Hello, my name's Jay and I'm a professional British English teacher here on Verbling!
Here's a few facts about me!
➔ I filmed and edited my own Verbling video.
➔ Since the age of 17 I have founded, built-up and sold three businesses for profit.
➔ I have taught English to over 200 students in 33 countries around the world.
➔ I drink far too much tea and coffee.
➔ I do voluntary work for UK law enforcement agencies.
➔ I achieved a First Class Honours Degree from university.
➔ I am a green belt in Shotokan Karate.
➔ I was placed 55th in a recent language challenge achieving 24 hours of language learning in one month.
➔ I currently have an 840 day streak on Duolingo (@EnglishTutorJay).
I want my students to get the very best out of my lessons!
Here’s what I think about myself as a teacher.
➔ I am happy, calm, friendly, patient, understanding and student focused when teaching English.
➔ I understand that everyone is different and learns in their own way.
➔ I always actively listen to the needs of my students.
➔ I am able to adapt my teaching style to fit my student's needs.
➔ I use active listening skills to correct my students if they make a mistake.
➔ I am not afraid to challenge my students in my classes as this regularly happens in real life.
➔ I have taught myself to speak a little slower on Verbling, however, I won’t be offended if you tell me to speed up.
1 - Students must be 16 or older to learn with me independently. However, if the young person is under 16 they must be supervised by an adult. Safeguarding is important!
2 - I will wait for 10 minutes after the lesson start time. If no communication has been made within the 10 minute time period to myself then the lesson will be cancelled. All teaching credits will then be transferred to the teacher.
3 - If you do not attend our lesson with less than 24 hours notice I will not be able to use this time slot for another lesson. Therefore any unattended lessons without at least 24 hours notice will be non-refundable.
4 - Lessons end 5 minutes early if I have another class directly afterwards.