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Thomas Ball

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map_pinUnited States
12:49 PM (GMT-04:00)
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English
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552
class
English
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71
time
552

Speaks

English
Native
,
French
C1
,
Spanish
C1
,
Italian
B1
,
Portuguese (Brazilian)
B1
,
Greek
A2

About Me

***Price Increase January 1st - Please book now to get discounted rates!

Hello, and welcome to my profile! My name is Thomas, and I'm a Neurosomatic Therapist and TEFL-Certified English Teacher with a genuine love of people, cuisine, travel, languages and all things aesthetic.

I teach conversational fluency through engaging, fun, and improvisational conversations on important topics.

What makes my teaching method different?

For starters, you didn't learn your native language by studying grammar books, and you could speak and understand extremely well before you ever knew anything about grammar or writing!

Research has shown that attempting to learn a foreign language by drilling grammar and verb conjugations is ineffective, and that the best way to acquire any language is through comprehensible input.

Comprehensible input includes any video, audio, and/or written materials which are challenging enough to push you into new linguistic territory, but easy enough that you understand that majority of the content.

By using this natural method, you'll learn in English in the same way you learned your own native language - by actively listening and speaking!

Grammar will be acquired in a subconscious way, which will yield greater fluency because you won't have to constantly stop yourself to think about what to say next. You will simply KNOW, just like a native speaker!

Before each session, I will send you a link to Google Docs, where you will be able to see all of our corrections and notes. You can then use your personalized document to review everything that we have discussed.

IMPORTANT:
***Please note, my lessons are for adults with a level of B1 or higher.

ALSO IMPORTANT:
Please send me a message prior to booking to make sure that we're a good fit to work together, or simply book a trial lesson.

Thank you!

Teacher Stats

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timetable5 years ago
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class552
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Schedule

Résumé

briefcaseWork Experience

2018
Owner, Neurosomatic Therapist
Thomas Ball Coaching - Lewisburg, West Virginia
Neurosomatic Therapy & Personal Training
2004
Classical Guitar & Music Theory Instructor (In-person and online)
Private Music Studio - Various Locations and Online
Over 2000 hours of private in-person and online music lessons with students of all ages, Management of short and long-term lesson plans adapted to meet students’ needs
2015
English Teacher
Altra Lingua Linguistic and Cultural Center - Sciacca, Sicily
Teaching English as a foreign language to non-native English speakers of all ages and providing support with arranging local events to promote cultural exchange

diploma_2Certifications

2015 - 2015
TEFL/TESOL Certification
International TEFL Academy - Sciacca, Sicily