Ms. Kit Patterson
Available by Skype
I started my teaching career with a Bachelor's degree in English from Tulane University and a TESOL Certificate. I taught English for 3 years in Turkey, and returned to Boston to earn a Master's degree from Harvard in Learning and Teaching.
In Boston, I served as Adjunct Faculty at Northeastern University and Bunker Hill Community College. At these two colleges, I taught Culture & Communication, Advanced Communication Strategies, and Speech Communications. I also co-taught Accent Modification with Dr. Barb.
Most recently, I was Assistant Professor at the English Language Institute at Bellevue College in Washington State. There, I taught college preparation classes, including Business Oral & Written Communication, and Speaking and Listening. Now, I teach English to adults part-time in Arlington, Virginia.
I have a deep appreciation for other cultures and ways of thinking. I have extensive experience with teaching speaking to people of various language backgrounds, including Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese speakers.
Throughout my years of teaching, my goal has always been to help others understand and be understood. It is very important to me that people who work with me reach a level of comfort in their English skills. I hope I can help Adastra clients with that, too!