Educational Background:

B.A. in English & American Literature from the University of Southern California (U.S.C.)

Language Development Specialist Certificate

M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of California-Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)

Professional Experience:

26 years as a teacher, including...

  • 13 years teaching English, E.S.L., creative writing, and journalism to grades 4-12
  • 13 years teaching TOEFL¬†and E.S.L. to international adult students in Los Angeles
  • Private lessons in ibt TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, writing and English conversation


TOEFL Knowledge:

  • Have taught all versions of the TOEFL¬†exam (PBT, CBT, and iBT)
  • Have taught 18-hour-per-week classroom courses over a 12-week term, covering all vital skills for the new TOEFL¬†test¬†(speaking, reading, writing, listening, and vocabulary)
  • Have taught an intensive, computerized 6-hour-per-week course focusing on the integrated writing & speaking tasks on the iBT TOEFL¬†exam¬†
  • Have used the following iBT TOEFL¬†¬†books in my classes and private lessons:¬† Thomson, Delta, Cambridge, Barron's, Longman, and ETS

Helped students from the following countries achieve their iBT TOEFL goal:

Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Peru, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam

I've worked with students who were studying the iBT TOEFL for the following goals:

Undergraduate admission, graduate school, pharmacist's license, physical therapist's license, occupational therapist's license, nurse's license, dental school, veterinarian's license, art school, music school, film school, and MBA