I am a Venezuelan born journalist and videographer. I have always tried to teach on the side because I enjoy it. Back in my country I was an English teacher, so I understand a lot about grammars and how the English language works. This is very helpful to give you tips that will help you to produce sentences and learn in a practical way. Grammars can be abstract, but when you apply them to real situations you understand and learn a lot!
What is your teaching philosophy?
Experience is the best way to learn!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Listen to their expectations and tell them about my way of addressing the lessons.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By giving them tools to produce results and not sticking to the theory only.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By helping them to achieve their requirements.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try to pass from the theory to practice. He can learn by doing, and from there pin down the theory.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Providing them with material about topics they feel passionate about.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Let them try, even if they make mistakes.