Hi! My name is Vladimir but please be more than welcome to call me Brad. I spent my university days in the University of the Philippines where I took a bachelor’s degree in Development Communication and a major in Journalism.
I have been an English instructor for a little over four years and I would like think that it has brought out the best in me. I have worked for a US-based call center for seven years and I believe that my previous career has contributed to most of my experience.
As an instructor, I personally don’t think of myself as a teacher who teaches, as I believe everyone has already gained the knowledge necessary to speak English from their respective education. Instead, I try to reinforce that skill and help people start thinking English instead of merely translating and repeating through conversations based on activities or materials from the school.
I am personally a cheerful and fun-loving person and I enjoy light conversations of just about anything. I also appreciate those who try to express their ideas and opinion on current events as I do my best to ask questions to encourage students to speak out in class.
I specialize in grammar and pronunciation, and thanks to my educational background in Journalism, I’m sure you would find me helpful in your compositions and other forms of written language as well. I also work well with structured lessons as I try to explain how each word works with practical applications to incorporate them into your vocabulary. I have undergone and completed Callan training and I'm also able to help students from beginners to advanced levels to review for TOEIC and EIKEN exams.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!