Price 1 lesson:
I am a flexible tutor, as I believe that my job would be to teach you what you want to learn. My lessons will mainly be conversational or pronunciation-based, but I am also more than happy to help with grammar, spelling, vocabulary etc. Having experimented with many methods for learning languages, I am quite knowledgeable should you need a way to study.
My name is Richard Woods, and I love languages. I have loved them since I was a child, and would often like learning new things about my own language. I also like improving myself, and developing skills. Because of this, I know what a student of English would need: a patient person who is committed to helping them improve their English-language skills, and their confidence. Having learned languages myself, I understand the role a tutor should play; I will be a coach and a teacher for you, the student. I have come to learn that languages are tools for communication, and not simply grammar, words or sounds. I can help you live the language. That being said, my specialty is the pronunciation of standard British English, and I can teach that to you using exercises. I am a flexible tutor, as I believe that my job would be to teach you what you want to learn. My lessons will mainly be conversational or pronunciation-based, but I am also more than happy to help with grammar, spelling, vocabulary etc. Having experimented with many methods for learning languages, I am quite knowledgeable should you need a way to study.
Kizuki Ramen, Olympia – Server
April 2016 – December 2016
Top server in a fast-paced Japanese restaurant, leading sales amongst other staff. Excellent customer service. Able to keep level head in stressful situations. Communicative and positive member of the restaurant team.
TESC Childcare Center, Olympia– Assistant Teacher
September 2013 – April 2016
Worked as a teacher’s aid for a class of 20 4-5 year olds. Wide range of skills including classroom management, games, learning activities, cognitive and emotional understanding of children. Excellent communicator with parents, and collaborates well with other teachers.
Workaway.info, Istanbul – English Teacher
April 2015 – September 2015
After completing a political science program in Egypt, spent four months in Turkey and the Czech Republic working with families to plan, organize, and teach English lessons for children and adults.
The Evergreen State College, Washington – B.A.
September 2012 – June 2016
Pursued a liberal arts degree at an interdisciplinary college. Emphasized in sociolinguistics and child cognitive development. Graduated with honors and recognition from the linguistics department. Has 16 credits in teaching ESL.
TEFLbridge, Washington – Certification for Teaching English
July 2016 – October 2016
Completed a rigorous TEFL certification course with Young Learners and Grammar endorsements. Ample training in teaching and lesson planning for all learning levels and age groups.