- English (US): ネイティブ
- Japanese: 中級
Dynamic English Conversation Instruction
Hi, there! My name is Gwyneth. You can call me Gwyn. Here is a little information about me! I hope that we can get to know each other soon :-)
I have 5 years of experience teaching English to students of all ages in Japan. I worked in public elementary schools and junior high schools for 4 years in Toyama Prefecture. I also tutored junior high school and adult students privately for 1 year in Tokyo.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA. During college, I intensively studied Japanese language, history, and culture. I spent my junior year studying abroad at International Christian University in Tokyo. I am currently studying to earn my Master's degree in Elementary Education at Old Dominion University in Virginia.
With both practical, first-hand experience and theoretical knowledge of second language acquisition, I believe I am well prepared to help you reach your English goals!
Listening comprehension (current events, classics) and speaking activities (picture descriptions, presentations) to help you build up your English skills!
I love to meet new people and learn about how they see the world! During our conversation, I will be sure to correct your grammar (both verbally and in the Skype chatbox), suggest more natural vocabulary and expressions, and give you feedback on your pronunciation. You don't need to worry about preparing a conversation topic! I am prepared with a wide variety of topics, including: politics, social issues, current events, pop culture, and more.
I believe that writing is one of my personal strengths. As a graduate student, I have ample experience with academic writing. During writing lessons, I utilize the Skype chatbox and Google Docs to help you compose and edit essays. I will assist you with structure, grammar, word choice, and more!
When teaching young children, I like to incorporate fun and engaging games, quizzes, and more! I also try to provide young learners with strategies for reading, listening, and speaking in English.
国際学 › Asian Studies (学士)
その他 › One Year Student (OYR)
教育学 › Elementary Education (修士)
I was selected by the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program to be an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Toyama Prefecture. I taught English in public elementary and junior high schools in Toyama for 4 years. I developed and led curriculum-based learning activities for 20+ English Conversation lessons per week.
While working as an Assistant Language Teacher with the JET Program in Toyama Prefecture, I volunteered as an English Conversation Instructor at the local community center. I met with a group of 5-10 Japanese adults once a month for casual English conversation lessons.
I have been teaching on SkimaTalk for 9 months now and I love it!