Ever want to learn a new language rapidly and easily, in a fun and interesting way? Hello and welcome! My name is Patrick, and I am a certified and registered English teacher in both Canada and New Zealand with over 18 years of experience as an educator. I gained my certification and registration as a secondary school English teacher in Canada in 1999, and have taught in Canada, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and, for the last 10 years, in New Zealand. In Canada and New Zealand, I have been a teacher at primary and secondary levels as well as a principal/headmaster, and while working in Asia, I taught in primary and middle schools, language institutes, companies, and privately, working with students of all ages, and also worked as a freelance editor and proofreader for various educational companies and as a test preparation teacher for IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, CELPIP and CAE.
Learning can by both challenging and interesting at the same time, so I personalize a lesson as much as possible. My style is based on patience and instructional scaffolding, just as I would do in my classes in a primary or high school, so learners of all abilities always have a chance to improve as we gradually and methodically develop your vocabulary, comprehension, pronunciation, and grammar skills, as well as your abilities in reading, writing, and listening. At the same time, I am also highly adaptable and flexible as a teacher, so classes move quickly once either a foundation for learning has been established or work has been mastered, using a mix of discussions and questions, listening and writing exercises, activities from various textbooks, pronunciation practice, vocabulary building work, and presentations of various types. Ultimately, my aim is to give you the best learning experiences in English in whatever your learning needs are, as well as to have you enjoy those same experiences!
So, if you need help studying or a test or to succeed in your chosen field of work, would like to improve your abilities as a beginning student, or simply want to have a chat to maintain and improve your conversational abilities, I look forward to hearing from you soon!
* I also teach lessons for classes of students, so please feel free to ask about this, and other teaching options, if you are interested.