Hi! My name is Ian, and I'm a native English speaker from Nelson, Canada. Growing up in one of the most naturally beautiful areas of Canada I have always appreciated natural beauty. In fact I grew up only a short drive to famous Banff! As well as natural beauty, Nelson has been awarded the number one small town arts community in Canada. Coming from this background has always pushed me to be creative and a love of learning. Currently I play guitar, bass guitar, piano and can sing but have ambitions to learn a classical stringed instrument such as the violin. I truly believe that learning can be one of life's greatest pleasures.
Because of my love of learning I decided to pursue teaching so as to instil this love in others. I believe that learning should be engaging and I try to incorporate that into my lessons. In the past I have tutored in music as well as English, teaching in a classroom and online setting for many different nationalities. I have TESOL qualifications and have been a volunteer teacher for over 5 years! Previously having worked with other companies teaching English to Chinese students, I have a strong understanding of how to help your child learn efficiently.
I also love to travel. Having been to many different countries all over the world I have furthered my desire to learn. Being able to communicate with people in a language they easily understand is richly rewarding and opens many opportunities. Currently I am volunteering as a teacher in Cambodia while also teaching online. Having lived in different English speaking countries, I have a wide working knowledge of various English dialects. In my experience in living in non-English countries, having a full grasp of the English language can really make a difference in your future employment opportunities. I believe in the power of learning a new language, and I cannot stress enough the importance of learning to speak to people in their native tongue.
Currently I can speak English and Spanish, and am leaning Japanese and Cambodian. As someone who is an avid learner of languages, I can translate that knowledge into helping your child to learn a language with ease. Please come learn with me at Sprout4Future!