From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (15:58 UTC+09:00)
TEFL certified & over 10 years experience working with English learners. Motivated to help you!
italki teacher since Mar 27, 2022
It’s not where you are now, it’s about where you are going. But at the heart of it—let go of the result and enjoy the process. Never stop learning, exploring, and evolving!
I am Lilia and I am so thrilled to meet you! I am a native English speaker from the United States of America. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Studies. I also have my TEFL Certification. My hobbies/interests are: drinking green tea, riding my motorcycle, watching movies, dipping into onsens (hot springs), urban exploration, traveling, and learning. I have traveled to around 20 countries and am currently living in Japan. I would love to learn about you too!
Me as a Teacher
I am a Community Tutor on iTalki because I would like to focus primarily on speaking and listening conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing, and the cultural aspects of English language instead of test prep. You can easily understand me since I have a neutral American accent. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience in Asia. This includes working with language learners at varying ages, levels, and backgrounds as a tutor for Business English level adults to teaching ESL in classrooms in public and private schools in Turkey, Korea, and Japan in addition to an online platform for students in China. I am ready to listen to my students and I would like to know what they want.
My lessons & teaching style
My approach is to reduce my Teacher Talk Time (TTT) while giving the student more opportunities to speak. I would love to get to know my students to better accommodate them in their learning process: what is your learning style, your goal and objectives, do you like to be corrected automatically, do you prefer a special topic with materials or are you looking for a free talk experience? I am ready to prepare the following materials when requested by the student to enrich the learning experience: audio, video, and image files, text documents, articles and news, and more. I can help provide guidance and support you in preparation for interviews, presentations, speeches and essay writing.