My name is Anthony and I am from England. I have been teaching English for 5 years, and have taught in elementary schools, cram schools, adult colleges and one on one. I have a Certificate of education studies in TESOL with TEYL specialization. I majored in music at University, and it is something that I also teach. It has a positive influence on my English teaching, where I am able to be creative and think outside the box.
I enjoy making a real connection with my students, where I try to instill a confidence, passion, and a positive attitude in them. It's about allowing the student to feel free to express themselves and enjoying the process. I am organized and create personalized study plans where real progress can be measured.
Through my own experience of learning Chinese up to an advanced level, I understand the process of learning a language from both the teachers and students point of view. I have researched so many study methods, techniques, memory hacks, and mindsets, and discovered the most effective ways of acquiring a second language. I believe that teaching is not just about passing knowledge about the subject itself, but also about teaching how to learn. It's about providing the student with the tools so that the can also make real progress when they are studying by themselves.
Learning a second language might be one of the most challenging things you ever do, but seeing the positive benefits in my students and in myself, it's definitely one of the most worthwhile.