EC Los Angeles English Teacher Feature: David Whatley



He was born and raised in the Bay Area and came to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in Political Science. He is passionate about politics and public policy and actually hasworked on over half a dozen political campaigns. He is most proud of having served on the Obama for America presidential campaign and helping to make US History!

He has always wanted to work in an international setting and feel blessed to be working in a place where he gets to meet and engage with people from all over the world. He began my teaching career in Mexico where he taught English to business executives and professionals. He subsequently taught for Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City and the Princeton Review in Seoul. He currently teaches Pre-Intermediate and Survival English. It is both an honor and privilege to teach his students for him: He cares about his students and want for all to succeed. The greatest learning tip he can offer is to never be afraid to ask questions!!!

In addition to being an ESL teacher, he is also a classically trained singer and for many years pursued a career as an opera singer. He still sing opera locally on occasion  although now his greatest passion is singing church music; he sings weekly at a couple of churches here in Santa Monica.  —he is fortunate to both live and work in Santa Monica and is passionate about our city. If you need any advice or recommendations on Santa Monica, please do not hesitate to ask him! His favorite spot in Los Angeles is Palisades Park: he can’t leave it without gazing over the beauty of Santa Monica beach and the Pacific Ocean.


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