Matthew Parker : English

Matthew Parker
Subject : English
Native : English
United States
(311) Lessons
99%      
(83) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $25.10 / £19.63 / €23.14
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Matthew Parker and I'm 40 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since November 2013. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hi. My name is Matt. I have many years of English teaching experience, including over2 years of teaching English online.

I have lived and taught in many countries including, India, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, and Turkey.

I have worked with all ages of students (from primary school to adult) and all different levels of English (from beginner to fluent.)

Qualifications & Experience

Teaching Experience:

Wall Street English (formerly Wall Street Institute,) Konya, Turkey

November 2012-November 2013

English Teacher

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Anuban Bangsaphan Primary School, Bangsaphan, Thailand

November 2009-February 2012

English Teacher

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Gwang Myeong Dong Elementary School, Gwang Myeong City, South Korea

April 2007-April 2009

English Teacher

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United States Peace Corps, Northwest Province, South Africa

January 2003-April 2005 (continued a volunteer teacher until December 2005)

English Teacher

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James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

September 2000-May 2002

Graduate Teacher

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EDUCATION:

International TEFL Teacher Training (ITTT)

100-hour TEFL Certification Course: February 2007

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James Madison University

Master of Fine Arts Degree: May 2002

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: May 1998

Teaching Approach

Laugh and learn. I like my students to have a good time while they study English. In many countries I've worked in, English is traditionally taught as a series of dry grammar rules. Yes, grammar is important, but its just part of the big picture. I like to focus on teaching my students practical language skills, and on the 4 pillars of language learning: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
07 Jun 2016
By : jim85
Subject : English 

Great trial lesson. He already help me getting a good pronounciation. Looking forward to work with him to improve my english skills ! Thanks

 
03 May 2016
By : Adolfo B
Subject : English 

Matt listened very attentively to my life achievements and asked about my goal in taking lessons with him, He offered his help to get me prepared for either the American or British English tests which I need to take in the near future.

 
02 May 2016
By : ammarbahakim
Subject : English 

 
05 Oct 2015
By : Yusuke Hirayama
Subject : English 

I enjoyed the conversation with Matt and he suggested what I could do to improve my English.

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