Cambridge Certified Professional ESL Teacher Tina
English Teacher with Extensive International Experience
I started tutoring 9 years ago, and since then my interest for teaching has only intensified.
When I got a degree in English Education, I didn’t actually think that teaching was what I wanted to do. I tried a couple of different jobs, and decided to give teaching another try. Fortunately.
I took CELTA, learnt a bunch of useful techniques, but most importantly, I realized that I was enjoying every second spent in the classroom. I also loved going through tons of books while preparing, coming up with new strategies, and trying to foresee probable problems.
Since then I’ve taught English in the UAE, Georgia, China, Ukraine, Greece, and the USA.
I’ve always been moving a lot, which is why I have a lot of appreciation for convenience. One day I started learning French online. I realized how much better online learning is - there's no commute to class, there're a wider range of available teachers, and there's no need to smell a teacher's bad breath when they stand too close!
All these points got me thinking - why am I still not offering all these advantages to my students? Why am I leaving some of them behind when I move? So I started giving one-on-one English lessons online - and from here, it's taken off!