Kim Carroll is a perfect example of a multi-tasking teacherpreneur. Find out how she juggles teaching, training and managing two businesses and why she is writing a workbook for teachers moving overseas that focuses on intercultural transition.
1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I currently run an ESL teacher training company called English for Life Academy www.english-forlife.com and an intercultural training company called Catalyst Intercultural www.catalystintercultural.com in the U.S.
Among many other jobs, my teaching load includes:
2. How long have you been teaching?
I began teaching ESL in 1999.
3. Can you describe a typical teaching day?
Not really, there are no typical days, it seems! :-) I own English for...
Monique Simpson teaches English online and in her unique tea shop in Otavalo, Ecuador. Now that is creative!
Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
I teach in Otavalo, Ecuador (South America).
How long have you been teaching?
I started teaching as a TA in 2004. In August 2005, I went to Japan to teach in the Jet Programme.
Can you describe a typical teaching day?
I teach Chinese students online Sun-Sat (every day) starting as early as 3:30 a.m. to as late as 10 a.m. For these lessons, I do a little prep, which consists of finding pictures/videos to go along with the pre-made PPT lesson.
Then I teach English at my new English center. Sometimes I teach young learners in the morning or conversation class at night. I also have English lessons at my tea shop called “English Tea.” We have tea and cupcakes while chatting in English. It is a conversation course for intermediate and advanced students.
What do you do in your spare time to relax?...