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My name is Matthew and I am from Buffalo, NY. I have been teaching English to Japanese students since 2006, when I moved to Japan. I lived there until 2012 and really enjoyed my time there. I miss Japan! Hopefully, I will be back there soon. Currently, I am back in the US after travelling the world and teaching English.
I want my students to have fun during their lessons! I think we learn best when we are having fun and interested. It’s best to learn when we aren’t afraid of making mistakes. Mistakes are a crucial part of learning. So, I like to get to know my students and build a good relationship with them. This helps students feel relaxed in my lessons and really explore the language.
During my lessons, I allow my students to speak as much as possible. In order to improve our speaking, we need to speak. While you are speaking, I am typing any mistakes you make in the Skype chat box. Then, I will provide you with the corrections and alternative words or expressions.
Since I have lived in Japan before, I know a lot about Japanese culture and the language. I feel this really helps students feel comfortable in my lesson.
Prior to teaching, I was a successful manager at a large company. I understand the business world well and have helped many students improve their Business English.
I enjoy teaching all types of English. General Conversation, Kids English, Travel English, Test Preparation (TOEIC, TOEFL, EIKEN, IELTS), Interview Preparation and whatever else you are eager to learn.
In my free time, I really enjoy the outdoors. I love camping, hiking, sports, reading, writing, learning, listening to music and meeting new people. I hope to meet you soon as well!
Thanks for checking out my profile :)
- English Native
- Japanese Daily conversation
Lessons offered by this tutor
- [New] Monthly Pack (12 lessons) The best way to improve your English skills is to practice consistently!
- Kids English A Lesson for Kids and Teenagers Eager to Learn English!
- Daily Conversation Pack ( 4 lessons ) Great savings on your favorite lesson!
- [NEW] Write Then Speak One of the best ways to improve your speaking skills is by improving your writing skills. This lesson will more effectively improve your overall English.
- [New] Let's Watch a Video! Good for listening, writing and learning natural English expressions!
- Daily Conversation ( 25 min ) Let's Chat! Learn Vocabulary, Grammar and Expressions Along The Way.
- English Test Preparation Improve your score on TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and EIKEN
- Business English 4-Pack General Business English, Business Roleplay, Meeting/Interview/Presentation Preparation.
- Daily Conversation ( 55 min ) Let's Chat! Learn Vocabulary, Grammar and Expressions Along The Way.
- Specialty Lesson ( 55 min ) Idioms, Pronunciation, Current Events, Questions
- Keep a Journal (4 Pack) Want to improve your writing skills, increase your vocabulary and become more fluent?
- Write Sample Sentences Write sample sentences using new words and expressions that you have learned. A great way to memorize new words and ensure that you are using them correctly!
- [New] Let's Watch a Video! (5 Pack) Good for listening, writing and learning natural English expressions!
- [NEW] Write Then Speak (4 Pack) One of the best ways to improve your speaking skills is by improving your writing skills. This lesson will more effectively improve your overall English.
- Keep a Daily Journal 30 Journal Entries in 30 Days. Improve your writing skills, increase your vocabulary and become more fluent!
- Daily Conversation ( 15 min ) Let's Chat! Learn Vocabulary, Grammar and Expressions Along The Way.
- Voice Recording Would you like to improve your pronunciation, speaking speed and listening skills?
- Proofreading - Fast Return! Submit up to 1000 of your wonderful words and have them proofread and returned with tips and tricks!
- Annual Pack (12 lessons) 12 25-minute conversation lessons. Includes bonus materials!
- Text Support This is a texting lesson. We send text messages on Skype back and forth to each other.
- Business English General Business English, Meeting Preparation, Interview Preparation or Presentation Preparation.
- Specialty Lesson ( 25 min ) Idioms, Pronunciation, Current Events, Questions
- IELTS Writing Improve your IELTS writing score! (Includes 2 writing tasks)
- Listening Comprehension Are you looking to improve your listening skills? (25% Off Coupon Included)
- [New] Monthly Text Messaging (25 days M-F) Let's exchange text messages every day (Monday-Friday) for 25 days! Send me 1-2 messages per day and I will respond. That's a total of up to 50 messages that you can send! This lesson is great if you want to use English consistently.
- English Test Preparation 4-Pack Improve your score on TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and EIKEN
- Annual Pack (12 lessons) 12 55-minute conversation lessons. Includes bonus materials!
- [New] Monthly Pack (15 lessons) The best way to improve your English skills is to practice consistently!
Feedback from students
I think this lesson combined with the video lesson is tremendously effective. I recommend this lesson for all of you.
今回は自己紹介させていただきましたが、とても綺麗な英語で娘も聴き取りやすく、楽しくレッスンを受けることができました。 学校が夏休みに入ったので、意欲的に頑張りたいと娘も言ってます。 今後もよろしくお願いします。
A satisfying lesson as usual! I really recommend his lesson to someone who wants to learn English on business purpose. We had a casual conversation but since he has a business background, he can give me tips here and there. I think he understands what his students need and that makes the lesson very efficient. ビジネス英語に興味がある方にお勧めの先生です。ご自身のビジネス経験から、カジュアルなおしゃべりをしていても、知識・言葉に言及してくれます。私が必要としていることが何か理解してくれているので、とても質の高いレッスンになってます！
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