From United StatesLiving in Surat Thani, Thailand (04:56 UTC+07:00)
American (native accent, native speaker), certified English teacher. (Message me for special hours)
italki teacher since Apr 10, 2022
I'm a native English speaking American born and raised in California!
I lived in California for 35 years until I moved to Thailand 4 years ago! In Thailand I have been teaching myself Thai for the last three years and have been thoroughly enjoying the challenge and experience!
I love the outdoors and I am an avid backpacker. I enjoy exploring Thailand on my motorbike and have a big interest in personal health and fitness.
Me as a Teacher
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Language Education and a 120-hour TESOL certificate.
I have more than 3 years of formal teaching experience. I taught adults at an online ESL company called Hujiang for more than two years and have been teaching for more than one year at an online ESL company called Likeshuo.
I have helped students get IELTS Band 7 scores and above. I have helped students pass US visa English interviews as well as important English job interviews!
My lessons & teaching style
I teach adults (I have no prepared material for kids)
Student camera is OPTIONAL.
My lessons are NOT just "free-talk" lessons, although that is something we can do if you would like.
My lessons include pre-class PPTs and other preparation material.
My lessons include regular reviews of previous lessons, quizzes and exams, regular presentation practice, role-playing and many other techniques to help ingrain the language.
I focus heavily on helping my students to improve their spoken English . However, along with helping to improve spoken English, I also pay much attention to helping my students improve their grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
2018 - 2020
Bachelor's - Bachelor of Principles and Methods of Language EducationUnited States Institute of Language and Clerical Studies
120 Hour TESOL U.S Institute of Language and Clerical Studies 2020
28 lessons completed
Conversational English (Topic of your choice)
A1 - C2General324 lessons completed
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English lessons: List of Topics (Please choose one within)
A1 - C2General170 lessons completed
Package with 10% off
Document Proofreading/Editing (No live class. Check prices at bottom of description)
A1 - C2General5 lessons completed
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34 English lessons
It was a great class and we talked about feminism and transgenderism. Thank you for helping me understand what the article tries to argue. Thank you very much and see you soon.
Jun 14, 2022
31 English lessons
Joy is the best English teacher I've ever met! He is professional ,patient and friendly. He pays high attention to details. Whenever I make any mistakes in grammar or pronunciation, he'll correct them in time. The learning materials he provided were very useful.
Jun 6, 2022
37 English lessons
Best teacher ever! In this class we had a deep conversation about the topic and I learned a lot of new expressions in the process. Joe always gives a very quick feedback and the exact expressions I'm looking for, and he pays attention to the details and finds out the strength and weakness about me, it seems we have known each other for a long time.