From BotswanaLiving in Other, Botswana (12:35 UTC+02:00)
Certified ESL teacher with a neutral accent. I teach American English. SAT Prep, TOEFL, and Resumes
italki teacher since Mar 21, 2022
My name is Thabo. I am from Botswana. In Botswana we speak Setswana and English. English is a native language in Botswana. I hold a Bachelor of Economics degree from the USA, where I lived and studied for seven (7) years. I also speak Spanish (Intermediate level).
Me as a Teacher
I am skilled at conversational English, English Literature, and Writing. I can help students with conversations, vocabulary, and with test taking. I teach at the student's pace using conversations and some structured presentations such as PowerPoints and English notes. For home work I prefer to use videos or films as a way to help learners get comfortable with the language. The more a student listens to the language, the quicker they learn to comprehend the vocabulary and grammar.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons will be structured according to my assessment of the students capabilities. As mentioned above, I will be using conversation (English Speaking), English language notes, and structured power points to teach.
Home work will be designed to be fun and engaging. I prefer to use film or videos when assigning homework; it generates interest/excitement for the next lesson.
For advanced speakers, I will use a more structured format with increased frequency of notes, podcast recommendations, and reading so as to help advanced speakers develop a stronger handle of the language.