Hello! My name is Elyse and I am from Canada. I currently live in Vancouver, British Columbia which is home to the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
I completed a 120-hour Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) through the University of Toronto. My areas of specialization are Business English and Teaching Children but I am keen to explore the fields that are motivating you to learn English.
I also have a Bachelor's degree from Ryerson University in Environment & Urban Sustainability. Right now, I'm studying Acting at Vancouver Film School. My passion for teaching English comes from a deep interest in travel, culture, and people.
My approach to teaching English is self-directed learning. I believe every student has an important reason to learn a new language, something motivating them to start that is related to their passions in life. Whatever the reason may be, I like to start there and use that motivation as a springboard to jump into the specific topics that matter to you at each step of the way in your journey to English.
I strongly believe that every student learns in their own way. For this reason, I prefer to collaborate with you to come up with a tailored process to get you from where you are to where you want to be. My method is to let you take charge of your learning and to use me as a facilitator for your process.
Our lessons can be as structured as you want them to be; if you're not sure where to start, we can discuss a detailed lesson plan which can be adapted as we go. If you like to take your learning day to day, I can offer a list of topics to explore and you can pick what's piquing your interest that day.