From United KingdomLiving in Other, United States (03:59 UTC-05:00)
italki teacher since Dec 29, 2014
I am a TEFL certified professional English teacher here to help you reach your goals with spoken English through conversation practice.
I am from the UK and currently live in the USA. I have a varied professional background which includes business, law enforcement and health care. I enjoy traveling, reading and music and learning in general.
I have been teaching on italki for over 5 years and aside from the pleasure of seeing my students improve their English, I really enjoy the cultural exchange that comes with helping people from all over the world with their language skills.
Me as a Teacher
I love learning languages myself and have made my share of mistakes so I'm very patient and supportive. I'm enthusiastic about helping others learn and work to achieve their goals!
I have experience with students from beginner level to advanced level, so I can adapt our topics and my own speaking style and level to suit your current level. I make sure to use colloquial expressions so that you get used to how natives speak from the very beginning along with insights into British and American culture.
My goal as a teacher is to create an environment where you can relax and enjoy interesting and natural conversations as if just talking to a friend while improving your English.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons are conversation based which I feel is the most enjoyable and effective way to improve your language skills. I encourage you to speak as much as possible so we can discover areas that need work, and I make sure to always correct vocabulary, pronunciation or grammar errors as we go along.
Besides being a dedicated professional teacher, I offer proof reading for CV's, personal statements etc, or just writing practice as part of our lessons.
I tailor my lessons to your interests and goals, so let me know if you have any special requests.
*** Each lesson finishes 5 minutes early to allow me to prepare for my next lesson.
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2011 - Present
Online English teacher Self employedSelf employed - Georgia, United States
he is always supportive and cheer leader! As a teacher, he knows how to make you feel more confident , thank you John!!!
Dec 19, 2017
136 English lessons
I feel always the time flies when I have lessons with John. Thanks for the great time again.
Jun 3, 2017
25 English lessons
John is always friendly and punctual with a lot conversations sights to talk to. Sometimes I think that I'm talking to a friend instead to a teacher showing how easy is to talk to John.
May 17, 2017
73 English lessons
Once more : great, interesting, increasing my vocabulary.
Nov 22, 2022
73 English lessons
Once more a great, interesting and helpful lesson.
Nov 2, 2022
38 English lessons
Like all the lessons I have had since June, John is friendly, punctual with each time different and very interesting topics that are developed from our points of view. I now speak English much more fluently and feel confident in explaining what I think and feel. Thank you very much John and I look forward to the next lesson.