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 have video tutoring experience as well.
For the past several years, I have been researching and developing more effective, alternative methods for learning languages. I specialize in input-based learning using English print and electronic media. My methods are based on the study habits of polyglots. I've published my own web-based English curriculum on my website.
-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