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EC San Diego Teacher Profile: Autumn Garrett!

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“Hi! My name is Autumn Garrett and I am an ESL teacher at EC San Diego!

A little about me:

“I’m originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (located in the center of the USA), but I have been living here in beautiful San Diego for almost a year.

“On the weekends I love to explore San Diego and the surrounding areas, and venture up the coast for the incredible beaches and wine tasting at local vineyards. I’m also a big movie buff and love sitting in the theater with a big bucket of popcorn watching action movies and comedies.

“My favorite spots in San Diego are…the beaches!!  Each beach on SD’s coast has a different type of energy, and they are all worth checking out.

A little about my teaching background with ESL:

“I became a teacher because ever since I was a child, I just knew it’s what I should be. I am a native English speaker and have been an ESL teacher for 4 years; I spent two years teaching English in South Korea.

“I have an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). I love teaching ESL!”

A little about my classes at EC San Diego:

“How would I describe my General English classes at EC San Diego? Amazing, of course! Beyond making learning English fun and effective, I really like to emphasize class participation in the classroom. My style of teaching is very interactive! I try to make my classroom as comfortable as possible so that my students feel free to express their ideas.

“I do not want them to ever feel afraid to make mistakes. Making mistakes is a part of learning! I like to use everything I have learned from all my teaching to create interesting, challenging and fun lessons for my students.”

Can’t wait to start your ESL lessons at EC San Diego? Here are some great tips for learning English that I always tell my students:

  1. Read books written in English, guys! Choose books that are interesting to you, whether crime novels or science fiction. Reading a book in English will greatly improve your vocabulary, grammar, and writing.
  2. After finishing the book, write a summary of what you read.
  3. Talk about these books – and everything else – to every fluent English speaker you can find!
  4. Practice English on your own by reading, writing, speaking, or listening – there are endless resources for every student learning English at EC San Diego, so why not use them?

-Autumn Garrett



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