This is my vocation and career, not just my current job! I hope to convey to you my passion for this work. I love doing this!
In the U.S., I’ve lived in Monterey, CA, Tucson, AZ and Albuquerque, NM, all cultural centers of the American Southwest, and now I’m living in central California. I’ve also lived in Rome, Italy and traveled and stayed in many places around the world. I love to travel! I’m an artist and a linguist, and have kept my hand in the business of teaching ESL/EFL all my life.
I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, graduated Magna Cum Laude; I’ve taught in Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico and the U.S.
Recently, I have worked with Latin American, Kazakh, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese clients, face-to-face and online, and am very familiar with their challenges related to mastering the sound of American English.
Over the last decade, I have developed a deep understanding of pronunciation challenges and solutions for people working on their sound in English. I’m very good at targeting your specific issues and giving you guidance in these areas. I’m also skillful with problems related to the American accent: what makes it difficult to produce, and what makes it difficult to understand.
Students, in my classes I can teach you to understand why you’re having pronunciation problems, how to be more comprehensible in English, and how to maintain your sound after we are done.
Teachers, in my e-guides, I share the basic pronunciation differences between English and other languages, and how to teach pronunciation, based on that understanding.
I have a newsletter that you can sign up for on the home page of the website. I also have posted short videos on my YouTube channel to help you understand the “what” and “how” of teaching pronunciation. And there’s also a Facebook Page you can join me on. Oh yes, there’s Twitter as well.