Do you struggle to understand movies in English? Is it hard for you to understand and communicate with native speakers? Do you want to have better conversations?
Hello! My name is Vinny. I'm from Wisconsin in the United States. I have been learning and teaching languages for over 10 years, 4 years online. I specialize in teaching natural, conversational English to native Spanish speakers.
In my classes I will help you
-Speak confidently with correct pronunciation.
-Express yourself efficiently and accurately using the right words and expressions
-Understand the natural speed of English as in TV, movies and podcasts
I'm not just a teacher. I am a learning coach. I was not perfect when I started learning languages. In fact, I failed many times before I succeeded. I understand your challenges and I will support you until you are satisfied with your level of English.
My teaching is CREATIVE but organized at the same time. I love to teach using technology: flashcards, dictionaries, powerpoints, google images, and live recording are some of the tools I use during our lessons.
I am friendly, patient, and adaptable. I'm very curious and I want to know about you, your life story, your country and your culture. I believe the most important thing when learning languages is MOTIVATION. I want you to have fun when you learn English. Having fun = more motivation. In my classes you will have a fun, interactive and creative experience. We don't just practice boring grammar exercises. We look at pictures, make flashcards, write stories, and have interesting conversations.
My background is in video editing and media-related technology. I have studied Thai, Japanese and Spanish. My interests include Yoga, Tantra, meditation, travel, native American shamanism and plant medicines, organic & natural food, reading, electronic music, dancing, and writing.
I chose to learn Spanish in order to heal my brain after suffering from PTSD for several years and to become more connected to the world of the shamans of Latin America. I successfully healed my brain and believe that learning a new language can restore brain damage, develop new aspects of your personality, and fundamentally change the way you think and how your brain works.
I have an all-in-one flashcard system and app that will teach you the new vocabulary and grammar that we cover during the lesson. Flashcards include sound and pictures. I take notes during the lesson and create new learning material for you based on your common mistakes. Every week you will receive new flashcards to study.
I use a lesson platform called Off2Class.com. When you start lessons with me I will give you your own account where you can access all the materials we use during the lesson and extra practice assignments. I also give you creative challenges, such as telling a story and recording yourself or writing sentences and short stories with new words.
Are you ready to start having better conversations in English? Let's get started! Book a trial lesson today!
Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV/Film and Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Focus on educational video, especially documentaries about travel and culture
Independent Online English Tutor
Teach adult students through video lessons; Create personalized curricula and learning materials for all my students -Track students' progress and plan for their continuous improvement
2015 - 2015
Tamwood International - Whistler, B.C. CANADA
Taught English to Japanese middle-school students for short-term summer English camp; Designed entertaining games and activities tailored to my students background and English level
2013 - 2014
Interac America - Hiroshima, Japan
Taught English to elementary and junior high school students in public schools; Created and designed new curriculum for all of my elementary school students; Managed and tracked the progress of over 20 different classes at 8 different schools
2012 - 2012
Sasang-gu Global Acadamy - Busan South Korea
Designed lesson plans and created original learning materials; Taught other subjects in English including math, science, and cooking
2010 - 2011
Various schools and Employers - Bangkok Thailand
Worked as a private tutor for Buddhist monks; Also worked short contracts teaching English at several elementary schools in the greater Bangkok area
2016 - 0
Online English Tutor and Website Administrator
EnglishFirstAid.net - online
Created a comprehensive English speed-learning program based on the self-study habits of polyglots; Write and edit online learning resources and content; Provide study guidance and advice; Manage students' digital flashcard systems; Develop and test new methodology