Babi Kruchin has been teaching at the American Language Program since 1999. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from Hunter College and is a Certified teacher trainer for the Certificate of Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) by the University of Cambridge/ Royal Society of Arts. Kruchin teaches academic courses from beginners to advanced, and specializes in teaching academic writing for international students. She regularly teaches a course for incoming international students at the School of Social Work. She has trained ESL teachers on both campus and online courses in Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has presented in various TESOL conferences, and is currently organizing teacher development events for NYS TESOL. Among other publications, she has contributed to Teacher Development Interactive, Pearson. Her interests lie in teacher education, teaching academic writing, and on the effective use of technology in the classroom.