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Austin passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Austin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 68 and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

Welcome! I am an American who owns and runs a sucessful English academy in South Korea. My experience spans over ten years. I have a lot of experience designing incredible lessons for students of all types. I have taught everything from housewives and business men to preschool kids and even North Korean refugees. Whatever your needs may be, I will be sure to fulfill them. My students usually learn a lot but also have fun while doing so!

I am especially strong in preparing students for tests such as OPIC and TOEFL speaking. I focus a large part of my lessons on communication and my students usually increase their speaking skills very quickly. Look forward to meeting you!

Experience

English Academy Owner
Feb 2016 - Present
DMC English

I own and run an English academy in Korea. I usually have 40 to 50 students enrolled in my academy. I am responsible to make the curriculum for all lessons. I also regularly consult with students to give them feedback on how they are doing. I frequently reflect upon my students' progress and guide them so that they can continue to improve every month.

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Freelance Teacher
Jan 2010 - Mar 2016
Self Employed

I started my English teaching career working as a freelance teacher in Asia. I have taught English in a variety of settings and with various students:

1:1 with business workers,
North Korean refugees,
preschool students,
high school students,
group classes with Korean housewives

I have also taught various things such as:

OPIC preparation,
TOEFL speaking,
English portion of the Korean SAT,
conversational classes,
beginner phonics,
strategic reading,
and so forth.

I have found that working with a variety of students and in various settings has helped make me a more well rounded teacher. I have a large array of teaching skills that I will use in our lessons.

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English Youtube Teacher
Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
Dive Into New English

I worked on a Youtube channel called Diveintonewenglish for about three years. I still occasionally upload videos to it. However, in the beginning of 2016 I decided to put more focus into the English academy that I was starting up.

I geared the Youtube channel to Koreans and therefore most of the videos are in Korean. I also tried to make the videos entertaining for people who might usually be reluctant to study English otherwise. My live and online classroom style is more systematic than what you would find in these videos. However, as in the videos I do like to get my students excited about studying English. You can take a look at my former Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzLAIzU1CcLT-IAe3x42hA/featured?view_as=subscriber

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English Academy Teacher
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Chungdahm English

Chungdahm English is one of the top English academies in Korea. I worked here for one year. During my time here I gained a lot of effective teaching skills that I then carried over into my personal lessons. The training at Chungdahm was absolutely great.

In the end though I found that I felt most effective when I was in charge of my own lessons. Therefore I decided put more focus on my private lessons after having worked at Chungdahm for one year.

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Elementary School Teacher Assistant
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Isla Vista Elementary

I started my teaching career nearly 10 years ago working as an elementary school teacher assistant. I was required to help students one on one with things such as reading and vocabulary. I have come a long way since then but still this first year of teaching was very important in helping me be where I am today.

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Education

Cultural Anthropology
Jun 2007 - Jun 2011
University of California, Santa Barbara

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL Certification - Teaching English as a Second Language
Jan 2013
Tesol.Org

Before starting to work at an English academy in Korea, I studied for my TESOL certification. I didn't take the TESOL course lightly and studied it very intently. It provided me with a lot of great tools for teaching. It really helped me grow a lot as a teacher. My test examiner said he was very impressed by how well I did on the final examination. I will give you the same dedication as your English teacher.

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Photos & Videos

This is an old video of me explaining about how to say a Korean word in English. Check it out!
This is a more recent video of me teaching about the passive tense. I can help you get better at either English or Korean grammar.
This is a video for younger kids where I go over initial phonics sounds and the mouth shapes for them.
Student Example - This is one of my students presenting a writing she did. Young or old, I can help you get better!
My students practicing and learning the subjunctive mood
My students working on some writing in class.  I like to encourage my students to be as free and creative as possible!

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Yuseong Sep 12, 2018
English · Online

Great teacher!

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