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Who am I?

Hi there! I’m Gabbie. I received a BA in French literature and language, graduating at the top of my class from Rutgers University.

I am a CELTA-certified English teacher who is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Education. 

Aside from teaching, I like to draw, paint, cook, act, surf, travel, and eat! I have lived abroad in France, and I have traveled to:

  • France (Aix-en-provence, Paris, Marseille, Avignon, Rousillon, St. Malo)

  • Spain (Barcelona, Madrid)

  • Portugal (Lisbon)

  • Canada (Niagra Falls, Montreal, British Columbia)

  • Costa Rica

  • Japan (Tokyo, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka)

  • Mexico (Mexico City)

  • United States (New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Honolulu, Kaua’i, Alaska)

Want to see some of my artwork? Click here!


Hanalei, Kaua’i


Nara, Japan


I’ve worked with students from of all ages and abilities from all over the world. I’m so excited to learn about your culture!


Why choose me as your tutor?

Certified & Experienced

I have more than 3 years experience teaching ESL to adults at the university level. I have taught the following classes:

  • Conversation

  • Academic Presentation and Discussion/ Debate

  • Public Speaking for English Language Learners

  • Grammar (pre intermediate - advanced)

  • Pronunciation

  • Listening 

  • Reading

  • American culture

  • Test Prep: TOEFL

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I have been privately tutoring students for over 8 years. Privately, we have worked on:

  • TOEFL speaking prep: Practice the hardest part of the test in a comfortable, stress-free setting!

  • American University skills: writing emails to professors and staff, Academic discussions and presentations, figuring out the American University system

  • English for living in the United States/abroad: Already know how to have an academic discussion? That’s great, but can you hold a conversation with a cashier? Can you dispute a charge on a receipt? Do you know how to politely ask for a refund?

  • Writing: American Essay writing, proposal writing, punctuation, etc.

  • For fun! Learn to speak more spontaneously about many different subjects, learn grammar, vocabulary as you go. 

  • Business English: preparing for job interviews, CV/resume editing, writing effective emails, and presentation skills.

Patient & Understanding

Like you, I know how frustrating it can be to learn another language. I’ve studied French, Spanish, and Japanese. I usually become interested in the native languages of my students, so I have “flirted”* with languages like Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Turkish, and Indonesian. Because I’m familiar with so many languages, I tend to know where students struggle the most in English.

Furthermore, I know how frustrating it can be trying to understand native speakers and gain the confidence to keep speaking!

*to flirt in English has several meanings. In this case, I mean that I became involved in these languages in a way that wasn’t too serious.

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