The No. Three Senior High School of Shenzhen
Subject(s)/Grade(s) taught at current assignment: Senior high students, IELTS, TOEFL, and the New SAT specialties.
Education: MBA, University of Phoenix; BA, University of Toledo; TEFL Diploma; TEFL Certificate; Cambridge TKT
“I am an American global higher education and business professional with specialties in international student education, student life, instruction, recruitment, and development. As former Senior Lecturer and Public Speaking Director at a key Chinese university, I facilitated undergraduate and Master collegiate-level courses at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, Yunnan. Additionally, I previously conducted community seminars for business professionals and community leaders from early 2010 to mid-2015. Currently, I coach students in IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT that are preparing to study abroad. I’ve previously coached students and clients from the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China’s majority Han population, and over 25 ethnic minorities in mainland China.” - Jon
Favorite Teaching Strategy, Philosophy, Researcher, etc.:
I enjoy the Communicative Approach to language learning because it focuses on group analysis and this approach is most suitable for Chinese learners of English.
What are the key qualities and skills that students look for in teachers?
Professional, knowledgeable, and approachable
Describe do you convey the importance of the content and your expectations for achievement.
I convey content through one or more of these methods: pronunciation, vocabulary, listening, comprehension, fluency, critical thinking, and/or reasoning.