I am a British EFL teacher from London, England. My background is as an environmental science writer, so I offer students free support to improve their writing skills. I have been teaching since 2006.
I support students to improve their confidence with the speaking and pronunciation by talking about diverse and fun topics, reading and writing. I enjoy making creative and interesting lessons to engage students as much as possible and more importantly see them inspired to learn more while having fun doing it. I provide all students with relevant workbooks and teaching material, all included for free! I speak English and Spanish.
July / November 2013
Grade A- Bridge Lingua-TEFL Certificate-Teaching English as a Foreign Language 80 Hour
Sept 2004-June- 2005.
Westminster University-Introduction to Journalism for postgraduates.
September 2000- July 2003
BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation- UEL London, UK-2: 1
Sept 1999- June 2000
Diploma in Ecology and Global issues-Birkbeck College, University of London.
November 2013 to Present
Teaching English as a Foreign Language online with italki and Eloquent English UK
Teaching English online to students all over the world.
September 2005- present
Environmental Journalist & Advocacy Journalism-Contributing to various online magazines and
• The Ecologist Magazine
• The SocioCapitalist
• War on Want at the European Forum
• Planet Save.com
• VEGA (Vegetarian Economy & Green Agriculture)
• Down2Earth Interational
• The Alternative Energy Company
I can help students who to quickly build their confidence and fluency when talking in English. We discuss various topics relating to a range of environments from professional business to social events, presentations and special conferences, an interview or a Cambridge English oral speaking exam. Students will build their level of confidence with the language, expand their vocabulary and perfect their pronunciation.
The courses I teach are listed below-
1. The Art of Conversation-
This is a new course, upon request by many students. This is an enjoyable way to improve your English speaking and pronunciation skills. Learn the art of fluent conversation whilst you expand your vocabulary. My lessons offer a broad and challenging variety of interesting topics from discussing current news media, talks and videos to abstract concepts. These lessons stimulate students to become articulate in conversation. This is an opportunity to practice speaking where it can be challenging in using English to express complex opinions on controversial issues.
2. English for Professional Careers and Work
For students wanting to learn Vocational / Career orientated English or for students needing help preparing for an Interview or a presentation. Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biology, Medicine, Law, Business, Journalism, Media, Engineering, Hospitality, Sales. Just let me know what profession you are in and I can help you develop your English skills, as well as giving you support through extra books and resources included.
3. English Placement Test Preparation-
For students preparing for English entry tests for University entry or Vocational / Professional Level Test. Student workbooks provided in PDF format for exam preparation.
FCE-Cambridge First Certificate in English
Prepare candidates for the Cambridge FCE examination. FCE is widely recognised in commerce and industry, and by educational institutions in Britain and overseas as proof of language ability. The examination is aimed at an upper intermediate level of competence.
TOEIC. Test of English for International Communication, produced by ETS to determine English proficiency of employees and others for employers.
TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language. The most commonly used proficiency test used by most colleges or universities to determine the English language level of applicants.
CAE, Cambridge Advanced English.
UMPT, University of Michigan Placement Test,
UMTELP. University of Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency.
B.E.S.T. Plus. An adaptation of the earlier Basic English Skills Test (BEST); an oral interview to assess adult English learners' oral proficiency and literacy skills.
IELTS- International English Language Testing System.
Preparation includes study books for The International English Language Testing System, (IELTS) assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS tests are held in over 900 locations across the world. IELTS test takers can choose between two versions of the test – Academic or General Training – depending on their academic or professional aims, or visa requirements. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking components but different Reading and Writing components...
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