Guy Williams Jr.

Guy W.

Sebastian, FL
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About

Guy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

My name is Guy, and I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to students and business professionals for 7+ years.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and a Master's degree in Linguistics. I have taught English to top executives at Yahoo!,
Rakuten, Kobo, Nikkei, DMM, NTT Corp., Yamada-Denki, and more.

As an experienced teacher, I understand how students learn and retain new information.

What's the secret?

The truth is, there isn't any secret. Learning English is very difficult. However, there are two things you must do:

1. Study English every day (listen, speak, read, and write).
Constant exposure is an absolute MUST when it comes to acquiring a new language. I work with each student to create a catered learning program to improve all 4 primary language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

2. Write every day!
The second ‘secret’ to learning a new language is to write—every day. All of my students have notebooks, and they all write daily. It's a simple method, but it works. During our first meeting together, we will discuss how to use writing exercises to improve other areas, such as listening, speaking, reading, and pronunciation.

My students include high school, undergraduate, and graduate students; young children; and adult speakers of all levels.

Whatever your language needs, I have the tools and tactics you need to improve your English and become more fluent.

I also teach drums and acoustic guitar to Beginner and Intermediate students at my home studio in Sebastian, FL.

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Experience

Founder & Private ESL Instructor
May 2017 - Present
Pellican LLC

Founder & Chief Editor
Jan 2016 - Present
Proofy

We provide professional copy-editing, proofreading, & writing services to individuals and businesses around the world.

Founder & Head Coach
Feb 2014 - Present
APEC International

Academic and Professional English Coaching (APEC) International provides personal, academic and business development services to non-native English-speaking students and professionals around the world. Our coaching sessions are personalized for meet each client’s needs and cover a wide range of topics from mental conditioning and personal achievement systems to spoken and written communication, business mastery, and academic success.

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English Language Consultant
Sep 2012 - Present
10+ Businesses in Japan

Freelance Tutor & Academic Consultant
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
(Personal Business)

ESL Instructor
Jan 2014 - May 2015
EF Education First - International Language Center (Boston, MA)

ESL Instructor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Aspire Japan (Karuizawa, Nagano)

Research Advisor & Writing Coach
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Davis College

ESL Teacher
Oct 2012 - Apr 2013
American Civic Association (Binghamton, NY)

Academic Tutor & Writing Coach (to EFL students)
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011
WOLBI (Jeju, South Korea)

Co-director & English Teacher
Sep 2010 - May 2011
Jeju Seong-An Gyohui Preschool English Program

Education

Graduate coursework, Linguistics & Philosophy
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MA, Linguistics
Jan 2014 - May 2016
Harvard University
BRE, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
May 2012 - May 2013
Davis College
Coursework, Japanese (Intermediate - Advanced)
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Rio Salado College
Coursework, Japanese language and linguistics
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
University at Albany, SUNY

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Mar 2014
University of Cambridge

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
May 2013
Davis College

Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA)
May 2013
Davis College

Certificate, Religious Studies
Aug 2011
WOLBI International Program - South Korea, Thailand, Israel

Certificate, Mechanical Technology Drafting & Design
May 2009
State University of New York (SUNY) Adirondack

Awards

Teacher of the Month
Oct 2014
EF Education First - International Language Center (Boston, MA)
Teacher of the Month
Jul 2014
EF Education First - International Language Center (Boston, MA)
Teacher of the Month
Apr 2014
EF Education First - International Language Center (Boston, MA)
Teacher of the Month
Feb 2014
EF Education First - International Language Center (Boston, MA)
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
Mar 2013
Randall-Reilly Publishing
Parnassus Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement
May 2012
State University of New York (SUNY)

Affiliations

Linguistic Society of America
Jun 2014

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language. LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.

American Association of Applied Linguistics
Jan 2013

Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that addresses a broad range of language-related issues in order to understand their roles in the lives of individuals and conditions in society. It draws on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches from various disciplines–from the humanities to the social and natural sciences–as it develops its own knowledge-base about language, its users and uses, and their underlying social and material conditions.

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Teacher Guy & Students in Tokyo, Japan

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Shin Jun 28, 2017
ESL · In studio

Teacher Guy taught me English when I first came to the U.S. back in 2014. I was working for a financial company at the time, and my English was so bad that I almost never spoke to my coworkers. What Teacher Guy did for me was deconstruct the language learning process and show me how to learn the English language from the "top down" as a native speaker would. At our first meeting, Teacher Guy explained that this is the way children learn their language. Babies and young children are not taught grammar rules, but they learn grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation in the context. And guess what! It worked for me! By the end of that year, I was so comfortable in my "new skin" that I began speaking during meetings at work and I made friends with many native speakers all thanks to Teacher Guy's lessons. I think Teacher Guy uses a special and highly effective teaching method that combines natural conversation with reading and speaking practice. Teacher Guy gave me a writing assignment every week and it was always enjoyable. He used the writing assignment to measure my progress and teach me better ways to make some expressions. Teacher Guy has an impressive ability to hear pronunciation mistakes and always corrected me in a gentle way. He would say "Can you repeat that again?" not "You said that phrase incorrectly." I would highly recommend Teacher Guy's lessons if you are serious about learning English and becoming a more fluent English speaker.

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