I hold a Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and trained with Scott Thornbury, the founder of Dogme.
The teaching method I use is known as principled eclecticism. It combines the best practices of various language teaching approaches from The Classical Method to The Communicative Method which are selected depending on the learner and the learning context. In other words, rather than use a one-size-fits-all coursebook I create a unique learning plan for each of my students which is tailored to their unique learning needs, level of proficiency and personality. However, if sticking to the plan for some reason doesn't feel right on a particular day, I ditch it and go with the flow. I love improvising in class and my students enjoy such spontaneous lessons most as well!
My approach to teaching is informed not just by my extensive teaching experience (10 years and counting) but also my yoga practice as well as my long-standing interest in how people learn and interact.
It has a strong focus on the following: