Greg K.


BA - Goddard College (Vermont)
TEFL (2007)

I am originally from rural Maine, and though I really like to spend time in different parts of the world, I consider the Northeastern US my home. I got my BA from Goddard College in Vermont, focusing on Environmental Studies and and Writing and Literature. After graduating, I spent several years living in small eco-village communities in New York state, doing organic farming and working with developmentally disabled people. I then moved to Boston for about then years during which time I worked in early childhood education and completed a Masters in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing at Antioch New England.

I got interested in teaching English as a second language after discovering that I love to travel and get to know different cultures. I got my TEFL certification from Boston Academy of English in 2007. Since then I have spent a significant amount of time in Latin America, specifically Brazil, Colombia, and parts of Central America. During that time I have taught ESL both in the classroom and online. I have many reasons for loving to teach English. First, it's a great way to get to know people from other parts of the world. Also,I really like being able to help people move closer to their language-learning goals. I personally love language. I love how the challenge and excitement of learning a new language and I love how many new doors of communication it opens. I like sharing this excitement with others by teaching as well as learning.

In addition to studying language (Spanish and Portuguese so far) and traveling, I love listening to music (everything from jazz to punk rock to samba) and working on sustainable