Paul Basden : English

Paul Basden
Subject : English
Native : English
United States
(110) Lessons
100%      
(13) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $15.10 / £11.82 / €14.12
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Paul Basden and I'm 41 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 May 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am British, although I have lived in & was educated in various countries as I was raised, including Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica & the U.S. The taste for new cultures continued on into my adult life, as during my working experiences I had always pursued travel in my spare time, eventually marrying my beautiful wife of 10 years in the Dominican Republic & deciding to settle down last year to raise our toddlers in the country.

Prior to that I had been working for many years as an accountant for various companies, ultimately freelancing as a business consultant, while also offering various support services within a community centre, such as volunteering for an instructional gym & swim program for children with special needs.

Currently I use the language skills I have gained through study and experience to offer personal counselling to individuals on how to improve their English. It is a particular challenge to do so with Spanish as a second language, but I am definitely improving and find the results rewarding.

Qualifications & Experience

1993 to 1997

Acadia University (Canada)

Course of Study

• Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)

2004

Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses (ACTDEC)

Course of Study

• Certificate in the Theory and Methodology of TESOL (Global English)

Teaching Approach

• Establishing an effective learning climate, where learners feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves.

• Involving learners in mutual planning of relevant methods and curricular content.

• Involving learners in diagnosing their own needs, to help to trigger internal motivation.

• Encouraging learners to formulate their own learning objectives i.e. giving them more control of their learning.

• Encouraging learners to identify resources and devise strategies for using the resources to achieve their objectives.

• Supporting learners in carrying out their learning plans.

• Involving learners in evaluating their own learning, in order to help them to develop their skills of critical reflection.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
28 Nov 2016
By : nikos19pap
Subject : English 

Excellent

 
06 Nov 2016
By : Jasel
Subject : English 

I enjoy the lesson. The professor has a good speaking and teaching style which keeps me interested. The material covered is very interesting and useful. He is very patient and friendly. Thanks!

 
09 Oct 2016
By : shou
Subject : English 

Thank you!

 
30 Sep 2016
By : shou
Subject : English 

Thank you!

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