My Profile

Siren Watcher

Mexico City, Mexico

About Me

Current city:
Mexico City
Current country:
Mexico
Country of Citizenship:
Australia
Age:
34

Introduction:

I am not available to be vaccinated. Therefore I am not eligible for your role if your company has placed this as a requirement.


For 2 years I have worked at DMM developing a 4.8/5 star rating from 2524+ reviews as an English Teacher. I have also taught on the platform ALO7 for 1 year. I prior worked teaching children in-person at schools in Guiyang, China and Essen, Germany. 


These job roles have given me a window into common issues students have in their English learning education and how to provide appropriate content for individuals to solve their problems.


I am currently completing a Masters in Education online from Wollongong University in Australia. I have a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Culture and Communication from Southern Cross University University. I also have an English Teaching TESOL Certificate and I have done a short course through Udemy for learning to teach Business English. Alongside a Diploma of Journalism for technical English.


The methodology I use as a teacher is called the grandmother teaching method as discussed by Sugata Mitra in this Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3jYVe1RGaU.


To summarise, the method implies that I try to make students curious and engaged with the work. This is so that they remember the information naturally and as a teacher I just provide them with new tools to learn. 


Language can be hard to absorb as the information conflicts with a person's native language which is dominant over the new language. So I provide a student with tips and tricks to make it easier though I understand the bulk of remembering must be done through a student's own desire to absorb the information. I try to make learning be about "how to learn better" rather than specifically what is being learnt. As most of what students learn they forget. Though if I can teach them appropriate new knowledge + how to learn it, then I find the information is retained far better and can be pulled from the long-term memory more easily.

Education

International Open Academy / ICOES

120 hour TESOL Certificate

January 2019

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (major in Culture and Communication)

August 2019

ELT Online

Teach Business English

October 2019

Experiences

English Teacher

DMM / Engoo

January 2020 to Current

My reviews as teacher references from this platform can be found here: https://eikaiwa.dmm.com/teacher/index/35347/


This platform is International (Engoo) but the bulk of the students come from Japan (DMM). I occasionally have students from South Korea or Taiwan. More infrequently also from other countries.  In the [Japanese time zone] mornings I teach English to a mixture of business professionals or intermediate-to-advanced learners looking to advance their English skills for employment and travel. In the afternoons I teach beginner level children to supplement their English school education.

English Teacher

ALO7 爱乐奇

October 2018 to November 2019

My reviews as teacher references from this platform can be found here: http://u.pc.cd/Vg3 and also in the video section.


Teaching Chinese children online. Alo7 operates by pairing a native teacher with individual schools in China. Schools pairing clumps of 2-5 children with a teacher for 10 week blocks of group lessons. I taught here for approximately one year though.


The reason I left the platform was because it went through some changes in how it operated towards a bevy of students from new schools. So I decided to move on to a platform I felt was better designed for new students.

English Teacher

Kids and Teens Sprachschule

October 2019 to October 2019

I taught children English in-person for a week long school camp in Essen, Germany. Playing games and teaching beginner English to young students.

English Teacher

Happy Learning English / Beijing Hang Xin International Culture Exchange

January 2018 to October 2018

Teaching Chinese children (aged 5-18) in person at a private language school in Guiyang, China. I held classes on afternoons and weekends with three different age groups of children; 5-8 years old, 8-10 years old, and 10-12 years old.

Skills

native english speaker teaching experience teaching english experience in teaching young learners teaching english to foreigners english teaching teaching certificate four-year experience in teaching english to foreigners full time experience teaching: business english academic englsih

Languages

english

Videos


Teacher Introduction Video
Professional Reference from ALO7 (Chinese platform teaching children)

Portfolio

Teach Business English certificate.

120-hour TESOL accredited certificate

Diploma of Journalism (technical english...

Bachelor of Arts majoring in Culture and...

Reviews

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