Arron

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English
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English
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Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
C2

About Me

Hello and welcome to my teacher profile.

My name is Arron and I started teaching English in 2008 in China. Since then I've taught in several counties in South America as well as Japan.

Aside from teaching English I've also worked for years as a journalist in Latin America. During this time I covered things like finance, mining and energy stories in Chile and organized crime stories in Colombia.

As part of my journalism I worked with and interviewed many non-native English speakers. As a result I'm particularly experienced it how to help non-native speakers improve their English skills for work and business.

I use my teaching and business journalism experience to help students with issues including:

- preparing for job interviews
- giving presentations
- speaking and listening during conference calls
- writing better emails and messages
- reading reports and articles in English
- understanding terms particular to industries like finance, insurance, and mining
- using idioms for more natural speech

While my main focus is on helping students with English at work, I can create lessons for your individual needs.

If you'd like to get started please sign up for a trial lesson or send me an message about what you'd like to learn.

I look forward to meeting you!


ATTENDENCE POLICY:

Classes that are canceled or rescheduled at least 12 hours ahead of time, get a full refund.

If the student lets me know they will not be able to attend class less than 12 hours ahead of class, they get a 50% refund.

If the student does not message me and does not show up to class, there is no refund.

Thanks for understanding.

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
IELTS
TOEFL
TOEIC

Résumé

Education

2005 - 2008
B. A. Cinema Productin
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA, USA
Technical and organizational skills for video and film production

Work Experience

2016 - 2017
English Teacher
NOVA - Tokyo, Japan
Taught one-on-one and small group conversation classes as well as TOEIC test prep.
2015 - 2016
Writer/Reporter
InSight Crime - Medellín, Colombia
Wrote reports and research analysis on organized crime issues in the Americas.
2014 - 2015
Energy Reporter
Business News Americas - Medellín, Colombia
Investigated and reported on energy issues in Colombia and Venezuela.
2012 - 2014
Main News Writer
Business News Americas - Santiago, Chile
Wrote stories in a variety of business sectors including mining, energy, telecommunications and infrastructure
2012 - 2014
Private English Teacher
Private Teaching - Santiago, Chile
Taught English mostly to university students preparing for tests and business professionals.
2012 - 2012
Journalist
Colombia Reports - Medellín, Colombia
Aggregated news from local media. Conducted interviews with various persons of interest. Wrote original articles for the site - Occasionally edited co-workers' articles.
2012 - 2012
Copy Editor
Business News Americas - Santiago, Chile
Proof read and edited stories covering banking, insurance and ICT issues in Latin America.
2008 - 2009
English Teacher
Jin Yuan Primary School - Xi'an, China
Taught English to children in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Certifications

2008 - 2008
TESOL Teaching Certificate
Oxford Seminars - San Francisco, CA, USA
English teacher training that covered topics including lesson planning, classroom management and teaching techniques.