From CanadaLiving in Odense, Denmark (07:48 UTC+01:00)
Community Tutor hoping to make a difference in your language learning journey!
italki teacher since Feb 2, 2022
I'm from Halifax, on the east coast of Canada, and I grew up in London. I've lived in New Zealand for the past seven years and have just moved to Denmark to be with my girlfriend. I have an unusual accent as I have moved around so many times, but I would say it is mostly drawn from my thirteen years in London.
I studied psychology whilst I was in New Zealand and am looking to continue my studies in the near future. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing and love long walks in the forest!
Me as a Teacher
As a teacher I see myself being as available as my students need me to be - I am in the process of applying for a work visa in Denmark - so I have a lot of free time! I am supportive and encouraging yet I would like to challenge students in order to further their progress.
In my lessons I will provide a relaxed learning environment that is still results focused.
My lessons & teaching style
Apart from the provided teaching material, something I would like to do is to find a book that the student is interested in reading (an autobiography of a musician if they are an avid fan of music etc) and to set reading assignments for homework, in order to do mini quizzes at the beginning of each lesson to test their comprehension. I feel that choosing topics that the student already likes is a fantastic way to further their conversational skills and keep them engaged in the language.
My teaching style is relaxed yet still results driven. I want to see you succeed and I will push you a little bit to get there!
My teaching material
Articles and news
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Reading & Comprehension: Beginner to Intermediate
A1 - B1General17 lessons completed
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Conversations for the modern traveller: Beginner to Intermediate
A1 - B1Conversation Practice2 lessons completed
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A1 - C2Conversation Practice2 lessons completed
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17 English lessons
Tristan is a friendly person and you can talk to him about anything, even ancient Rome. I like doing English class with him, it's inspiring and very fun.
Mar 23, 2022
17 English lessons
Tristan is helpful, kind, and very nice. We immediately got in tune and together established a study plan. He can instantly put you at ease and make learning a language fun.