Chris Bates : English

Chris Bates
Subject : English
Native : English
United Kingdom
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45 Min : $18.15 / £13.99 / €16.18
Trial: 50% OFF

Hello, my name is Chris Bates and I'm 44 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 January 2015. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a native English speaker based in the historic city of York in the United Kingdom. I have taught English overseas and also in the UK to students of many different nationalities and backgrounds. I also have many years of experience working in business.

Qualifications & Experience

I am a CELTA qualified university graduate and have taught English for over 4 years both in the classroom and private 1-1 lessons. I have helped students prepare for IELTS tests and also TOEIC and TOEFL exams. I have taught conversational English, business English and helped learners adapt to life in English-speaking countries.

I am also a keen language learner (Spanish) and this helps me to understand my students better and what works. I know how it feels to learn a language!

Teaching Approach

I think students learn best when they are relaxed so I try hard to build a relationship with them and understand what their interests are and their reasons for learning English. I will design lessons not only around what you need but also what you want.

Grammar is an important part of my teaching, without understanding some grammar students will find it difficult to improve. All students are different and I use methods that suit the individual. It is important to learn from real-world situations so I use newspaper articles and other real media and also make my own materials. In addition to grammar I offer conversation classes for more advanced learners.

I am a patient, honest and supportive tutor with a neutral accent - I will explain your mistakes and help you to correct them.


     

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