I have a lot of experience handling different life situations and working with different sorts of people that I can use in teaching English. I have taught, written articles for a national website, and I have worked with the disabled in a variety of settings. Currently I am working part-time for my church and am looking to supplement my income. I have plenty of time to spend teaching English and I look forward to meeting people from around the world.


To provide a helpful, supportive environment in which students can feel at ease while learning English.


I love animals, movies, camping trips, and Dairy Queen ice cream. I spend all winter looking forward to the beautiful summers we have in northwest Minnesota. My cat is my best buddy but I have human friends too.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Administrative Assistant

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Assisted the pastor with various clerical tasks and assisted other parish staff with their responsibilities.

Sep 2006 - Present

Religion Teacher

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Taught the fundamentals of the Catholic faith to three years of candidates who were preparing to be received into the Catholic Church. Researched and prepared lessons and then taught the lessons in a group setting. Made myself available for questions and problems that arose. Used my website,, as a tool to supplement my teaching work with the candidates and also as a way to help teach the wider, Internet audience.

Sep 2008 - Present

Religion Teacher

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Taught several lessons introducing the fundamentals of the Catholic faith to a group of candidates who were preparing to be confirmed. Researched and prepared lessons and taught them to the candidates in a group setting.

Jan 2007 - Present

Freelance Writer

Wrote freelance articles teaching about living the Catholic faith. Continuing to maintain a relationship with the editor, who is interested in more of my work.

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008

Temporary Tech Support Analyst

Preference Personnel

Taught clients how to use a real estate property information system over the telephone.

Mar 2007 - May 2008

Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker

Creative Care for Reaching Independence

Taught life skills, personal hygiene, and coping strategies to mentally and physically disabled adults. Assisted people with their daily routines, including getting up, bathing, dressing, eating, and getting to work. Provided emotional support and understanding to people facing a number of challenges, including health problems, employment issues, financial issues, and physical disabilities. Allowed people with disabilities to live as normal a life as possible in the community.


Sep 1987 - Jan 1991

B.S. with Honors

Cornell University



Native English Speaker

I am a fully proficient speaker and writer of English with excellent grammar skills and a large vocabulary. I have a plain Midwestern accent.