Hugh Rees : English

Hugh Rees
Subject : English
Native : English
United Kingdom
(739) Lessons
99%      
(95) Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
Yesterday
Online
45 Min : $17.46 / £13.99 / €16.16
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Hugh Rees and I'm 59 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since October 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, French, Italian, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am British, and have been teaching English for 26 years. I worked in Madrid for 4 years, and then in Milan for 11, before returning to the UK, and have been in Oxford since 2006. I have also lived in France and Switzerland.

English as a Foreign Language is my main subject, though I also do some secondary school English tutoring. I enjoy exchanging ideas and experiences with students, and my knowledge of other languages often helps understanding. I can teach general English (all levels), exams and business English.

Some of my interests are: music, psychology, detective stories, health and diet, cricket, table tennis, and railway transport.

Qualifications & Experience

I hold a BA degree in Romance Languages (French and Italian with Spanish) from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and two teaching qualifications from Cardiff University – a Postgraduate Diploma in TEFL (DELTA equivalent) and a PGCE in secondary school education. I also have a postgraduate diploma in Technical and Specialised Translation, which can sometimes be useful for special vocabulary.

I have had many years’ experience teaching all levels of general English and various levels of business English, including large groups, small groups and one-to-ones. In my exam work, I have done IELTS, CAE (with a 100% pass rate), CPE, FCE and GESE (17 out of 18 students passed), plus TOEFL and TOEIC. I have also taught many vocabulary, communication, grammar and pronunciation classes.

I taught at various language schools in Madrid and Milan, and a large number of companies. In Oxford I have worked at 9 different language schools, including EF for over 4 years.

Teaching Approach

I talk to the student to discover their level and their needs. Then we can discuss their preferences – do they want a general course, an exam course or business English? Do they want to concentrate on improving their spoken or written English? We can give extra time to pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, listening materials, graded readers, or something specialised if they prefer. Sometimes humour or music can be very helpful, bringing easier, more relaxed learning.

I am patient, thorough and give clear explanations.


My last class was :
Yesterday.

 
15 Mar 2017
By : Caroline M
Subject : English 

great tutor

 
14 Feb 2017
By : Maria Jidkov
Subject : English 

The lesson was very helpful. It was always hard for me to talk to people i don't know but this tutor made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He was always correcting my pronounciation and my grammar. Thank you!

 
15 Jan 2017
By : victorlion
Subject : English 

We have stablish the objectivs and level to improve

 
13 Jan 2017
By : GladysC
Subject : English 

Although it was a trial lesson, he was attentive with error correcting from the beginning of our conversation, very helpful to me. Thank you very much!

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