*Please watch my INTRODUCTION VIDEO.
Hi there! My name is Sheka (Berlin). I am 27 years old.
I am an elementary school English teacher in Japan.
I studied Statistics at the University of the Philippines.
I used to work as a statistician/research analyst for two multinational companies.
I discovered my passion for teaching English when I started working as a part-time online tutor in a Japanese school back in 2009. At a young age, my love for Japan, its culture, and its people grew bigger and bigger as I talked to my students every day.
Now, I enjoy working and living in Japan.
I still have a lot of things to learn about Japan but I am taking it one step at a time. (^_^)
----------> MY TEACHING STYLE <--------------
As a teacher, I try my best to make the lessons enjoyable for my students. I adjust the way I speak depending on my student's level. English is not my native language but most of my students like my neutral accent and clear pronunciation.
At school, I teach children with zero English ability when they started but are now able to read, write, and communicate in English. I like teaching beginners because I know I can be part of their progress. I can speak a little bit of Japanese, so don't worry.
We can start with daily conversation practices until you become more confident with your overall English ability.
For INTERMEDIATE-level students:
Depending on the type of lesson, I usually let my students express themselves as much as they can and try not to interrupt them while speaking, then I take notes of the points that need improvement and explain it to them afterward.
For ADVANCE-level students:
Students with very high English level are welcome in my lessons, however, I also recommend them to try a native speaker's lesson to make the most out of their learning experience.
---------->MORE ABOUT ME<--------------
I am a very outgoing person.
I like going to beaches, island hopping, and snorkeling!
Q. Hi Berlin! Would you like to give us a short introduction about yourself? A. Hello! Well, I grew up in the Philippines. I started learning English when I was 4 years old. My parents were my first teachers. I took up Statistics at the University of the Philippines. I started teaching English online as a part-time job when I was still an undergraduate student. In my free time, I enjoy thread cra...