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Hallo Teacher Spotlight: Trisha | The Coolest Crayon of the Craft

The Coolest Crayon of the Craft

Take a deeper look into the life of Hallo’s charismatic teacher Trisha—and you will find her awesomeness to be the inspiration for any modern sci-fi, cartoon, or thriller movie—or comedic sitcom—that the world loves. Trisha is that cool!

Trisha has a dynamic personality and passion for all things fun. It is noticeable by anyone who gets to know her, so Hallo students are in for an exciting hop-on!


Fun Stuff ‘Bout Trisha

Though she is a native of Orem, Utah, Trisha is half Arab. She grew up in a home of mixed cultures given her father is Palestinian and her mother American. Learning Arabic and visiting the Middle East are items still on her bucket list. 

But she definitely can connect with people from that side of the world! Hallo provides an opportunity for her to thrive on diversity by meeting people familiar with her heritage. 

Trisha loves drawing, singing, and performing. If you ask what she loves, prepare to have your socks knocked off, colored, designed, and then put back on. 


“Every time I hear the song “Workin’ Day and Night” by Michael Jackson I have to get up and dance. Same with “Blame it on the Boogie” by the Jackson 5. I usually break out in the worst possible dance moves.”

Don’t we all! (But if we don’t, we should.)

Her spirit animal is a dog, specifically Koda, her Great Dane German Shepherd Mix. Now that’s a conscience to live by!

Educated in the Ways of Thinking (and Speaking)

A little about her educational endeavors—Trisha graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. She is currently part of the Master of Social Work program at Utah Valley University. 

Along with her love for happiness (yes, even Disneyland), she is a spiritual individual who gives all thanks to God. Her coursework and life’s path is guided by her passion for interacting with others. 

Understanding what makes them tick and offering a helping hand when needed is one of Trisha’s innate qualities. 

Trisha is familiar with the payoffs and difficulties of learning a language. As a young(er) adult, she chose to serve a mission for her Church and was assigned to serve in Los Angeles, California. 

But before taking off to the LA dream, she spent six weeks in Mexico City learning Spanish. It was a culture shock, no doubt, but she loved interacting with native speakers. 

“Speaking with natives is the best way to learn a new language!” Trisha says. 


Should I Join Hallo?

During Hallo’s developing days, one of the co-founders reached out to Trisha on LinkedIn. She already had an English teaching job and wasn’t sure how she would manage this new opportunity.

Despite being a little nervous about teaching English to people all over the earth (which is completely understandable), Trisha seized the torch and went for it. And her fire has blazed ever since!

What flipped the switch was Hallo’s constructive platform:

“After learning more about Hallo and what it has to offer, I became intrigued by the different approach to learning a language. I thought it was very innovative and . . . I think Hallo offers new ways of learning and teaching that have never been offered before!”

These are quality words for someone debating on whether they should join Hallo. Of course, the answer is DO IT, but prospective teachers should be aware of Hallo’s increasing potential

The app’s reach is rapidly expanding, and if someone is passionate about teaching English, they will find nothing but positive relations and memorable experiences on Hallo.

A Safe Haven

Trisha advises students to “find the teachers that work best with [your] learning style and participate in their classes as much as possible.” 

Hallo is unique for allowing students to communicate with native English speakers in real time, and this can be done through a variety of methods such as hop-ons, live calls, and voice messages. 

Trisha wants to give a shout out to all the people she has connected with around the globe. Along with learning about other people and cultures, Hallo is more personable to Trisha: “I have loved making friends in places I never thought I would.” 

Hallo escapes demographic boundaries and societal differences. It offers interactive communication and builds quality relationships. Being united in purpose has helped thousands of individuals—teachers and students—find a safe place to call “home.”


Some other fun facts about Trisha:

  1. Take a guess at which Harry Potter character Trisha would be. Hermione? WRONG. The Sorting Hat, of course! She is blunt and likes telling people what to do.
  2. Sleep. She can’t live without it. No really, if she doesn’t get nine hours every night, then you better share your cookies or just hide yourself. However, she doesn’t get tired often which makes her the Trisha we love!
  3. This is so good that her words can’t be defiled:  “My favorite store in the mall is Boxed Lunch – it’s every nerd’s dream! It has merch from everything you could imagine from Lord of the Rings to Disney to Harry Potter to Bob’s Burgers to Marvel to Kingdom Hearts to Spongebob to The Office. I LOVE IT.”
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Suggested Topics for Products & Technology


  1. Showcasing Incredible Apps to Learn Foreign Languages
  2. Comparing & contrasting different foreign language apps based on functions
  3. How to Become Bilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  4. How to Become Multilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  5. Deciding on a language career outside of the industry
  6. Teaching Free English for Service online
  7. How to experience life abroad – at home
  8. Barriers to integrating technology in the classroom & how to overcome
  9. Free resources for teachers now teaching online due to COVID
  10. Integrating education technology in K-12 schools
  11. Integrating education technology in university & graduate programs
  12. Most Innovative Language Technology and Products when you don’t know the language
  13. Building community on a language learning app (as a business)
  14. Building community on a language learning app (as an influencer/teacher)
  15. How to host an online event (InEvent present)

Suggested Topics for Research


  1. The Pros and Cons of Online Learning
  2. The Pros and Cons of In-Class learning
  3. The relationship between technology and success in the classroom 
  4. How has the language learning industry changed throughout history
  5. Current growth trends in the education technology industry
  6. Current growth trends in the classic institutional education industry
  7. Presentation of 3 top TESOL Student Theses
  8. Discussion: Biggest flaws & opportunities in the language learning industry
  9. Discussion: Ways to improve classic educational system
  10. Comparing language learning programs & outcomes around the world
  11. International wealth & quality of life outcomes based on ESL acquisition
  12. Best careers in the language learning industry based on growth and salary
  13. Discussion: Which language learning educational systems need the most help & how to help
  14. In-Conference Research: Best methods for learning languages. Polling & Discussion
  15. Case study: reshaping policies in the institution to improve learning
  16. Language learning outcomes based on age
  17. Understanding and overcoming misconceptions about the difficulties of language learning
  18. Best curriculums based on short and long-term outcomes

Suggested Topics for Professional Development


  1. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  2. Hallo Teaching Demonstration
  3. Hallo Teaching Practice
  4. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Presented by Professionals in their fields
  5. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  6. Getting certified as an ESL Teacher (how to)
  7. Transitioning careers as a professional in the language learning industry
  8. Improving communication in your University Department
  9. Internship Opportunities & Tips for Finding a Student Internship 
  10. Find Your Students Internships
  11. Incorporating language learning apps into your curriculum
  12. Inside look at the life of Language Interpreters
  13. Inside look at the life of Forensic Linguists
  14. Inside look at the life of ASL Translators
  15. Inside look at the life of Computational linguists in the tech industry
  16. Inside look at the life of Speech Language Pathologists
  17. Inside look at the life of Content Developers
  18. Inside look at the life of International Business Workers
  19. Inside look at the life of Language Professors
  20. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Panel
  21. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Demonstrations & Practice
  22. How to Create the Best Resume
  23. Pros and Cons to getting certified online
  24. Developing personal brand (as a teacher, influencer, student, etc.)
  25. Tips for choosing a career
  26. How to transition to online teaching

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