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Gary

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Spanish
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Japanese

About Me

😊Let's talk and improve! Improve your confidence! 😊
I offer conversational lessons with a focus on improving your vocabulary, phrasing, and pronunciation.

The topics are about whatever you would like to discuss, though I recommend you focus on topics that will help you improve in areas of English that are associated with your language use goals. Here's a hint, if you want to learn about US culture, ask me about it because I'm American! I'm also half English as my mother is an English immigrant to the US and my father is American.

After the lesson, you will be sent a list of words/phrases that were used during the conversations with their corresponding meanings for you to practice with so that you can improve.

*Additional Information*
I specialize in teaching Intermediate to Upper Advanced English speakers only. If you can understand most of the English, you hear about everyday topics and have been able to have conversations before with English speakers, you should be able to take lessons with me and benefit from them.

I also have experience with CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program), DET (Duolingo English Test), and IELTS exam preparation.

I will also review anything you have written.

*My Biography*
I live near Cocoa Beach, just east of Orlando, Florida, and I like travelling, running, and going to theme parks and water parks with my family. I help parent an 8-year-old girl, so I can relate to any parenting challenges you may want to discuss.

I'm most experienced in teaching students who are native Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Italian speakers.

Besides having taught 2000 one-on-one lessons online, I also have earned multiple accredited teaching certifications totaling 250 hours of professional education. See my resume by scrolling down on your screen.

**Please make sure you have high-speed internet and that you can access US based websites in your country before booking**

Sincerely,
Gary

Teacher Stats

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Résumé

schoolEducation

2013 - 2014
Master of Arts (incomplete) - Media Communications
Webster University and Regent's University London - Online and in London, UK
I lived and studied with students from Chile, Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain. They recommended that I teach English.
2014 - 2014
Summer in Spain
Life Experience - Sitges, Barcelona, and Madrid, Spain
Lived in Spain for 6 weeks
2011 - 2012
Bachelor of Applied Science - Supervision & Administration
University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida
In addition to learning about administration, I took professional writing and editing courses.
2007 - 2011
Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science Degree
Eastern Florida State College - Melbourne, Florida
I completed the AA degree first in 2010 and the AS degree in 2011.

briefcaseWork Experience

2020
Member of Oxford Teachers' Club
Oxford University Press - Oxford, UK
As a member of Teachers' club I have access to free teaching resources which I sometimes use in my lessons.
2019
Online English Instructor - Independent Contractor
EF Education First - Online-China
Certified and teaching English as a foreign language to students ages 5-14 - Over 1000 lessons taught! This also means I have a background check done every 6 months.
2017 - 2019
Guest Specialist and Team Lead
TTEC and Booking.com - Florida
Worked with an international team as a guest specialist and supervisor at TTEC servicing a customer service contract for Booking.com
2014 - 2014
Teaching English as a Second Language Instructor - Seasonal
Netherhall Education Association - Hampstead, London, UK
I Taught 11 students, ages 14-15, from Quito, Ecuador in a classroom setting, I also helped lead them on tours to Windsor Castle, Westminster, Oxford University, and Cambridge University

diploma_2Certifications

2021
30 hour Teaching Business English Course Certificate
A 30 Hour Teaching Business English Certificate, a course which focused on teaching general business and English for specific purposes (ESP) business , Accredited by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) and ACDL (Accreditation Council for Distance Learning) See here https://premiertefl.com/accreditation/
2021
Teaching English Online Course Certificate
Premier TEFL - premiertefl.com
A 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course, a course which focused on teaching online students, Accredited by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) and ACDL (Accreditation Council for Distance Learning) See here https://premiertefl.com/accreditation/
2021
Advanced Grammar for English Teachers Certificate
Premier TEFL - premiertefl.com
A 30 Hour Advanced Grammar for English Teachers Certificate, Accredited by TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) and ACDL (Accreditation Council for Distance Learning) See here https://premiertefl.com/accreditation/
2017 - 2017
Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners
TEFL Fullcircle - Online (London based company)
40 hour certificate, part of a 160 hour TEFL program, accredited through ACCREDITAT UK, see here https://www.teflfullcircle.com/accreditation/
2017 - 2017
Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
TEFL Fullcircle - Online (London based company)
120 Hour Certificate, part of a 160 Hour TEFL Program, accredited through ACCREDITAT UK, see here https://www.teflfullcircle.com/accreditation/