Gerardo Mena

Professional Teacher
Certified English & ESL Teacher - 14+ yrs. experience teaching adults & adolescents 12+ yrs. of age.
From United StatesLiving in Saigon, Vietnam (00:50 UTC+07:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Apr 29, 2022
Interest topicTravelArtSports & Fitness
Hello! Welcome to your first step in achieving your language goals. I am a native Californian with a mission to to help others improve their lives. I teach because I get satisfaction from helping others make individual positive changes which can lead to broader positive change.

English Lessons

Trial Lesson
125 lessons completed
USD 8.50+
Everyday English for Beginner Students
A1 -  A2


176 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
Everyday English for Intermediate Students
B1 -  B2


478 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
Everyday English for Advanced Students
C1 -  C2


75 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
English for Higher Education
B2 -  C2

Test Preparation

106 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
English for Job Interviews
B1 -  C2


6 lessons completed
USD 10.00+


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60 Reviews

26 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Mr. Mena is a very kind, patient, thoughtful, and helpful teacher, not just on improving English level but also on expanding perceptions of life. His teaching style is flexible, like formal, informal, or mixing them together in one class. After lessons, he arranged homework, including vocabulary learning, reading comprehension, and writing task, and then discussed and corrected my answers carefully. He also offered some short videos as material for discussing in next lesson. He always patiently typed out each word, which I don't know, with related definition. I appreciate Mr. Mena's great help and would like to keep having his lessons.
Jan 12, 2023
42 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
After taking over ten classes, I am writing this comment for Mr. Mena. He is a patient and professional English teacher. He knows how to personalize learning plans at a student’s level with teaching experience in ESL. By using materials, he provides me with chances to talk fluently, corrects each common mistake, and gives me positive feedback. Before every lesson, he prepares articles, videos, and tasks for each student and helps me learn to use words better in English. In conclusion, Mr. Mena is a competent and responsible teacher on italki. I recommend him without hesitation.
Dec 14, 2022
11 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Gerardo is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. He has always been available and open to my needs. He tailors the lessons to allow you to reach your goals. We do a lot of conversation, his approach is based on dialogue to be able to become more fluent and this makes the lesson very pleasant and profitable. In a few lessons I'm managing to increase my level with new terms and to use English in real contexts. Gerardo's strengths, in addition to being openminded and patient, are collaboration and adaptability. He helps you with tips, articles, videos and other materials to help you learn to express yourself better in English. He is competent and ineresting to work with. I recommend Gerardo without hesitation.
Dec 8, 2022
Holly Lin
21 English lessons
wonderful lesson! thank you so much!
Sep 16, 2023
12 English lessons
Gerardo is really an excellent teacher. His lessons are always attractive and you will never feel boring. He will set a goal according to your English level and help to improve it. I have had several lessons with him, and we had a lot to talk. The online classroom were always filled with laughter. HIGHLY recommend! Gerardo真的是非常好的一个老师,跟他聊天很开心,从不会觉得尬聊。每次上课,我们都是哈哈哈哈哈哈,非常开心。想提升英文的可以试试,真的蛮好的。
Sep 6, 2023
54 English lessons
Very flexible and experienced teacher. I take customized lessons according to my needs, including interviews and conversation practice for my work meetings. After 2 months I can explain and understand my clients well. Highly recommended! Thank you Gerardo!
Sep 1, 2023
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