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Patrick

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New Zealand
3:11 AM (GMT+12:00)
English
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English
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English
Native
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French
A1
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Mandarin
A1

About Me

Test prep? Yes! Pronunciation help? Of course! Grammar assistance?
Definitely! Accent reduction? Check! Meaningful conversations with vocabulary assistance? Certainly! An experienced teacher in both English as a subject at all learning levels and in ESOL learning? Without question! Business English? Unquestionably! Want to learn a new language rapidly and easily, in a fun and interesting way? Absolutely!! Hello and welcome to Verbling! My name is Patrick, and as a teacher with over 18 years of experience in assisting students of all ages and backgrounds to learn English in formal classrooms, online, in businesses, and for language test preparation, I look forward to being able to help you in your learning journey with lessons tailored to your individual needs, as we work together to improve your skills and confidence in using English.

Learning can by both challenging and interesting at the same time, so I personalize a lesson as much as possible. My style is based on patience and instructional scaffolding, just as I would do in my classes in a formal school, so learners of all abilities always have a chance to improve as we gradually and methodically develop your vocabulary, comprehension, pronunciation, and grammar skills, as well as your abilities in reading, writing, and listening. At the same time, classes move quickly once either a foundation for learning has been established or work has been mastered, using a mix of discussions and questions, listening and writing exercises, activities from various textbooks, pronunciation practice, vocabulary building work, and presentations of various types.

So, if you need help studying or a test or to succeed in your chosen field of work, would like to improve your abilities as a beginning student, or simply want to have a chat to maintain and improve your conversational abilities, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

* I also teach lessons for classes of students, so please feel free to ask about this, and other teaching options, if you are interested.

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Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
British English
Canadian English
New Zealand English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
CAE
ESOL
IELTS
SAT
TOEFL
TOEIC

Résumé

Education

1998 - 1999
Bachelor of Education
University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC, Canada
English
1991 - 1997
Bachelor of Arts
University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC, Canada
English and Political Science major

Work Experience

2015 - 2016
Teaching Principal
Gorge Road School - Invercargill New Zealand
Homeroom Teacher of all subjects; headmaster of school
2013 - 2015
Teaching Principal
Aka Aka School - Auckland New Zealand
Homeroom Teacher of all subjects; headmaster of school
2012 - 2013
Teacher
Aka Aka School - Auckland New Zealand
Homeroom Teacher of all subjects
2008 - 2012
Teacher
Onewhero Area School - Auckland New Zealand
Homeroom Teacher of all subjects
2006 - 2007
Teacher
ACG Strathallan - Auckland New Zealand
Homeroom Teacher of all subjects
2003 - 2006
Teacher
Chong Ming Elementary School - Tainan Taiwan
English Teacher of all subjects
2000 - 2002
Teacher
Various language Institutes and businesses - Tainan Taiwan
English Teacher
1999 - 2000
Teacher
E2 Language Institute - Changwon South Korea
English Teacher
1999 - 2000
Teacher
Kim Suk Middle School - Changwon South Korea
English Teacher
1998 - 1998
Teacher
Various language institutes; private work - Tokyo Japan
English Teacher
1997 - 1998
Teacher
Various language institutes - Daegu South Korea
English Teacher