From TurkeyLiving in Other, Turkey (10:07 UTC+03:00)
italki teacher since Jan 4, 2022
Hi, my name is Jacob Andrew Kanelos, but friends call me Jake. I'm originally from Chicago, however I live in Istanbul where I teach English to first year students at a university. I have a passion for music and I play guitar and bass. I also love to ride bikes, go hiking, cook, travel and juggle.
Me as a Teacher
I started teaching English in Cuzco, Peru in 2008 after I got my TEFL certificate. After that I lived and taught in Colombia, Korea, Spain and finally Turkey where I found work at university. I have taught all ages and levels of students from basic to advanced.
My lessons & teaching style
As a teacher I'm fun and energetic and I seek to create a warm supportive atmosphere in my classes. I always encourage my students to make learning English a hobby by listening to lots of music, watching films and reading.
I also like to use a flipped learning approach to online teaching where students watch videos on the target grammar or subject the day before. Then in class I review it and focus on activities to get them using it in speaking or writing.