Penn State University (History)
If I may, I am a very good teacher---good for my students. I believe my past teaching experience will help support this, to the point, claim. I have taught in different countries outside the US namely: Japan, Turkey, The Gaza Strip (Palestine), and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati in the South Pacific. Here, in the US I am presently teaching and have been teaching at the college level in Jersey City, NJ for the past 17 years---and I love it! This broad teaching experience with students in different countries and with different cultures has given me much valuable knowledge, insight, perspective and appreciation of the students and the opportunity to learn as well as teach.
What I have learned and is the core basis of my main approach, style and method of teaching is to teach the student and not the subject. That is, when/during/while teaching my students I consider not only just what they want---to learn/improve their English skills and abilities but, why. With this question always in mind and wanting to help them answer that question I am better prepared to conduct their lessons based on their work or family status (which can be a hindering distraction) while practicing and learning, all the while keeping them focused on what they initially and eventually hope/want to finally achieve, to be better listeners and speakers of English.
Briefly, an overview of what I would want/expect of you as my student and what you should/would want/expect of me as your teacher---this has got to be mutual! Practice, practice, practice! Stay focused. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; be more afraid not to take the time to correct the mistake. Practice not only during the class but at home or yes maybe, if possible at work. Try to follow/do an at-home Study and practice from the schedule sheet which would be given to you. Listen, listen, listen to the radio (WCBS a.m. is a good station-very repetitive English) every day and watch TV often.
FInally, please, if you are not willing (or able) to commit yourself to the time and effort that would be necessary to achieve your goal to learn/improve your English do not waste your hard earned money and contact me. However, if or when you are ready and willing to spend the necessary time and effort please contact me. I will do my utmost to help you succeed and if I may, again, give you your money's worth.
My name is Ismael. I am very flexible and accommodating with your hours, and ask that you would be so kind to give at least a 24 hours notice before postponing/canceling.
If I may, I am a very good teacher---good for my students. I believe my past teaching experience will help support this, to the point, claim. I have taught in different countries outside the US namely: Japan, Turkey, The Gaza Strip (Palestine), and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati in the South Pacific. Here, in the US I am