Owner and Instructor
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Aimee Zaring has taught ESOL (English For Students of Other Languages) for over eight years through Catholic Charities, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Jefferson Co. Public Schools, Global LT, and individual corporate clients, including McDonalds and Galt House Hotel. Being an ambassador of her city and helping immigrants gain confidence and assimilate into their new community through better communication skills is one of her driving passions.
Zaring earned an MFA in Writing from Spalding University and a BA in English and Psychology from Bellarmine University. She is the recipient of two artist enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council. Her first book, Flavors From Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods (University Press of Kentucky), won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Charity/Fundraising Cookbook in North America.
A Unique Approach: Not your average ABCs and 123s . . .
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What they're saying. . .
“Aimee demonstrated a talent for tailoring the course to what the company and students needed. I believe that this is what sets her apart. Aimee handled manners in a professional manner and invested time in and out of the classroom on developing a program that was mutually beneficial for the company and students . . . . In class, Aimee thrived at delivering lessons in a manner that all students could understand. She accounted for various comprehension levels and spoke in a very clear manner that all students appreciated. She created lessons that were engaging and encourages students to step out of their comfort zone. I believe the confidence the students gained will be the most beneficial to them and will benefit them not only in their English speaking but also in their day to day life.”
Matthew Johns, Human Resources Generalist
Paradise Tomato Kitchens
“Aimee‘s excellent communication skills, positive outlook and pleasing personality enhance her exceptional teaching abilities. Aimee’s willingness to accept challenges and her tenacity to contribute thoughtful, well-reasoned approaches helped us solve difficult problems in implementing an ESL program.”
Brett Steele, Dir. of Learning & Development
Galt House Hotel