Hi! My name is Natalia and I am a TESOL-Certified English teacher from the United States. I specialize in workforce readiness English, but have experience teaching learners of all levels, with a range of different goals. I first started teaching English in the United States, working with primarily adult learners from all over the world. Now I live in Guatemala where I work at an international K-12 school, teaching English Language Learners ages 4 to 17. Working with students from all over the world has always been a wonderful experience and I am so happy and excited to continue doing so with Verbling!
Major: International Relations Minors: Political Science, Ethnic Studies, African Studies
National Geographic Explorer
Producer/Director for National Geographic-funded documentary entitled Komora: To Heal. Winner of special jury short subjects award at Houston International Film Festival and broadcast on PBS World in 2014.
Atitlan Multicultural Academy - Panajachel, Guatemala
Teaches English Language Learners at international K-12 school in Guatemala
2013 - 2015
Association Nuevos Horizontes - Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Tutored small children (ages 4-6) in English and other subjects
2012 - 2013
Refugee Workforce English Program Coordinator
Lincoln Literacy Council - Lincoln, Nebraska
Managed nonprofit English program for adult refugees resettling in the United States
2016 - 2016
TESOL certification is an internationally recognized qualification to teach English to non-native speakers