For over eleven years, I worked as a corporate language trainer providing ESL classes for children and adults. I have taught all levels of English, including business and survival English. When I taught business English, I specifically helped students craft emails, edit presentations, and learn appropriate business lingo. In my survival English courses, I helped students understand basic grammar, sentence structure, popular word phrases, and American idioms. With children, I worked on writing skills, grammar skills, and homework assignments. In pursuit of helping students grasp the English language better, I self-published "A Practical Guide to Learning American English: Useful Tips for High Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced English Students." I have also scored essays for elementary and middle-school children. Additionally, I taught a special education reading course for middle-school students.
My style is very warm and conversational. As an actor, I bring a lot of humor and energy to my classes and videos. Learning can and should be fun!
Language Direct Corporate Language Trainer of the Year: 2006; Language Direct Corporate Language Trainer of the Month: October 2008; Awarded Vermont Studio Center Poetry Fellowship: 2009; Honorable Mention for feature script Hyde Park by the Fort Bend Writer's Guild First 10 Novel and Screenplay Competition; Quarter-finalist and Semi-finalist for the 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry Prize; Semi-finalist for the 2015 Idea Grant for Small Businesses; 2015 and 2016 Finalist in the Oaxaca Film Fest Global Script Challenge; Dramatic Screenplay "Article V" received the Outstanding Drama Award from the 2017 Sacramento International Film Festival
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Minor in Political Science; The University of Houston-Central Park Campus
I am also a freelance writer and screenwriter. I have been a contributor for StudioD since 2009, and my content has been featured on popular sites such as Global Post, Livestrong, and eHow. I am passionate about writing and creating content for students that foster academic excellence and confidence. I am an active member of the National Writers Union and serve as a delegate and chair of the At-Large Chapter. I am an avid reader and lover of movies and fur babies.