Everyone meet Tonya! Tonya lived in Georgia, United States before she decided to make the big move to Costa Rica and teach English. Now, she is living in the beautiful green jungle of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a small beach town in the Puntarenas Province. It is outlined by beautiful beaches and lush green jungle.
Tonya took the course in May of this year and she is currently working atHermosa Valley School located in Playa Hermosa. At this school, she is teaching Pre-kinder and kindergarten students English, basic math, science, and early literacy skills.
Her favorite teaching moments are when she uses strategies or implements games that she learned during her TEFL course. It warms her heart when she notices her students speaking English more confidently and enjoying the learning process.
On the weekends, Tonya sleeps in, recharges and rejuvenates. Then, she likes to go into town or neighboring towns, to sightsee and explore. Trying new restaurants and relaxing at the beach are activities Tonya enjoys on the regular. During this time she also respond to emails, her Facebook groups, and catches up with her family and friends. On Sundays, she attends her older sister’s church service or her Pastor’s church services via Facebook. She also enjoys surfing the web for creative ways to teach in her new environment.