Stuart.Hopkins
Stuart.Hopkins
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nick Stuart.Hopkins
country Philippines
languages English
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STUART HOPKINS

I am British, forty-six years of age and reside in the Philippines. During my long career as a professional pianist, I have travelled to over 40 countries as well as numerous cruise ships, and I have met people of just about every nationality.

I have always been asked by people, predominantly staff with whom I have worked, to help them improve their English language skills, and it has been my pleasure to do so.

One thing I have learned, which I think is very important when teaching international students, are the different problems which different people from different countries have when it comes to speaking English.

Examples:

In the Thai alphabet, there is no ‘V’, and when speaking English, Thais will substitute it with a ‘W’. Vehicle therefore becomes wehicle. They do not use the diphthong ‘SH’. Shoe therefore becomes Choe, and neither do they pronounce the letter ‘T’ at the end of a word.

In the Philippines, the people often get the letters ‘P’ and ‘F’, as well as ‘B’ and ‘V’ confused, and they will tell you that they have pibe pingers on their hand.

Arabic speakers do not use silent letters which makes words such as know and muscle problematic for them. Also, they do not use the sounds ‘P’ and ‘V’.

I am highly experienced in helping people to overcome these problems, as well as educating them with good grammar and sentence structure.

As a relatively young retiree, I am looking to teach students English to fill my time. I am also writing my memoirs of my travels as a professional musician. I have placed several excerpts on my website - www.nakedand.exposed - where you will, if you have time to study my writings, get a feel of my level of competency of the English language.

 

 

Experience: 25 years

About me

Are you confused with your adverbs, verbs and nouns? Do dipthongs give you a headache? I am here to help!

I will build your confidence in speaking everyday English. 

My lessons are fun, informal but professional. I am patient, and we will learn at your own pace, a pace with which you are comfortable.