Information About Lloyd - Stevenage teacher - (3 reviews)
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Lloyd offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
Passionate about perfect execution, pedantic about grammar, and excited about the ways in which language can express one's personality, I believe I can be the ideal language tutor for you.
Three years of music tuition experience in guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and vocals.
Four years of English teaching experience in Japan.
Eight years of Japanese study with a unique insight to the language that differs from native speakers'.
I can offer multiple lessons a week and advise my students to have at least one. Discounts for those who commit to one lesson a week. Finder's fee deducted from first lesson.
I believe teaching students from many different walks of life (primary school, secondary school, adults of various ages up to sixty) requires a somewhat flexible approach; some students learn best by choosing their own goals and working towards them while others need more teacher-lead classes.
When it comes to languages, I believe a teacher must be calm, encouraging, and diligent with prompts. I have personally attended lessons in which I refused to use my target language purely due to my own fear of making a mistake. Although my teachers were very kind and professional, there were certain steps I believe they could have taken to alleviate my discomfort:
- Drilling new vocabulary with repetition at various speeds.
- Prompting with increasing detail when a student seems stuck.
- Taking every student-made effort seriously and discussing mistakes in as non-personal a way as possible.
- Ensuring proper understanding by using various comprehensive examples of vocabulary and grammar in relatable sentences.
Merely by living my own life, I have noticed that my English understanding and standards are higher than a vast majority of my fellow native English speakers'. As far as I am aware, my spelling is perfect and I am insistent on double-checking rules regarding punctuation usage and grammar when I am unsure.
I first started studying Japanese in 2012 and really took to developing my literacy skills. I passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N2) in 2018 and lived and worked in Japanese schools from 2015 - 2019. I often sat the same kanji tests as my students on which I frequently achieved perfect scores.
As a non-native Japanese speaker, I understand the struggles of learning Japanese as a second language and can therefore offer more relatable insight than a native speaker can. I have studied and intend to teach using Genki I and Genki II, Anki, Duolingo, Youtube, authentic Japanese kanji study books, Shin Kanzen Master, and anything else I can find that I believe will be effective.
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Additional Languages: Japanese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (2018) - JLPT N2 (Other) (✔ On File)
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