Hello! My name is Harry and I guarantee you you'll receive the most personalized, quality English education through my lessons. I've been teaching English in a full-time capacity in both private lessons and a classroom setting since early 2015. I love working with students both young and old, and I can cater to any teaching style or level.
I went to school at Michigan State and received my Journalism degree in 2008. I have taught English as a foreign language for two years in Seoul, Republic of Korea. I have a very laid back approach, and while I'm not bubbly or overly energetic, I am personable. I treat my students not as customers but as people, and we work through problems together while keeping things light and interesting. I believe an English proficiency comes first from gaining confidence, and I push my students to realize their potential.
I look forward to working with you!
I worked as an English teacher at Singapore Multilingual International School (SMIS) in Sinsa, part of the Gangnam district of Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea). SMIS is a private academy for Korean kindergarteners aged 6-7 years old. My classes ranged from 2-9 students, and I was responsible for developing and applying core curriculum standards to enhance the student’s early-stage learning and strengthen the foundations of their language learning abilities.
Students at SMIS are given a unique venue for learning with an outdoor garden in the heart of Seoul, as well as the ability see and touch the components of their lesson objectives instead of learning only from a book or from sitting at a desk. I was also responsible for developing and coaching the students in preparation for the year-end musical performance inspired by Disney’s The Lion King. All students at SMIS learned both English and Chinese.
I worked at the Sogang Language Program (SLP) for one year near Hansang University in Seoul. The students’ ages ranged from 8-15 years old, and class sizes were 2-10 students.
SLP is an immersion English program focused on giving students the most efficient and intensive English language instruction available today. Classes are strictly English-only with heavy emphasis on critical thinking and conceptual understanding, as opposed to simply regimented memorization and repetition. Class objectives included phonics, vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, debate, and persuasive speech writing.
I worked for six months as a substitute teacher at Holy Trinity School in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. I taught class sizes ranging from 15-25 students in grades Kindergarten–8th grade, in subjects such as mathematics, English, history, and music.
I took part in supervising students in several after school activities as well as organizing and administering various student organizations, including but not limited to: musical performances, talent shows, fitness education, after-school programs, spelling bees, and other duties when requested or needed.
Holy Trinity School is a top rated private elementary school in the United States and their students frequently go on to study at the nation’s best colleges and universities.