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)

Meagan D

Profession: EFL Teacher

Teaching Experience: Sylvan Learning, Austin, Texas
-Coached students thinking and understanding of basic science concepts
-Designed and executed activities that targeted lesson given
-Established a comfortable learning environment for students.

SEE TEFL, Chiang Mai, Thailand --120 hours TEFL program:
-Planned and delivered lessons incorporating the 3 P’s approach
-Introduced, practiced and assessed language skills
-Designed and executed in class activities that targeted confidence,pronunciation, vocabulary building and grammar

*Khansuwan Anusorn School, Chiang Mai- Anubahn 1
*Wat Ghookham Municipality School, Chiang Mai- Pratom 4
*Wat Paphaeng Municipality School, Chiang Mai- Pratom 2
*Mettasuksa School ,Chiang Mai- pre intermediate students
*Payap Technical and Business College, Chiang Mai- intermediate students

Interests: I love the outdoors. I spend a lot of time hiking, swimming and riding my bike. Music has always been a big part of my life. I enjoy all kinds of music and try to see it live as often as possible. Travel has become my passion since finishing undergrad. I believe it's important for all people to learn and understand cultures different from their own.

Education: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
B.A. in Communication Studies May 2014
*Business Administration, Marketing
*National Communication Association Honor Society Member

120 hours TEFL training certificate from SEE TEFL, Chiang Mai,

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Brian V.

Profession: English teacher, writer/editor, actor, filmmaker

Teaching Experience: Certified Texas teacher (English Language Arts and Reading [Standard] 8-12)

Worked as a teacher assistant and teacher at a public high school for 9+ years. Taught English and film (screenwriting/production).

Served years as a substitute in both San Antonio and Austin school districts.

Interests: film, language, literature, art, film music, sports, video games

Education: Bachelor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

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


Teaching Experience: I have worked as a community volunteer for over 30 years and often found the need to assist persons in my native Texas with their command of English. My love of different cultures has deepened my interest in languages and I have spent 13 years donating over 12,000 hours to helping people in the local community as part of an outreach program that recognizes the need to learn matters of the heart in one's first language while assimilating the English so important in today's modern, global community.

Interests: Music, gardening, reading, football (Dallas Cowboys!), the great outdoors.

Education: ITTT. TEFL certification in 2013.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Marco F

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: From the age of five until my seventeenth year, I grew up in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. During this impressionable period of my life, I was exposed to two distinct cultures. In my household I was raised and influenced by my parents’ American values, while my social environment was distinctly Latin American. As I grew older, I found myself fascinated by the differences in thoughts, expressions, and communication of two very dissimilar cultures. At the age of fifteen this continued interest in culture and language led me to a study abroad program in Cádiz, Spain.

I majored in Spanish at the University of North Texas (UNT). Throughout college, I maintained a 4.0 GPA and my enthusiasm for language, culture, and communication broadened, as I also minored in Arabic.

Since my sophomore year of college, my primary focus of studies has been the Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture. Everyday for the past 3 years (and still continuing), I've spent countless hours studying Arabic words, texts, and grammatical rules. My desire, passion, and continuous studies broadened my Arabic language proficiency and allowed me to take two courses in one semester. Last summer, I partook in an intensive 5-week study abroad language program in Amman, Jordan. This opportunity strengthened my Arabic conversational skills, allowed me to experience Jordan’s unique culture, and visit historical landmarks such as Petra and Wadi Rum.

I was officially appointed the supplemental Arabic lab instructor and tutor at the University of North Texas in the fall semester of 2014. Over the last two years, I taught and reinforced the skills that first year students need in order to succeed and understand the language.

Interests: Languages

Education: University of North Texas

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Margaret L

Teaching Experience: I've taught on-line in China, Japan and South Korea for the last five years. Before that I taught Freshman English and ESL at the University of Maine, the University of Texas-El Paso and El Paso Community College. My students ranged in age from 4 to 84! In addition I have helped hundreds of students prepare for the written TOEFL Essay Exam

Interests: I love books, movies making things and travel. I also love gardening and cooking. One of my favorite things is meeting new people and learning about their culture, customs and country!

Education: I went to school at Boston University to study Public Relations and got my Masters degree there. I got my Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts -Boston in English. I am a certified K-12 ESL teacher as well as Grade 4-8 Generalist (English,Math,Science and Social Studies).

Spoken Languages: English (Native)

Schulze B

Teaching Experience: I am a retired public school teacher in Texas, and I have also had experience teaching with Open English, an online school, and I taught elementary school in China.

Interests: I love cooking, playing on my computer, traveling, and talking to people from different cultures.

Education: I have my masters degree in curriculum and education from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas. I also have Esl certification.

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

Jeff T

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: I taught middle school in Texas for 2 years. I taught Texas History (yes, that is a thing!)

Interests: I love travel, and regularly visit Central America (mostly El Salvador, but I've been to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica as well). I love food (both cooking and eating!), languages (I'm currently learning Spanish and Turkish), history, watching Netflix, dancing (salsa and reggaeton are my favorites!) and spending time with friends and family.

Education: I received my BA in History from John Brown University in 2013, and my post-baccalaureate teaching certification from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2015.

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

Chandress W

Profession: Financial Advisor

Teaching Experience: Served as the academic counselor and advisor for the Texas Tech Men's Basketball team while in graduate school. My job entailed one-on-one tutoring as well as group tutoring.

Interests: reading (all types of books), traveling, exploring new areas, fitness and health, and spirituality.

Education: University of Texas at Austin: B.S. in Sports Management with minor in Business

Texas Tech University: M.S. in Personal Financial Planning

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Profession: Sales Associate

Teaching Experience: I tutored and co-taught an English as a second language class at my local library from April 2016 until June 2016. I have also mentored international students from Saudi Arabia and India with oral and written English at Texas State University.

Interests: I am a huge film buff, with a large passion for music and soccer. Any conversation dealing with any of those three subjects will definitely get me talking.

Education: Texas State University - Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Studies

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