In class, I will help you:
- Improve beyond an intermediate level by refining your language learning routine.
- Improve your pronunciation & intonation by learning how certain sounds change and connect to one another when spoken out loud.
- Improve your speaking so you sound natural. I will coach you through this process so you speak how a native would speak.
- Improve your storytelling ability by receiving instant feedback from me.
You are going to learn so much and we will have fun doing this together, promise. I am looking forward to meeting you!
Do you struggle to understand fast-spoken American English?
Do Americans struggle understanding you because of your foreign accent?
Do you want to speak natural English so you can build strong, lasting relationships with Americans? Or be able to watch movies/tv shows without subtitles?
I’m Kara, a native English speaker and I can help you improve your ability in understanding fast-spoken speech, and speaking natural American English so you can have confidence when interacting with Americans.
I received my TEFL certification in May 2019 and have been teaching English to Korean and Japanese students in my community since April 2019. I also spent two months in early 2020 abroad in Caen, France where I taught English to a family of four.
Organize and lead one-on-one ESL classes for a Korean students to improve English conversational skills.
Experience living abroad in Caen, France while teaching a family English
Provide interactive and challenging ESL lessons on a weekly basis
Completed a 170 hour ESL Course through International TEFL Academy
Advanced Spanish and French oral and written abilities
Plymouth-Canton Literacy Council, Plymouth, MI — ESL Instructor
April 2019 - PRESENT
Demonstrate and teach new vocabulary and expressions while focusing on correct pronunciation
Introduce new grammar topics in an interactive and relaxed way
Provide class materials and lessons such as role playing, online games, reading from articles or books and watching movies, tv series and YouTube
Promote students to speak as much as possible while supporting the student so they speak more naturally and with confidence
Henry Ford Health System, West Bloomfield, MI — Clinic Service Representative
June 2018 - January 2020
Promoted efficient clinic environments for 10+ locations and 75+ employees by providing excellent customer service and serving as a point of communication between front office staff and doctors
Expedited the completion of daily administrative paperwork and assisted patient inquiries involving insurance and future appointments
Coordinated daily schedules for 30+ doctors by scheduling appointments for over 100 patients
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI — Human Resources Benefits Analyst
June 2017 - June 2018
Recommended employee benefit programs by examining, evaluating and optimizing employee understanding, acceptance, costs, regulatory requirements and competitive advantage
Project managed implementation of a new voluntary benefit program for 30,000 employees
Provided management planning and control information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing employee benefit data and trends
Maintained employee confidence by maintaining employee confidentiality
Sakthi Automotive Group, Detroit, MI — Human Resources Business Partner
November 2014 - June 2017
Coach and support company leadership on employee relations issues and applicable company policies and employment laws for 500 employees
Advised and enforced labor contract regulations to company leadership
Conduct investigations and handled employee grievances for employment related claims
Developed contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers
Coordinated and implemented a new company 401(k) package
International TEFL Academy, Chicago, IL
Certified ESL Teaching Certificate
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Family and Human Services: Minor in Spanish
Kara has been my English teacher for over a year and she is the best!
First of all, she is a good listener. She is such an open minded person so I can talk about everything with her. She makes me feel comfortable speaking English so I don’t get nervous and shy when I speak with natives like I did before.
Secondly, she is not only a good listener, but also a sharp listener. She catches and corrects my pronunciation and grammar mistakes and it has helped me a lot to be able to communicate with natives stress free. Also she gives you a better idea of how to speak natural English like natives do. I get more confident when I speak with natives by using sentences that Kara taught me. They are real and live English expressions!
Furthermore, she keeps me motivated whenever I get frustrated. As a language learner, she speaks Spanish, French and now she is learning Korean! She understands how I feel and encourages me not to give up and to carry on.
I truly feel lucky to have her as my English teacher and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way if you choose Kara!
Kara has shared our life in France for 2 months. She had to teach English to all of us in the family (the parents and 2 children - 11 and 17 years old). She was very patient, especially with the youngest of us... We all improved and now play speaking English to each other.
Thank you Kara! We really wish to see you soon and to continue to visit Normandy with you! (and speak English)
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