From New ZealandLiving in Dunedin, New Zealand (17:02 UTC+13:00)
italki teacher since May 28, 2018
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Hello! I'm Jessica Rebekah, born and raised in South Africa and now living in New Zealand. I love teaching, and it makes me happy to see people improving their English.
I have also taught myself Hebrew so I can completely understand what it is like to learn a foreign language. It's taken a lot of dedication and time, but I have experienced a lot of joy and satisfaction in my language learning journey, and that is how it should be.
Me as a Teacher
I have been helping people with English online around the world since 2014, focusing on conversational, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and reading skills. I have a TEFL certificate (Teaching English to Foreign Learners).
Learning English should be enjoyable. There may be days when you might feel discouraged or unmotivated, but that should never stop you from achieving your dream.
Important to note - I teach my students with respect and courtesy and appreciate it when they treat me the same.
I believe in teaching you to expand your vocabulary and communicate appropriately in English so please no swearing or dirty words.
My lessons & teaching style
Based on what is best for each of my students I use a variety of teaching methods, materials, and personal experience.
Every person learns differently and is gifted in their own unique ways so whether you are a fast or slow learner if you're determined, you will learn! I'm patient and understanding with my students.
In all of my lessons, there will be grammar and pronunciation corrections - It's okay to make mistakes because that is part of learning but we don't want to create bad habits.
I like to understand my students' strengths and weaknesses so that I can help you with your language needs.
The best way to improve your skills is to practice. Practice makes perfect.
Speaking to Jessica is always a delight! She is so helpful in keeping a talk on, so funny and friendly, it's just like to talk an old good friend. I'm so happy to have this opportunity to practice English with you, Jessica! Many many thanks for that!!
Sep 4, 2022
116 English lessons
Jessica is very nice and patient! I like the way she corrects my mistakes promptly and gently. She is the right person to converse with. I don't feel time passing while talking with her. Highly recommended!
Aug 31, 2022
119 English lessons
Another great session is behind us and I can not wait for the next one!
Jessica is an excellent teacher and very pleasant to talk with her about any topic.
Corrects when necessary or gives half-sentences that help me sound more understandable, after a while, I have a lot of words in the chat that I can practice.
Thank you very much, Jessica!!
Jul 11, 2022
31 English lessons
Keep practicing and studying with a good teacher is the key to fluency in English ! Highly recommend teacher Jessica! 🥰
Feb 21, 2024
37 English lessons
Wonderful, you helped me practice and put together my speech for my preparation, thank you for your dedication.
Feb 9, 2024
31 English lessons
I wwas so enjoyed the lesson, we have talked a lot of reality topics, and I gained lots of new expressions! It’s really helpful for learning “Real English” !
Highly recommend teacher Jessica, she is very professional and dedicated!