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David's Fun Facts

Teaching Experience
26 Years
David has been teaching English as a second language since 1993.
Languages Spoken
4 Languages
In addition to being a native English speaker they also speak: Portuguese (Superior), Spanish (Intermediate), French (Basic)
Travels
4 Countries
He is an avid world traveler. He has visited or lived in the following countries: Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Canada and England

DAVID'S INTRODUCTION

David is from a small town in upstate New York but has spent the better half of the past 20 years in Brazil. He has a Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and has been teaching English in Brazil since 2006. He loves meeting people from around the world so that's why his favorite hobbies are traveling, studying languages, and teaching English.

He has 20 years of experience working with international and exchange students in the US in addition to teaching in language schools around Brazil and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation.

He is originally from USA and currently resides in Brazil.

His Current Time Zone is:
(GMT -3:00) America/Sao_Paulo

He Can Teach These Specialized Courses:
TOEFL, IELTS, English for Tour Guides, English for Airline Staff, English for Food and Drink Staff, English for Speaking on the Phone, English for Hotel Staff, Giving Presentations in English

He Can Teach The Following Age Groups:
Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors

My goal is for students to feel at ease during our classes. Let's maximize participation and not worry about making mistakes. They are a natural part of the learning process. I like having articles during the classes because they are very efficient. Articles enable us to work on pronunciation, collocations, vocabulary and debate at the same time. General conversation is fine too. In reality, it's necessary to see what the student needs are in order to design the best possible class for them.

Master's in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Bachelor's in Social Science w/concentration in International studies
English Language & Literature (Currently studying)
Portuguese/English Translation certificate (Currently studying)

I like to study languages, travel, and play soccer.


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