10 years working as an English tutor to children in grade 2 all the way through to children in grade 12. My goal is to help these kids achieve the highest possible scores in English many getting A's or A equivalents. Some of my students attend public schools, some attend private schools and some attend IB (International Baccalaureate) schools. I have had 5 years working as an ESL teacher overseas before my stint as an English tutor for primary and high school aged children. I have also taught university aged students to better than speaking and writing ability.
Teaching is a sales role: Teachers must sell students on the ideas they will present to them and how they need to see something in a different way to the extent that they will adopt the ideas for themselves. Teaching is a movie role: Teachers need to roleplay and engage students into those rolepays to give them experiences of what is being taught in the lesson, rather than just the information. Teaching is a psychology role: Teachers need to understand what is happening in the mind of the student in the moment and how to take it from where it is to where it needs to go to better accept the ideas as their own as well as understanding the best emotional states that foster learning and create an environment to better tap into those states. I utilise music, games, puzzles, quizzes, trivia and many other things to build curiosity in the students to further their learning experiences.
Being a tutor of English, the biggest honor received is when my students tell me or write to me they have achieved an A for English at school.
I come from a humble education background. My elementary schooling was at St Peter's Primary Catholic School. Secondary schooling was at Brisbane State High School. And my BA was attained at Griffith University with a major in Applied Linguistics.
I have three girls - my lovely wife and two vivacious daugthers, the elder of whom is an actuary, and the youngest, an avid chess player and ballerina going on six years of age.