From New ZealandLiving in Salamanca, Spain (13:44 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Oct 13, 2021
Hi, my name is Luke Trenwith. Originally from New Zealand, I now reside in Salamanca in Spain. I hold a Master's in Political Philosophy as well as a Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). I have lived in Salamanca for three and a half years where I am learning Spanish as well as teaching English. I have taught English in a number of different work environments - for instance, taking conversational classes in the public library, teaching individual students as well as teaching in an Academy.
Me as a Teacher
I like to teach in a relaxed atmosphere and build a relationship of trust and respect with my students. I have excellent people skills, thus I usually connect well with students. In addition, I am very patient with students and I am good at fostering confidence so that students often feel less 'overwhelmed' by the process of learning English.
My lessons & teaching style
As per my video, my style is relaxed and non-judgmental. I try to understand how students learn and then adapt my classes to their needs (within a practical dimension). Furthermore, I often (but not always) focus on casual learning by teaching grammar, vocabulary etc. utilising text/speech and so forth. Should I identify a problem area, I will then drill down giving instruction where necessary. In my experience, it seems to me that learning comprehension is more rapid and satisfying when there is some context to the material.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Confident conversation classes
A2 - C2General90 lessons completed
Mock interview preparation
B1 - C2Business43 lessons completed
Informal conversation classes about your interests
B2 - C2General37 lessons completed
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7 English lessons
Luke is a very helpful teacher who gave me a lot of useful advice for my interview. He collected questions and reading material for my lesson and kept following up. Thanks to his help, I passed the interview and now have a full-time job with a work visa!! Highly recommended :D
Sep 15, 2023
1 English lesson
Mr.Trenwith is a very friendly teacher. Thanks for all the useful advice which I believe is gonna be really helpful for my future journey. I'm looking forward to talking to you again!
Nov 15, 2022
6 English lessons
Very friendly, kind, well prepared. I am so lucky to meet this talented english teacher that I have learnt very useful expressions and corrects me to use proper language. Highly recommend this teacher!!!
Jun 11, 2022
5 English lessons
It's my second lesson with Luke and everything is excellent. He is patiently willing to listen and fix my language mistakes as well as the answers for the interview. Luke is funny and I would love to see him again XD.
Dec 8, 2021
6 English lessons
Luke is nice and friendly, I had a great time talking with him, looking forward to my next class.