How did I become a TEFL-certified online English teacher?
Hey y’all! 👋 I’ve always loved reading and writing. I grew up in Oklahoma (right above Texas) surrounded by books, stories, and stacks of my own (handwritten!) creative writing projects.
After reading so many books, I had an instinct for grammar that just felt right. I started proofreading and editing the essays, homework, and cover letters of my friends and family when I was around 13.
When I turned 16, my love of horses got me a job as an equestrian coach. 🐴 I taught beginners (ages 4 to 50!) to feel comfortable and confident on horseback.
Coaching students and watching them improve over time is the best feeling!
The most exciting coaching challenge is explaining the same concept to both a 6-year-old and a 25-year-old on the same day. We all need to understand the same things, but with different words or types of encouragement.
My teaching experience includes:
- 2 years as a volunteer reading tutor (kids 6-10) with Reading Partners
- 7+ years as a horseback riding coach (kids and adults!)
- 5 years as a social media marketing workshop leader
- 250+ online 1-on-1 language lessons
If you’re wondering about formal education, I graduated from university with a degree in Business and a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
It was time to leave Oklahoma for a bit, so I did a content marketing internship in London. That was when I realized I could write and edit full time. 🎉 I understood all the marketing concepts… and I knew how to write better than most!
After traveling and meeting friends from all over the world, I was inspired to start my own language learning journey with Italian.
And suddenly I wanted to encourage everyone to feel this amazing excitement of becoming confident in a foreign language!
I decided to start helping English learners with the language I love using so much.
If you’re looking for 1-on-1 tutoring, I offer:
- Business English Coaching
- Interview Prep
- Presentation Prep
- Skills Assessment and Study Plan Development
- Conversation Practice
- Writing Feedback and Coaching
- Test Prep
My writing services include:
- Landing Page and Website Copy & Proofreading
- Blog, Ebook, and White Paper Content
- Essay and Cover Letter Editing
Sharing what I know, helping students reach their goals, and getting to know great people from all over the world are the most exciting things about teaching for me!
My own goal is to keep everything relaxed and fun so you can retain everything you’re learning and putting into practice.
Who needs more stress?! No one. Language lessons should be something you can look forward to. Even if you need to practice talking about marketing or finance during a business meeting.
(Maybe especially if you need to practice business English!)
Book a lesson with me or view all available services.
If you have any questions for me, please send me a message!