From United StatesLiving in Jakarta, Indonesia (12:33 UTC+07:00)
italki teacher since Mar 27, 2022
Greetings! I'm Ismail! I was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and grew up in New York City from elementary until high school; and subsequently relocated to Australia for my Bachelor's (Canberra) and Master's (Sydney) degrees. I speak both English and Indonesian as my mother tongue. I have extensive work experience in media and communications, public relations, information technology, as well as international organizations. I’d like to think of myself as an expressive and communicative person – who loves to talk about anything related to traveling, history, technology, politics, movies, pop culture and much more.
Me as a Teacher
English is such an expressive language, and as the global ‘lingua franca’, I believe everyone has something to gain in learning and mastering the English language.
In high school, I was in English honors, and as silly as it sounds - I consider that one of my crowning achievements in life.
As a person, I am generally very liberal and open-minded in my worldview perspective. I am also patient, and above all love to learn about new topics across many fields.
I also have extensive experience in proofreading and revising English writing, from university essays to work proposals.
My lessons & teaching style
My teaching method is all about flexibility and adaptability.
My goal is to make you feel at ease, comfortable and above all relaxed in our conversational space. Ultimately, I aim to boost your confidence level and proficiency in English – be it conversationally in social settings among friends and family, public speaking or even in your career amongst peers and colleagues!
I am always open to suggestions - for instance, if you wish to analyze and discuss passages, news articles or even academic papers, we can definitely do that.
Additionally, I will provide corrections to certain words, phrases or sentences for your improvement. Let's have a chat and talk about the world! See you!
My teaching material
Articles and news
41 lessons completed
Conversational English: Casual, Seamless and Engaging!
Ismail is a very good teacher! He knows a lot of things and he is very open-minded. So far, he has been the teacher on Italki who was able to give me the most precise vocabulary and corrections. He has a very good energy which make our lessons always very enjoyable and fun. Thank you :)))
Mar 17, 2023
25 English lessons
I needed to improve my fluency in speaking English and prepare for my future job. in each lesson Ismail brought up interesting conversation topics.He also challenged and motivated me. Every lesson he made notes and sent them to me so I could practice during the week and prepare for our next lesson. He also provided many valuable tips and exercises to broaden my communication skills. The lessons with Ismail are funny but also very productive. I definitely improved my English and became more confident and fluent and learned many new vocabulary, idioms and expressions. It was always really easy to communicate with him in case I had to reschedule the lessons. He is always on time and well prepared. He is an excellent teacher and I definitely will schedule new lessons. I absolutely recommend Ismail as tutor!
Nov 30, 2022
81 English lessons
Ismail is a fantastic teacher! He has been applying various ways to make the class fun and fruitful, e.g. book reading, vocabulary study, free talk, sentence building etc. My 11 years old daughter enjoyed so much the class and learned a lot of new vocabulary while reading the fun stories of Harry Potter. I highly recommend Ismail to all English learners!