I started teaching English to students at Shelye University over 12 years ago to adult, University, and High-School students. Most of these students were learning English as a second language. Some were total beginners, and some could speak a little English. I eventually created my own English School and continued to take on students which were mostly adult professionals who wanted to improve their skills (doctors, pharmacists, and lawyers) and I eventually moved up to the Capital City, Bratislava. There, I continued to work with professional adult students from large companies, like AT&T, Orange Telecom, T-Mobile, and many others. I then was asked by Kia Automobile Slovakia to teach their families. Kia has brought the families of most of their managers from S.Korea to the Slovak Republic which allowed me to teach children of all ages (5yrs-19yrs) as well as adults (mostly the mothers of the children) who ranged from good English ability to total beginners. I also continued to teach professionals and leaders of large companies. I have been a teacher in the traditional "classroom" sense as well as more of a tutor coming to people's homes, offices, or other place of business to have lessons. I have taught conversational and topical lessons that were more about discussion and public-speaking to lessons that were very grammar intensive and traditional, resulting in lots of homework. Most of my students want to improve or understand English and develop an instinct to use it correctly.
What I enjoy the most is teaching students that concepts that look difficult can actually be simple and easy to understand if they are taught in the right way and there is a desire to learn...even when there is a desire NOT TO LEARN like some children have, I have been able to show them that they can be proud of what they accomplish in learning new things. English is not considered an "exciting" subject, but when you understand it and know how to use it it becomes a part of you that you can use to do anything you want. I also like meeting new people and more than anything else, the sense of accomplishment I feel when a difficult student begins to understand and accomplish something.
More than anything, the best feeling is when I part ways with a student who can communicate fluently and use English perfectly, even though when we met they could barely understand me!
I have a great deal of general knowledge like anyone else...but ENGLISH is where my skills in teaching are best set.
I am intimately familiar with English grammar and parts of speech. Vocabulary, reading, writing, speech writing and speaking. Dictation and how to pronounce English correctly is also something I've come to be very skillful at teaching.
I've been teaching & tutoring for 12+ years with every type of student at all age levels and abilities. I have patience with young students and adults and more than anything I WANT YOU to succeed. I've taught English and helped students with homework and projects they could not otherwise do because of language barriers, and I've helped CEOs prepare their company reports and speeches. If you're struggling with English, I can help you. I started teaching English to students at Shelye University over 12 years ago to adult, University, and High-School students. Most of these students were learning English as a second language. Some were total beginners, and some could speak a little English. I eventually created my own English School and continued to take on students which were
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I had lettered in Public Speaking at Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ back in 1986 and I was active in speech and debate as well as drama my entire high school career. I'm familiar with impromptu speaking, extemporaneous speaking (where one must prepare a speech in 5 minutes on a topic, or even prepare a speech in just 2 minutes with no preparation!) as well as typical oratory and informative speaking, and presentations in general.
Since high school, however I've taught others how to speak for the last 12 years in the Slovak Republic as well as having been the voice for several companies and schools while promoting themselves. I have been involved in radio work but more recently I am also a professional voice actor. I have created many internal corporate video presentations for many different companies as well as commercial presentations. I can easily provide some of those. I have coached professionals to prepare them for speeches and presentations in front of large audiences. The two best being a CEO presentation for CARGO Slovakia and a pharmacist preparing an alternative treatments speech in front of hundreds of her colleagues. There may be more specific information I can provide if you ask. As I mentioned, I'm happy to provide some video evidence for the presentations/commercials I provided the voice for and I could likely get statements from those who I trained for presentations and speeches.