My name is Jim. I'm an American currently living in Thailand.
Before moving to Thailand, I taught English in Tokyo for 20 years to a wide range of Japanese students from all walks of life.
I've had experience teaching all aspects of English in Japan... including Business English, English Communication Skills, and English Conversation.
My teaching methods are based on the belief that, like any skill, English can be mastered with practice. My lessons therefore stress the importance of the student speaking as much as possible during the lesson. I'm a good listener, and I encourage students to speak as much as possible during a lesson, even if their level is beginner.
This will give you an opportunity to practice the vocabulary and phrases you've learned in the past, as well as create an opportunity to try out new vocabulary and phrases introduced during our lesson.
And...for students who are interested in improving your TOEIC and IELTS scores, I can assist you in raising your score significantly, by offering lessons which focus on TOEIC and IELTS exam preparation.
In my spare time I enjoy playing harmonica in a local Blues Band, and swimming in the ocean which is luckily nearby!
Thanks very much for reading my profile, and I hope to meet you soon!