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Hello! My name is Mr. Kat Rogan. I am a native English speaker from the United States and I have been a professional language trainer for over 14 years for all age groups and levels of learning. I started teaching English in China at Dalian Maritime University in 2006. Since that time I have traveled to many countries, and have met and talked to just about every nationality you can think of. As and traveler, educator, and avid learner, the biggest thing I can say I have discovered about myself during this time: I really love languages and cultures. For me, learning languages and about people and their heritage is the "spice of life." This is what truly drives me to be a better person, keep moving forward, and improve at all levels of my life - every day. It's interesting, during these travels and experiences of the past decade-and-a-half, I have learned how to say basic concepts and greetings in at least 10 languages, which is a lot of fun and a big talking point in my day to life. People often ask me what my favorite language is. And after English, of course, I would usually say, it would have to be. 2. Chinese 3. Spanish 4. Thai 5. Japanese 6. Italian 7. Russian And more. (don't forget my adopted brother from Portugal - what's up Duarte) There are many languages! And really love to talk about them! But, at the top of my list is Chinese. I spend a lot of time practicing Chinese. Being a 4000-year-old civilization, there are endless amounts of wisdom, knowledge and culture to be found in this language. So, for me, it's a lifetime journey/mission to understand more about this language, culture, and people. I also love Spanish. Born and raised in the United States, Spanish is my second language. I studied Spanish in high school and university, but I know I need to improve. Though I can understand quite a bit of what is being said in Spanish, my speaking does need some practice. Spanish is spoken quite quickly. So, I know how much I need to improve. I also know how important it is to keep practicing my speaking ability with Spanish, as with any language. Though I am not too bad at speaking languages, I do know the feeling of not being able to speak at the level I would like. So I keep trying to learn new methods and systems of learning. And I really like to learn more about people, and their cultures. This is why I love learning languages. And this is also why I really love my job as a language trainer, teacher, or coach. So I hope to make your acquaintance and have many lessons with you. Kat Rogan Qualifications & Experience My education encompasses a long career as a news reporter and journalist as a Mass Communication student from the University of Utah. I also have a degree in Business Management from Weber State University. My master's education is in Multi-Media Film, MFA. I specialize in all forms of professional communication in business, interviewing, writing, examinations, basic conversation, and kid's phonics training. And I am TEFL certified to teach children. Having been a language trainer and learner for 14 years, I have taught thousands of students from around the world. In my experience, I have developed dedicated lesson planning systems, specifically designed for the student depending on their needs. Interestingly, I have found many ESL students with difficulties reaching their true potential. I have also found traditional models of learning to be rather rigid and outdated for progressive thought in the high-paced technologically-driven communication world we live in today. These issues are very important when it comes to speaking at high levels or high-pressure situations. My system brings together the best learning programs into one comprehensive lesson planning system and is adjustable to each specific need and goal of the learner. Some of my classes have helped my students to pass entry exams, get great jobs, get into great universities, succeed at all levels of speaking, writing, and communication for professional and interpersonal use all while having fun. My classes are fun, and I really love teaching that's why I still do it after all these years. Education BS Business Management/Finance BS Mass Communication/Journalism MFA Film and Computer Imagery C-TEFL 120 hour Experience Over 10 years of teaching experience in Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Thailand) Over 5 years of working internationally as a language trainer with video calls, conferencing, and correspondence. Areas of focus Pronunciation correction Writing instruction at all levels Business English Exam Preparation Phonics For Kids Other qualifications Great with kids Overall fun teacher
I am Shaista Dhanda, and I have been teaching English to students of all ages since 2010. I have a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in English, and a professional degree in Education, all from excellent universities in India. My style of teaching is conversational and interactive, and my classes are individually designed according to students’ needs and time. I focus on the development of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills, as well as proper pronunciation and vocabulary enrichment. I love to travel and meet people from different backgrounds. I also love to read books, write poetry, and share stories with friends around the world.
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Do you want to improve your fluency with one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and fun teachers online? Well look no further! I have 15 years' experience teaching English at all levels. If you need to build your confidence, I got you covered. If you need help preparing for an exam, an interview, or a business trip, I also got you covered. I can help you, I promise. My style involves gently evaluating the student as we speak. I start off with simple questions, and judging by their answers, adapt the level of difficulty. I have been the in-house teacher at a large Spanish manufacturer, giving English training to their staff since 2008. Our focus is mainly on business matters, but I also have private students whom I often prepare to take official exams. I'm a natural teacher with the gift of the gab. An hour passes very quickly in my dynamic and challenging classes. I also provide after-class support; give and correct homework. I usually end up becoming great friends with my students. I am confident I can give any student, anywhere exactly what they need to improve their academic, or professional English.
I am a native speaker from Los Angeles, California, USA. I have over 20 years of experience teaching English to adults and children. I offer customized courses for ALL of my studunts. In my classes, you will gain confidence as you progress to your next level. I have helped hundreds of students of all levels improve their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. I offer English courses for learners of all levels: 1. Beginner English - communicate in English 2. Intermediate English - learn English grammar 3. Advanced English - expand conversation skills 4. Business English - interviews, meetings, emails, presentations, reports, phone skills 5. Test preparation 6. Homework assignments Schedule your free trial class today and I will design a customized course to best meet your needs.
A native British English speaker, I have been passionate about language learning since school. I studied Modern Languages at university in the UK, and continue to study Spanish, so understand the challenges of language learning from the student's perspective too. I did Cambridge CELTA teacher training at the end of 2016 (after years of informal teaching) and worked for two years in Colombia, with a wide variety of business, university, school and private students. Now back in the UK, I teach international learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and contexts. I love the variety of students and the breadth of teaching skills that entails. I have top qualifications and extensive experience, in general, business and academic English, as well as in Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL international exams. Being a good teacher is all about working with the student to find the personalized way that most effectively helps them grow in confidence and achieve their goals. It’s about connecting language learning with real life, making sense of English in a particular context, and recognizing a student’s personal needs, challenges and learning style. I do currently have capacity for working with new students. If the schedule is not showing your preferred time, please do contact me and I will do my very best to find a space that suits you. Let's do this :-)