Staff Spotlight: Rob

This is Rob. He teaches Classes 2C and 2D here at University Settlement. He’s a very good English teacher – maybe you’ve had him before as your teacher.

Anyway, we’re going to interview Rob next week. You see, every once in a while we do something called “Staff Spotlight”: we have students ask a University Settlement teacher questions – so they can practice their English and get to know their teachers better.

Please help us think of some questions. If you have a question for Rob, leave it in the comments section – then we will ask him your question when we interview him on video. Later you’ll be able to watch the video and hear his answer.

Please – we need your questions! You can ask about his job, his family, his hometown, what he likes to do in his free time – anything!


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    • Hi,

      I was born in NYC, but I went to middle school and high school upstate in a small town called Geneva, NY.

    • I like to go uptown. Above 59th street on the east side and west side of New York. It’s nice up there!

    • Yes, its very fun, and I can meet many non-American people everyday. Also its a low stress job.



    • Try to speak English as much as you can. You can practice your listening by watching English movies with English subtitles. Try to speak with American people if possible also. The fastest way to learn English is to get a job where you have to use English at all times. It might be difficult at first but your English will improve very quickly.

  1. Hi, Rob, I’ve seen you in the lobby but I didn’t know you are a teacher here.
    How long have you been taught here? What do you do in your job? What do you like best in your position?

    • I’ve taught here 2 years, and I like working with students. I like having fun with my students in class. I like to laugh.

  2. hi,Rob,I don not know you very well.Can you introduce yourself?Did you prepare ahead the class?If so,how long is before the class?

  3. Peggy says;
    Hi, Rob,How are you? nice to see you! What were you hard? What were you easy? What were you do in your free?

    • There was a character named “Peggy” on a tv show called “Married with Children,” you should watch it. Maybe people say I remind them of Al Bundy. I like to watch sports in my free time.

    • I graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2004. It’s upstate. Yes, I like NYC. I especially enjoy the high rent prices and the dirty subway. Just kidding! I like everything in NY!

  4. Hi Rob, I was your student last year. You have improved my English dramatically. Thank you very much! I wonder who is the lucky bride, are you going to invite me to your wedding?! What are your plans after your marriage? How many children are you planning to have? Are you going to keep your body in good shape? I hope you set a good example for your kids. When will you complete your Masters degree? Are you going to continue teaching in the future? I wish you the best, and have a blissful wedding!

    • Hi Yuki,

      You’re welcome, I enjoyed having you as a student. yes, you can come to my wedding. It is in Korea. You will have to pay for your own plane ticket and hotel room.

      I plan on teaching forever, and I’ll be finished with my Master’s degree next December

  5. HiRob,I heard about you are going to marry.How much money do you need to spend on your wedding party?

    • Hi Cindy,

      I’m going to get married in Korea next summer so I’m not sure about the total wedding cost. I heard it’s cheaper to get married in Korea than in the United States. Maybe we will spend $5,000, but I hope it is cheaper.

    • I’m not sure,Jason Kidd has to be the most interesting. Which “overrated” Jet or Yankee do you think will disappoint you most next season? Do you know that idiom, “overrated”?

  6. Hi Rob,
    When you get wedding ,many of our classmates who ever learned from you at 2c last year would like to celebrate for you .So please let us know what the definite time is .

    • Hi Charlie,
      I’m actually going to get married next June in Seoul, Korea. If I have a celebration in New York I will invite you! But I’m not sure what I will do in NYC. We might just have a wedding party for friends.

    • My favorite Korean food is dalk do ri tang. It’s a spicy chicken stew. I like super hot weather because I like to wear shorts and sandals everyday. I like the temperature to be over 90 degrees.

  7. How long have you worked at University Settlement?
    What subject in school do you like?
    Do you speak Korean?

    • I’ve worked at Univeristy Settlement for almost 2 years, and I really enjoyed my time here. I especially like teaching students and talking about sports with Michael everyday. My Korean is pretty good, but getting worse everyday.

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