificate in Early Childhood-4th grade learning as well as (ESL)English as a Second Language from Region IV and St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Kaci Sunrise

Profession: Substitute Teacher and Homeschooler

Teaching Experience: -taught computer skills to first-time computer users of a wide range of ages (~8 students per class) through a free, open to the public course through NCTC

-homeschooling parent of 3 bright, active and funny children ages 5, 4, and 3

-tutored spelling and vocabulary to a special needs young man one-on-one at my home for 1 year. I'm a U.I.L. competition State Finalist in Spelling & Vocabulary.

-co-taught Sunday School (though now I strive for Ahimsa as an ethical way of treating all Earthlings, rather than subscribe to mythology being taught as historical fact)

-taught Cardio Strength aerobics for 4 years

-am certifying through Texas Teachers alternative certificate program and doing their course training modules

-passed my "English as a Second Language" supplemental exam and also "Exam 291 Core Subjects EC-6", so I have demonstrated subject matter knowledge.

Interests: Vegan lifestyle, gardening, teaching

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Teacher Syn

Profession: English Language Arts Teacher (Reading)

Teaching Experience: I have taught grades 5th, 6th, and 8th since 2013. I love to work with children and adults in a online setting. I feel that they are passionate about learning. I have also be a teachers aide for 5 years before teaching.
Develop and delivering engaging lessons focusing on 4th-8th grade grade Texas TEKS. Successful and appropriate discipline and problem solving in the classroom. Institute positive classroom management strategies and disciplinary programs that effectively handled challenging behaviors issues. Implement varies strategies and differentiated assessment in order to accommodate diverse needs. Utilized various teaching strategies, which encourage student.
Determine individual student interests, traits, and needs.
Applying a variety of methods to fulfill the needs of diverse abilities and circumstances.
Establishing trust by applying discipline with fairness and consistency.
Developing problem-solving and critical-thing skills by presenting challenges that boost self-esteem and performance.
Use of the English Language Proficiency Standards in lesson planning.

Interests: I love to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, and quilting.

Education: Bachelor of Science in General Studies (with a teaching certification) , West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX (2012)

Certifications, 4-8 Generalist, ESL certified, TESOL(TEFL) Certification

Associate of Applied Science in Secretarial Science, Clarendon Junior College, Clarendon, TX (1996)

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Katrina DG

Profession: retired teacher; part-time online ESL teacher

Teaching Experience: 31 years teaching in Texas public schools; ESL 5th-12th grade at the public schools; four months with VIPKID teaching ESL to children in China

Interests: Reading; Writing; Traveling; Family

Education: Angelo State University---BS in Education
Lamar University---MS in Instructional Technology Leadership

Spoken Languages: English (Native)