For a long time, a native speaking teacher was a luxury that most people couldn't afford. We all know that it's better to learn a language from someone who spoke it growing up, but finding someone like that to teach you at school, for example, was incredibly difficult. Were there enough native English teachers for all of the schools in Spain in the 1980s? What about in Italy in the 1990s? How about today?
The answer to all three questions is 'no', but this doesn't mean nothing has changed. Fortunately for us, modern technology and globalisation has meant that people have easy access to more educational resources, and at better prices. It has also meant that qualified and experienced native language teachers have become easier to find. Take me, for instance. I'm an Australian English teacher, I have a backround in book publishing, and I live in Italy. I've taught English in-person in Spain, but now I use the internet to connect with students wherever they might be. You don't need to wait for a teacher to move to your town - you can find me right here, online.
I strive to make all of my classes fun and engaging for my students, while also making sure that you get what you need out of our lessons. With me, you're never just a name on a roll - we'll work together to understand your goals, and work out a plan to achieve them. Whether you need English for work, for school, for a trip or because you simply want to speak another language, we can get you to where you need to be.
As a student of languages myself, I also understand that challenges that you face. We're surrounded by textbooks and apps that promise us fluency, and then never deliver. Maybe you've also been attending language classes for years, but haven't seen any progress. Why would we keep going, if we're never going to get there? The answer is simple - because we can get there. We can't learn a language by simply reading a textbook, but that doesn't mean it's overly difficult. Like with anything, if you have a good guide to show you the way and help you on your journey, achieving your goals is not only possible, it's almost guaranteed. I've learnt this through my own studies and experience, and I hope I can show it to you too.