- English (US): ネイティブ
- Spanish: 上級
- Japanese: 初級
Bilingual Management & Instruction Services
Hello I'm Robert originally from Ohio in the USA. I studied printmaking and Ukiyo-e from the Edo period, Japanese culture, and history while in university. My major was Art History with a double minor in Studio Art and Race and Ethnic Studies. I also wrote my senior thesis paper on Ukiyo-e.
I've been teaching English around the world since 2004. I have lived in Italy, Spain, Japan, Argentina, and for the last eleven years in Costa Rica. I have taught adults and children for years and enjoy it very much! I love interacting with people and helping them learn and grow. I also love meeting people from different places and getting to know their culture and customs.
I am very excited to meet you in my class! I look forward to high energy lessons with students who are ready to be challenged! My hobbies include cooking, baking, listening to music, singing, bird watching, films, fasting, and exercise. I hope we can get to know each other, learn, and grow together!
Although I have never been on social media I am very much enjoying having followers on SkimaTalk! I like keeping in touch a few times per week to build a better teacher-student relationship. It also gives my followers some extra material to look at outside of class. I like to send them encouragement, articles that provide positive reinforcement, and thought provoking material!
I have extensive knowledge and experience in editing papers, test preparation, interview preparation, and Business English. I have also worked with children and young adults of every age and level. I love good grammar, punctuation, pronunciation, and reading up on new or current topics. I like to have natural conversations which flow from one topic to the next and keep students on their toes. I take lots of notes during my lessons, make corrections when needed, and give detailed student reports afterwards. I also speak and study Spanish and am interested in other languages and how they evolve in general. Language is a living organism. Let's explore it together!
Market Leader books, Taught for the Bridgestone Corporation in Costa Rica for 2.5 years
I have extensive knowledge in interview preparation
I teach American standard pronunciation
Online resources, Oxford Press books
Market leader books, Online resources
Top Notch, Side by side, Let's go
Top Notch, Side by side, Let's Go, internet materials
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