Meet Your Instructor
Yvette Colbert is an experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic English teacher to non-native English language learners who has taught English to men and women from South Korea, China, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, 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.
After spending 20 years working in corporate environments including customer service, hospitality, and government service, Yvette developed a strong work ethic and a love for communication. In addition to running hotels and training 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.
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 Teaching English as a Foreign Language and she has recently completed a master’s certificate in Instructional Design.
When she's not thinking of or learning new ways to help learners become better, Yvette is reading the Bible or cozy mysteries. She also loves watching science fiction and action movies and TV shows. Star Wars , Star Trek, and Marvel are three of her favorite franchises. She also enjoys traveling and uses each travel opportunity to learn about language and culture, which are helpful when teaching. Finally, like you, Yvette is a French language learner and has studied Japanese and American Sign Language. She understands first-hand the struggles and frustrations that come with mastering a language and incorporates this know-how into her instruction.