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Hi, I'm Bonnie, and I'm not your average e-teacher! I'm a professional writer, an editor of academic literature, a researcher of language acquisition, and a masters student of linguistics; I'm also an animal lover, a collector of body art, a bike-traveler, a music enthusiast, and a keen examiner of both the human condition and the universe we inhabit. But first and foremost, I'm a certified ESL teacher with more than 13 years of experience (including 3 years as an online instructor and 2 years on Verbling).

I provide editing services (please contact me for more information) as well as more traditional online classes. I specialize in business and academic English, informal discourse and conversation, exam preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS), phonetics (the sounds of speech), and pragmatics (the use of language in the North American context, such as idioms, colloquialisms, and social conventions). I have experience teaching all levels of adults.

My hardware is a Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD webcam, and I have a high speed (25 mbps) cable internet connection.

Let's talk about your English goals and how I can help you achieve them. I hope to meet you soon!

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원어민 선생님의 전문 분야

American English
Canadian English
Adults (18+)
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

교육 경력


2017 - 2018
Master of Arts (MA)
Concordia University - Montréal, QC
Focus on second language acquisition; areas of research include textual appropriation in academic writing and computer-mediated corrective feedback.
2004 - 2008
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours
University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON
Major in English Rhetoric and Professional Writing.


2017 - 2018
Teaching Assistant
Concordia University - Montréal, QC
I am responsible for mentoring and evaluating TESL practicum students, as well as exam marking.
2017 - 2018
Research Assistant
Concordia University - Montréal, QC
I am responsible for collecting, transcribing, analyzing, and coding data for a study exploring how ESL students cite source materials in their university-level English writing courses.
2017 - 2018
Editor & Research Assistant
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue - Rouyn-Noranda, QC
I am responsible for compiling an annotated bibliography for a study concerning the use of blogs to provide written corrective feedback. I also proofread and edit research reports to be published in various academic journals for English as a second or foreign language.
2015 - 2016
English Teacher
Global T
I provided individualized tutoring sessions to Korean-speaking adult professionals over the phone and Skype, with a focus on spoken English in the academic and business spheres. I was also responsible for editing their written texts.
2014 - 2015
Assistant Teacher
Talk English Café - Toronto, ON
I assisted maintaining conversation classes consisting of 10-15 language learners and newcomers to Canada. I worked with attendees to practice their everyday and workplace communication skills by means of casual conversation and informal instruction. In 2015, I was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for my efforts.
2009 - 2014
Casualty Claims Adjuster
Belair Insurance Company - Toronto, ON
I investigated and settled auto injury claims. I dealt with a high volume of complex cases, including brain injury, fatality, and fraud. I was also extensively involved in ADR process, and represented the insurer at FSCO mediations and pre-arbitration hearings.
2008 - 2009
Administrative Assistant
Lee Dental Associates - Toronto, ON
I answered patient and phone inquiries and dealt with all insurance forms, scheduling, payments, and the balancing the accounts.
2005 - 2005
English Teacher
The Garden Korean Church - Toronto, ON
I taught grade 4 English for a Korean summer school class of language learners. Additionally, I acted as assistant teacher for grade 1 homeroom.


2015 - 2016
TESOL, Honours
University of Toronto - Toronto, ON
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
2013 - 2015
University of Toronto - Toronto, ON
Certified Risk Manager
2010 - 2013
Insurance Institute of Canada - Toronto, ON
Chartered Insurance Professional