What class do you teach at International TEFL Academy & when did you start?
I have taught the Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Course since August 2018.
What is your educational background?
M.S. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, TESOL emphasis, D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY
B.A. Biblical Studies, Pensacola Christian College
Where have you taught abroad AND IN THE U.S.?
For the past three years, I’ve worked as an ESL teacher for Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education. I teach multi-level ESL classes to immigrant and refugees who’ve recently moved to Buffalo, NY. During this time, I’ve also been pastoring a multi-cultural church I started nearly five years ago.
In 2016, I worked as an online ESL teacher and materials creator for Go Natural English. I taught English
fluency skills to intermediate and advanced adult students from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I also worked on developing curriculum, creating content, managing GNE’s social media platform, leading live YouTube discussions, and teaching online small-group classes.
In 2014-2015, I was the lead ESL teacher for a refugee resettlement agency in Buffalo, NY. My responsibilities included teaching work-readiness ESL classes to adult refugee students, training volunteer ESL workers, providing differentiated instruction, and developing classroom curriculum.
For four years, I served as a missionary teacher in Ghana, W. Africa. In addition to helping local pastors receive theological education, I also taught English and leadership skills to Bible institute students from Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria and developed culturally-relevant educational materials in simplified English.