Christopher Panell : English

Christopher Panell
Subject : English Native
United States
(90) Lessons
(12) Total Reviews
12 Positive Reviews
Last class : 2 days
2 days ago
45 Min : $23.24 / £17.70 / €20.96
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Christopher Panell and I'm 48 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with since April 2019. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I have over 20 years of lower-secondary and post-secondary teaching experience, having taught English (including grammar and composition) and humanities in Asia and both North and South America to native English speakers and to English as an Acquired Language students from as young as preschool age to adults. I have designed curriculum, reviewed and edited text books, and published writings in education and other journals. I have traveled extensively and I enjoy reading as well as programming computer games and apps.

Qualifications & Experience

Certification and Endorsements: TESOL Certification completed through Seattle Pacific University and International TEFL Academy, Summer 2016. Washington State Continuing Teaching Certificate, endorsed in 4-12 English, Language Arts, Sociology, and History (valid through June 30, 2021).

January, 2019 – Currently On-Demand Teacher

• Substitute Teacher in the Kennewick School District, grades K-12

September, 2018 – January, 2019 Volunteer Teacher of English in Pachacutec near Lima, Peru

• Taught English as an Acquired Language to students ranging in age from preschool to adults.

August, 2016 – June, 2018 Secondary Teacher & English Subject Lead, Yew Chung IS, Hong Kong

• Taught English, Humanities, and Web Programming classes to primarily EAL students

• Supervised introduction of Middle School program as English Subject Lead, 2017-18

September, 2006 – August, 2016 Full-Time Teacher, Skyridge Middle School, Camas, WA

• Taught 7th and 8th Language Arts (grammar, writing, and literature) and Social Studies

• Elected by peers to be President of Camas Education Association, July of 2014-June 2016

April, 2000 – October, 2006 Full-Time Faculty, Portland Campus (POC) of Heald College

• Taught grammar, writing, literature, and humanities courses to culturally diverse students

• Revised curriculum, exams, and developed courses through Education Advisory Committee

• General Studies Department Chair from 2002 through the end of my tenure

1997-98 School Year 8th Grade Teacher (.4 FTE), Nisqually Middle School, Olympia, WA

• Taught Language Arts and Social Studies, coached, and served on a 504 Plan Committee

Teaching Approach

I believe that students learn English best when they are able to use the language to pursue topics of their own choosing, and that participation in conversation is a key to not only speaking English well but also to writing well. My approach to teaching has always been to connect the interests of the students to the topic being taught. Ultimately, students learn best when they have control over the content of the lessons while the teacher helps to guide the student towards more productive learning experiences.

My last class was :
2 days ago.
21 Jan 2020
By : dalila y
Subject : English 
Amazing teacher. I REALLY enjoyed our class and I liked so much the learning activities and games it was really a fun and effective way of learning.
20 Jan 2020
By : Cláudio C
Subject : English 
Great! Enjoy for next class!
19 Nov 2019
By : Israel G
Subject : English 
Christhopher analized my language skills and weaknesses then gave me practical suggestions to improve and helping me realize what areas I could improve on. Sometimes I feel anxious about simple (very common) things, when that happened I expressed it to him and he was more than willing to rapidly adjust so that I could keep learning comfortably. Very adaptable, knowledgeable and challenging, this last one being what I was looking for. Definately I'll recommend him %100 to those wanting to reach the highest english levels C1, C2 !
12 Nov 2019
By : Mirabeau18
Subject : English 
Chris is very attentive. He often takes time to give feedbacks on your level which is really valuable. He always manage to find the right video or text in order to help you to improve your skills on a specific topic. Big plus: always in a good mood!

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