About DarrenI am an Australian citizen with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioural Science from the Flinders University of South Australia. I am also TESOL certified, with specialist certificates in teaching One to One, teaching Business English and teaching children. I love talking to people and I love travel. I have been to England, Italy, Greece, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. I'm currently learning Thai, so I know what it's like to study another language and I understand the challenges you face in learning English. For the past 2 and a half years I have been teaching English in Thailand, full time at a primary school, and part time at a night school, as well as with private students. I am also experienced in teaching online, having taught dozens of students from all around the world.
My lessons are fun and are a mix of reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a focus on conversation, but I can tailor lessons to focus on any skills that you would like to improve. I have experience in teaching English at all levels and can teach from complete beginner to advanced levels. I have taught students of all ages - from children through to adults, in both classroom and 1 to 1 settings. I have taught courses on Australian English, business English, English for restaurants and hotels, public speaking, English for advertising, English for tourism jobs, English for travel and also exam preparation, including TOEFL and IELTS.
I can focus lessons on any specific needs that you have or topics that you are interested in. My classes will be tailored to suit your needs. I think one of the most important factors in communication is confidence and I believe it is my job to help you to build your confidence in English conversation, which is what I will do. I have a very flexible schedule so please feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help you! I look forward to talking to you and to helping you on your path to speaking better English
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- English Teacher
- Alongkorn Language School
Responsible for teaching English to primary & secondary school students and adults in classes varying in size from one to ten students. Teaching various English courses including conversation, reading, writing, listening and speaking, from basic through to advanced levels, as well as specialty courses including Exam Preparation (GAT), Business English, Hotel English, Restaurant English, English for Tourism and Public Speaking. Also taught and tutored students from this school online using Skype.
- 2012 - present
- Ao Nang Thailand
- English, Maths and Science Teacher
- Anuban Krabi School
Responsible for teaching 3-5 classes per day of maths, science and English in a specialised English Program. Primarily teaching primary grade 3, but also relief teaching all levels of primary school as required. Also teaching one lesson of "Club" per week, where the emphasis is on creating fun English based learning activities for students. Other responsibilities include preparing teaching materials such as flashcards & worksheets, preparing & marking exams, and writing lesson plans.
- 2014 - present
- Krabi Thailand
- English Teacher
- Chokchai Krabi School
Responsible for teaching 4-5 English classes a day in classes of 30 to 40 students, primarily teaching primary grades 1 and 2 but also teaching kindergarten and upper levels of primary as required. I also taught Thai teachers in an English language education program. Other responsibilities include designing and customising an English language board, preparing and presenting English language assemblies, preparing teaching materials such as flashcards and worksheets and writing lesson plans.
- 2012 - 2014
- Neua Klong Thailand
, Behavioural Science
- Flinders University of South Australia
- 1996 - 1999