Nathaniel Bick
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Nathaniel Bick

Nathaniel B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you remember your days of foreign language class in school? I do, and it was awful! We spent hour upon hour memorizing vocabulary and grammar. We copied, translated, conjugated, and labelled. And yet, at the end of each year I know exactly what I started with - nothing!

Since then, I've been able to learn two other languages by myself - Spanish and Portuguese. I didn't study these languages in school, or ever step foot inside an foreign-language classroom. Instead, I created my own method of learning that sees language for what it really is - a way to communicate. In my classes, we will focus on communication, as it is the single most important skill you can develop. I will teach you grammar, and I will teach you conjugation. I'll even expect you to learn new vocabulary. But the center of our learning will always be communication. "How can I use this to communicate with others?" Everything we learn will be centered around that question.

Naturally, each class will be designed with you in mind. I make a new lesson plan for every student, and focus on your specific needs. So whether you're a business professional or college student, whether you're emigrating to an English-speaking country or just focused on a new hobby, I will make sure our lessons get you to your goals as quickly as possible!

About Nathaniel B.

I grew up in Florida, USA - about one hour from Orlando. As a teenager, I started to learn my first foreign language - Portuguese. Although I didn't have any idea how to really learn a language, I knew that I loved learning about a new culture, as well as seeing the world through a new language. A few years later(after graduation), I decided to move to Rio De Janeiro. That was my first opportunity to really immerse myself in a new culture - and it stoked my interest in learning more!

While in Rio, I started teaching ESL to local students. That was when I realized how much I loved teaching English! I was sharing my passion for language with others, and helping them experience the same joy I felt. Over the next few years, I went to several other countries - including Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and more. I also started learning my third language: Spanish. As of November 2020, I hold C1 proficiency in that language.

During this time, I also began to teach ESL online. By far, my favorite thing about teaching online is the global perspective I get of the world. In an average workday, I speak to students from 8+ countries, who live on 4 different continents! I also work with students of all backgrounds, and all ages. Some days, I'm helping a 10-year-old prepare for her English exam. Others, I'm working with a CEO on his next presentation to investors The experience is incredible!

As a student, I'm sure you're wondering whether I can help you specifically. And the answer is a resounding yes! I've worked with students in just about every industry and phase of life. And I'm happy to say that I've watched them grow, and reach their English learning goals. Thanks to my own experience learning languages, and all the people I'm had the pleasure of teaching, I know what you are going through. Learning a language is tough, confusing, discouraging, and sometimes it just seems impossible! But I promise you: you can learn! I look forward to showing you how!

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Experience

Online ESL Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present

Independent

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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