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Krysta Thomason

@krystathomason

Drake University
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Chiang Mai, Thailand
United States

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.90)
100 sessions 32 Ratings Cancellations: 2 No-show: 1

Introduction:

I can help you with anything from casual conversational English to professional presentation skills!

I was born and raised in the Midwestern United States, where I also attended college, but have since relocated to Asia. Immediately following university, I moved to Guilin, China where I worked as an ESL instructor for 2 years. After two years in China, I was itching for a change and decided to embark on a backpacking journey throughout SE Asia. I travelled and taught online for about one year before settling down in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I live now. In addition to travelling, I also have a passion for cooking and baking, and I love any and all outdoor activities, namely hiking and rock climbing.

As an ESL teacher, I specialize in oral English, though I do have experience teaching grammar, reading, and writing as well. In terms of oral English, I have experience in teaching pronunciation and intonation, conversational skills, presentation skills (academic and professional), and IELTS test preparation. I also have experience teaching all ages and all skill levels, both in-person and online.

I believe the purpose of language is communication, and therefore tend to emphasize fluency over accuracy. It is my goal to make sure my students can understand and be understood above all else. I have a very student-driven teaching style. In my mind, you, the student, are the boss. Our classes together can be whatever you want them to be. I can be as firm or friendly as you like, and our classes can be as casual or academic as you prefer. In our first class together, it will be my objective to identify your learning goals and establish a baseline for your skills and abilities. From then on, I will work with you to create a teaching plan and strategy to help you reach those goals in a way that works for you. We will work together to create a consistent format for our classes that suits you best. I am very flexible and always open to feedback.

Teaching Specialty:

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

I have a Midwestern-American accent and 3 years of experience teaching American pronunciation.

Everyday English › Intermediate

I have 3-4 years of experience teaching English at the Intermediate level.

Business English Basics › General

I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and 2 years of experience teaching Business English.

English Basics › General

I have over 3 years of experience teaching a wide range of English skills in both 1-on-1 and group, online and classroom settings, to students of various skill levels.

Test Prep › IELTS

I have 2-3 years of experience teaching IELTS Speaking test preparation.

Résumé:

Education:
2013 - 2017
Drake University
Psychology › Industrial Organizational Psychology (Bachelor)
2013 - 2017
Drake University
Business and Management › Human Resources Management (Bachelor)
Work Experience:
2017 - 2019
GXNU Education
Teaching Professional
University English Teacher Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China Speaking, Listening, Business English, Intro to English-speaking countries, Oral English Salon
2019 - 2020
VIPKID Education
Teaching Professional
Online ESL Instructor Level 2-7, Pronunciation, Reading, Phonics, Grammar
2020 - 2021
Language Corner Education
Teaching Professional
ESL Tutor 1-on-1 in-person ESL instruction for ages 4-22 in all modalities and at all levels

Rating

Overall: 4.90

Teaching Skill
4.88 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.91 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.91 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.88 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.91 (/ 5.00)

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