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Alwyn - アルウィン V


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Hangzhou, China
South Africa

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Afrikaans: Advanced
  • Chinese: Elementary


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

298 sessions 163 Ratings Cancellations: 5 No-show: 3



About me

My name is Alwyn, and I come from South Africa however, I currently live in China.

I have more than 6 years of experience teaching English as a second language and have helped many students reach their language goals.

Whether you are a student or a business professional, join me when you have some spare time so we could improve your English, together.

About my lessons:

I offer extensive feedback after each class, which ensures you get as much information out of each lesson as possible.

I also offer (optionally) homework which you may complete in-between lessons to help cement the new language points we covered in our lessons.

If this sounds like the type of teacher you're looking for, then don't hesitate to get in touch and booking a session with me at a time that suits you.

I look forward to meeting you.


Teaching Specialty:

English Basics › General

Having spent much time helping a large number of students improve their basic understanding of the English language, I gained valuable experience and techniques which can be used to help you improve your English language skills.

Business English Basics › Advanced

If you're an advanced level student, be assured that I have content for you as well. Course material as well as additional exercises that you may complete once the lesson is over.

Business English Basics › Intermediate

As mentioned in my business basics (general) section, I have course books that range from elementary to advanced (series of 5 coursebooks), and thus have materials for all levels of students that I have used in the past to help advance student's English knowledge.

Business English Basics › General

I have experience teaching business English to individuals hoping to start their business career in an international firm, thereby helping to get their foot in the door and increasing their career possibilities. In terms of materials, I possess Business English coursebooks that contain useful exercises to further help improve your learning. I share these with my business students so they may use them after class.

Everyday English › Free Conversation

Learn how to keep a conversation going with what vocabulary you have. Talk about anything and everything with anyone. We'll achieve this by practicing techniques in which you either take control of, or give control of the conversation to the other person through the use of statements, elaborations, time spent talking and asking questions, as well as simply keeping quiet.

Topics › Small Talk

Ever found yourself in a situation where there is that uncomfortable silence and you don't know what to say? Learn how to deal with that by improving your small talk ability today.

Topics › Discussion

Being able to discuss a specific topic with someone often leads to more deep and involved conversations. Knowing how to discuss without offending, how to encourage the other person to speak more, how to ensure that people listen when you speak and how to get your point across clearly are all techniques you must master if you with to discuss well.

Everyday English › Situational Conversation

Going to the doctor? Visiting the dentist? Taking a plane ride to another country? Going to meet an English speaking person for the first time? Need to ask for directions, or ask for help from the police in a foreign country? Luckily, some situations almost always use the same language. So by knowing what situations you'll find yourself in, we can practice the language you're most likely to use in those situations, giving you the ability to do so when the time comes.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

How do you say tomato? How about apple? Different dialects or accents pronounce words differently without changing the meaning. But some words, need to be pronounced in an exact way, otherwise the meaning changes. For example: COLLEGE / COLLAGE / COLLEAGUE - these 3 words, if mispronounced, can sound the same, but they mean different things. So it's important to pronounce these words correctly. What about these? MESSAGE / MASSAGE - How do you pronounce these words? With some practice, you can learn to pronounce words the way they should be pronounced, which would lead to fewer misunderstandings the next time you speak to someone.

English Basics › Grammar

"I did not say he stole my wallet." Did you know that this sentence can have 8 different meanings? Can you find them all? Come and ask me if you want to know them all. Grammar is the rules of English. How you use the words. And grammar can often change the meaning of those words in a sentence by where they are used, how they are used and when spoken, how they are spoken. If you understand grammar, then you can start having fun with the English language.


2013 - 2014
Other › Language
Work Experience:
2005 - 2009
GroveIS Information and Communication
Sales / Customer Support
With Grove being a Google Partner, we worked closely with them to grow products such as Postini (an email filtration solution for businesses), into international markets. We would then continue to support these clients with our fully trained support staff for as long as they continue using the products.
2009 - 2013
Acceleration Media
Sales / Customer Support
I was in charge of growing international business, working closely with points of contact in the US and UK to develop new leads, manage the pipeline to convert into new business, at which point I would hand them over to our development and support teams.
2013 - 2018
EF Education First Education
Teaching Professional
Teaching English as a second language to students in a classroom environment. I needed to teach the following skills: Speaking Listening Reading Writing Phonics Transferable skills At higher levels, combining these skills to help students build sentences, stories and enable them to describe/explain their thoughts and ideas using English only. In 2016 I also became the Director of Studies, which meant that not only were I teaching students, but I also had to train and develop other teachers on how to become better teachers.
2019 -
SkimaTalk Education
Teaching Professional
Teach general and business English to students and professionals who are looking to broaden their skillset to allow them to function better in their current or prospective environments.
120 hour TEFL certificate


Overall: 4.90

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