Hi! My name is Christo. I’m a certified English teacher from South Africa. I’m currently living in Beijing, China, but I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa. I have a relatively neutral English accent which should be easy to understand.
I’m friendly, humorous and patient. I’ve been teaching English for 11 years and have experience in teaching young learners, teenagers and adults. I have worked with high and low level students. I’ve had many opportunities to work with students from all over the world, and it’s really exciting. I really love getting to know people, finding out what it’s like to live where they live, sharing our experiences and finding out about their goals for the future, especially when it comes to their English skills.
Everyone is different. So, some of my students are looking to improve their conversation for travel and that’s fine, I’m a great listener…and I will correct your mistakes. Other students want lessons to work on grammar and vocabulary. That’s fine too. I use course book materials and resources from the internet, such as TED TALK videos and news articles. My lessons are actually based on the PPP teaching method, which stands for PRESENTATION, PRACTICE and PRODUCTION. So, I will present the language to you, we practice it through exercises, games, questions and answers sessions and then you should be able to use the language yourself independently at the end of the class. Other students want lessons to prepare for exams and I can also help you with that too.
Whatever the case may be, I feel it is really important as a teacher to treat everyone as unique individuals. Your lessons are about you. I really want to know what you need and how I can help you. Send a message or schedule a trial lesson and please tell me if you’re looking to improve your conversational abilities in English, learn new vocabulary for business, prepare for an exam or maybe even work on your writing or reading skills. We’ll work on it together until you meet your goals. I really look forward to talking with you, I’m excited to meet you and to find out what you’re really looking for and how we can work together.