My name is Drew Smibert. I have been teaching English full-time for 18 years! I am a TESOL certified, native English speaking ESL teacher. I have been teaching English one-on-one online for 10 years. I am a 41 year old Canadian male.
I grew up in Kelowna, which is a small city about 4 hours outside of Vancouver, Canada. Hockey and Lacrosse are my favorite sports. 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 8 and 9 years old. I have a really special gift that I love sharing with everybody. Jesus lets me see his face (eyes, nose, mouth and beard) in every visible thing. I paint what I see on my shirts and hats. I have a video blog about this special gift on YouTube. Search my channel name "Iseejesuseverywhere" on YouTube and you will see what I am talking about.
After studying Science in University, I worked for 1 year at HSBC Bank Canada in Kelowna, but it made me develop a hatred for banks. So, I started teaching English in 2002 and I have NEVER STOPPED!
Why choose me besides my 18 years of ESL teaching experience? I work VERY HARD!
My students receive a booklet after each class showing them not only where they can improve but also where they excel. I work hard in each class so that my students gain confidence while they receive corrections. Each class is a diagnostic to tell the students where they are strong and where they are weak.
I am not as interested in making money as I am in making friends on verbalplanet.com. I want to see you reach your goals in the shortest time possible. As a result, not only do I correct you but I do it in a caring and patient environment.
In classes we use structured conversations where either the students or I can choose topics. The idea is to become familiar with speaking about common subjects. If students require specialized business courses or test preparation, we can agree on the curriculum together.
Find out why I believe I treat my students like the pupil of my eye. Book your FREE TRIAL LESSON with me today!
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 18 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, Libyans, Lebanese and other nationalities for the past 10 years.
I am also a second language student. I have been studying Spanish for the past 18 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.
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.