Teacher Highlight: Sonia Gurbaxani

Sonia Gurbaxani

Level 3

What is your educational background and teaching experience?

B.A in Psychology,Early Childhood Education.

Why do you like teaching?

“According to me, it’s the most satisfying feeling when you are able to help someone by teaching them.”

Why did you choose to teach ESL students?

“EFI is an international school. We have students from all over the world.  Personally, because I have lived in many different countries, I think I'm a good fit."

What have you learned from your students?

“Oh my gosh!! I learn something new every day: their traditions, culture, habits and food."

Do you have a funny story connected to teaching ESL students?

“Oh yes! Because some students speak softly, I told one class that I was deaf, so they need to talk loudly.They really believed me, and when I met one student outside of school he started talking so loudly because he thought I was deaf!!"

What are some of your hobbies or things that you enjoy?

Reading, cooking, walking

Patricia says,

“When I started at English for Internationals, Sonia was my first teacher. I was afraid to speak English, but she made me improve my English very well in one term. She encouraged  me not to be afraid of making mistakes, and I’m proud of my current English because she gave me confidence in myself. She is an amazing teacher. She has high expectations of students, and it really pays off!”