From United KingdomLiving in San Jose, United States (14:22 UTC-08:00)
TEFL English teacher - Lessons for adults and children, designed to fit your needs.
italki teacher since Oct 15, 2021
I am British but have been living in the USA for the last three years.
Me as a Teacher
I believe the most important qualities for any teacher are they must be patient and good listeners. I will also be patient with my students, also listen, and adapt my lessons to their needs. I is vital for students to feel motivated and not embarrassed to make a mistake, i know that my teaching style helps all of my students feel comfortable and confident to learn and achieve.
I currently use Skype, Zoom and italki classroom for teaching, if you use a communication tool other than those please let me know, I'm happy to use whatever communication tool you are most comfortable with.
My lessons & teaching style
I adapt my lessons to what my students require, and go at the pace that is most effective for them, learning and improving does not need to be painful! Students learn far more, and are more likely to be motivated to continue to put time and energy into the challenge if they are enjoying themselves, and seeing their progress.
My teaching material
Articles and news
2011 - 2013
English Language Trainer English ExpressEnglish Express - Port Louis, Mauritius
2016 - 2018
Master's - Mental Health NursingKingston University
My favorite teacher! I recommend Dave to you if you want to improve your conversation skill)))
Nov 1, 2022
25 English lessons
Dave is not only a methodical teacher, willing to go to great lengths to understand the student and their particular needs (rare trait), but also a very friendly and caring person. On top of it, he has a superb sense of humour and always teaches with a smile We have been working with Dave over the past few weeks, in preparation for a Cambridge language exam for young learners. His teaching of English grammar and vocabulary, helpful exam tips, and insistence on good study skills are invaluable and will certainly serve my daughter well beyond the exam. He is always well prepared and stays in touch between lessons, this two-way communication is extremely helpful, as it allows to create more effective and targeted lessons. We are very grateful to Dave and will continue learning English with him after the exam!