WHAT IS MAESTRO?
Maestro means many things. Maestro means teacher, in Spanish. It also means conductor, as in a conductor of a symphony. A maestro is an accomplished performer. Maestro’s main focus is teaching English and one of the areas of expertise offered by Maestro is American English pronunciation, which is akin to teaching music. Hence, you can see why Maestro is maestro.
Maestro’s founder and primary instructor is Cara Fulton.
Cara holds a Master’s degree in adult education from the University of the District of Columbia and is a Peace Corps veteran (Honduras). She currently teaches English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at George Washington University. She also taught advanced English as a Second Language at Howard University for 15 years previously. In 2007 she earned the Outstanding Service Award there.
Cara being awarded Outstanding Service Award in 2007 by Dr. Berry of Howard University
From 1999 to today, she has become known as “Crossroads Cara” from her success in the distance learning program to Africa with the African Virtual University. Using Crossroads Café (and other materials), students in Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, Niger, Cameroon, Benin, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Burundi learned a great deal of cross-cultural communication in this high-tech English program. In 2002, she gave a speaking tour to students at several AVU sites in West Africa.
She’s well acquainted with many of the adult education programs in DC through her affiliation with D.C. LEARNs, the city-wide adult coalition. She edited their newsletter, The Coalition Builder, their first eight years.
Through Maestro, LLC, she teaches advanced pronunciation, business English, workplace communication, and professional development workshops. Clients include individuals and groups at government agencies, international organizations, hospitals, and hotels.