From United StatesLiving in Other, Thailand (14:53 UTC+07:00)
Certified Native English Teacher with 10+ years experience
italki teacher since May 10, 2022
Hi! My name is David, I'm 35 years old from the USA, and I've been teaching English for over 10 years to students of all ages. I speak English, Spanish and Cantonese (Chinese) Fluently, and I am currently studying Thai. I have always had a love for languages. My other interests include Cooking (and eating) international food, Yoga, Meditation, Music, Swimming and making new friends.
Me as a Teacher
My teaching style is highly practical, dynamic and interest driven, which means that based upon the needs of the student in their personal/professional life, I would develop a curriculum which is best fitting for their growth. When it is practical, sincere and tied to their interests, motivation to study as well as retention of the lessons will flow naturally.
I am highly intuitive, and a great explainer of core concepts. I start from getting to know the pupil, then I am able to choose the most relevant and relatable examples to guide them. Together we use the fuel of their interests to magnify their strengths whilst over-coming hurdles to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
My lessons & teaching style
It all begins with YOU - the student. What are your interest, hobbies, and common activities in day-to-day life? Is there something new you are planning to add to this list of routines? Based upon the situations and interactions you encounter daily, we would work together to develop a plan of study which is most relevant to that.
Example, say you just moved to the USA, and starting a job in a restaurant. We wouldn't waste weeks learning grammatical perfection of formal introductions. Casual and polite introductions, vivid description of the menu items, request and answer as well as apologetic tones would be the first "tool box" we would start from, and then build from there.
My teaching material
Articles and news
12 lessons completed
Conversational English - Say it like a Native (idioms and common expressions)
B1 - C2General118 lessons completed
Let's Get Down to Business - Business English
B1 - C2Business10 lessons completed
Free Talk - Natural Conversation with Notes
A1 - C2Conversation Practice67 lessons completed
Accent Training - Pronunciation tuning
A2 - C2General10 lessons completed
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5 English lessons
David is a wonderful teacher!
In the classes we focus on the weakest points to strengthen them from the first minute. Just what I need. At every moment he makes me feel comfortable. His classes are really worth it!
Aug 9, 2022
36 English lessons
David is an amazing teacher with a great approach. His lesson is so helpful and fascinating. I’m excited to have more classes with him.
Jul 2, 2022
Luz Dary Espitia
16 English lessons
I really enjoy the class, very dynamic, fun, with exercises to improve my pronunciation. Excellent teacher!
May 25, 2022
2 English lessons
Jan 7, 2023
1 English lesson
It was a nice lesson! You can improve your pronunciation with David. He is an attentive and student-oriented teacher