My coaching journey has so far taken me to various challenges in meeting the learning needs of English users among schoolchildren, undergraduates and professionals. Over the years, I have coached English learners of all ages, local and expatriate professionals, business undergraduates, international school students, and IELTS and MUET candidates to help develop their:
- American English
- British English
- General English
- Conversational English
- Spoken English
- Written English
- Business English
- Academic English
With 25 years of English learning experience, my approach covers all the essentials and principles that are integral to fulfilling one’s linguistic potential. As my English was extremely poor at the initial stage of my development, I had to take on countless challenges in learning the language from scratch. Knowing how to make this journey a success has empowered me to inspire those looking to make a similar leap.
Using learning materials that are mostly sourced from the Internet, every lesson aims to address what the students lack fundamentally and subsequently help them acquire the skills required to use the language effectively. Unlike conventional classes that focus on students’ short-term needs, the objective here is basically to make students better users of the language in the long run. For example, the discussion that follows the completion of a Cambridge Primary Checkpoint or KS2 SATs reading comprehension worksheet is not a simple Q and A session where the correct answer to each question is given. To strengthen students’ competence in tackling any reading comprehension questions, I offer constructive feedback on their work, explain the right approach to answering these questions, and make key suggestions for improving their word choice and sentence construction. Such extensive input invariably helps students improve their grammar, vocabulary, and listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
But the biggest difference between my approach and others' is probably the sole focus on promoting an organic and holistic acquisition of the language. This mindset is reflected in each and every learning activity that my coaching covers. The best part is, most of these activities are actually done before or after the weekly lesson. That means when you pay for one session, you are essentially getting a week's worth of learning.
Ultimately, no matter what your initial purpose of taking my lessons might be, the end goal is to reinforce your language foundations so that in the foreseeable future you can use the language effectively in any situation—whether for exam, coursework or business purposes. And perhaps more importantly, you can continue to work on your command of the language through self-study once you have grasped the basics and developed the right attitude to learning—saving you a large sum of fees in the long term.