Richard's Fun Facts
Richard has been teaching English to students from across Asia for the last 19 years. Having spent 5 years in Korea he worked at language institutes and taught conversational English for 2 years at Sunmoon University in Chonan. After moving to Hong Kong he then worked for 13 years tutoring International school students privately in basic English communication, as well as writing, composition and various academic subjects. Having moved to Indonesia, he worked for a year teaching various English related subjects at the Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto.
With an Honours Degree in psychology and a Masters in philosophy and literature from California State University, he has a strong educational background and ability to carry on high-level conversations on various topics. However, he is also a student of foreign language, having studied intensively Korean and Indonesian language. Having gone through the language learning experience himself he has a good sense for the feelings and thinking of the students he teaches.
He is originally from Canada and currently resides in Indonesia.
His Current Time Zone is:(GMT +7:00) Asia/Bangkok
He Can Teach These Specialized Courses:TOEFL, IELTS
He Can Teach The Following Age Groups:Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors
I have used many different teaching styles but I would say mainly that I like to get students to practice lesson material by making their own example sentences. I don't emphasize explanation but rather prefer that students come to an understanding of the material by themselves practicing making sentences. I try to tailor lessons to students interests and find ways to integrate particular study to students interests and opinions. I also like to break classes into sections so that students don't get bored and always feel challenged to use different ways of approaching study material.
High school graduate, majored in Fine Arts
BA (Honours) psychology - University of Winnipeg
MA Humanities (literature/philosophy emphasis) - California State University (Dominguez Hills)
Growing hot chilies, cooking, Muay Thai boxing