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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

Male, From Seattle, United States, Living in Lviv, Ukraine

Local time: Apr 25, 2014 06:32   (FLE Standard Time)

Greetings! I'm a TEFL certified native English teacher with 3 years of experience, and a university degree in pedagogy. I use a ESA-based methodology focusing on my student's needs and preferences.
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English Lessons - Structured + Homework
  • English
  • 143 completed session(s)
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Hello!

Если Вы говорите по-русски, посмотрите внизу!

My name is Edward, and teaching is *my life*! I studied in university to become a teacher, and also acquired my TEFL certificate in order to teach English abroad. My passion is languages, so naturally, I take great pleasure in helping others learn English and explain difficult linguistic concepts in a simple way for people to understand.

I am currently studying Russian, and know how difficult it is to learn a foreign language, especially without a good teacher. I promise I can help you learn our difficult tense system, endless modal verbs, ridiculously long list of gerunds, and every rule you can possible imagine regarding the English language. I am a very pragmatic teacher. :)

I teach formal lessons and tutoring sessions - formal lessons are custom-designed for my students, and are very learner-centric - that means you will be speaking 80% of the time, while I gently correct you at the end of the lesson so that you can maximize your speaking time. If you have a question about grammar, word choice, I will definitely be able to assist you in explaining everything clearly and precisely! At the end of each lesson, I promise you will have a practical assortment of new phrases, words, or grammar rules which you will be able to confidently use in a real-life situation. This is my guarantee!

Если Ваш родной язык - русский, для меня не проблема объяснить на русском, если уж совсем не понятно на английском. Хотя я считаю, что на уроках английского языка лучше разговаривать по английски, я смогу всё объяснить простым языком.

Work Experience

    • Native English Teacher
    • Self-employed
    • 2011 - present
    • Odessa Ukraine
    Two years of experience teaching - classroom environments, conversation clubs, private lessons, business English courses, and maritime English courses.
    • History Teacher
    • Davis High School
    • 2008 - 2009
    • Yakima United States
    Taught civics, American history, and social studies in a high school. Four classes of 30+ students each, aged 13-16.
    • Radio Operator, Drone Operator, Instructor
    • U.S. Army
    • 2003 - 2009
    • Portland United States
    Served 9 years in the Army, 6 of which I was an instructor of radio communications, and UAV drove operations, as well as a physical fitness instructor.

Education

    • Central Washington University
    • 2003 - 2008
    Bachelor's , History, Secondary Education, Russian Language
    Earned a double B.A. in History/Russian Language, with a Washington State Teacher's certification.

Certificates

    • TEFL Certificate
    • The Language House
    • 2012
    TEFL Certification - 130 hours observed course, 12 hours of observed teaching.
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Edward

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 476
Students 72
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Teacher sinceOct 23, 2012
Last session Apr 11, 2014