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I am Herman. A native English speaker and a Cambridge CELTA certified teacher. I teach full time, and have taught 9,000 plus lessons since 2011. My name is Herman, I reside in Nagoya Japan about 300 kilometers from Tokyo
I'm extremely fond of foreign travelling. I love teaching English and value spending time with the people.
I am friendly, patient, encouraging and helpful.
My hobbies include, investing and reading. I read a copious amount of books. I enjoy various subjects, including: technology, business, globalization, anthropology, futurism, investing, economics, politics, psychology, cosmology, quantum mechanics, etc. I enjoy finding books on big thinkers and influences like: Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, Churchill, Hitler, Jeff Bozos, Jack Ma. etc.
I have been working for the largest language school in the world for the past 6 years. I have completed the Cambridge CELTA in 2011, and attend 4 -6 train courses in teaching yearly. Additionally I assess and teach junior teachers to fit our company's vigorous quality control requirements. I am currently doing an BA-AS through UoPeople in California, and am studying for an MBA through Open University in the UK. On a weekly basis I also do, adult, teenagers and kids assessments and placement, which means that I check the English ability based on: Grammar, Vocabulary, Functions, Fluency, Comprehension, Confidence, Listening, Speaking and Writing. I have also taught large groups for students ranging from 40 to 200.
I regularly teach VIP students and five or six different presidents of large conglomerates. These classes are more conversation based, and might include topics like. Economics, Harvard Business Review Papers, Business Strategy, Globalization, Futurism and more. During the course of a week I would usually teach between 12-20 different students, focusing on social English, E.g. How to make small talk, checking in for your flight, buying a movie ticket, going to the doctor, talking about the weather. Or business English, E.g. Asking your subordinate about his project progress, scheduling meetings in English, negotiating with a difficult customer, etc.
I love teaching English. Firstly, I would like to know what your goal is. For example: to reach a TOEIC score, to use business English or to talk fluently.
I can help you in the following ways:
* We choose customized role-plays.
* After each lesson, I will send you notes as a review, if you want.
* I look for specific weaknesses and focus on improving those.
* I also can explain Japanese grammars and vocabularies in English, if you want.
* For learners who want to practicing conversation, I make a plan based on your desired topic.
* If you want to master English completely, I will make lesson plans in detail and create useful lessons.
* Help you with specific functional goals, E.g. Ordering at a restaurant, giving presentations, business emails, checking in for a flight, making small talk, talking about business projects, arranging meetings, talking about hobbies, etc.
Please only book me for the free trial lesson if you are a serious student. I promise to give you a fantastic free trial lesson. Thank you!
I use a a goal oriented instruction methodology, focused on progress. I teach grammar as a means of communication, and use the PPP system daily.
E.g. Set the goal, (1) Present language, vocabulary, grammar key phrases, (2) Practice role play, followed by feedback and (3) performance role play using feedback and new language. I have used taught 9000 plus lessons the last time I checked.
One of the key things that, I do and am trying to drill into new teachers heads is high student talk time. I use various introduction and correction methodologies, depending on where we are in the teaching cycle. Having taught as much as I have I am able to communicate ideas easily to students, e.g. prepositions, when and how to use, in, on, by, at, to, for. From time to time, I will also suggest additional study to students if I feel there specific areas that need improvement. Active listening is another pertinent point, to identify weak areas and then focus on improving those through directed practice.
He lets me talk a lot, and is patiently listen to me and makes some corrections. This is ideal for me because I need to practice output not input that I can do by myself.