Information About Gary - Norwich teacher - (14 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Gary:
Hi! I'm Gary. I'm based in Norwich. I hold the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) at N3 level. This is an upper intermediate qualification that requires an understanding of approximately 3,750 Japanese vocabulary words and the ability to understand and participate in everyday conversations. I can tutor you up to upper intermedia**Contact Detail Removed**vel. Having lived in Japan, I can also help you with information about life there and travel arrangements.
I have taught in Turkey, Oxford, London, Norwich and Japan, both in a classroom setting, in small groups, one-to-one and online.
'I have always wanted to learn Japanese but due to my dyslexia I struggled to teach myself. Gary has been a great help in explaining things, making it easier for me to understand. He is knowledgeable and friendly, he has helped me learn not only the language but parts of the culture as well. I would highly recommend him to anyone beginning to learn the language or someone who just wants to refresh their knowledge.' - Dominick.
I can teach online or in person. I enjoy teaching, and I know that everyone learns in a different way. I hope that I am always patient and encouraging. Personal rapport is of the greatest importance, and learning can't take place if the learner feels forced or doesn't feel able to ask questions. In the best case, learning should always be enjoyable and fun. Learners must feel that they have something to contribute to the subject and that their insights are valuable.
I feel that students are more likely to engage when:
They are presented with open-ended questions rather than 'putting you on the spot' ones;
The teacher shows them respect and support, especially when they make mistakes;
Learning is recognised as an often challenging process, which students deserve commendation for undertaking;
Feedback is frequent.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Japan Foundation (2019) - JLPT N3 Japanese (Other) (✔ On File)
- Stirling University (1988) - Modern Poetry (Masters) (✔ On File)
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I'm sorry that you feel I am not willing to share all of my knowledge. I think this is because I said I would give you another recommendation for a book but that it would be better to discuss the first two I'd given you before we go onto the third one, which is much more technical. Certainly while I was advising you I feel I never held back on the knowledge that I personally have, and I wanted to help you as much as possible.
Best of luck with your writing.
Thanks for all your help!
Thank you Gary !
We think that Gary has been such a good tutor that we won't need his help again - but would recommend him without reservation!
I hope to return to lessons soon!