I’m Joe Gatto, an American English teacher in Hua Hin, Thailand. I teach writing, social studies, and test prep to high school (Matthayom) students in a private school.
I can teach any student to improve his or her English. My teaching style is conversational and relaxed. I'm good at helping students correct their pronunciation, and speak more naturally like native speakers. I can also help you improve your written English.
I want to focus on test prep, especially TOEFL & IELTS because it is a very focused way to improve your English (whether you need to take the test or not). By focusing on specific metrics to improve the 4 skills — reading, writing, listening speaking — students see their own progress and stay motivated to keep learning & improving.
The benefit of doing TOEFL prep with a native speaker, like me, is that I can correct your pronunciation, grammar, and word choice as soon as you make mistakes. By working with me one on one, you’ll remember how to say it right the next time.
I’ll teach you exactly how to answer the Reading Questions, and explain how to take notes and answer Listening Questions. You will learn the winning templates for the Speaking section and receive useful phrases and expressions that increase your score. Moreover, I’ll work with you 1 on 1 and correct you as you speak the answers so you’ll get it right when taking the test. Finally, I’m a high school writing teacher in Thailand, so everyday I help Thai students improve. I can teach any student how to consistently get high scores from 23–29 on the TOEFL writing section.
I’m currently a high school teacher, and I really want to motivate and help students improve their English fluency, as well as their test-taking skills, because I see students struggle everyday.
The strategies I teach are practical and unique. I learned how to teach TOEFL/IELTS prep with one of the best teachers in America. My goal is to turn you into an efficient and accurate TOEFL iBT test taker and get you speaking English fluently and confidently.