AVTOR: KEVIN DUCHEYNE
Greetings aspiring polyglots, my name is Kevin. Pack yourself a toothbrush before I take you on a short trip through my kaleidoscopic mind. During which we will scratch the surface of the life I lived before I became a proud LanguageSitter®.
I always felt like I had to be part of the various waves that crashed on the beach, which symbolized my life. In all honesty, I am a hoarder of memories, with an inquisitive nature. Spurred on by every fiber in my body, I have been traveling for a big part of my life and spent a chunk of it living in the USA (Portland, Oregon), Belgium (Antwerp), and Slovenia (Loo-bla-nah, na zdravje!). My wanderlust brought about my American accent in combination with my childhood addiction to American sitcoms (The A-Team), cartoons (He-Man), movies (Home Alone), and baseball (San Francisco Giants).
I love it when a plan comes together.
I am an idealistic “multipotentialite” who has worked as a window cleaner, tomato picker, bartender, concession worker, busboy, truck driver, etc. As soon as I spread my wings, I leveled up and became an environmental engineer for a Belgian governmental agency, after which I transformed into a crisis manager for a successful logistic service provider. In 2016, I figured that the time was right to win over my first love, languages. Hence, I got my CELTA certificate and embarked on this fascinating language coach journey.
You could argue that my resume reads somewhat like a dramatic telenovela, including the seemingly irrational plot twists, followed by a mind-blowing epiphany. That being said, I do not believe that there is a perfect way to live your life, so I am proud of my seemingly chaotic, eclectic career path. I am full of life, full of love, and ready to inspire people. It is safe to say that I have the ambition to engage people and encourage them to reach their goals. Teaching offers me this chance, and there is no greater joy than seeing a language learner succeed.
There is only the present.
My formal education is not similar to that of a professor, linguist, or grammarian. Even most grammar-nazis I know cannot stomach me because my knowledge of the language grew organically. So, from the top of my mind, I cannot think of one specific thing to teach you about the language that I teach. So I will leave you with some philosophical words based on my own meandering life experiences.
What was, what is, and what will be cannot be controlled. It does not matter how hard you try. With this in mind, I advise you to keep going with the flow, as natural as the ocean itself. Stop being ruled by time because the future is you. The stakes are high.
One word, serendipity.
As an ex-pat in Slovenia, I struggled with the local language. During my quest, in search of an experienced local language school, I came across LanguageSitter®. When I saw that they were hiring, I applied immediately. Their personalized way of coaching people really intrigued me. So if you’re looking for a skillful language coach, you can always drop us a line. I promise you we will do whatever we can to help you reach your goals.
You might have 99 problems, but English doesn’t have to be one!
Bring out that fearless polyglot in you. Don’t live your life in fear. Don’t live a life of imitation. Knowing a new language offers you a key to open numerous doors (speaking from first-hand experience), and that is what English will do for you in this globalized world of ours, which seems to be getting smaller and smaller by the year. Knowledge is power, and this is particularly true when it comes to languages.
That’s me in a nutshell folks, the creator and doer of all things chaotic by nature. How did a big-hearted NUT fit into a tiny shell like this one? Find out for yourself and book your language sessions with me today.