From United StatesLiving in Tel Aviv, Israel (14:12 UTC+02:00)
Native English Speaker from America: 7+ years profess. online teaching experience, neutral accent
italki teacher since May 4, 2022
I'm a native English speaker from America with a neutral, North American, English accent. I am originally from San Antonio, Texas, but I am currently living with my fiancé in Tel Aviv, Israel. We have lived here five years in a beautiful neighborhood next to the beach! I have traveled extensively throughout the world: along the Andes mountains from Colombia to Argentina, and throughout South East Asia and Europe. I lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for two years. While there, I taught guitar at a local music school and started a cashew butter business. Over the past twenty years I have written and recorded over one hundred original songs.
Me as a Teacher
I am a teacher at heart. I love to teach and help people, it comes naturally to me. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a student achieve their goals, satisfy their curiosity, and gain confidence. I have taught English professionally for over seven years, both online, and in person, to students of all ages from different countries and cultures. I am currently teaching English at the Berlitz Language Academy in Tel Aviv, Israel, as well as teaching with italki. I have also given guitar lessons to students of all ages throughout the world, and taught professionally at a Music & Arts school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for two years.
My lessons & teaching style
I am constantly learning myself, whether it's a new language, culture, custom, or idea, so I understand what it's like to be a student and a beginner, and have an ingrained empathy for my students. I am always patient, and create a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, where students are not afraid to challenge themselves and take chances. I always remain professional and respect the students' time, but also want lessons to be fun and engaging. I understand that speaking with a native English speaker can be intimidating and anxiety producing for some people. If you have these apprehensions, please know that I respect and admire your courage and ambition!
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2 English lessons
Very professional teacher! Gave me many valuable suggestions on my expression and grammar mistakes. He even wrote the sentences down one by one in the chat box, which can help me to review them after class!
Sep 16, 2022
8 English lessons
It was perfect! He understands my necessities and focuses on them.
He made me feel comfortable.