About Trey Treeful (aka English Guru @Apoven1)

Trey

Thanks for coming over from Twitter to check out my website. This page was made just for you! I figured you might want to know a bit more about who I am and what I do.

Just about 9 years ago I followed the love of my life to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. We were both licensed teachers, and after doing our homework, decided Seoul would be the best place for two teachers to find jobs overseas. We were right!

My Website: For Both Teachers and Students

I have always loved to write. I also love being creative and always have a head full of ideas and things I want to do. The amount of ideas can overwhelm my ability to take action, and most of my ideas stay in my head.

A little over a year ago I decide to take the leap (to go for something, to take a chance) and start this website. I wanted an outlet for my writing and a place to organize my teaching materials for students and for teachers looking for materials and lesson ideas they can use in their own classes. I also wanted the ability to reach and help English learners looking for authentic material. Most of what I write is for high-intermediate to advanced learners or for those teaching English. It is geared towards (designed for) students of English who have studied a lot of vocabulary and grammar but who have not had as much practice speaking and who have some difficulty understanding native speakers. Therefore, I do not simplify my writing. Instead, I include explanations of idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and other vocabulary that is more challenging.

What You’ll Find Here

Over the years I have taught every aspect of English you can think of, from grammar and pronunciation and intonation to conversation, essay writing, and presentation skills. My teaching style is very student-centered. I like to get to know my students and help them access English in ways that make it more fun and interesting. These days my university students have had their fill of grammar and vocabulary, but many of them lack confidence and opportunities to practice speaking.

A lot of what you’ll find here is based on what I teach in my university classes:

There are also a couple of posts that explain grammar and a list of my favorite Twitter accounts and other resources for learning English. In short, there is A LOT of material and information on this site. I plan to continue to update and add more of what you want to see here. Join my mailing list below for an opportunity to tell me what you’d like to see more of.

My Twitter Account

As you may already know, my Twitter account focuses on idioms and vocabulary. I love idioms! In the past I tweeted a lot more than I do now, but Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is limiting the amount of typing I’m able to do 😢. Still, I really enjoy the Twitter community and will continue to tweet as much as I can! – UPDATE: I’m back to being able to tweet regularly!

My Goals

Ultimately, my goal is to help English learners achieve their goals! Basically, your goals are my goals.

This site is a labor of love (aka: a lot of work for no money). I love my job, I love writing, and I love helping people reach their goals in learning English. While I plan to write a book and perhaps incorporate services or other products to help cover costs associated with running a website (hosting, domain name, etc.), for now I do not provide any paid services or products. It’s all free for you!

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Why join?

I’ll be honest, managing a website is a TON OF WORK. From marketing and social media to writing quality content and designing web pages (in addition to my full time job as a university professor), I rarely get around to sending emails to my subscribers. However, I am working on creating additional free content exclusively for my mailing list, and I’d love for you to be a part of that! And when and if I do ever get around to providing paid services or products, you’ll receive a special Twitter follower discount via my mailing list!

That’s all for now! See you on Twitter and hopefully on my mailing list!

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