Hello!! My name is Ray. I am a Canadian with a love for teaching. I have a Bachelor or Arts degree in History (honours) from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto (OISE). I also spent 5 years teaching English to students in Taiwan ranging from kindergarten to high school. For the past 12 years, I have been teaching a wide range of subjects at a Toronto middle school. Outside of my education and work experience, I enjoy sports, martial arts, travelling and meeting unique individuals with interesting stories to tell.
I enjoy teaching people of all ages and assisting individuals achieve their goals. Once I understand the goals and expectations of the learner, I create interesting and entertaining lessons to achieve positive results. I use a broad range of instructional strategies to motivate and engage my learners (primarily film and text).
I do my very best to prepare fun, interesting and diverse lessons based on specific topics tailored to your interests and goals. We will spend a lot of time in conversation about texts we read, as well as short films and pictures we analyze together. I have spent many years working with students to improve their grammar and fluency in both spoken and written English. I feel comfortable teaching in both an academic and informal context. I know I can serve you well, so please give me a try. I can't wait to get started!!
At present, I am not taking any students under the age of 18. The focus of my lessons are more for adult learners.