Hi, I’m Rob, a native English speaking teacher from Canada currently living in Prague, Czech Republic, with 20 years of ESL and university teaching experience. I work with intermediate to advanced students (B1-C2), with most of my students interested in conversation/communication English (focusing on speaking and listening skills, including fluency, vocabulary, pronunciation and intonation, and grammar), but I’m also happy to work with students on writing and reading.
My teaching style is relaxed, friendly, and engaging—I try to make every lesson an interesting and enjoyable one. But I’m also professional, prepared, organized, and reliable. I rarely use a textbook—some students mainly enjoy having conversation, but I also often use videos and texts of various kinds and even songs to provide a wide variety of topics, new vocabulary, varieties of listening practice, etc., and lessons are individually designed to each student’s level, interests, and requirements.
I’ve taught English in Vietnam and Czech Republic since 2016 and also have 12 years of Canadian university teaching experience in cultural history and in architecture/design. I’m also a writer-artist-designer. I received a professional architecture degree in 1989 and the Trinity College Level 5 English teaching certification in 2019. I’m a native English speaker with an easy-to-understand, neutral Canadian accent.
For the last 2 years, most of my English teaching has been online, though I also enjoy teaching non-virtually. I primarily use and recommend the Zoom platform for online teaching for its reliability, video/sound quality, and support for varieties of teaching resources. Students can use Zoom from their browser or by downloading the app on their desktop or phone/tablet (though laptop is recommended).
So, if this sounds like what you’re looking for, I invite you to sign up for a trial lesson with me, and we’ll take it from there …
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6 Lessons | May 2, 2023
Thanks a lot for the great lessons. We worked a lot on intonation which I feel improved significantly. Rob gave me confidence while speaking too. I'm really glad I choose him for the lessons.
1 Lesson | November 11, 2022
Rob is a wonderful, helpful and experienced lecturer, he has excellently prepared, structured and fun lessons, he explains everything but at the same time there is no downtime in the lessons. The lessons are diverse, varied and also each different, according to the needs of each student. I dare to say that he is one of the best lecturers I have met during my visits to language schools.