My name is Catherine and I have been teaching English for 7 years. I have taught English in many wonderful places around the world - Peru, Argentina, Russia, Switzerland and now France.
I am a British native, born in the north of England and am now living and working in Paris.
I am passionate about languages, both learning and teaching, and come from a whole family of language teachers and professors, so I suppose it's in my blood!
I am a TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) qualified teacher with over 7 years teaching experience to all age ranges and ability levels. I have taught in groups, one on one, in schools and privately.
I also have a background in child development and love teaching children.
As a language learner (I have learnt Russian and Spanish and am now learning French), I feel that I better understand the needs of a student and how making lessons fun, interesting and tailored to the correct level, encourages learning, feeds motivation and therefore SUCCESS.
The most important part of language learning is communication. I encourage my students to talk as much as possible, without the fear of making mistakes. The key to success is regular speaking practice with a native speaker.
My approach is personalised to each student. I listen to what the student wants to achieve and plan around their objectives.
I am patient, easy-going, friendly and eager for my students to succeed.
So let's LAUGH, LEARN, SPEAK and SUCCEED.
Useful and entertaining, as usual! Thanks!
Not only a great English class but an interesting and meaningful conversation, too. Thanks!
A delightful conversation. Catherine provided several tips that should be of great help to improve my fluency.
A very interesting and useful conversation. Catherine was very good adapting to my particular needs. Looking forward to having my next class.