I’ve been interested in international travel and culture for as long as I can remember. As a child, I was fascinated by reading books and watching movies about life in other parts of the world. Growing up in a small town in Massachusetts, my first real taste of this came through travel to the Caribbean, Spain and my high school graduation gift which was a volunteer trip to Ghana. It was on this trip that I first taught English.
Attending college at UNC Charlotte, I was exposed to a large body of international students and found some of my best friends among them. While studying, I became a tutor not only for English but for other writing and communication based business courses as well. After graduating with double majors in English and International Studies and a minor in Journalism, I moved to Argentina to become certified and begin working as an ESL teacher.
After spending a year and a half there, I decided to move back home and pursue ESL teaching stateside. I was attracted to Miami by the weather, mix of cultures and fusion of city and island life, and have not been disappointed. I spend my free time biking, swimming in the ocean, going out to eat and exploring everything this city has to offer.
Since I began, I have loved teaching. To me, there is nothing more interesting or enjoyable than talking with people who have lived very different lives and come from different perspectives than my own. I always try to bring humor, games and music into my classes to make it fun for both the students and myself. I think EC Miami is a great school because it offers students a variety of courses and teachers and fosters lasting friendships among students.