PS Teachers – Meet our teachers! ④
Name: Lee Prescott
Qualification: Cambridge CELTA and also Cambridge DELTA
Teaching expertise: Pronunciation, Speaking, IELTS, and Business
Q; Which TV shows and movies do you recommend for our students?
A: Anything which you would watch in Japanese. If you wouldn’t watch it in your first language it will be a nightmare to watch it in a second language.
Q: What do you love about teaching English?
A: Seeing people gain confidence and watching them see the world through a new filter.
Q: What is your connection with Japan and teaching Japanese people?
A: Lived in Tokyo for a year and married to a Japanese woman.
Q: What do you do when you are not teaching?
A: Playing pool, reading (UK history, economics, business, fiction), watching movies, yoga, gym.
Name: Amy Dadarria
Teaching expertise: Strong in Business as well as General English due to many years in Financial Services and other industries.
Q: TV shows and movies recommended for students: A: I believe in recreational watching for enjoyment, so I never discourage students’ choices, such as Friends or Heroes. However, I usually recommend finding YouTube channels that have topics or stories of interest to students. These videos tend to be between 10-20 minutes, a perfect length to hold one’s attention, yet feel one has achieved some learning.
– Big Think (talks by famous people and/or intellectuals, such as Richard Branson/Steven Pinker)
– Vice (mini news and documentaries)
– Seeker (science questions)
– Cold Fusion (business)
Q: What do I love about teaching English: A: I love teaching English because I know it is a skill that will help my student for the rest of their life, not just now. I love it when I’ve managed to simplfy soething that has consude mt student, and I can almost see rhat lightbulb going off in my students’ mind.
Q: What is your connection with Japan and teaching Japanese people? A: Mostly through PS English. I’ve been to Tokyo for two on business many years ago.
Q: What do I do when not teaching: A: Dog walking, jewelry making, tennis, on-line courses in almost any subject through futurelearn.com.