Joshua (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Joshua Vise. I have a master of Arts in communication as well as a master of education in curriculum instruction . I’m also certified in English Language and arts of instructor for the state of Missouri USA. I teach online Literature classes to this program.

M Jon Levin (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I enjoy working with the Sprout Program because I believe in building bridges toward the future. I always tell my students that English is no better than Chinese or any language. There is just more opportunity to use it in the world. I see English as a tool, not a language of privilege. It's not my language. It's anyone's language who wants to learn it.

Jeremy Applestein (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I've been working with the Sprout program since 2013 and even had the wonderful opportunity to visit some of my students in China for the first Sprout Summer Camp! Over the past years it's been a privilege to work with adults and children of various native languages, teaching and tutoring in the classroom setting as well as online.

Laura

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have taught English for over 25 years in four different countries. My students have been all ages and levels from native speaker to complete novice. I've lived overseas for 20 years in two different countries which gives me special insight into learning a new language.


Deborah Bluestein (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hello. My name is Deborah, but most of my students know me as "Teacher Dora." I've been teaching Creative Writing and Language Arts/Grade 2-3/Treasures classes at Sprout since January of 2014. I love my Sprout students! I find them to be curious, eager to participate, and always open to just the right amount of silliness required to make learning fun.

Lan Le (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Lan Le. I graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. I’ve also done graduate work in History and obtained a teaching credential from the California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis in Social Science.

Amber Allen (Canada)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Amber Allen. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have had the privilege to teach ESL for 7 years now. I have taught all types of levels across the ages of 3-50! I am currently teaching ESL in a university in South Korea.

Apple (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Laura and I am from a place that is very famous around the world, New York. I live about an hour away from many exciting sights such as The Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty.


Eddie (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Eddie, and I live near San Francisco California. I have always been fascinated with other cultures, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Sprout team! It is with great honor to be part of a group that spends their time and resources on teaching children.

Jessica (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hello my name is Jessica deCamp, but call me Jessi for short!I like to do many things for fun. Some of my hobbies include cooking, spending time with my family, reading, and listening to music! I wish I was able to play an instrument.

Monica (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Children soak up languages like a sponge! Having children learn a language young is so important and really furthers the success of their future! Once a child learns more than one language, he or she is then capable of learning many more!

Olivia (Canada)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Working with Sprout gives me the chance to share my love of learning with others. I enjoy being able to interact with my students in a smaller classroom setting. This allows me to tailor the classes to address each child's needs. It is very fulfilling to see the students make progress as they become more familiar with the English language.


Melissa

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hi! My name is Melissa. I was born in California, USA. This state is known for its beautiful weather and sunshine.

Carlos (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

This project is a great opportunity to link teachers and students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds. That makes it a great opportunity to grow and learn not only a new language but how to interact with people from different cultures from all around the world.

Allie (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Teaching children a second-language is such a smart thing to do as a parent. What they learn in their early stages of life truly affects their entire future! I am very happy that you are making such a wonderful investment in your child, and it is one that you will not regret.

Joyce(USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hello! I'm Teacher Joy! Over the past 15 years, I have taught English to students living in the United States, Mexico and in several other countries on the internet in classrooms and one-on-one.


Tiev Miller (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have 8 years of experience teaching students whose ages range from elementary school through university level. I have also taught post-graduate adult and mature learners. I have lived in 6 different countries in the past 10 years and have visited over 30 countries as both a tourist and guest instructor.

Misty (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have been teaching for Sprout since the Spring of 2014. I believe that this online program is a fantastic opportunity for both students and teachers to learn and grow from one another. I love to teach, especially reading and writing.

Marianne Spilberg (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

As a teacher for Sprouts, I am committed to helping students achieve their goals. After my teaching experience in China, it became clear to me that although reading and writing was taught effectively, speaking skills still require more attention.

Ryan (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have just started working with the Sprout Program and am very impressed it so far. From what I've noticed, all of the students do their homework and are well prepared for class.


Maria (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in New York for 5 years to children kindergarten-5th grade. My husband, daughters and I moved to North Carolina in 2005. Both my husband and I taught ESL in North Carolina up until June 2014.

Amy (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

like my classes to be COMFORTABLE and I'm very patient because this helps students learn more quickly. I have studied Spanish and I know how difficult (and sometimes embarrassing) it can be to learn a new language.

Amila (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

Amila currently holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business Studies and earned her TESOL certificate shortly after graduating. Before teaching literature with Sprout, Amila worked at a stock market trading firm, then taught English online to students all over the world. She has worked with Chinese, Russian, Spanish, French, German, and Korean students in the past several years.

Chris

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hello future Sprout students! My name is Chris and I’m from the USA. I graduated from Troy University in Alabama where I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work. In 2008, I decided to change careers and become an English teacher, so I obtained my CELTA teaching certificate from Cambridge University before moving abroad.


Keepa

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hello. My name is Keepa. Im from New Zealand. I love sports, music and I have a passion for languages. My love for languages comes from my father who can speak about 7 languages, Chinese being one of them. I unfortunately can only speak 4 languages so I have a few more to learn before I can beat my father.

Rachelle (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Rachelle and I am currently a High School Biology Teacher in the state of California in United States. Through my graduate studies at Pepperdine University, I immediately implemented the educational practices and learning theories in the classroom to address multiple intelligences.

John Stubley (UK)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I am very excited about being part of the Sprout program and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of making classes interesting, fun and, above all, useful for my students. It is important to me that my students feel at ease and comfortable, and I work very hard to maintain a positive, relaxed classroom atmosphere in which my students are happy and eager to learn from, and contribute to, our classes.

Alana

Teacher Biographical Statement

Hello! My Name is Alana.I have my Bachelor degree in Education, and I minored in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.) I have over 10 years of teaching experience, and have been teaching online for about 2 years.


Ana (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have 8 years experience teaching English both online and in the classroom from the elementary to university levels. I'm also completely fluent in Spanish. I've taught students from all around the world including USA, China, Mexico and 3 other countries. I’ve worked with Magic English from Disney, Cambridge literature and methods, as well as the Treasures and Wonders publications. I have also done TOEFL preparation.

Angelica

Teacher Biographical Statement

I love teaching English online! An online classroom is perfect for a little one's listening comprehension skills since they need to pay greater attention to what is said. Also, it means a student is happy in the comfort of their own home. This creates the perfect environment for learning!

Charlaine (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have taught English as a Second Language in the Canadian School Board along with various other subjects. After receiving my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate, I have also enjoyed teaching private ESL classes.

Arlen

Teacher Biographical Statement

I'm a teacher with Sprout Education online. I live in Bradenton Florida, USA. I've been teaching for about 4 years now. I attended the Canadian Institute of English, learning how to teach English through newly researched applied neuroscience methods. Things such as the communicative approach, chaos theory, and the audio lingual method.


Doug

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have written a book of stories about amazing people and events, and I am currently working on my second book now. I think that reading and speaking about interesting stories is a great way for students to learn and have fun using English in class. This type of study also works very well in an online class, and I have had great experiences teaching stories using the Sprout program.

Gabriella

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Gabriella. I live on a beautiful tropical island called St. John located in the United States Virgin Islands! It has brought me so much joy to meet such sweet, smart and creative children with Sprout for over one Year!

Harry

Teacher Biographical Statement

Working with Sprout has giving me the opportunity to become familiar with a wonderful culture I knew very little about. I give my students the opportunity to share stories about their vacations or what they did at school that week. In my classes, I like to use visuals such as pictures or videos so students can make a better connection with the stories we are reading about.

Ashley

Teacher Biographical Statement

My name is Ashley Truax and I am currently an Alabama resident of the United States. Being apart of the Sprout learning program is something I am most proud of. Teaching children and helping them along their journey of learning English is my passion and I am so thankful for this opportunity.


Kai

Teacher Biographical Statement

I love working with Sprout because I believe in the benefits of teaching English online. Online learning helps improve a person’s language comprehension because it requires more listening and focus. I love seeing my students improve their English and it brings me great joy as their teacher.

Kendall (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I love teaching for Sprout because I really like seeing children enjoy their classes while learning English. My students know me as a patient teacher who makes class exciting and fun. The thing that makes me the happiest is when I see my students try hard and progress.

Brianna (USA)

Teacher Biographical Statement

One of the things I most enjoy doing is teaching. I have been a volunteer teacher for a number of years. I am learning Spanish and American Sign Language, so I know the struggles and joys of learning a new language. My TESOL certificate has helped me to expand my skills and also to help others of various ages and backgrounds.

Celaisa

Teacher Biographical Statement

I believe that learning English should be interactive and fun! Learning a new language is a bridge to the world and a way to make new friends. I hope we can all become new friends soon. I am committed to your success at learning English.


Devon

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have been teaching English to children of all levels for 4 years. My goal is always to keep the lesson fun and educational. When you are smiling and having fun, it is easier to learn.

Ian

Teacher Biographical Statement

I believe that learning should be engaging and I try to incorporate that into my lessons. In the past I have tutored in music as well as English, teaching in a classroom and online setting for many different nationalities. I have TESOL qualifications and have been a volunteer teacher for over 5 years!

Jill

Teacher Biographical Statement

I am very excited to be teaching at Sprout. The students I have had in my classes are great! I am from Illinois, a state in the U.S. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. I earned a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. This led me to teaching.

Katie

Teacher Biographical Statement

My passion is literature and creative writing. I have an MFA in Fiction from Purdue University and I have taught writing for eight years. If you would like to not only read and analyze novels on an advanced level, but also write your own stories by studying the techniques of great writers, you will find yourself at home in one of my classes.


Jason Palmer (Canada)

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Master of Education (M.Ed. in TESOL). I have been working as an E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) instructor since 2003. I have taught all ages of students (from kindergarten to adult) and I have loved every minute of it! For the past 10 years, I have been teaching English conversation and TOEIC at Daegu University.

Kurt

Teacher Biographical Statement

I am an American teacher in China. I invite you to consider taking on-line classes with me. I teach reading, grammar, and science. I will be very happy to have you in my classroom. I believe my teaching is effective. And, I always welcome your interaction with questions and comments too !

Shelagh

Teacher Biographical Statement

I worked as a teacher's assistant and visual language interpreter for the deaf. I conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on different learning needs (including students with Autism, ADD, ADHD and Down's Syndrome). I also taught English language skills to Deaf and hard-of-hearing students from kindergarten to grade 12.

Brady

Teacher Biographical Statement

I have been working with children for the last 10 years, tutoring and teaching elementary aged children. I find working with children extremely fulfilling as well as rewarding. I am so excited to be a part of the Sprout program to help children expand their vocabulary and learn English, thus opening up so many opportunities for their future.


Rozanne Hepworth (Canada)

Teacher Biographical Statement

20 years of teaching experience
BA - English Literature Major
BEd - Majored in Elementary/Middle School aged students
MEd - Majored in Distance Learning

Manny

Teacher Biographical Statement

My hometown is New York. That’s also where I got my advance TESL Certification through the Canadian Institute Of English. where I learned how to apply 40 neuroscience based methods in my teaching, helping the students learn faster and more efficiently while having fun.

Mariela

Teacher Biographical Statement

I enjoyed several years working in a classroom with students of many cultures. My specialties are teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) and Bilingual students. I received my TESOL certification last year through an Advanced Methods course. I also have experience teaching adults in my volunteer work that I have done for 8 years.

Marinus (Canada)

Teacher Biographical Statement

My real passion is learning and teaching languages. While completing a degree that focused on language acquisition methodology, I learned that there are more than 40 different ways and methods to study a language, all of which are based on research of how young children learn their mother tongue.