Michael

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    At home

  • Description

    Hi there!
    I'm Mike. I'm a very easy-going guy. I adapt well to different types of situations, environments, and people. I'm from the US, but I currently live in Spain where I teach English. I also work remotely for a website that teaches math, which is great because it gives me the freedom to travel and work from anywhere. (Well, anywhere that has internet access.)

    Safety permitting, I'm planning to travel during the summer (July through September, more or less). I'm looking for a few Workaway experiences during that time. Travel buddies would be great too. I'm pretty flexible with the location, but Europe is easiest for me, being based in Spain. I've never been to Greece or Turkey and they are both high on my list. But I'll go almost anywhere! :-)

    HOBBIES and INTERESTS:
    I love traveling (of course), meeting good people, experiencing new places and cultures, and enjoying good food (especially dessert and tea). I like discovering new hobbies and activities with nice people too. Some of my own hobbies and interests are pool (billiards), bowling, card/board games, Dungeons & Dragons, hiking, racquet sports, math, art and more.
    I love learning about physics, philosophy, other cultures,... anything really. I enjoy learning languages too. I'd especially like to improve my Spanish, learn more French, and learn Italian. I also studied American Sign Language, but that was a long time ago.
    I'm also very passionate about LGBTQ issues (I've done a lot of volunteering in this area in the past) and social justice issues in general.

    PREVIOUS ADVENTURES:
    I'm an Auxiliar de Conversacion in Spain and I have been for 4 years. Before that, I taught math in Kazakhstan (in English) for a few months. In between, I've done a few Workaway experiences and some other similar things. I did a few month-long homestays in Italy and France where I stayed a family and helped them with English or volunteered at a school. I also did a Workaway a school in Denmark and one at a vacation camp in Ukraine. And I've done "Pueblo Ingles" a couple of time. I've mostly done things related to teaching and practicing English and cultural exchanges. Each experience was fun and rewarding in different ways. But the best thing about these experiences is always the great and unforgettable people I get to know.

    Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions.

  • Interests

    Nature
    Team sports
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Languages
    Drawing & painting
    Movies & TV
    Music
    Astronomy
    Cooking & food
    LGBTQ
    Politics / Social justice
    Culture
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Charity Work
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Most of my training and experience is in teaching mathematics and English as a foreign language to children and adults.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    I'm a native English speaker from the US. I live in Spain and I'm learning Spanish. I studied ASL (American Sign Languag) a bit, but many years ago. I'd live to improve that. I'd also like to learn French.

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  • Age

    44

  • Nationality

    American (USA)

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