Podcast Episode 61 – Broadway

Hi Students! Wow, it has really been a while since my last blog post and podcast episode. I am sorry it has taken me so long, but if you have been following me on Facebook, you know that I have been pretty busy traveling and working at a new part-time job. I have been teaching […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 60 – Water Parks

Wow! I finally got a new podcast episode out to you all! Thank you for waiting. I apologize for taking so long, but I imagine you understand how busy I have been this summer with my three kids, teaching so many students online and having fun! One of the fun things we did toward the […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 59 – Small Town Festivals

It’s that time of year again — time for small town festivals!! Throughout the U.S. during the spring and summer small town communities celebrate a variety of things such as flowers, fruits, vegetables and important historical events. During these celebrations, the local community hosts a wide variety of fun events, including parades, carnivals, games, parties […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 58 – Household Budget

In this new episode, I talk about what is included in a household budget. You will learn vocabulary related to the types of income and expenses you might have and the typical things are that you must include in your household budget if you live here in the U.S. – like rent, utilities, groceries and […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 57 – Junie B. Jones

Reading easy chapter books is a great way to improve your understanding of everyday English and learn a lot about American culture. In this episode, I introduce you to one of the feistiest American kindergartners – Junie B. Jones.     Junie B. Jones is the main character in the series of books of the […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 56 – Neuroplasticity and Brain Games

In this podcast episode, you will learn about neuroplasticity and how people are healing themselves of learning disabilities and brain injuries. I recently read three books related to this topic, and in this episode, I give you a brief description of each book and I talk about some of the latest research in this field. I […] Read more »

Reading Lesson – The Cost of Paying Attention

Hi Students! This past Saturday I taught a reading lesson to a group class on Verbling. Together we read through an opinion piece from the New York Times entitled “The Cost of Paying Attention” by author Matthew Crawford. I really liked the article as I think it discusses an important and timely issue. The author uses […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 55 – Talking About Your Day

In this episode, I give you some pointers on how to talk about your day. I teach you some useful phrasal verbs and use them a lot in the example I give, in which I talk about one of my typical days. Learning how to talk about your daily routine is a useful skill for […] Read more »

Little Free Libraries

Slow Speed (4:50) Normal Speed (3:19) A few months ago, I was taking a walk around my neighborhood and I noticed a cute little box with a chair next to it. The box was shaped like a little house and was sitting atop a pole. Inside, there were books! I opened the little door and rummaged […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 54 – Talent is Overrated

Hi Students! If you have gone through my “7 Strategies for English Fluency” course and/or you have listened to some of my podcasts, then you probably know by now that one of my areas of interest is personal achievement and success. I am especially interested in how people learn and achieve mastery. As an English coach (teacher/tutor), […] Read more »