I'm a native New Yorker! When it comes to education, I believe that learning is best achieved with being open-minded, friendly and in a relaxing, creative environment.
My education has been focused on my passions, including art, culture and travel. I have a B.F.A. in Studio Art, with an M.A. from NYU. More recently, I received my M.S. is in Practical Journalism. I'm a voyeur, with my camera, who loves the beauty of everyday life, and has a keen, empathetic listener to learn about others.
Back in 2006, I returned to Costa Rica and received my TOEFL Certification. From then, I've taught and mentored in Peru, S. Korea and Malaysia. Now, I reside in Warsaw, Poland with my own business called, Experient Explorer.
Teaching methods: Being myself is my greatest strength for lessons. If you feel relaxed, we can focus on learning. I use my creativity for topics, and resources. I often will be inspired during the lesson to share common expressions and idioms that develop your natural speaking skills. I will listen deeply and give follow up feedback.
Feel free to share what topics and ideas you have for lesson you choose!!
BTW, I am flawed, too - so don't worry about mistakes - we learn best that way!-Debra
A favorite quote: "The Earth is Art, the photographer is only a Witness." -Yann Arthus-Bertrand