Hi there! Pleased to meet you. I'm Jessica, a native English speaker born and raised in the UK. I'm from London and currently live in Tokyo to study the Japanese language and become acquainted with the culture.
I'm a very friendly, professional and passionate teacher who is determined to help my students build confidence in their English language skills. I am currently a Japanese learner myself so I understand the difficulties and fears of learning a new language, especially at the very beginning of the journey where knowledge of vocabulary and grammar are still limited.
I am CELTA qualified and have gained experience teaching in London as well as in Japan. I have worked with a variety of students from different backgrounds and very much enjoy seeing them progress quickly. I have taught in large multi-lingual classes as well as in 1-on-1 sessions, from the advanced student to the absolute beginner.
I can tailor each lesson to you, according to your needs whether it be for a specific academic test, Business English or general conversational practice. I am very patient and encourage a lot of student talking time, especially if you don't have much practice in your daily life. I specialize in accent reduction and teach natural speech to help you sound more like a Native.
In my lessons, you will learn to respond to different exercises, use new vocabulary and grammar via methods that are best suited to your learning style (e.g. visual learning, kinesthetic learning, etc) and have some homework set to strengthen your reading and writing skills (the amount will be dependent on how busy your lifestyle is and also what goals you want to achieve).
I look forward to hearing from you!