Tracy Sherriff - RECE, College Faculty, Course Creation Consultant

Tracy Sherriff has always had a side hustle or two and enjoys finding ways to turn her passions into things that create additional monthly revenue. Read more about Tracy's successful side hustles and her challenge with conquering "imposter syndrome".  

 

1. Thanks for taking the time to be interviewed Tracy. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I currently teach part-time at a college in Ontario, Canada. I have been teaching in higher education since 2007 but have been a practicing Registered Early Childhood Educator since 1994. My primary focus in early childhood has been supporting children with special needs, their families, and their caregivers.  I have also tutored school-aged children and sought both informal and formal teaching opportunities within my community. I currently work in developmental services, leading a team of educators who build caregiver capacity in inclusive practice in licensed child care programs.

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Nik Peachey - Digital Product Developer, Materials Writer, Author

Nik Peachey is a very creative and well-known Digital Product Developer, Materials Writer and Author in the ELT field.  His advice about facing your fears of putting yourself out there?  "There is nothing to lose but your fear.  In the end, it comes down to the saying, It's the things you don't do and the risks you don't take that you end up regretting."

1. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you start by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I've been involved in education since about 1990. I started off teaching guitar in a prison while I was a student and when I left I did CELTA with IH in Cairo and got hooked on teaching. Since then I've migrated through teaching, teacher training, ICT training and now I work mainly in digital product development. At the moment I'm working for EtonX, an edtech company owned by Eton College, and I'm developing online courses aimed at non-native speakers of...

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Bernard Kuhn - Spanish Teacher, Website Owner and Online Teacher

Bernard Kuhn started a very useful website where he reviews online teaching companies and helps teachers navigate this relatively new world.  What has he learned about trying to start a business?  "Believe in yourself, take your lumps and keep going and remember that as a teacher you are already different from other people".  

 

  1. Welcome Bernard.  Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching in one form or another for 11 years.  I am a high school Spanish teacher in Pennsylvania, and I have also taught online for a few different companies on and off for the past 4 years.

  1. Can you describe a typical day?

I run a website www.teachenglishonlne.com where I write review articles for many different online English teaching companies.  I try to update the site at least every other day with a new company review.  A lot of...

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Adra Young - Educator, Trainer & Author

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Adra Young is a compassionate educator, trainer and author who devotes her time working with youth tackling tough topics such as race, anti-bullying, suicide prevention and reducing school suspensions.  Read more about Adra's important work and how she finds clients to share her important work.  

1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching? 

I’m currently certified to teach in the State of Indiana, USA however I'm not teaching full time at the moment.  I have taught youngsters from 1995-2016 for the Detroit Public School System.  I worked at the Detroit Impact Center as a Social Skills provider where I pinpointed the lack of resources available for both middle and high school students so I created a curriculum that addressed the concerns of youngsters facing overwhelming social dynamics.  I'm happy to report that this program was utilized in several Detroit Schools. During that time, I also...

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Dr. Marquita Blades - Educator, Consultant, Author and Talk-Show Host

Dr. Marquita Blades is an outstanding educator, consultant, author and talk-show host.  Dr. Blades says that it’s okay to want to earn more money but self-care is very important which means putting ourselves and our families first.  

  1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I am not currently teaching. I resigned in 2016 to focus on consulting full-time. I taught high school biology, chemistry, and physics for 16 years in the United States.

  1. Can you describe a typical day?

My typical day begins with me getting up at 4:00 am and I am in my office by 4:30 am. The first thing I do is respond to and send emails for action items that are currently open on my To-Do List and post/interact on social media. By mid-morning (8:00 – 11:00 am), I am working on consulting projects which include creating workshops, resources, and writing. I spend the early afternoon (11:00 am-12:30 pm) checking and responding to emails. I also use this...

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Dave Stevens - Language School Owner and Author

Dave Stevens love of learning Spanish lead to opening his own language school and publishing 10 books!  Dave says that we have to be honest about our ideas and make it about our students, not us. Dave's advice for becoming a teacherpreneur?  “If you try, the worst that can happen is that you might learn something".

 

  1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I teach at The Language School in Denver, Colorada in the United States.  I started teaching English informally in 2001 when I started learning how to speak Spanish.  My first “student” was a neighbour of mine named Juan, from Mexico.  One evening I was on my patio and he was on his, and I invited him over for a “cerveza”.  We became really good friends, and within about 6 months he was very conversational.

Later, I moved to Argentina to study Spanish full time for a year.  Everyone I came in contact with wanted to practice English...

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Jake Young - ESL Teacher and Lesson Content Developer

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Jake Young is an inspirational teacherpreneur who had to learn many technical skills to launch his website Veslio. His advice? Stop thinking and start doing. There's not a person in the world who built something from thinking - they built it from doing.  Business is the result of action and every action you take is worth taking.

 

  1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day for an interview.  Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I'm from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA but I've been living and teaching ESL for 7 and a half years in Prague, Czech Republic. I received my TEFL certification from TLH in Prague in 2010. I started off teaching a variety of different lessons for language schools in Prague. I then shifted to develop my own private practice for one-on-one / small group lessons for both teenagers and adults. Now I mostly teach private lessons for students at small and big companies in Prague.

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Taylor Sapp - ESL Teacher and Author

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Taylor Sapp is a talented teacher and writer.  Read how he used his international teaching experience and love of creative writing as inspiration for his first book.  Advice? We all have an interesting and unique story in us because we’re all unique! The key is you just have to find what that is!  

 

1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for this interview.  Let's start by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Currently, I have been teaching at ELS Portland (located at Concordia University in NE Portland, Oregon, USA) for the last 5 years.  Previously I spent about 8 years in Japan teaching English at several Universities including Meiji and Hosei in Tokyo and Sugiyama Jo Gakuen in Nagoya.

2. Can you describe a typical day?

I wake up very early ~ 5 a.m. and do writing and creative work then. I teach all day and then come home to my family and 2 young boys (2 and 4) who keep me busy in the evening!

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Curt Ford - English and Russian teacher, YouTuber and Audio Curator

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Curt Ford has turned his love of story-telling into a unique online learning experience for students and teachers.  He also has a very successful YouTube channel for students of Russian!  Find out how you can collaborate with Curt to co-promote your work as teacherprenuers.  

1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I taught Russian at the University of South Carolina, USA for 15 years; now I work from home on online projects for learners of English and Russian.

2. Can you describe a typical day?

I'm up and working by 7:30, as soon as the kids are off to school. Most of the time I'm at the laptop, looking for stories, creating supporting material for stories, wrestling with WordPress, or planning, recording, and editing a video tutorial. I do try to remember to go for walks at least once a day, since stepping away from the screen is sometimes the best way to get unstuck or get a new idea.

For the most part I work at home, though...

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Lina Marcela Gómez Quintero - ELT Teacher, Coach, STEAM Consultant

Lina Marcela Gómez Quintero wears many hats as a teacherpreneur in Colombia.  Find out why she believes that empathy and assertive communication have helped her become a successful teacherpreneur. Also, learn how her projects are positively changing the educational landscape in her country.

1.  Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

Currently, I teach English at Colegio de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, in Medellín (Colombia), where I also am Homeroom Teacher for the Ninth grade. I have been teaching here since September 2017, but my teaching experience started more than 10 years ago. In addition, I am STEAM teacher, coach, and consultant.

2.   Can you describe a typical day?

A typical day starts at 6:00 am. After saying hello to my colleagues and students walking through the corridors, I meet Jorge Hugo, my workmate (here, English teachers work in pairs: one teacher is with Basic Level students and the...

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