I teach the Online TEFL Certification Course and have been with ITA since July, 2020.
MA in TESOL from Ball State University
BS in Health Sciences from Purdue University
Abroad: Yemen, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Georgia, Azerbaijan.
USA: Ball State University Intensive English Institute, Interlink Language Center, Valparaiso University (MA TESOL program), Lumenus Language Program (ESL Director)
Yemen, Jordan, Israel, Thailand, India, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Ireland, England, Scottland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Austria, and Switzerland.
Sitting at an outdoor cafe in front of a lovely blue-tiled open-air pool, surrounded by trees, flowers, and a blue-tiled madrassa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. While I sat drinking tea out of a beautiful tulip-shaped glass, young boys took turns jumping out of a tree into the pool, and close by a small group was shooting a Tadjik folk music video, with young girls dancing in Tadjik dresses while musicians played behind them. It was a lovely, peaceful afternoon!
Be extremely flexible and go with the flow. Don’t expect things to go the way they are supposed to - your classes might change, your room is suddenly assigned to someone else, things may start 20 minutes to an hour late. Flexibility is the key!
Meet The Rest of The ITA Crew
Meet the ITA staff who has lived, traveled, and/or taught abroad and online extensively. We've been in your shoes so you can do it too.
All of our Course instructors possess advanced degrees (Masters Degrees, PhD's or the equivalent) and at least 10 years of teaching & training experience.
Before enrolling in a course, all students are provided with one-on-one pre-enrollment advice from expert advisors to determine how they can realistically achieve their goals of working as professional English teachers abroad & online.
Following enrollment, students receive lifetime job search guidance through the Student Affairs Department to assist them in navigating the international job market, gaining employment, and preparing to travel and live abroad.