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Krysta Thomason

@krystathomason

Drake University
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Indonesia
United States

4 Followers

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.96)
18 sessions 11 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 0

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 am currently in Malaysia, but plan to travel to several countries in the coming months, including but not limited to Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. 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. I have experience in teaching pronunciation and intonation, conversational skills, presentation skills (academic and professional), and IELTS test preparation. Most of my experience is in intermediate-advanced English, but I am also open to beginner students. 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. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing a student progress over time. Consequently, I prefer to teach students who can commit to regular classes with me for an extended period of time. 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:

Everyday English › Intermediate

I have 2 years of experience teaching English at the Intermediate level.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

I have a Midwestern-American accent and 1.5 years of experience teaching American pronunciation.

Business English Basics › General

I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and 1 year of experience teaching Business English.

English Basics › General

I have over two years of experience teaching a wide range of oral English skills, in both 1-on-1 and classroom settings, to students of various skill levels. I can help you with pronunciation, intonation, casual conversation, situational conversation, presentations, interviews, etc.

Test Prep › IELTS

I have 2 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)

Rating

Overall: 4.96

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

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