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Christopher Panell : English

Christopher Panell
Subject : English Native
United States
(27) Lessons
100%      
(6) Total Reviews
6 Positive Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
Yesterday
Online
45 Min : $17.84 / £14.71 / €16.07
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 Verbalplanet.com 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 :
Yesterday.
 
13 Aug 2019
By : Melissa J
Subject : English 
Christopher, thanks you so much for making me feel so comfortable, you were very nice, we talked a lot and also I've learned new vocabulary! I'm defititely taking more lessons with you, I have enjoyed It very much!
 
26 Jul 2019
By : marcioomonte
Subject : English 
Christopher, had great ability to talk and pulled some necessary information to understand my level of speech, reading and writing. He's patient, and listen a lot without interruption, just after came with feedback, what is an important thing when you don't know how bad is your knoledge about some language. It's great when the tutor shows interest in your needs, that is what he does!
 
01 Jul 2019
By : Marilia C
Subject : English 
He is a super nice guy to talk with and also he has real knowledge about what he is talking about.
 
27 Jun 2019
By : Andrea06
Subject : English 
Great teacher. Good method.

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