I am from California, with a TESOL Certificate, and a Master's degree in International Education. I've taught all age groups in the U.S., Taiwan, and Spain, and even had experience with university tests to prepare Chinese students to study abroad.
In my lessons I focus on several key techniques, such as:
-maximum student talk time
-giving clear and minimal instruction
-clearly defining students' goals and taking active steps to achieve these goals every class
-working on language items in focused achievable chunks
This communicative approach allows students to learn through the process of communicating in class.