- Teaches students:
- Ages 15 to 70
- Teaching since:
I am a native speaker from San Diego, California is the USA. In addition to being TEFL certified, I have taught English as a Second Language on three different continents while backpacking the world. I have a passion for traveling, experiencing new cultures, making friends, spreading laughter (including laugh-snorts), and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.
English, like all languages, is both a science (grammar, syntax, etc.) and an art (idioms/phrases, colloquial speech, etc.), and knowledge of each is necessary to be truly fluent. Having said that, my focus is the ART OF ENGLISH. Of course, I understand the scientific part as well, but the art of it is what I enjoy teaching most!
As such, the ideal student for me will have a decent understanding of the science of English and will want to improve the fluidity of their speech, to increase their knowledge and usage of popular idioms, phrases, and other colloquial speech, or simply to practice conversation with the intent of breaking their "language barrier".
I look forward to meeting you, sharing some stories and laughs, and, of course, helping you improve your English!