My name is Gary, and I'm an established English teacher. My goal is to improve my students' fluency, pronunciation and confidence through intensive training of reading and speaking skills. Your improvisational skills will be developed as well through conversation about focused topics or general topics, if you wish. Grammar is explained and practiced when it is necessary. I also do job or university interview preparation and writing corrections. My lessons are challenging, fun, and productive, but full of praise for all your hard work.
For more advanced students, I don't want you to be ashamed of who you are and where you come from. I will make sure that your pronunciation is clear in my lessons. Keep in mind, if your pronunciation is clear enough for you to be understood without difficulty, that's perfect. You do not have to sound exactly like a native speaker to be considered good at English.
I am highly experienced teaching children ages 8-14, as a contractor, for a world renowned company. See the resume section below for more details. You can also find my schedule and availability there too, and if you have any questions, please message me.
Please remember, "Rome wasn't built in a day." Translation: Great achievements take time to accomplish.
About me: I live in Florida and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, traveling, and reading. I love listening to music and learning about other cultures. I have a standard American accent, and I'm a dual citizen of the USA and the UK (my mother immigrated to the USA from England).
I have lived in England, Germany, and Spain, and I am learning German now on Verbling.
Teaching students ages 5-14 - from A.0-B1.2 levels. Over 1200 lessons taught! This also means I have a background check done every 6 months. My students are mostly from Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou
2015 - 2019
Licensed Health Insurance Sales Agent, Guest Specialist and Team Lead
TTEC - Melbourne, Florida and Rockledge, Florida
Worked in seasonal health insurance sales roles from 2015-2017 for United Healthcare and Florida Blue (a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate). From 2017-2019 I also worked with an international team in a contact center with bilingual Spanish and Portuguese speakers as a guest specialist and supervisor for Booking.com.
2014 - 2014
Teaching English as a Second Language Instructor - Seasonal
I have the following specialized certifications from Premier TEFL: 30 Hour Teaching English Online, 30 Hour Advanced Grammar For English Teachers, 30 Hour Teaching IELTS Exam Preparation and 30 Hour Teaching Business English. Accreditation: https://premiertefl.com/accreditation/