Hello everyone. I am an american from Seattle, Washington, USA. I spent 5 years in China, half learning Chinese, half teaching English. I can speak and type most conversational Chinese during a lesson, if the meaning remains unclear. I have taught Oral English to kindergarten, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th grades, and IETLS students, and one-on-one tutoring of all ages. I am currently a Computer Science student.
In China they focus far too much on memorizing words, over and over again... but most students have trouble using them. I focus on showing students how to use what they already know. New combinations, new possibilities for old words. I tend to adapt the lesson towards topics the student is interested in. When mistakes are made, I have also learned not to interrupt and derail a student's train of thought.
Language can be a way to bring people together. I look forward to speaking with you.
大家好，我是美国人，住在美国华盛顿州,西雅图市。我在中国待了五年，一半学中文，一半教英语。如果讲英语学生听不懂，我可以用汉语讲课，我能说流利的普通话。我教过幼儿园, 三年级, 五年级，七年级，八年级和雅思，还教过成人英语。在中国，学英语的学生大部分都是死记硬背所以他们不会实际应用！当口语老师的时候，我会用他们已经会的单词，造新的句子。有学生感兴趣的英语我们可以一起说。看到我的学生们进步我很高兴。
If you don't understand some english on this website, don't worry. Some of it makes no sense!
Skype: ChristopherRTapley @ hotmail.com