I am a TEFL and CELTA qualified, private ESL teacher with several years experience working in Spain, China and here in the UK.
I have experience in a broad range of teaching situations and curriculum, mostly using the Communicative Method, but also the Direct Method (Callan / Berlitz).
I also have extensive experience of corporate/business English teaching and on-line teaching, as well as academic proof-reading services for students.
My areas of expertise and associated skills include:
Excellent Rapport with students
Excellent Language Awareness
Excellent Communicator – clear, concise and well-paced speaker
Empathy With Learners - through personal language studies abroad
High Sensitivity - to learners' needs
Excellent Research, Planning and Organisation
Great Team Worker
My range of experience to date includes:
Commercial English Language Teaching centres (adults and children)
Corporate English Language Development and Management Training
Private One-To-One Tuition
My personal teaching style is based entirely around YOUR desires, needs and expectations. I focus on what YOU need and let that guide WHAT I teach and HOW I teach it.
I find out what you already know then I build from there using many different learning materials and activities.
I use an easy, communicative style of teaching with clear and achievable goals for each lesson.
YOU can choose the lesson topics you want from a very wide range.
Firstly, I'll present the new language, we'll practice it together in various ways and then finally you'll get to perform alone.
I'll assess how well you did and give you constructive criticism – for example; I'll let you know in what things you need to improve and how, but my feedback will always be very positive and I'll always give you lots of encouragement.
We can focus on a particular skill that you need to develop more than others, for example writing or pronunciation or presentation skills.
Learning should be mostly fun, so if you want, I'll keep grammar to a minimum and I'll always encourage you to do as much speaking as possible.
Whatever your age, level or nationality - I'll do my very best to help you develop your English skills while making it fun and interesting and rewarding for you.
My personal style is supportive, encouraging and very positive!
Just get in touch and we can arrange a place to meet - your place or mine or city centre cafe etc., depending on distance and convenience.
Alternatively, we can do lessons online!
For university students, I can help you pass your exams AND achieve higher grades by thorough proof-reading of your work or coaching you in skills specific to exams such as IELTS or CAE.
I can also coach you in essential English skills for interviews, such as university entrance or jobs.
So, what are you waiting for? Don't be shy. Get in touch immediately and let's begin!
Finally, I offer my services to companies and hotels in Manchester who employ foreign staff whose standard of English might be improved to communicate better and improve their overall job performance.
I teach on-site in 1-1 sessions or small groups to develop English fluency and business English writing practice. I tutor corporate employees up to senior management level in business and general English. I also train in a variety of business and management issues with specialised core subject vocabulary, such as negotiating contract terms and customer service.
I focus on developing specific skills; email correspondence and proof—reading, pronunciation and accent reduction through to presentation skills. I will prepare relevant study and teaching resources to suit the individual learners' needs.
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