Ellie is an accomplished English teacher and Charlottesville native with seven years experience teaching in-person ESL classes to individuals and groups from Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as teaching online classes to students and professionals of all language levels around the world. Ellie has always been a lover of language and cultural immersion. Since her graduation from the University of Virginia in 2006, she has lived primarily outside of the US, teaching English and learning new languages, and having the many, many adventures living abroad affords. She is also an artist and a designer, and helped to start two international businesses while she was living in Rwanda from 2010-2012. Certified for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Ellie infuses her love of language, her business experience and her multi-cultural understanding into her ESL lessons.