Englisch lernen mit David
Hello and welcome. My name is David and I am an online English teacher working with Homestudies. I am originally from the north-east of Scotland but these days I live in a small town in central Bulgaria.
I have been teaching professionally for almost 20 years. I started out as a science teacher and my very first job was as a volunteer teaching biology and chemistry in Rwanda. After two years, I moved to London and taught in a secondary school there. Then, about 10 years ago, I became a teacher of English after gaining my CELTA certificate in Seville. Additionally I have a masters degree in journalism and I taught the subject at university level for two years before moving to Bulgaria to become a full-time online English teacher.
I teach a wide variety of courses which are tailored to each individual student. I am experienced in preparing candidates for the exams of the Cambridge certificates as well as IELTS and TOEFL. Also, I run general English sessions to help anyone improve their day-to-day language abilities, whether they are at the elementary, intermediate or advanced levels. Not only that but I can help those who have specific academic or business English needs.
Our classes will always be specific to your goals. My main attitude to education is that it is a two-way process. Not only do I share my skills and experience, but I also listen and learn from you so that I can help plan our lessons more effectively. Furthermore I use online classroom technology to create a personalised, comfortable and productive workspace for you to learn more effectively.
Apart from professionally planned and taught lessons, I offer you my experience gained from different types of classrooms in many different countries. I am someone who not only loves teaching, but sharing stories and meeting new people.
I am a native English speaker but I also speak the French and Rwandan languages to an intermediate level. My Bulgarian is basic but improving, which really helps me empathise with those learning a foreign language. I also have some basic German, Italian, Spanish and Korean skills.
I became an English teacher because I love the teaching profession and the wonderful diversity of the English language. There is nothing better than sharing this enthusiasm with my students.
Apart from being a professional online English teacher I am also a writer, creating content for websites as well as writing exams for academic institutions in the UK. Sometimes, when I have time, I like to compose music on my guitar and piano. And when the weather is nice, I like to explore the hills and mountains of Bulgaria.
So, if you have any questions for me, please get in touch. I will be happy to help. Thank you for listening and I hope to meet you in the near future.