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Gender: Male

Birthday: 10/05/1987

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About Me

tl;dr version:

(text last updated 23 October 2013)


Hello! I'm Q. You can call me Q or B, doesn't matter. I come off kind of intimidating in the forums, but really I am super approachable, I promise! Feel free to PM or comment me.

I joined Gaia on Jan 31, 2004. I'm now 26 years old. I've done a lot with my life.
I have experience with horses, teaching, mentoring, and all sorts of random odd jobs.
I've traveled to many places around the world.
I have a degree in video production. I've been editing video as a hobby since 2002. I had a brief professional stint before deciding to keep it a hobby.
I joined the US Navy later and got out in August 2012. I did several things there. Worked as an emergency first responder (for damage control), security guard, AV tech, solder tech, and briefly as a consult for AFN Sasebo (Japan).
I've done freelance writing, videography, graphic and web design. I've illustrated two children books and written my own novel.

I've lived in: (USA) Georgia, Florida, New York, Hawaii, and (Japan) Sasebo. When in the USN, I was on a forward deployed amphibious assault ship, out to sea 200+ days a year.

After Gaia's cash push I've left Gaia.

'Sup? I'm Q.

The Q that is me is completely different from the Q character. I am 27, ex-US Navy, and currently live in Hawaii.

The character is here.


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thewaitingtree Report | 10/15/2014 3:44 am
Wow. You've been to a lot of places!

I don't think anyone knows if they'll be a good teacher. But I think some traits usually stand out that help someone as a teacher -- patience, the ability to explain things in very simple terms (or willingness to try to explain something multiple times, in simplest terms possible), and a genuine desire to help. Also enjoying time spent with kids (if you're going to teach kids).
Being prepared and organized can help - but aren't highest on the list. Recently someone did a survey of most desirable traits in an English teacher and the top listed desirable trait was kindness.
As for teaching in Korea/Japan, it takes more patience and understanding since they're really really shy about their English skills. I had a student speak some English in class today for the first time, and I've been his teacher for 2 months now (i only see each class of students once a week, my school is so large). So I've had 8 classes with him and he's finally opened up to speaking or trying at least. biggrin
Also patience because their culture is really different and they think differently. Smile a lot. Nod a lot. Give a lot of encouragement. But not expect a lot of explanations (they are always hesitant to ask you for things... or outright ask a lot... lol! oh asia. i'm sure you experienced something similar in Japan.. except Japanese people are usually even more indirect).
thewaitingtree Report | 10/14/2014 3:21 am
I love linguistics! I can't say I'm an expert in any one subject in it, but I have a broad general knowledge. Phonetics is never easy, but with practice it gets easier.
I minored in TEFL too.
Yup. I'm here in SK as an ESL teacher. I teach elementary students. It's interesting.
You sound very well travelled. I can't say I've been to most places in Asia. What was your favorite or least favorite?
kakteed Report | 10/11/2014 11:26 pm
I'm tired. Very busy. Not sleeping much :/ I might send one soon, PM me your address just in case? I'll send you mine. I wouldn't know what to talk about though.
Tragonbell Report | 10/04/2014 4:56 pm
Thank you very much for the tip. redface
Mae Lovelyn Report | 10/03/2014 5:55 pm
Lol youre welcome!
Im a lurker in the forums so I tend to notice returning posters 3nodding
I always get excited to see returning people post again.
Mae Lovelyn Report | 10/03/2014 4:58 pm
You still live! surprised
I just haven't seen you post in the LD in so long. whee
castigat ridendo mores Report | 10/03/2014 12:57 pm
Probably. I'm the "out of sight, out of mind" type, so I haven't the foggiest what it was about. I probably forgot within days, to be honest. (I know how great that makes me sound. /sarcasm)
castigat ridendo mores Report | 10/02/2014 6:18 am
Christ almighty I haven't spoken to you in ages.
Erholung Report | 10/01/2014 7:42 am

      You are~

Erholung Report | 09/30/2014 7:30 pm

      This is my new one! I check this one all the damn time, haha. I do a lot of selling on Craigslist and eBayClassifieds and purchasing from Amazon. You'd be the only person I'd actually be socializing with on that e-mail, hehe. I don't hand it out to anyone.