English as a Second Language Instructor
I have been teaching English as a Second Language for almost 30 years. I hold a Master's Degree in TESL and have taught in Japan, the United States and the Middle East. My areas of expertise include grammar, writing, editing, testing, material writing and curriculum design. I have taught at the junior high school, high school and university levels, including holding a tenured Assistant Professor position at a Japanese university. I have presented at international conferences, including the TESOL Conference and published in several journals, including the TESOL Journal.
I began designing my own classroom materials in the 90s because I was dissatisfied with the off-the-shelf materials provided to me by my schools. Twenty five years later, I have an extensive library of unpublished material but lacked a forum for publishing that suited my style and material.
I also have an extensive background in Instructional Technology application in the classroom. I have used many different tools including SMARTBoards, Moodle, EDLine, personal websites and social media.
I've been there, done that, and now I'm ready to broaden my teaching beyond a brick-and-mortar classroom.