Every child has potential that is yet to be unleashed. As a teacher, my duty is to help my students blossom. During lessons, instead of telling my students all the answers, I would rather they tell me theirs and we work together through the process of polishing this. I wish to empower students to actively engage in class, while creating a warm and friendly learning environment for students to make mistakes, then learn from them and grow.
Jonathan Tang uses interactive teaching tools to help his students develop a passion for English. He believes every child is unique, which is why he learns the needs of his students and tailors lessons specifically to them. Jonathan’s English Studies degree focused on sociolinguistics, linguistics, and communication, which has taught him many useful skills for working with a range of students. While at HKU, he also joined the English Debating Team, which trained him to think critically and express himself clearly on a wide range of topics. Having coached debating and solo verse speaking in secondary schools, Jonathan understands the need to build up a number of skills to reach a goal, and he particularly enjoys working with students on their communication techniques and the organisation of their ideas.
- BA (English Studies and Translation) The University of Hong Kong
Learning English Through Netflix
Learning English can be a tough task for second-language speakers. However, what if I told you there was a fun and easy way to do it? What if, in fact, you could improve your English by watching Netflix and other streaming platforms? Copious research shows that watching movies and TV shows helps people learn languages. Most research participants find that watching English media improves their… Read More
Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement
As a native Cantonese speaker, I used to find subject-verb agreement confusing. There isn’t anything similar in Chinese, so I had to work hard to learn how to use this grammatical feature. It’s very important in English and has a few strange rules, but it’s actually much simpler than it used to be. In the past, there were more verb endings than we have now. Read More