I have been teaching the Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Course since 2015.
B.A. Wheaton College English/Spanish
M.A. Wheaton College TESOL and Intercultural Studies
Certificate: University of Chicago Translation Studies
World Relief—Non-profit adult ESL courses for adult immigrants/refugees
Bilingual Elementary Program in the U.S. Public Schools working with at-risk students
Private High School Spanish Language Teacher and World Languages Department Head—8 years
Costa Rica through the non-profit WorldTeach—1 year in a rural public elementary school, grades K-6
Costa Rica at the International Christian School teaching High School English at a bilingual school
Ecuador at the Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja teaching English Majors and General English-1 year
Costa Rica at “Inlingua” a language institute for professionals for about 6 months
One favorite travel memory is from very early on in my life when I was 16 and I traveled with a group of students to live for a week with an indigenous group in the jungles of Ecuador. We were given new names, were painted, slept in hammocks, bathed in waterfalls, and ate monkey soup (don’t recommend). Certainly a life-altering experience.
USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, Argentina, Spain, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and Italy.
Be teachable and be humble. While you will go with much to give and teach others, allow yourself to learn and be taught by the local community and culture wherever you are teaching.
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.