I am a professional linguist with over 30 years of experience as an interpreter/translator, English teacher, and public speaker. I graduated from Portland State University ( Portland, Oregon, USA) with a BS in Psychology/Sociology and minors in communications and applied linguistics. I also graduated from the US government Defense Language Institute (DLI) to become a US government interpreter in Europe. For the past 30 years, I have used my skills and knowledge to help people communicate, learn, change habits, build solutions, and achieve their goals. I have taught English in several foreign countries as well as in the USA. I have also taught remedial English to people with communication problems. Since 2010, I have taught English full-time, online and offline, to thousands of students of all ages and levels in 40 different countries. I have taught English for companies, universities, primary and secondary schools, teaching agencies, language centers, language clubs, immigration programs, and private individuals. Since March 2019, I have been teaching English to adult professionals and teenagers in Warsaw, Poland. I do understand some Polish, and that is helpful.
Besides my work, a few other things I love spending time on are traveling, exploring cultures, reading, writing, discussion and debate, education, science, history, biking, skating, hiking, camping, horseback riding, dogs, cats, nature, ice hockey, and maximizing human potential.
Language is a performance art. My students learn by actively doing. I engage my students in real-world, whole English that they can use. I have a huge collection of high-quality English materials of enormous benefit to my students worldwide. Making good use of the right physical and mental tools and resources allows anyone to succeed in English and build their dreams into reality.
Many of my students are preparing for English exams, immigration, or advancement in their professional life. I will show you how to succeed and give you the tools to do so. Many of my past students have achieved their goals with me. What about you? Are you ready? Let's go!
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