I have been teaching English as a Second/Foreign language since 1997 and have worked in London, England, Montreal, Canada and Hiroshima, Japan.
Fundamentally, as a teacher I am authentic and respectful, patient and fair. I take pride in creating engaging lessons that are real and relevant to the lives of my students and which tap into the realities of the world today. What matters most to me as an educator is how students experience what they learn and that they are open and active participants in the learning process. From experience, I have found that students tend to be highly motivated, extremely receptive and very productive when the subject they are learning has purpose, is authentic and takes into consideration the natural rhythm in which they learn.
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I hold a B.Ed. TESL from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and will soon start a masters degree in Education and Society at McGill University in Montreal.
I am currently co-writing an adult literacy and English Second Language reading textbook and resource guide for newcomers to Canada and would like to develop this project to the point of publication. I am also a JET Programme interview judging panel member for Quebec, Canada.