Native English Speaker from the U.S.
Hello, my name is Anthony. These short biographies are kind of annoying to write so instead I'll write myself an interview. If you have any further questions my e-mail is at the bottom.
Q: Where am I from?
A: I was born in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A. but grew up in Portland, Oregon.
Q: How long have I been speaking English?
A: I can't actually remember when exactly I spoke my first words, but one could say that I've been speaking English my entire life.
Q: How long have I been offering private lessons or instruction?
A: I have been offering English lessons for the past year, saxophone instruction for the past two or three years, and have also coached a men's high school lacrosse team. Something I find interesting about this website is that there are other instructors younger than me listing over ten years of experience even though they are around 20 years old, which means that they have been offering private lessons since they were 10 years old.
Q: What did I study?
A: I have a bachelor degree in economics with a minor in jazz studies. It's worth noting that I spent six years in an undergraduate program, where I also studied psychology, sociology, mathematics, biology, writing, business, international studies, German, and a few other courses here and there. By Austrian standards I have nearly two bachelor degrees, so I am certainly prepared to help with a broad array of subjects.
Q: What kinds of students have I had?
A: I have offered lessons to children, teenagers, adults, and academic professionals. All of them have different needs and I try to find the most appropriate methods to maintain the momentum of progress.
Q: What if a student has an upcoming deadline and needs to make a lot of progress very quickly, how can I help?
A: Oh well I am definitely a great asset in these situations. I have a great deal of experience in research, writing academic essays, presenting speeches, performing, and test taking all under strict deadlines. Something I like to go over with my students in these situations is the psychology of learning and how we can consciously manipulate how we learn in order to perform more effectively in these situations. It's hard work, but it yields results.
Q: When am I available?
A: I am going to stay in Austria until the winter holidays, and until then I will be making myself available during the week as well as the weekend. We can also set up a time to go over something online using Skype, Google Hangouts, Whatsapp, etc.
Q: How much do I charge?
A: That depends on what we are doing and for how long we plan on doing it. The average price per hour for a native speaker with my qualifications in Austria is €30 per hour, but I am always open to negotiation.
Q: When can I start?
A: It's possible that I can start with less than a day's notice, just send me an e-mail for a quicker response and we'll try to set something up.
Q: Was that a great interview or what?
A: Yes, definitely.