From United StatesLiving in San Diego, United States (18:54 UTC-08:00)
TEFL certified with over 7 years experience and creator of English Hacks (YouTube)
italki teacher since Sep 8, 2014
Hi! I'm Josh. I'm a TEFL professionally certified English teacher, the host of the YouTube channel "English Hacks", and the author of three books on English learning and one book on general language learning (amazon.com/author/moorejdaniel). I have over 5 years of experience and have given thousands of one-on-one lessons! I have learned a lot, but I am always trying to improve.
I love languages! I speak Spanish and I have also studied Japanese, German, some Portuguese, and a little Esperanto, so I know how difficult it can be to learn a new language.
Me as a Teacher
Please note that I do not teach beginners!
I specialize in American pronunciation training and accent reduction, as well as language mentoring (learning how to learn a language in the way that works best for you) but I also have a lot of different activities to improve all of your English language skills if desired.
My lessons & teaching style
I am really good at connecting things, and this helps me to teach you better. I definitely understand how scary speaking can be and I am very patient, so you can relax and feel comfortable with me. My philosophy is to be a guide and mentor who is very focused on your needs and interests and who can give you the tools and information that you need in order to succeed as an English speaker. Because of this, I don't have a specific, rigid type of lesson that is too focused on grammar like traditional classes. Instead, I work with you to create the type of lessons and learning plan that best suit you.
My teaching material
Articles and news
2014 - Present
Informal Tutor ItalkiItalki - San Diego, United StatesStarted on italki as an informal tutor and later received my certification
2007 - 2013
Other - PhilosophySouthwestern CollegeAssociate's degree
120-Hour TEFL Master Diploma Bridge TEFL 2015Professional teaching certification; includes Business English and Young Learners
Sound like a Native with the American English Mouth Posture!
B1 - C2General1,177 lessons completed
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Guided and Structured Language Mentoring (Create and Reach your Goals!)
B1 - C1General34 lessons completed
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1 English lesson
It was one of the best experiences on italki. Josh is a master. Thank you very much
Jun 26, 2019
34 English lessons
Josh is an excellent and experienced teacher. He could figure out what my problems are and try to help. He has variety of tools to improve my English.
Apr 29, 2017
43 English lessons
Great lesson, as always!!! Josh and I had an interesting discussion about some learning techniques. He gave me a lot of insightful tips on how to make the most of my studies. Thanks, Josh!!
May 23, 2016
7 English lessons
Josh is a true master at what he is doing. I love his approach in teaching because it is extremely effective. I know that improving pronunciation is not easy. And yet, I have a sense that having a breakthrough is highly possible when working with Josh.
Nov 10, 2022
5 English lessons
Great!!! the information and the techniques that I've learned until now about my mouth it's just amazing.