Julie Vorholt - ESL Instructor, Writer, Editor & Consultant

consultant editor usa Jan 20, 2019

Julie Vorholt's career path hasn't followed one direct path which has provided her with opportunities to develop many skills.  Julie shares a productivity tip which helped her to balance teaching and editing a massive new book for TESOL.  


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

I have been teaching ESL, EFL, and English for over 20 years. Since 2006, I’ve been teaching ESL at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA while also working as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant.  

It may interest other teacherpreneurs to know that my career path has not followed one direct path. My entire career has been dedicated to the field of education, but I have not always worked in the classroom. For example, I worked as Employer Relations Coordinator at the San Jose State University Career Center and the Enrollment Manager and...

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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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Karin Heuert Galv√£o - EFL Teacher, Teacher Trainer, ELT Consultant and School Director

Karin Heuert Galvão is the ultimate multi-tasker - mother, EFL teacher, teacher trainer, ELT consultant and school director.  Read Karin's advice about wearing one's "teacher hat” and “businesswoman hat”. 

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I currently teach at i-Study Interactive Learning, a language school based in São Paulo, Brazil.

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 16 years.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

I start very early in the morning, because my first lesson is at 7 a.m., however I don’t need to worry about being stuck in traffic for hours, because all my morning lessons are online. God bless the Internet!

I teach online from 7 to 11 a.m., and then I get ready, pack my things and go to a company close to my house, where I teach General English, Business English and work as a consultant. I stay there until 2 p.m., then I come home, have a quick lunch and I am back online by...

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