Michael E

Profession: Teacher & Researcher

Teaching Experience: I have six years of experience teaching English language in Thailand, China and the U.S. I've worked in several different capacities, including more formal settings, such as organizing a language program for a company on the site of Yale University. I've also facilitated hands-on learning and literacy development in rural communities.

Through these experiences, I've come to realize that culture is a more important factor in communication than any sort of linguistic competence. So, I'm willing to be a participant in any interaction, rather than pose as some kind of self-styled authority figure.

Interests: I enjoy reading about cultural anthropology, psychology, and linguistics. I also enjoy learning new languages (Thai and Spanish), playing music (including guitar and drums), and eating a variety of food. My favorite food is Punjabi cuisine.

Visit my blog on language and culture at www.michaeljedwards.weebly.com.

Education: I have a BA in TESOL, and I'm working on an MA in Bilingual/ESL Education. I've taken dozens of courses in linguistics, cultural studies, and teaching methodology. I earned my initial TESOL certification in 2013.

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


Nicole Eli

Profession: Business strategy

Teaching Experience: English tutor in Mexico (currently), Spanish tutor (Yale students)

Interests: International travel,
Global business,
Scuba diving / snorkeling,
Yoga,
Meditation,
Learning and sharing new skills,
Surfing,
Hiking,
Cooking,
Reading

Education: Yale University, B.A.
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.

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


Anne CT

Profession: Advertising and marketing

Teaching Experience: Tutored ESL to grade school students while living in Chicago.
Tutored ESL to visiting professionals at Yale University. The focus was on conversational English.
Worked as a permanent substitute teacher in the New Haven Public School system at a school in which the majority of students were from Puerto Rico and their primary language was Spanish.

Interests: Yoga, running, reading, news junkie, hiking, travel, summer sports.

Education: University of New Haven and DePaul University

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Ellie Scandirito

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: Ellie Scandirito is currently an ESL teacher located in Detroit, Michigan. Her formal education includes a B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University in Chicago, TESOL certification from Thongsook College in Bangkok, and an Early Childhood Teaching Credential from the District of Columbia. Ellie has taught in a variety of classrooms throughout the world including private language schools in China, Bilingual environments in Thailand, Montessori in Virginia, and Public Charter Schools in both DC and Detroit. She spends her summers on the campus of Yale University teaching ESL to middle and high school international students. Ellie is very excited to share her range of experiences and energy with those at Cambly!

Interests: Yoga philosophy,
cultural diversity,
social justice,
vegetarian cooking,
hiking,
walking,
swimming

Education: Loyola University Chicago, B.A. in Philosophy

Standard Teaching Credential, Early Childhood, District of Columbia

Formal TESOL certification, Bangkok, Thailand

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Reagan O

Profession: Criminologist, Counselor, English Teacher

Teaching Experience: *Teaching grammar, as well as conversational courses

*Experience with teaching children as well as teenagers and adults

*All levels of English from beginners to intermediate

* Conversational classes

*One on one and group conversation and grammar lessons online as well as in person

*Exam preparation, vocabulary, conversation, idioms, and pronunciation

*Business English

*Casual conversation

*Psychology sessions in English

Interests: Traveling, cooking, nature, history

Education: Yale University- Criminal Psychology

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Jordan B

Profession: College Student

Teaching Experience: I spent five years teaching Sunday School on a weekly basis.
In 2015, I spent seven weeks traveling around China teaching English to Chinese students at summer camps.
I am currently working part-time as an online ESL tutor for Chinese students.

Interests: Books, exercise, music, movies, international cuisine

Education: I studied for two years at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, I spent one semester on exchange at the University of Pennsylvania, and I am currently enrolled at the University of Delaware.

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


Mohamed Selim

Profession: Head of language department in Humboldt Institute for languages

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English and other seven languages since 7 years, I have been teaching them in many countries around the globe, which gave me a good experience in dealing with different people and minds as well.
I have been teaching in Gadja Mada University in Indonesia in English and German departments and in Egypt now I have established a language school with British Council and Goethe Institute . I have a good experience preparing learners for exams like TOEFL and IELTS

Interests: languages could be considered the core of my life whether teaching or learning, also I enjoy talking about cultures and politics, sports is an important part of what I talk about and practice ( swimming ). for any language learner reading is considered to be a good facilitator for learning a language, that's why I enjoy it as well.

Education: Yale extension school ( modern languages )
Birchview high school , Minnesota , USA
Gadjah Mada University ( CELTA )
Arizona State University ( TESOL )
Suez Canal University ( B.A. in English Education )

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), German (Fluent), Indonesian (Fluent), French (Conversational), Italian (Conversational), Arabic (Fluent)


iriscano27

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have spent the last three years working as an English Teacher and Teacher Trainer in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer. I have experience tutoring and mentoring youth and adults.

Interests: Vegan food, kickboxing, dogs, going for walks, cupcakes.

Education: I have a bachelor of arts in political science from Yale University. I have studied abroad in Brazil, Costa Rica, France, South Africa, and Vietnam.

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


jasoncodydouglass

Teaching Experience: I have taught in English before, but this will be my first time teaching English. I have studied and traveled through a dozen countries as a student of film, and look forward to talking about art, culture, history, or anything you desire!

Interests: Art, Theater, National Cinemas (particularly East Asian and Eastern European), Comedy, Popular Culture, History

Education: BA, Yale University, Film Studies and East Asian Studies

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


Dianne dM

Profession: Musician, Artist

Teaching Experience: Adult and youth Christian education; Teenage Parent Program in Tucson, AZ; CELTA practicum with all levels of adult English language learners; tutoring with exchange students

Interests: Music, art, and literature; photography; social justice; nature; dogs; travel

Education: Geneseo Central School, Honors diploma; SUNY at Geneseo, English BA (summa cum laude); Yale Divinity School, MA in Religion, concentrated in Bible; ILSC-Montreal, Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

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