From United StatesLiving in Budapest, Hungary (22:27 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Jan 27, 2022
Apart from learning foreign languages, here are some things that I enjoy in my free time (in no particular order):
- preparing Italian food
- solving puzzles with my family
- making small programs in Python
- watching Soviet movies
- listening to my father's stories
- learning about strange math problems
- ping pong
Me as a Teacher
I have about 8 years of informal tutoring experience. Most of it is conversation-based, which I think is one of the most effective ways of learning a language. I'm very attentive to the level of my students, and I do my best to adjust my speech to a level that is comprehensible but still challenges them in a productive manner.
My lessons & teaching style
We'll pick a topic for each lesson. If the student has time, I would like them to prepare a list of words related to that topic that they would like to use. We will work on building simple sentences and using the new vocabulary in various contexts. I will take detailed notes throughout the lesson that the student will be able to review later on.
If the student already has a particular activity in mind, then I'll happily try it out (e.g. practicing an interview, analyzing a video, etc.). Otherwise, I can offer some ideas about a topic to discuss or a short text to read together. I will take detailed notes in a document that the student will be able to review later on.
My teaching material
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GA Level 3 TEFL Certificate i-to-i 2022120-hour TEFL Course that has received official recognition from both UK and US government-regulated awarding bodies (Ofqual and DEAC). The curriculum included lesson planning, lesson content, and lesson delivery in TEFL.
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84 English lessons
I have been studying with Dominic for more than a year, I finally began to speak and understand native English speakers :)
Lessons with Dominic are always interesting, we communicate on different topics, we analyze grammar, if Dominic notices mistakes, he corrects me and does it with care and support.
Oct 2, 2023
52 English lessons
"Language is about connection, not perfection", but but when you have the perfect teacher, it's much easier to connect 😉
Jul 19, 2023
27 English lessons
I want to express my gratitude to Dominic for his work, his knowledge and great patience. Dominic is not only a good teacher, but also a great psychologist, because in the course of our lessons, he helped me overcome my fears in terms of communication, this allowed me to adapt to society, solve certain issues independently, communicate freely in any situation, and start traveling. The value of this experience in incredibly high. I recommend this wonderful teacher to everyone. Good luck and inspiration!
Sep 29, 2022
2 English lessons
As a software engineer preparing for an interview, I couldn't have asked for a better teacher to practice with. The conversation with Dominic about technology, programming, career, and life in general, was one of the most enjoyable and engaging I've had in a long time.
Jul 27, 2023
3 English lessons
It was a great talk mostly about the education systems and work and a little bit about law. Dominic is very helpful by correcting my mistakes and recommending better phrases or words to express myself more naturally. I am looking forward for our next lesson. Thank you!
Mar 10, 2023
3 English lessons
It was a totally nerdy talk about IT stuff, I enjoyed it a lot. He takes notes about the interesting/problematic things while you talk, then he goes through those issues with you at the end of the class and also shares the document with you. He is a motivating, happy person and an absolutely profeassional teacher.
I am looking forward for our next lesson! Thank you!