BA, English, DePaul University
Tim first joined CMAA in 2017 as a volunteer ESL tutor and occasional teacher’s assistant after hearing about CMAA in a college class. He learned many things, both from the CMAA staff who gave him pointers and the wonderful students who shared their life stories with him (Tim still meets every week with his first tutoring student, though now it is as friends). Since February of 2020 Tim has had a new role at CMAA: ESL instructor. He teaches classes at CMAA for parents of students in CPS schools, where they go over everything from spooky Halloween costumes to making the perfect flan.
At DePaul Tim majored in English because he loves telling stories and the languages we use to tell them. To that end, Tim also has been studying Mandarin Chinese since 2016 and graduated with a minor in Chinese Language. He has also worked as a tour guide and has extensive experience working with children.
FUN FACT | Tim’s favorite thing is playing and listening to music. He’s a fan of all kinds of music, from delta blues to Ethiopian jazz to electro dance-pop, and he would enjoy nothing more than to hear about a song you love. If you are in one of his classes you have probably seen him dance on more than one occasion.