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 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 am ambitious for my students and my lessons are intensive, refreshing and tailored very specifically to your needs.
I do exam preparation for IELTS and TOEFL.
If you are looking for help with English language and literature or French GCSE/IGCSE/IB/A level and Higher Level IB I have the experience and skills you need and an enhanced DBS.
My subjects are:
English as a Foreign Language
French Ab Initio to A level and Higher Level Diploma
English language and literature to A level or IB Higher level
I teach in both the private and the state sector in the UK and to international students of all ages and levels and enjoy the experience of seeing very young children, teenagers and adults making tangible progress in their French and English.
My degree is a BA Hons in French Language and Literature from London University and I have Qualified Teacher Status and TESOL qualifications.
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 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.
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June 2018 – Present | Open University | Associate Lecturer – E309 Comparative Studies in Primary Education
Sep 2015 – Present | Online Exclusive Academic Writing & IELTS Private Tutor
Sep 2005 – Sept 2013 | Deree College – The American College of Greece | Adjunct Preceptor – Academic Writing
July – Sep 2002 – 2004 | Oxford University | EAP Lecturer
Sept 2002 – June 2004 | University of Portsmouth | EAP & IELTS Lecturer
April – June 2002 | University Of Surrey | EAP & IELTS Lecturer
Oct 2001 – June 2002 | Oxford Brookes University | EAP & IELTS Lecturer
Aug 2001 – June 2002 | Aston University | EAP & IELTS Lecturer
Sept 2000 – June 2001 | Lycee Franco Hellenique | EFL & Literature Teacher
Sep 1992 – June 1998 | School of Foreign Languages: S. Kυriazopoulou | EFL Teacher
July 2008 – June 2015 | Bokos Exclusive IELTS Language InstitutE | Owner & Director
Sep 2009 – Sep 2013 | Deree College – The American College of Greece | Module Leader & Business English Coordinator
Sep 1994 – June 1998 | School of Foreign Languages: S. Kiriazopoulou (150 students) | Director of Studies
2016 – Present EFL, SEN GCSE English / Functional Skills English and Maths Lecturer, Alternative Provision /
Fleet Tutors, London; Freelance Tutor (SENsational Tutors et al., 8+ and 11 + English and Maths)
2017 ICT Teacher, Alperton Community School / Prospero Teaching, London
2016 GCSE Maths Lecturer, Ealing Alternative Provision, London
2015 English and Maths Tutor, Greater London Tutors / Holland Park Tuition, London
2014 – 2015 Functional Skills Coordinator, Uxbridge College, Middlesex
2011 – 2015 Functional Skills English and Maths Lecturer (Entry 2 – Level 2), Uxbridge College, Middlesex
June – July 2013 EFL Teacher, IQuest, Brunel University, Middlesex
2011 – 2012 Functional Skills ICT Lecturer (Levels 1 and 2) / ESOL Lecturer, Uxbridge College, Middlesex
2010 - 2011 Functional Skills English Lecturer (Levels 1 and 2), South Thames College, London
2010 - 2011 ICT Teacher
• Tutoring to GCSE level as well as ESOL to pupils from The Phoenix School and Henry Compton School, London
• Teaching Art after school at The Rainbow Centre for pupils aged 6 to 17 years of age, London
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.