I helped to develop an English camp in Puerto Plata. The summer of 2017 will be our 6th summer operating. It includes four stations: art, songs, story, and games. Not all activities are possible via skype, but many actually are.
I can provide more in depth training for advanced English speakers.
English for beginners
I have taught English for beginners for 10 years.
English for traveling
Reading and writing English
Spanish lessons for children
Spanish for beginners
Spanish for traveling
Reading and writing Spanish
Haitian Creole lessons for children
I have taught elementary students in Haitian Creole for 10 years.
Intensive Haitian Creole
I can provide advanced activities and dialogue for those with a strong base.
Haitian Creole for beginners
Conversational Haitian Creole
Haitian Creole for traveling
Working with Haitian Creole people
In the organization I manage, we have 26 employees, 24 of whom are native Haitian Creole speakers.
Having Haitian Creole friends
Reading and writing Haitian Creole
I am an advocate of the production of more books in Haitian Creole and recently published a children's book that is bilingual in English and Haitian Creole.
Haitian Creole lifestyle and culture
Marrying a native Haitian Creole
I have been married to my husband from Haiti for 6 years now and can provide insight to others.
I grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech in December 2006. As a student, I co-founded a non-profit organization called Project Esperanza. Project Esperanza primarily serves the Haitian immigrant population in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development.
Shortly after graduating, I moved ot Puerto Plata to oversee the operations. I have lived here for about a decade now immersed in Spanish and Haitian Creole. I married a man who is originally from Haiti. We have three biological children and two adopted children. Our household is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
I began tutoring athletes at Virginia Tech in 2004. I tutored with the VT Athletic Services from 2004 to 2007. After moving to Puerto Plata, I did primarily language tutoring, but continued to teach subjects in Creole and Spanish. Therefore, I have 13 years of experience tutoring.
I like to teach students key words and phrases and then use songs, stories, and dialogue to drill in the key words and phrases. I find that after a basic backbone is formed, there are fun ways to inspire students to build on the backbone, learning new vocabularly quickly and efficiently.