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1. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you start off by telling us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?
I teach English in Mexico City and have been doing so since 2016. At first, I was teaching through agencies and language schools but eventually moved towards getting my own students and working independently. I really enjoyed the freedom it gave me and the fact that the demand for English classes is so high in Mexico was of course really handy.
2. Can you describe a typical day?
Right now I work in an office as a translator. The work is pretty on and off so I spend half the time to running the website, publishing on social media, sending teachers their material and slowly but surely improving the...
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I'm from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA but I've been living and teaching ESL for 7 and a half years in Prague, Czech Republic. I received my TEFL certification from TLH in Prague in 2010. I started off teaching a variety of different lessons for language schools in Prague. I then shifted to develop my own private practice for one-on-one / small group lessons for both teenagers and adults. Now I mostly teach private lessons for students at small and big companies in Prague.