Hi! I'm Malcolm Mallard, a TEFL certified English tutor. Do you have problems speaking with others in English? Then book a lesson with me today! I have experience teaching English to all ages and levels including beginner to advanced. I am offering lessons in conversational and general English, as well as ESL (English as a Second Language). I also have great working knowledge of English grammar, lexis, phonetics, reading and listening, speaking and writing, errors and error correction, and classroom management so that I may teach effectively. As a teacher, I am relaxed, yet concise in my teaching approach because I believe the mind and body work best together when free of stress.
My main goal in teaching English is to teach students: "YOU can express yourself effectively and comfortably in the English language." I enjoy helping you fix your mistakes so that you can improve yourself. My approach to teaching is to give my students the proper amount of time and space needed to challenge themselves and be curious while making myself available to guide them through tough challenges and big questions. I'm always careful to share helpful learning resources and I will never be impatient with you or cause you unnecessary stress.
What is the hardest part about learning English to you? What is your goal in learning English or Chinese? What do you really want to say to your family, co-workers and associates? Feel free to contact me for help with your unique problems so that we may learn together.
Volunteered to peer-review student essays and writing assignments. I assisted students in editing their papers by fixing spelling errors, grammar issues, and phrasing.
2018 - 2018
Astar Education Institute - Manassas, VA
Taught grammar, phonetics, lexis, speaking, reading, writing and listening to mid-level English students from South America. Utilized lesson plans and resources by Touchstone. Here, I was given the opportunity to hone my teaching skills and approach in a real-world classroom setting.
2015 - 2017
Lifeguard & Swim Instructor
Penn State University - State College, PA
Taught children and adults the fundamentals of how to swim while building quality relationships with people of the community. I was also responsible for ensuring the safety of patron and customers on the pool deck, checking and testing safety equipment, and assisted in training lifeguards on a monthly basis.
TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (RF)