Teacher Spotlight: Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas is from Mesa, Arizona. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and is currently working toward a Ph.D. is counseling psychology.

Rick has been teaching at Nomen Global for 2 years; however, he has been teaching English for 4 years! He spent one year in Japan and one year in Korea. He also has experience teaching and assisting teachers at BYU for 5 semesters in the History Department! Rick teaches College Preparation Grammar, Level 4 Integrated Skills, Intermediate Writing Workshop, Advanced Novels, Research and Debate, and Beginning Speaking/Listening.

Rick is a great teacher! He teaches with confidence and expression. He uses his voice, his body, and—most importantly—his imagination to teach English every day. Rick believes that students should participate actively and use their environment in the classes to effectively learn English. Rick works especially hard to ensure that each student has the opportunity to participate as much as possible.

Rick loves working with the students.  Nomen Global has a lot of students come through the door with different needs, different strengths, and different weaknesses.  Rick loves being able to help each student achieve and accomplish his or her goals. When students first arrive for orientation, Rick gets to interview a lot of students—and he has so much fun watching them change from the moment they first walk in the door to the time that they complete their studies at Nomen Global.  Seeing improvement is fun, and Rick has seen so much with his students here.

Rick loves yoga, meditation, physical exercise, and studying. He believes that true happiness comes from a healthy and well-exercised boy, soul, and mind. Rick intends to get a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and teach psychology at a university. Rick also plans to practice psychology in a setting where he has the opportunity to work with multi-cultural students.

Meet Rick and other great teachers at Nomen Global. Visit our website to learn more!

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