English for Foreign Students
I matriculated with honors from Rustenburg Commercial High and I received BVSc from the University of Pretoria.
I am a certified computer programmer, CDC (Control Data Corporation), and have many years of experience as a computer analyst/programmer, having worked in this field within the insurance, pharmaceutical and financial industries.
I have 3 years of experience teaching English online to foreign students.
Skills that I have successfully taught include Technical Support for Foundation Software Architecture for Citibank New York, Technical Support for Cobol CICS MVS VSAM for Citibank Latino, System Design and Implementation for Citibank Hong Kong. I have taught farrier skills on a 1-1 basis as well as in classroom situations.
In Ocala, Florida and also in Bahrain, I assisted in improving the communication between the non English speaking workforce and the managers.
I have also taught clinics on equine husbandry, elementary equine diagnosis and anatomy.
Experience: 12 years
We will focus on clear speech, useful vocabulary, correct sentence structure and simple grammar, in other words - direct, everyday English.
I will also introduce you to many of the colorful characters of English literature, with their help, learning English will be fun !
I am a skills trainer and this is how I approach English.
Language can be broken down into two main skills, the mental skill which is vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, syntax, and the physical skill which is speech.
Both these skills need to be mastered.
The only way to master the physical speaking skill is to by practice and excercise. Muscle memory is involved, so to get the best results you need to train often.
I am your trainer, so I will find ways to motivate you, encourage you and also push you to your limits.
When you buy a lesson from me, I give you more than just the minutes you pay for, I give you materials, I give you follow up, I give you self study exercises, I give you incentives to do the self study - In return for my extra effort, I expect extra effort from you - I expect a daily minimum of 10 minutes (but hopefully more!) of self study from you, just submit your daily audio excercises and earn big discounts on your next lessons !
I have held down some interesting jobs, ranging from an analyst/programmer in the financial sector to a charter boat captain and a spcialist skills trainer.
Having travelled and lived in many countries (South Africa, Britain, Belgium, Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Brazil) I am confident in my ability to communicate well with foreign students.
Thank you, and I look forward to meeting you.