I love meeting and talking with people around the world and learning about the perspectives of people from different cultures. Travel, world culture, society and politics are all favourite discussion topics of mine.
I have a PhD in psychology and also enjoy discussing personality and the mind.
Me as a Teacher
During my PhD I realised that I had a passion for teaching and decided to go into it full-time as a result.
I have taught English professionally in the classroom in China, Cambodia, Georgia and the UK, and I also have a year of online English teaching experience.
During my career I have taught business English, and also IELTS and TOEFL preparation. I also particularly enjoy teaching pronunciation, phonics and accents.
My Lessons & Teaching Style
I have a friendly and relaxed teaching style, and I try to adjust the pace and style of my teaching to match that of the student. I like to get to know my students as individuals and to arrange my lessons in ways which will suit their needs.
The one thing I do stress is that students need to talk in all lessons. I like to use a communicative style in which the student gets a lot of speaking practice. Despite my academic background, I am not a lecturer who will simply talk students through a slideshow or PPT.