Drew Smibert : English

Drew Smibert
Subject : English
Native : English
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8+ days
45 Min : $20.06 / £15.83 / €17.96
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Drew Smibert and I'm 38 years old and currently living in Canada. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since August 2013. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My name is Drew Smibert. I am a 35 year old Canadian male. I grew up in Kelowna, which is a small city about 4 hours outside of Vancouver. I grew up playing hockey and lacrosse. Once, my house was so close to the forest that I could see bears, deer, mountain lions and coyotes within walking distance.

I love making new friends and listening to people tell me about themselves and their countries. I am married and I spend a lot of time with my two little girls aged 2 and 3 years old. I like to paint using a gift that God gave me. He lets me see his face (eyes, nose, mouth and beard) in every visible thing. I paint what I see on my shirts and I have a video blog about this special gift on youtube. Search my name "Drew Smibert" on youtube and you will see my channel.

Qualifications & Experience

I attended a prestigious private institute where I graduated from an exclusive 3 year teacher training course. I became certified as an ESL teacher with a specialization in TOEFL preparation in 2002 and I have been teaching English ever since.

Over the past 11 years I have taught English in universities, high schools, elementary schools and private schools. I have been teaching English one one one online to Koreans, Chinese, Brazilians, Indians, Mexicans, Sri Lankans, Lebanese and other nationalities for the past 5 years.

I am also a second language student. I have been studying Spanish for the past 11 years. So, I use the "golden rule" with my students while teaching them English. I treat second language students as I would like to be treated as a second language student. I work hard to give them a trustworthy, patient and warm service.

Teaching Approach

Diagnose and correct method.

I use structured conversations to get the students to speak as much as possible while I correct them and give them native speaker expressions by typing them into the text box.

At the end of each lesson the students recieve a personalized study guide of the things that they need to study.


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