I display a passion for tutoring my students in a relaxed and encouraging environment. I aim to assist my students in achieving their personal goals and believe each student has different needs. I believe a comfortable learning environment is key. In my classes I focus on providing knowledge, encouragement and confidence to allow my students to improve their English ability.
Every student comes to my class with some knowledge of English. As an English teacher, I try to develop and enhance student's preexisting knowledge by tailoring lessons to individual needs. Taiwanese students typically have a good foundation in English grammar and vocabulary but lack the ability to put their English skills practice. With this in mind, I focus on encouraging students to speak up and learn to express themselves in English.
Besides simply focusing on the mechanics of English, I emphasize the importance of understanding cultural and social issues in order to gain a more complete understanding of the English language. Additionally, I strive to help students move from textbook English to being able to speak like a native speaker.
Most importantly, I strongly believe that an effective teacher must be entertaining in order to captivate his audience's attention. Therefore, I endeavor to make my students have fun and relax in my classes. I enjoy using humor as way to develop a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment.
I've always been fond of the idea of teaching. When I was in my final year at university, I worked as a private tutor for several high school students. I taught mainly math, science (physics + chemistry) and biology. I discovered from this experience that I had a talent for teaching, so I decided to come back to Taiwan and teach English.
"No pain, no gain" is a motto I sincerely believe when it comes to learning English. It takes years of practice and some might describe it a painful process. But I believe that everyone is capable of learning anything as long as he/she puts his/her heart to it. I'm always ready to help those who are serious about learning English and those who really care. I also enjoy being challenged by students because that shows that they are really thinking about what they are doing and are serious about it.
I have always had a passion for teaching and teaching gives me a great opportunity to share with others.
Patience, passion and persistence are the key in language acquisition. Never let excuses stop you from learning.
“I believe that there is beauty in the world, and that we can all learn to express ourselves about that beauty. The most important thing for a student to bring to class is motivation to learn and that motivation can be as simple as describing a sunset or speaking to a neighbor or friend. English is a skill like any other. It requires patience and practice to master.”