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Yvette Colbert

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Yvette Colbert is an experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic English teacher to non-native English language learners who has taught English to learners from South Korea, China, Italy, French-speaking countries in Western Africa, Spanish-speaking countries in South America, and learners from countries in Central Europe. She also spent three and a half years living and teaching Business English in Japan.

Before moving to Japan, Yvette spent 20 years working in corporate environments including customer service, hospitality, and government service where she developed analytical skills and a strong work ethic. In addition to running hotels and training all hotel employees, she has conducted seminars on how to write résumés, motivating employees, creating better customer service experiences, serving guests with disabilities, training and retraining team members as well as technical seminars on using property management systems. She also has an extensive background in coaching owners and operators in sales, marketing, operations, and revenue management. She shares this experience with her students to enhance their learning and understanding of American business culture.


After entering the English language education industry full-time, she quickly advanced in her field from instructor to assessor and mentor. As an assessor, Yvette interviewed and evaluated potential students and recommended level-appropriate curriculum for placement into the English language program. As a mentor, she observed and provided feedback to new and developing English language instructors to promote professional growth and to enhance their teaching skills.

Yvette is a certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and a certified Business English instructor. Additionally, she has a master’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Education with a special focus in TEFL. She is currently pursuing a master’s certificate in Instructional Design.


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