From United StatesLiving in Loja, Ecuador (13:48 UTC-05:00)
italki teacher since Nov 5, 2018
I am a native English speaker from the United States. I am currently living in Zamora Ecuador with my wife and two dogs and our three cats. I enjoy hiking cycling, as I live in the foothills of the Andes and almost in the Amazon. I like to read and watch documentaries on history. I am learning Spanish with the help of my wife who is a native Spanish speaker.
Me as a Teacher
I am a CELTA certified teacher with three years experience teaching English as a foreign language, I enjoy teaching all aspect of English but I especially like to teach pronunciation. (I like to use Adrian Underhill's technique for pronunciation. you can find his videos on youtube if you would like to see the process.) I like to receive feed back from the students to let me know how effective my lessons are for them, or if they are confused. I am very patient with my students and let them work at their won pace.
My lessons & teaching style
I cover topics that the students find interesting, while focusing on pronunciation. I also make my lessons so they cover what the students need so they are not covering something they do not need. I work to build confidence by finding what is easy for the students and then introduce more difficult aspects of the language. I have many different different types of materials for teaching all ages and skill levels. I have several years of experience teaching Cambridge tests as well as IELTS and TOEFL so I have many books and practice test to help with these exams.