My name is Trey and I am a twenty-seven year old TESOL-certified teacher. I am from San Diego, CA, USA and earned a Bachelors degree in International Affairs with a minor in Cross-Cultural Communications from the George Washington University. I have 2+ years of ESL teaching experience in Peru, Taiwan, & the USA with all ages/levels.
My teaching approach as someone who personally has learned multiple foreign languages (I studied Spanish formally starting at age 10 all the way through university abroad in Spain) is to base the grammar or phonics in real-world conversation: empowering the student to express themselves in English is critical in order to be understood by native speakers. Real people don’t talk like textbooks! Also as a musician in my free-time, I personally love doing music activities with students like “fill-in-the-missing-lyrics” worksheets; music is fantastic listening/idiomatic practice! Creating activities and lessons plans for me is a wonderful way to make learning English fun & interactive.
Ultimately my goal as a teacher is to inspire students to love learning English language & culture; learning a foreign language is like opening a window into the wider world. When you learn a new language, you are also learning about a new culture. All of my courses focus on empowering you to speak like a real, native speaker! We will target your individual goals: if you want to focus on listening/speaking, check out the class ‘Learn English via Music!’ 101; or if you want to focus on reading/writing, check out ‘Learn English via News!’ 101. I hope to teach you soon.
Complimentary “Coffee Talk” Class: This first 30 minute lesson is always FREE. “Coffee talk” is meant for the teacher to get to know you in a natural conversation! In English only, of course ☺
• Taught beginner grammar, intermediate listening/speaking, and advanced reading/writing classes to adults • Tutored when available
2017 - 2017
Kang Ning English School - Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
• Taught 25 hour/week to 6 beginner phonics classes with students ages 5-12 • Tutored 3 one-on-one classes, students ages 9-12 with a focus on conversational English & reading skills
2016 - 2016
ILC (International Language Center) - Peru
• Taught Basic-Advanced English class to children, adolescent, and adult students • Taught at multiple ILC locations throughout Peru: Chachapoyas, Rodriguez de Mendoza, and Moyobamba • Individually tutored various students in English conversation
2015 - 2016
ELI (English Language Institute) - San Diego, CA, USA
• Taught Advanced English Conversation to adult students from a variety of backgrounds (Asia, Europe, Middle East) • Completed a TESOL certification with a specialization in individual tutoring • Individually tutored various students in English conversation