Hello all and thanks for viewing my profile! Please allow me to tell you a little about myself.
I have 3 TEFL certifications (20, 100 and120 hr certificates). I have been teaching English for nearly three years with over 2500 taught lessons and counting!
Over the years, I've had a chance to visit several countries including Japan, Korea, Costa Rica and Taiwan. I've had an opportunity to teach different nationalities including people from Russia, Brazil, Spain, Japan, Korea, France, China, Ukraine and several other nationalities.
I aim to treat each person as an individual. While it may work for some, I am reluctant to take a (one size fits all) approach. Needless to say, my students share the common goal of wanting to learn English but each of them has different routes they need to take in order to reach their common goal.
Therefore, I don't believe in teaching everyone in the same way. I like to first talk with people and see what it is they need to work on the most. No need to waste time on things you already know. In addition, it gives us a chance to break the ice. (If you don't know this idiom, take a lesson to find out the meaning!)
For those who don't know grammar, I am a strong believer in learning vocabulary and learning how to form sentences. You're able to learn several things along the way.
For those who are on a more advanced level, I like to delve into topics of a deeper nature using articles, videos, TED Talks or whatever you wish to discuss. All students will have a chance to practice new words, phrases and pronunciation.
I was a student of Japanese for around 10 years. I suppose I still am. So I understand what it is like to learn a new language and all of the challenges that come with it. Don't let those things worry you. My lessons are intentionally laid back, comfortable and easy to enjoy. Don't hesitate to take a lesson and see for yourself and we will start working on your goal right away!