Crystal loves teaching and is passionate about motivating others to find their English-language personality. She started teaching English seven years ago and founded Bespeaking in 2014 because students needed more flexibility, convenience, and personalization in their lessons. Teaching tailored, individual English lessons online was the perfect solution. She is patient, clear, and empowers her students to speak English confidently and fluently. She has taught students from all over the world with various interests and reasons to learn English. She is a university-trained clarinetist, enjoys traveling to get to know different cultures, and absolutely loves being a teacher.
Erin found her passion for teaching when she was in high school and especially enjoys teaching English. Teaching English online is a great opportunity since she's able to work with students and their schedules! Having lived in Germany for the past few years, and majoring in English and German at the College of William & Mary, she can communicate comfortably in both languages and loves the challenges that language brings! Erin is also a trained yoga teacher, writer, and is passionate about exploring new countries and cultures.
Andrew has been teaching in various ways for over 10 years. Starting by motivating young children and teenagers to develop their interest in environmental science and scientific fieldwork techniques, he later moved on to teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in secondary school in the United Kingdom. Since 2009, he has taught both business and general English, training students of all ages to develop their language and communication skills. Andrew teaches online over video conference as well as in person in Stuttgart, Germany. He believes the path to fluency is through direct and frequent communication. His lessons are interesting, engaging, fun, and immediately relevant to his students’ needs.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Nicola has been teaching English online for over ten years to students at all levels and cultures. After getting a diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design, she earned her CELTA and TEFL teaching certificates in Johannesburg and later spent time in Shanghai, China teaching English as a foreign language to both children and adults. She moved to Germany in 2014 where she is currently learning German and working in-house and online with the leaders of many large companies in the Stuttgart region. Her philosophy is to create fun and interesting lessons for her students that are tailored, relevant, and fit their immediate English needs. She specializes in teaching Business English in the areas of negotiations, marketing, sales, insurance, finance/accounting, emailing, meetings, and small talk. Nicola is clear, patient, energetic, and is living her dream of being an English teacher.
Connor’s open, energetic, and highly-motivated nature translates into his teaching style, allowing for a relaxed, yet focused approach to his lessons. Raised in Belfast in Northern Ireland, he earned a BA Honors degree in Television and Radio Production at the University of Salford in Manchester, England. His professional background is in Customer Services, spending five years working in banking and finance with Staff Training and Development. With this experience, he is able to distill, integrate, and transfer his hands-on knowledge of the business world into English language training and further improve and develop his students’ capabilities for inter-cultural relations. He has been teaching English as a foreign language in Stuttgart, Germany for the past four years and is CELTA qualified. Connor loves to travel and has spent several years of his life living in different countries around the world. "I love meeting people, getting to know new cultures and learning from them. Broadening my perspectives inspires me to teach!"
Adam found his passion for teaching while working as an education reporter for several newspapers around the Midwest and east coast of the United States. This position required that he spend a lot of time with teachers and students: some of the best moments of his young adulthood- and where his passion for teaching began. After leaving journalism, Adam got a Master’s degree in Education and started working in the classroom, spending two years at a high school near Washington, D.C. He loved working on language with students in two ways: through developing their writing skills, and improving their understanding of literature. He finds that most students, even if native-speakers, have areas that need improvement. Focusing first on these trouble spots, and helping students communicate more effectively demonstrates various ways English can be used. While he expands his own language horizons by learning German, he is looking forward to exploring new possibilities teaching English lends as he meets new students.