Kathryn Good has more than fifteen years of experience working with English language programs. Kathryn joined the Summer ICE program in 2014. She started her career teaching English to high school students in Hungary. In 2010, Kathryn joined the United Nations to serve as English coordinator, where she was responsible for English language training for diplomats and staff in New York, at the offices away from headquarters, and in peacekeeping missions.
Jeff was born in California, and raised in the small town of Port Orchard, WA. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Hamline University. Immediately after graduation, Jeff flew off to Madagascar to teach English with the U.S Peace Corps. He taught English to middle school students as well as adults. While in Madagascar, Jeff learned to speak the local language and enjoyed untold hours of conversation in the local marketplace. After completing his service with the Peace Corps, Jeff travelled to South Africa and Egypt. He has also traveled to France.
Oral Fluency Skills
Laurie Nesbitt was born in Washington, D.C. and spent her childhood in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Scotland. After graduating from the University of Tampa, she volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal, where she worked as a forester and lived with the Tharu people of the Inner Terai. When Laurie returned to the U.S., she earned her MA TESOL at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and went on to teach in California, Florida, and Sri Lanka.
Curriculum and materials development
Teaching the four skill areas of English
ESP training at all levels and various purposes for both native and nonnative English speakers.
Thanks to her adventurous spirit and an interest in traveling, Natasha has been teaching overseas for the past seven years. She just finished a teaching position in the United Arab Emirates.
Academic reading and writing
Materials and curriculum development
Certified IELTS Examiner
Skills Course TEFL Express Teaching Training Course (in progress)
Viewpoints II Student Workbook Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)
Do Workshops Work? A Trainer’s/Trainees’ Dairy Study (co-author) TESOL Arabia Journal
Picturing America: Teaching American Culture and Language Through Art (Editor and contributor)Lesson Plans for English Teachers in Russia, Published by U.S. Department of State
When Silence Speaks: A Reader for English 203 Writers A Custom Published textbook created for American University of Beirut, Published by Pearson/ Longman
Book review of Making Connections by Kenneth Pakenham TESOL Quarterly, Winter 2005, pp. 800-802