Hello. My name is Vinny. I love teaching and I love learning. I enjoy finding new ways to learn things using technology. I'm interested in polyglots, video games, computers and video production.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2010. I majored in Radio/TV/Film with a minor in Asian Studies. I have a TEFL certification. Most of my career has been in teaching English.
I have over 5 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I taught ESL for over three years in Thailand, South Korea and Japan. I've taught adults and children in both private and public schools. I also teach students online through video tutoring.
I teach English differently than most teachers. I want you to have fun and I want you to learn FAST. My methods are based on the study habits of polyglots, people who can speak many languages fluently. When you learn English with me, you study whatever you want to study. Movies, TV shows, comic books, anything! I will support your learning during lessons, AND after through my online support system. You will receive support with my online curriculum, EnglishFirstAid.net. You can read my guides and tutorials for how to study better and faster, download and customize flashcards for your favorite English movies and TV shows, and ask questions after the lessons.
Learning English should never be boring. If you want to have fun, and learn English FAST, sign up for a lesson with me. You won't regret it.
-Created a comprehensive English speed-learning program based on the self-study habits of polyglots
-Write and edit online learning resources and content
-Manage students' SRS databases (spaced-repetition-software)
-Provide study guidance and advice
-Develop and test methodology
-Taught English to Japanese middle-school students for short-term summer English camp
-Designed entertaining games and activities tailored to my students background and English level
-Taught English to elementary and junior high school students in public schools
-Created and designed new curriculum for all of my elementary school students
-Managed and tracked the progress of over 20 different classes at 8 different schools
-Attended teachers' workshops and trainings throughout the year
-Designed lesson plans and created original learning materials
-Worked with co-teacher to manage classes and lesson plans
-Taught other subjects in English including math, science, and cooking
-Worked as a private tutor for Buddhist monks
-Designed my own lesson plans and teaching strategies
-Also worked short contracts teaching English at several elementary schools in the greater Bangkok area