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Caitlyn Doran : English

Caitlyn Doran
Subject : English Native
Japan
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45 Min : $17.05 / £13.47 / €14.92
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Hello, my name is Caitlyn Doran and I'm 24 years old and currently living in Japan. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet.com since October 2018. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Japanese. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Nice to meet you. My name is Caitlyn and I love English teaching, painting and bears. I'm originally from the United States, but I currently live in Japan. I graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as a drawing major, art history minor, in 2016 and have recently started to work on my masters in painting at the Kanazawa Art Institute.

Ever since I was small and I only had television and pen pals, I've always enjoyed learning about far away countries, meeting with new people and experiencing different cultures first hand. Some of my favorite places I have been fortunate enough to travel to include: the Alphonse Mucha Museum in Prague, Namhansan mountain in Seoul, and the night markets in Taipei.

Qualifications & Experience

Throughout university I was giving tours at the Haggerty Museum of Art and also volunteer teaching at the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities over the summers. After graduating in 2016, I started working in Japan as a native English teacher, full time, with a company called Winbe. Every week I was responsible for designing lesson plans, preparing materials, and teaching 25-30 classes for both children and adults. Each class was 50 minutes in duration, with a maximum of 6 students per class. The content within each lesson varied depending upon the students' English levels and ages, but overall there was a consistent focus on listening and speaking skills, as well as pronunciation and grammar.

Annually, I also taught special courses specifically designed to help students prepare for English accreditation exams, such as: EIKEN and TOIEC. Ever since I started grad school, I have been teaching private lessons, part-time, to other students at my university and now I'm excited to be a part of a new community online and work with even more students.

Teaching Approach

During the lessons I apply the "learn it, use it, check it" method and I often review old material or teach new material through simple games. I ask lots of critical thinking questions and utilize spaced repetition so students have less chances to forget.

I'm not too strict. I find mistakes are really the best way to learn, so throughout the lesson I always maintain a professional, but somewhat casual atmosphere, so the student feels both engaged and relaxed. This allows them to openly ask questions and experiment with the language without worrying about being "perfect".

I have designed a few different lesson plans already, but the main content of our class will depend heavily upon the student's interests and motivations. I'm prepared to teach: phonics, vocabulary, reading/listening comprehension, EIKEN or TOIEC specific test preparation, pronunciation, and native level conversation tips and tricks.

Detailed Profile in Japanese

About me

はじめまして、ケイトリンと申します。英語を教えることと絵を描く事と熊が大好きです。もともとアメリカから来て、今は日本に住んでいます。2016年にミルウォーキー美術大学を卒業しました。専門はドローイングとアートの歴史でした。最近金沢美術工芸大学院で勉強を始めました。私は子供のところにテレビと文通しかなかったけどずっと遠い国に関して学ぶ事や新しい人に会う事、実際に文化を体験することが好きだった。私の好きな都市は、プラハ、シオール、そして、台南。

Qualifications & Experience

大学の時にHaggerty美術館というでツアーガイドとして働いていて、夏休みの時にCreative Arts Academy of the Quad Citiesでボランティアとして教えた。2016年に卒業したあと日本の英会話のWinbeという会社で英語の先生としてフルタイムで働き始めました。毎週私は自分でレッスンプランをデザインして、授業の準備をして、そして子供と大人のために27クラスぐらいを教えました。それぞれのクラスは最大で6人までで50分ぐらいでした。それぞれの授業の内容は生徒のレベルと年齢によって違いましたけど、全体的にリスニング理解、と喋る力、発音、文法の上達を目指しました。季節ごとに、特別で具体的な英会試験、EIKENやTOIECとかをとる戦略についての授業も教えた。私は新しいコミュニティの一員となり、さらに多くの学生とオンラインで教えることを楽しみにしています。

Teaching Approach

私の教え方はあまり厳しくないです。私の意見で、英語が上手になる為には間違うことが本当に大事なことだと考えます。だから、いつも私は授業中、生徒が魅力的でリラックスした気分になるように、ちょっとカジュアルな雰囲気を目指します。私は授業中”習って使ってチェックして”という方法を使います。そしてよく過去の学んだものの練習と、新しいことを習得することをシンプルなゲームでします。生徒は習得した情報を忘れないように、質問をたくさんきいて、繰り返す方法でします。

これで完璧を心配することなく、生徒が質問を自由に聞くことと言語を経験することを簡単にします。

もういくつかレッスンプランを作りまして、授業の内容は生徒の興味とゴールによって違いますが、私はフォニックス、文法、単語、話す理解、聞く理解、発音、TOIECかEIKEN試験準備、そしてネイティブ会話を教えることができます。

     

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