Maria Gallagher

Profession: ESL tutor

Teaching Experience: I have been tutoring English as a foreign language since April 2017. These are the jobs I have had in the past:
• Au pair
• Nursing Assistant
• Research Assistant
• Activities Coordinator

What kinds of lessons do I offer?

1. Conversation with corrections throughout or at the end of the lesson.
2. Vocabulary lessons. I will spend the first half of the lesson teaching you common vocabulary and phrases and then we will spend the second half of the lesson practicing the new vocabulary in a conversation. You can select and review a lesson before you call me.

(https://content.cambly.com/2016/05/24/conversation-topics/ )

3. Speaking practice for the IELTS exam.
4. Reading and writing for the IELTS exam. I ask students to use a laptop and download the screenshare application for these lessons. I set my writing students homework which we review in the following lesson.
5. Listening practice. I help students practice their listening by asking them the same question twice. The first time I will say the question naturally (but slowly!). The second time I also write the question and this is displayed on the screen. This technique works well for students who are good at reading or have the subtitles set to their native language.
6. Games (“Would you rather?” “Hangman” “Two truths and one lie” etc)
7. Storytime for children. Again, I ask students to use a laptop and download the screenshare application for these lessons.
8. Do you like music? You can ask me to play my guitar or ukulele!
9. Reading an article. You can bring an article to the lesson if you want. These are my favourite websites for articles:

https://www.newsinlevels.com/
http://uk.businessinsider.com/

You can download screenshare here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cambly-screen-sharing/cfljncbnkpbeifbhjnhfkmoekifihkoi?hl=en

When we start our lesson let me know what you would like to practice and we will get started.

Interests: Culture, Psychology, Philosophy, documentaries, music, films, and literature.

Education: I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree (2:1) in 2015 and I gained my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate in January 2017.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK)


Joel Wilson

Profession: English Language Facilitator, Master's of Education, TESOL certified

Teaching Experience: I have been an ESL, English as a Second Language Teacher, for 20 years. I have worked in Busan, Guri, Dosim, and Deosko in South Korea. I co-taught with local Thai teachers at the Daruna Bilingual Program in Ratchaburi, Thailand. I tutored adult learners at the Berlitz Language Center in Philadelphia, USA. I was also a Signals Intelligence Instructor in the US Army. This past 2016-2017 school year, I completed a 1700 hour AmeriCorps contract as a Reading Tutor in a public school in Delaware, USA. After many years of teaching, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to learn English is not by studying grammar, but instead by acquiring the language through authentic communication.

Interests: I am enjoying a working retirement here on Cambly. I like traveling, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, and eating spicy food such as Kimchi. I also appreciate Sci-Fi movies and TV series, especially Star Wars, Supernatural, and Stargate SG1, but NOT Star Trek because "to boldly go" is a split infinitive error!

Education: Masters of Education, American Military University 2016

Bachelor's of Science in Speech, Emerson College 1995

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


David Baker

Profession: TESOL/ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching TESOL and ESL(IELTS and TOEFL) for the past 10 years

Interests: I love Baseball, Hapkido, audio books and dogs

Education: University of South Carolina

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Ayman L

Profession: Certified TEFL Instructor and Consultant

Teaching Experience: Worked as a freelance ESL tutor for two years while living abroad in Egypt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yELccJ6O22c

Interests: A strong passion for language in general, and love to teach it. I love to travel and meet people from different places. I like reading and listening to scholarly lectures in my free time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yELccJ6O22c

Education: Currently a student at Trident University International and seeking a BS in computer science. Certified ESL teacher by Bridge TEFL.

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


Jose Gonzalezz

Profession: Professional English Teacher / Spanish assessment .

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English for more than ten years at different schools, multilevel groups using different approaches and techniques based on the student’s needs.

Interests: Mountain Biking and extreme sports.
Geography and the Universe.

Education: Camelback High school in Phoenix A.Z

Tecnologico de Chihuahua

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Bryan L

Profession: Banker and Part Time English Tutor

Teaching Experience: I have taught English to call center agents as well as Chinese and Korean students for over 5 years. I have also taught working professionals from different countries Business English or Corporate Conversational English.

Interests: I enjoy traveling and exploring different countries. I especially love eating food from countries all over the world. My other passions would include movies, music, and watching live sport events.

Education: I graduated University of California Irvine with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Business Management.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), Chinese (Conversational)


Renee A

Profession: English teacher on Cambly :)

Teaching Experience: I was a student teacher with many different ages and grade levels. I worked mostly with grade 3 and grade 6.

I worked as an assistant teacher at an Elementary school. I worked in the 3rd grade classroom and I enjoyed it very much.

I have been teaching english on Cambly since July of 2016.

Interests: I enjoy cooking and baking. I love to make and of course, eat new foods. I also love to travel and hope to one day be able to visit many different countries.

Education: I received my bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College.

Spoken Languages: English (Native)


Handel Forde

Profession: Online ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I've been tutoring here at Cambly for two and a half years and I love it! I worked as a volunteer at a library Computer Lab, in Northern California, where I assisted first-time computer users during instructional lectures as well as on a one-to-one basis. I also helped library patrons who had issues with their Kindle and Nook tablets. Helping beginners is fun and quite an adrenaline rush!

Interests: Romance Languages, Ancient Rome, Computers, Jazz, 80's music, Grunge music, Classic Rock, College Football (American Football), the Bay Area, Public Transit Advocacy, Volunteering.

Education: I have a BA in History and Classical Civilizations from the University of California at Berkeley

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


Shahieda Ganie

Profession: Business owner in Cape Town ,South Africa for the last 25 years - Electronic Access Control Security

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching for the western cape government ( this is our local government who manage cape town ) for + - 2 years the students ranged from the ages between the 25 - 60 about business , tendering etc. ( I was doing this in a huge training center ) This was done on a part time basis , as I am also managing my own company at the same time with a staff of 5 employees ranging from project managers to technicians in the Access Control Industry which is very huge in Cape Town . My company is one of the top 10 security companies in our City ( Cape Town, South Africa ) and being a women owned company we received all the tenders , to uplift small to medium enterprise companies which took us right to the top. I would now like to retire from this industry and start teaching on a more full time basis . I have now been teaching on the Cambly Platform since the 18th July 2016 and it has been an absolute amazing experience and i have met the most wonderful students from all over the world and we have broaden each other's knowledge tremendously

Interests: gym , cooking , longs walks on the beach , reading , helping disadvantaged children from various children's homes , I am actually a member on the board of a children's home in Cape Town , South Africa and these kids range from 4 years to 18 years

Education: Cape Town , South Africa , I have certificates from Pitmans Institute in London , accounting etc, Academy for construction skill , attended a 6 months contract development, training program , and received the best results in Cape Town for this course, as a professionally qualified highly experienced business person with extensive knowledge and skills in training management levels , computers , extensive accounting experience in the business sector .

Spoken Languages: English (Fluent)


Storm J

Profession: English Tutor

Interests: I enjoy to talk about history, especially in countries I am not very familiar with. I enjoy talking about movies, books, plays, art, music, dogs, and general conversations. I am originally from the United States but I have traveled and I currently live in the Netherlands. I love to talk about traveling since I travel a lot. I also enjoy science, with a particular interest in space.

Education: I have a TEFL certification with two specializations, business English and English Test Prep. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Shaila O

Profession: English As A Second Language Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English as a second language for over 10 years here in Mexico city, Mexico. I have taught business English and normal every day English. If you are studying for the TOEFL or IELTS test I can help. I know how to incorporate phrasal verbs and idioms into the conversation to get my students to learn how to speak English like a native speaker.

Interests: A wide variety of interests. As an experienced ESL teacher I know how to converse with most anyone.

Education: University de las Americas - Cholula, Puebla

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), Spanish (Fluent)


Jessi J

Profession: Professional Writer and Photographer

Teaching Experience: Tutoring students in physics, Calculus and english for many years. I love helping people of all ages and learning levels with both writing and speaking english.

Interests: Music, Movies, Photography, Writing, Televison

Education: Columbia University - School of Engineering and Applied Science

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Suzan E

Profession: Photographer

Teaching Experience: I have 20+ years experience as an elementary school teacher in all Grades K-5. I have worked with English Language Learners and am familiar with effective teaching strategies for students who are just learning to speak English. In my career as an educator, I have also done some private tutoring with adults who were working on improving their skills.

Interests: Photography, Art, Parenting, Different Cultures, Education, Cooking, World History, Gardening, Travel, Self Esteem Building

Education: Long Island University,
Master's in Science - Elementary Education

Hofstra University,
Bachelor in Fine Arts Specializing in Photography

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Gio Dor

Profession: Tefl Teacher

Teaching Experience: TEFL Teacher at PLC Pattaya, July 2014 to October 2015.
Online English Tutor on Nicetalk, October 2015 to March 2016.
Online English Tutor on Cambly, March 2016 to present.

Interests: Swimming, movies, diving.

Education: TEFL Certificate.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: Australia / New Zealand), Italian (Conversational)


Joanne Nelson

Profession: Correcting English 40+ Years. Writer. Editor. Teacher. Polymath. Student of Life.

Teaching Experience: I am a teacher at heart. I taught computer software for five years at a major computer store. I teach people about spirituality, health, nutrition, psychology, personal development, and the power of the subconscious mind.

Interests: Health, nutrition, agriculture, food production, gardening, farming, photography, drawing, painting, cats, raw pet feeding, religion, spirituality, mysticism, metaphysics, philosophy, hypnotism, mythology, astrology, science of mind, manifesting, law of attraction, writing, music, movies, READING.

Education: I am a high school graduate and have completed roughly two years of college in subjects of personal interest. (I have no desire for a degree.) I am a voracious reader and am self-taught in most things. I am an accomplished woman who has owned seven businesses and is starting another.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada), German (Basic)


Reggie Zanzibar

Profession: Teacher

Teaching Experience: American English Academy, Cairo Egypt
Teacher November 2011- March 2017
Taught group classes to adult ESL students
One on One classroom instruction for Special Education students;
Implement & Oversee Individualized Education Plans for students placed in my care
Develop & maintain IEPs and other records for students in my care
Classroom management;
Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups;
Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises
Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;
Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources;
Attending and contributing to training sessions;
Participating in marketing events for the language school;
Preparing information for inspection visits and other quality assurance exercises;
Freelance teaching on a one-to-one basis;
Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.






Port Said International School, Port Said Egypt
Teacher November 2012- 2013
Classroom management;
Planning, preparing and delivering lessons for English, World History, American History
and Economics ;
Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises


Egyptian English Islamic School, Zagazig Egypt
School Director: June 2011 – November 2011

Conducted analyses to identify and validate training requirements, document results of analyses, and develop and recommend alternative training strategies for consideration of decision-makers.
Designed, develop, produce, and implement instruction in a systematic manner. Select instructional media, materials, and equipment to meet learning objectives. Plan, supervise, and accomplish production of all instructional materials. Identify the relationship between training deficiencies and training system modification requirements.
Responsible for writing training materials, including tasks, learning objectives, format, organization, content, lesson maps, instructional strategies, methodologies, learning events and activities, test items, interface design and controls.
Developed testing instruments to pretest learners previous learning levels; measure cognitive, psychomotor, and performance accomplishments during formative and summative evaluations; test achievement at the end of a course of instruction. Develop testing plans, test administrators guide, and a cross-reference list of test items and related learning objectives.
Assisted in formative and summative evaluations and in applying the findings for improving training and instruction.
Stayed abreast of current developments in learning theory and instructional system theory and techniques




Mokhatam International School, Cairo Egypt
LICENSED TEACHER – GRADE THREE : 2010-2011
Taught academic, social and motor skills.
Prepared course objectives and outlines following curriculum guidelines.
Used audiovisual aids, lectures, and demonstrations to present subject matter.
Prepared, administered, and corrected tests; recorded results.
Maintained order in classroom and playground; taught rules of conduct.
Counseled pupils, interacted with parents and coordinated field trips.





REGINALD HARRIS


Futures Educational System/EduSystems International, Cairo Egypt
CURRICULUM COORDINATOR/ LEAD TRAINER: 2009-2010
Enhanced curriculum to generate student interest
Designed and implemented new teacher induction training
Designed and implemented professional development training
Created a teacher mentoring program
Created a Learning Management Portal
Designed and taught phonics program
Designed and taught Language Arts Package



Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
LICENSED TEACHER – GRADES TWO AND TWO/THREE SPLIT: 1996-1998
HANDICAPPED CHILDREN’S AIDE/TEACHER’S ASSISTANT IN SPECIAL ED: 1992-1996
INCLUSION FACILITATOR FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CHILDREN & FULL CLASS
Effectively interacted with cognitively disabled children in Grades one-five. Instructed children about their addresses, telephone numbers, and minor geography to build esteem and prevent incidents. Also taught transportation and monetary information.
Took their mental concept of failure and turned it into focus on achievements. Generated self-esteem and enhanced reading through repetitiveness.
Dedicated to teaching; cared about the children; provided professional demeanor.
Successfully taught GED classes: Students passed their tests and received their GEDs.
Enhanced curriculum to generate interest among at-risk children from minority neighborhoods. Facilitated plays and artwork (set painting, drama, music, etc.). All participated and entertained other students and parents.
Praised by mentor; increased learning abilities among most students; strict but fair.
Went beyond budget and expectations for supplies; known by children to be caring.
Participated in small group education and field trips for handicapped children.

Taught academic, social and motor skills. Prepared course objectives and outlines following curriculum guidelines. Used audiovisual aids, lectures, and demonstrations to present subject matter. Prepared, administered, and corrected tests; recorded results. Maintained order in classroom and playground; taught rules of conduct. Counseled pupils, interacted with parents and coordinated field trips.

Education: American International College, Springfield, MA
MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION : 2013

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
WISCONSIN TEACHER CERTIFICATION: 1996 – GPA 3.8

Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: 1992

Spoken Languages: English (Native: US / Canada)


Eowyn Strider

Profession: Professor of English language and literature

Teaching Experience: I have worked in various elementary and high schools for over 7 years. For 2 years I was a guest professor, giving lectures in the field of Marxism and Psychoanalysis. Since 2013, I have taught as a certified instructor in various language schools, and even some online schools, preparing students to take their IELTS, CELTA, TOEIC and other exams. Proofreading documents is more a hobby than anything else, but it has enriched my vocabulary in ways I would never have imagined.

Interests: I love reading books which describe the behaviour of people, in which ways we are all different and how our experiences influence our futures. Traveling is, next to the English language, by biggest passion. I love to travel because it allows me to meet new people, explore new cultures and make friendships that can last a lifetime. Finishing my PhD is what I am currently working on and in the future I would like to establish my own company, but all in due time.

Education: English language and literature, B.A.
English language and philosophy, M.A.
Psychoanalysis and Marxism PhD.
TOEIC, TOEFL, CELTA certificates

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


Julie A Buckingham

Profession: English Language Tutor

Teaching Experience: For many years, I have been working one-to-one teaching adults, young people and children in the community and in local schools. I am now a qualified TEFL tutor and have been teaching students from all over the world on Cambly now for three months - from beginners to intermediate. I also teach 1:1 in my hometown with Polish students who need help to gain confidence in their spoken English and who want to improve their job prospects and be able to communicate with the people around them because they get little opportunity to do this

Interests: Running (slowly) three times a week, caring for my dog Max, spending time with family and volunteering in the community (running children and young people's events and whole family sessions). I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my 3 year old grand-daughter) and I keep up-to-date with news items.

Education: I am a qualified TEFL teacher with a keen interest in communities and helping others to gain confidence. I am a native English speaker and I love learning about different countries and cultures - help me to learn more! I bring a wide range of experience into my teaching including attendance at University and I gained a Foundation Degree in Managing Community and Voluntary Organisations plus Counselling Qualifications (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Practice). I am a qualified Tutor in teaching Listening and I am also a trained Mediator.

Spoken Languages: English (Native: UK)


Grant Bernard Annabel

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I used to teach English to foreign students in Oxford, UK.

Interests: Music, Travel, The Internet, Animals, Reading, Movies, Social Issues.

Education: I went to School in Wantage, Oxfordshire / the name of the School is Segsbury. I studied my career in Oxpens College, Oxford.

Spoken Languages: English (Fluent)


Gavin Ster

Profession: ESL English Trainer

Teaching Experience: Two years ESL teaching

Interests: Basketball, Chess, Music, Video games

Education: Clarendon College, Glenmuir high..

Spoken Languages: English (Native)