"I teach high school and adult learners, specialising in English as Second Language and Academic English. I have worked with learners as young as primary school students all the way up to mature adults. For the past 3 years, I have been involved in an array of educational settings, such as serving as a homework club tutor in various schools, a mentor for disengaged youth adults through Centrelink along with one-to-one private tuition. Since completing CELTA, I have concentrated my focus in assisting non-native English speakers to develop stable language proficiency.
My teaching approach focuses on developing a strong foundation before adding on more complex skills and concepts. This involves considering the purpose and context to identify the relevant technical language concepts for effective communication. I encourage my students to develop critical thinking skills through discussions and concept checking questions. This not only leads to self-awareness and ownership of their learning but also better retention of knowledge."