- English (US): ネイティブ
- Spanish (Latin American): 中級
- Chinese: 初級
- French: 初級
Fun and Interesting Conversational and Business English
Aloha! I'm John. I come from San Francisco and I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. I'm an experienced English teacher with a diverse background, and I am interested in helping you become a better speaker of my native language!
I have a lot of experience teaching English to students all over the world. I learned how to become an English teacher in Seville, Spain, where I earned my CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). My first teaching job was in Santiago, Chile, where I taught business and general English classes. From there, I went to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where I taught to children, teenagers, and adults. I also earned my second teaching qualification, the IHCYL (International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers). After Vietnam, I worked at a private university near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I taught English to university students from all over the world. I also have work experience in sales management, investment banking, legal research, and archaeology.
I have a master's degree in diplomacy and a juris doctor with a specialization in international law. I am very interested in international politics and the global situation. I enjoy traveling and have been to nearly 50 countries all around the world. I also enjoy trying different kinds of food and am interested in finding out what you like to eat.
If you want to improve your conversational skills or just want to talk about fun things, please book a session with me! I'm looking forward to talking with you.
Being able to negotiate well is an important business skill in any language. I am a lawyer with experience in negotiation and dispute resolution, and can help you learn how to negotiate well in English
I love working with kids and have a certificate in teaching English to children
Learn how to relax and speak English comfortably and naturally through small talk and easy conversation
Let's improve your conversational skills by reading news articles and discussing current events
Legal English: learn vocabulary and terms associated with the American legal system from me - a lawyer!
Role play different situations, like ordering food in a restaurant, buying travel tickets, arguing with the police, et cetera...
Writing is an overlooked skill. Learn how to structure a brief essay, like the ones found on the SAT exam.
"Thinking on your feet" is one of the most important skills in business. Learn how to respond quickly in conversation.
Some of the most useful words are informal words! Learn how to speak "bad" English!
Let's talk about anything that interests you! Learn conversational skills and practice fluency.
社会学 › Anthropology (学士)
政治学 › Diplomacy and International Relations (修士)
法律学 › Pacific Asian Legal Studies (博士)
Teaching English to adult learners in Santiago, Chile
Teaching children, teenagers, and adults in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Teaching international university students near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia