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Ann Marie Tamayo


Ann Marie Tamayo has been teaching English as a Second Language to adults for over 25 years. Proudly from Queens, New York, Ann Marie began her ESL career in Quito, Ecuador teaching professionals interested in studying in the U.S. at the Fulbright Commission. After six years, she returned to New York and taught at various institutions of higher learning including Queens Community College, St. John’s University, and The New York Institute of Technology. In 2016, Ann Marie moved to North Carolina to teach at  Wake Tech. and NC State.  As the Citizenship Education Coordinator at a North Carolina nonprofit, Ann Marie has taught citizenship education classes to legal permanent residents preparing for the citizenship interview for more than four years. In addition to her extensive classroom experience, Ann Marie taught online long before Zoom was ubiquitous. Two interesting online teaching experiences included coaching the Peruvian ambassador in Quito and working with the Executive President of the Charles Darwin Foundation, an international non-profit dedicated to research and protecting the Galapagos Islands. Ann Marie is a dedicated reader and podcast listener and really loves watching movies and listening to music. She also loves working on puzzles and spending time with her family, friends and two beautiful dogs.



Masters of Arts  – Applied Linguistics, Queens College

Bachelor Of Arts – Psychology, Hofstra University