I have been teaching English online for over 12 years, as first started in January 2007 and also first offline in 1996, so have taught very many students in that time - I am well used to online teaching requirements.
I have helped many students online to achieve their goals, for the IELTS exam, business English and general English - I was born in the UK and have a standard UK accent and in addition, I am a grammar specialist.
I have 14 YEARS of TEACHING EXPERIENCE. This has encompassed ALL AGES (preschool to adults) and abilities (BEGINNER to POSTGRADUATE). Subjects I've taught are: GCSE & A Level (Music, Business Studies, Media Studies, Maths), British Primary School Curriculum (Maths, English), Admissions Tests (11+, 12+, 13+, 16+, SAT, GRE), American Elementary School Curriculum (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc.), Preschool (Numeracy & Literacy), English proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge YLE), Business English, Academic Writing/Composition & Presentations, English Conversation, Grammar, University & Job Applications, Project-Based Learning (PBL), Music Theory & Analysis, Improvisation & Jazz, Saxophone, & Piano. Additionally, I have worked in all kinds of SETTINGS at both public & private primary & secondary schools, universities, adult learning centres, cram schools, businesses, within the home (as a residential home school & a private tutor) and online (to students worldwide). In addition, I have served as the Head of English & PBL at a private elementary & junior high school, as the Academic Director of a test prep centre, and have provided educational consultancy & tutor training to Oxford's oldest tutorial college.
I am a trained language coach and have studied how to keep students calm in my classes. Being happy allows them to learn faster. Because I am patient and kind, I can give constructive feedback without any judgement, and my students receive the feedback they need without feeling criticised. They respond by engaging in the lessons more, looking forward to them and performing at a higher level. I am efficient. I do not limit myself to standard coursework and books where a student will repeat things they already know and feel dissatisfied. Because I have studied languages myself, I have first-hand experience of this, and I avoid it for my students. I tailor my classes to each student and their particular needs.
I have had many varied teaching roles over the last 8 years, including running ESL summer camps, tutoring A-Level Politics, A-Level Sociology and Oxbridge Admissions support. I have worked with a wide range of students spanning all abilities and ages. My approach is adaptable and results focused ensuring that students achieve their aims.
I am a qualified teacher with over seven years of experience teaching in schools in the UK and overseas. I have taught both music and English as a foreign language, as well as tutoring students through ABRSM piano and music theory exams. My GCSE results are consistently high, and all of my piano students achieved merit or above in their exams. I have taught AQA, Edexcel and IGCSE Music. I have also coached students through A level music.
I have been tutoring for over 20 years and was Head of Department and teacher of English in a leading online school for ten years. I have taught all aspects of English Language and Literature from providing assistance at undergraduate level, through A Levels and GCSEs, down to KS1. What I love about tutoring one-to-one is the building up of a personal relationship with a student and seeing them gain confidence and develop. Every student is different and learns in a different way, and I have a firm belief that, given the right teacher, everyone can do really well in English. I have also taught History to GCSE and KS3 and run Drama groups, and have participated in additional tutoring for LAMDA.
I have 2 TEFL certificates and have tutored for IELTS/TOEFL/C2 as well as having taught practical conversational English to mixed age/ability groups.
I have dance classroom teaching experience (20 years) and English (TEFL) online ( 6 years) I am both a TEFL specialist and a qualified lecturer PGCE (Dance/ PerformingArts) . I hold QTS (July 2019 .) I work best with 1-2-1 , small groups in TEFL/English Lit&Lang/Creative Writing/ Arts/Dance/Drama).
I have taught pre GCSE English (yrs7, 8,9 ) helping students to improve writing skills, literacy, poetry, grammar and comprehension.
My TEFL experience (6 years online) ranges from preparing students for IELTS and TOEIC exams through to general English (Beginners to adv all ages, children& adults.)
Additionally, I taught and entered children for RAD exams ( 15 years) entering children for Royal Academy of Dance. 50% of my degree study was Performing Arts, so I am well placed to teach any theoretical modules in Performing Arts/Dance GCSE or A Level (Edexcel).
My teaching approach is to fine tune and consolidate according to the student's need, plenty of task based opportunities and where possible linking into the student's interests and keep the learning relevant. I use a variety of VAK methods to stimulate learning. I am on the update service for current enhanced disclosure.
I am a CELTA-qualified teacher, English native speaker and Masters graduate with a broad range of teaching experience, including business English, teaching children and adults, exam preparation, intensive classes and project-based learning. I have taught various levels and class sizes and am skilled at adapting my methods to individual learners. In addition to English, I have taught French, German and Russian, all of which I speak at a C1/C2 level.
In a number of teaching roles, including my current one teaching adult refugees, I have gained experience with a wide range of learner groups and teaching approaches. Having worked sometimes with pre-set curricula but often with the freedom to design my own curriculum, I have built up experience in creating learning programmes that teach and assess material in an engaging, memorable and meaningful way. As a volunteer for online high school Sky School, where I've helped to build the 'English for Changemakers' module, I've gained an insight into how distance education works, what platforms are available for it, and how it can be made impactful for learners.
I have over 2 years of experience teaching English to adults from Korea, China, Russia, Italy, and Vietnam.
Since September 2017 I have been teaching online, focusing primarily on IELTS exam preparation, job interview preparation, and also general English conversational skills.
I am an IELTS teacher with over 10 years of experience in teaching IELTS. I have been trained by IDP (a co-owner of IELTS) to be an IELTS teacher. Having passed courses with the British Council and Cambridge English Teacher, I am prepared to teach all 4 skills.
I do all the following:
* IELTS (Academic & General Training Modules)
* IELTS Life Skills
* IELTS UKVI
* PTE Academic
* IELTS Writing Correction Service
* IELTS Speaking Mock Test
Remember! There is always a remedy, no matter what your level! The key is practice.
We can arrange a friendly chat to discuss all your needs before we start a class.