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Rebecca Riisness
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About Me

I love teaching, and I work with all sorts of students. I have many methods, but mainly, the student's needs informs the direction that we take.

I teach because I love humans and it's great to watch the different directions that people take.

Teacher Experience

I have been teaching since 2008. I started in the states by privately tutoring ESL students from China. Then I began working at a tutoring center in Oklahoma called The Umbrella, where I tutored students in reading, English, and basic maths.

I’ve also lived and worked in France, teaching English as a foreign language in two middle schools. While living in France I also got to privately tutor several children.

In the Czech Republic, where I have been living and teaching since 2012, I’ve worked mainly as a teacher at the International Montessori School of Prague where I worked as an assistant to the Toddler and Primary classrooms, and also served as the Music and Theatre Teacher. I worked there for 6 years.

I also worked at Vrbicky Montessori School, where I worked with students ages 6-12.

In 2016 I worked for Prague Youth Theatre, where I taught theatre and directed a show with elementary children.

In 2017 I worked as an independently contracted director for Story Theatre, where I directed “The Tempest” with an awesome group of kids.

I currently own Music Together® Bohemia Sings, a family music course for families with children ages 0-5.

The majority of my work is with children, but I have also had adult students. Our focus with the adults was conversation and grammar.

Lesson Style

The lesson style depends on the student and their needs and wishes. I have many teaching games and materials that I use, but I also work with conversation, grammar, and vocabulary. The majority of my lessons are in-person. It takes several lessons to get to know each other and feel comfortable. I get a sense of what the student needs from what they tell me and what they show me. I begin lessons by asking what that student is interested in. I then build lessons based on what they are interested in and in that context I hedge vocabulary, conversation, reading, spelling, grammar, etc.

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Work Experience
2015 - 2016

A teacher of traditional chinese culture course in NSLI-Y Summer Program Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai

2014 - Present

Online/Offline Mandarin and Chinese Culture Teacher Private Online/Offline Teaching

2014 - Present

English Teacher for primary and middle school students Private

2014 - 2018

Bachelor's - English

2014 - 2018

Bachelor's - Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages


Certificate of Completion Beijing Normal University 5th International Youth Leadership Program


Teacher qualification certificate Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China


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