I’m Sam, and I can’t wait to meet you! I’ve had over 7 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language, and I have taught hundreds of students online. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and three graduate certificates: TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages), Book Publishing, and Marketing.
I’m from a small town in Canada near Port Dover. Some of my favourite things include my kids, my two Great Danes, my bengal cat, camping, spending time outside, watching TV shows on Netflix, and attending concerts and festivals.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN MY CLASSES:
- Laughter! It’s important that we enjoy ourselves while you learn in an organic way
- Lots of feedback throughout the class
- Custom lesson plans
- Summary notes after each class
- A hands-on approach
- Practice materials and links
Nothing makes me happier than seeing you become fluent in English!
Please send me a message if you have any questions.
Bachelor of Arts Honours, English & French Literature
University of Guelph - Guelph, ON
2012 - 2016
Private English Teacher
Teaching English as a second language to teenagers and adults. Creating personalized lesson plans based on each student's indivudal needs. Preparing students for exams, such as the TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge exams. Training students in general conversation, Business English communication, and many other areas of English studies.
2012 - 2014
Planning lessons and teaching English to adults across the world using various multi-media resources. Working with up to 8 students at a time via Google Hangouts and the platform's diverse range of applications. Developing curriculum in grammar and pronunciation topics for all levels.
2012 - 2013
Les Petits Bilingues - Paris, France
Teaching English to children aged 3 to 16 in mini-groups of 10, classrooms of 15, and one-on-one by telephone. Animating lessons using flashcards, innovative games, videos and songs to emphasize a fun and engaging classroom environment. Applying classroom management and disciplinary skills while utilizing an encouraging team reward system.
2013 - 2013
Abbey Road English School - Cordoba, Spain
Teaching English to children, teenagers and adults in small groups. Focusing lessons on conversation, grammar, pronunciation, writing, and other aspects of general English studies.
2004 - 2008
Math & Reading Teacher
Kumon Learning Centre - Woodstock, ON
Tutoring students aged 2 to 18 in Math and English studies. Encouraging self-motivated learning for early learners, students in need of remedial education, and students seeking enrichment. Using visual aids for young learners, such as flashcards, wall charts and card games.
2013 - 0
Planning lessons and teaching English to adults across the world using various multi-media resources. Working with up to 8 students at a time via Google Hangouts and the platform's diverse range of applications. Teaching students of all levels in pronunciation, reading, writing, grammar, conversation, etc.
2013 - 2013
Global TESOL College
University of Toronto - Toronto, ON
Advanced TESOL Certification, Specialization in Business English