I have more than twenty years of teaching experience with all ages. I have been a French immersion teacher, high school teacher, and adult education teacher. I am also now certified in English as a Second Language, and have been teaching in this area for close to ten years. My strengths are working with diverse groups of learners and creating comfortable and safe spaces for making mistakes. I thrive in an environment where I do not have to follow a rigid teaching plan, but am allowed to be creative with lessons while following a loose plan. I also excel at helping people with pronunciation. My current project is starting a language cooperative so that I and my fellow teachers and business people can work in a place that reflects our values, pays us fairly, and values us as human beings.