I’m Sam, and I can’t wait to meet you! I’ve been teaching English for over 7 years, and I have taught hundreds of students online. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and three graduate certificates: TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages), Book Publishing, and Marketing.
I’m from Toronto, Canada. I work in marketing at an independent book publisher in Toronto. In the evening and on weekends, I teach English classes. Some of my favourite things include my bengal cat, reading, camping, hiking, watching TV shows on Netflix, discussing world news, exchanging marketing ideas, and attending concerts and local festivals.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN MY CLASSES:
- Laughter! It’s important that we enjoy ourselves while you learn in an organic way
- Lots of feedback throughout the class
- Custom lesson plans
- Summary notes after each class
- A hands-on approach (ex. for pronunciation, I’ll demonstrate how to form sounds properly by putting my mouth close to the camera)
- Practice materials and links
- Optional: Homework assignments after each class, which I will evaluate
- Optional: A textbook-guided study plan (ex. the MacMillan “PTE Academic Test Builder” textbook with practice CDs for PTE test preparation)
All of this is included in the price that you pay for your private lessons, with the exception of purchasing a textbook if that is the route we take.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing you become fluent in English!
Please send me a message if you have any questions.
Bachelor of Arts Honours, English & French Literature
University of Guelph - Guelph, ON
Planning lessons and teaching English to adults across the world using various multi-media resources. Working with up to 8 students at a time via Google Hangouts and the platform's diverse range of applications. Teaching students of all levels in pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar, conversation, etc.
Book Publishing - Toronto, ON
Digital Marketing, Social Media, Website Development, SEO, Metadata, and more!
2012 - 2016
Working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from blog articles to scientific journals to full-length novels. Guaranteeing full confidentiality in all areas of projects. Proofreading, copy editing, and substansive editing services offered.
2012 - 2016
Private English Teacher
Teaching English as a second language to teenagers and adults. Creating personalized lesson plans based on each student's indivudal needs. Preparing students for exams, such as the TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge exams. Training students in general conversation, Business English communication, and many other areas of English studies.
2012 - 2014
Planning lessons and teaching English to adults across the world using various multi-media resources. Working with up to 8 students at a time via Google Hangouts and the platform's diverse range of applications. Developing curriculum in grammar and pronunciation topics for all levels.
2013 - 2013
Abbey Road English School - Cordoba, Spain
Teaching English to children, teenagers and adults in small groups. Focusing lessons on conversation, grammar, pronunciation, writing, and other aspects of general English studies.
2012 - 2013
Les Petits Bilingues - Paris, France
Teaching English to children aged 3 to 16 in mini-groups of 10, classrooms of 15, and one-on-one by telephone. Animating lessons using flashcards, innovative games, videos and songs to emphasize a fun and engaging classroom environment. Applying classroom management and disciplinary skills while utilizing an encouraging team reward system.
2004 - 2008
Math & Reading Teacher
Kumon Learning Centre - Woodstock, ON
Tutoring students aged 2 to 18 in Math and English studies. Encouraging self-motivated learning for early learners, students in need of remedial education, and students seeking enrichment. Using visual aids for young learners, such as flashcards, wall charts and card games.
2013 - 2013
Global TESOL College
University of Toronto - Toronto, ON
Advanced TESOL Certification, Specialization in Business English