Born in Valdese, Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America, not unlike my father, I love the great outdoors. I am happiest around the people I love while camping, hiking, rappelling, canoeing, or just lying back and looking at star constellations during a clear night.
My specializations include land navigation and orienteering, teaching Spanish and English to foreign language learners in addition to cross-cultural and nonverbal communication.
Beforehand, I spent about eleven years in total military service where I worked with and cross-trained different military units throughout Europe and Botswana, Africa, spending most of my time in Italy, Germany, and Spain. While serving in the US and abroad, I received emergency lifesaving training, enabling me to help, save, and sustain individuals in dire need. In addition to a love of life, I took the concepts of morality, discipline, tact, respect, and honor with me upon exiting active duty military service, values that I constantly implement into my classrooms.
I have been teaching the Spanish language since 1999 and started teaching English in 2000. I started teaching in the US and then had the opportunity to teach Spanish in Mexico thereafter. Later, I found myself teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China for almost six years with opportunities arising for me to also teach Spanish and basic Italian, ranging from kindergarten, elementary school, both junior and senior high school, and both undergraduate and graduate level students.
Moreover, I have been teaching on-line now for over twelve years and have built my on-line school by myself. In my virtual classrooms, I utilize different teaching platforms, depending on course requirements and student demand. I integrate audio and video into my courses and offer both asynchronous and real-time classes for my students around the globe. I offer a large quantity of free content on my web site, but over ninety percent of my on-line school requires course enrollment. Students and teachers either interested in learning from me or working with me should view the Admissions page.
My previous military and teaching experiences have given me the opportunity to have visited, worked and lived in over seventeen countries. Multiculturalism has became such a part of me that once in a while, I have to question just who I am, having taken positive qualities from all the cultures that I have been exposed to. After having acquired a great depth of knowledge regarding cross-cultural and nonverbal communication, my hopes and wish are to help and support my students, regardless of their geographical location, to realize their academic and professional goals with celerity.
My on-line school students generally surpass their expectations concerning the IELTS, TOEFL iBT, and other English proficiency examinations while my business students receive strategic professional training and consultation to successfully prepare them towards promotions in their current company, salary raise negotiation or finding and landing a better job position, usually in multi-national corporations. Furthermore, I also work with universities to offer both campus and on-line learning for higher education specifically for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees while also providing scholarship and grant opportunities for my students. I urge my domestic and international students to feel free to contact me with any questions about studying in the US or abroad.
Currently, I find myself teaching primarily on-line although I integrate my on-line school into my physical classrooms whenever feasible, as my virtual classrooms enable me to reach out to my current and previous outstanding students around the globe.
Eric Paul Monroe
Full Immersion Virtual Classroom, Founder