Richard Taulke-Johnson : English

Richard Taulke-Johnson
Subject : English
Native : English
United Kingdom
(21) Lessons
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(9) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
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45 Min : $15.60 / £12.49 / €14.75
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Richard Taulke-Johnson and I'm 43 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 free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am an experienced, highly professional, qualified and enthusiastic English teacher, with a passion to help my students succeed in their language aims.

I currently teach junior, teenage and adult students via Skype, at levels from Elementary to Upper-Intermediate. I am also teaching conversation classes, Business English classes, and am preparing students for IELTS.

I recently worked in Russia for two years, teaching general and conversational English to junior, teenage and adult students from beginner to advanced level. I also successfully prepared students for the FCE exam. Prior to this I taught English to international teenage students at a residential Summer school in the UK.

Before my EFL career I taught at one of the UK’s leading universities for four years. Here I supported students whose first language was not English, and was nominated for two teaching awards. Furthermore, I have run my own business assisting non-English speaking university students with their academic writing.

Qualifications & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Cambridge CELTA – Action English Language Training Ltd (UK) March 2012

• PhD Social Sciences - Cardiff University (UK) 2006 – 2009

• MSc Social Research Methods - Cardiff University (UK) 2005 – 2006

• MA Sociological Research - University of Essex (UK) 1997 – 1998

• BA(Hons) Psychology with Language & Stylistics in English 1993 – 1997

University of Luton (UK)

EXPERIENCE:

Online EFL Teacher - BKC International House (Moscow, Russia) June 2014 – Present

• Teaching junior, teenage and adult students via Skype, from elementary to upper-intermediate

level.

• Teaching discussion and Business English classes.

• Preparing students for IELTS exam.

EFL Teacher - BKC International House (Moscow, Russia) September 2012 – June 2014

• Taught junior, teenage and adult classes from elementary to advanced level.

• Successfully prepared students for the FCE exam.

• Taught group and one-to-one lessons.

• Attended monthly seminars on professional development and classroom practice.

EFL Teacher - Select English (Cambridge, UK) July 2012 - August 2012

• Taught teenage classes at elementary and intermediate level at a UK residential Summer school.

• Responsible for the pastoral care of students, supervised them on trips, and participated in

social activities.

Cambridge CELTA – Action English Language Training Ltd (Leeds, UK) April 2012

• Undertook 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with pre-intermediate and intermediate

students (ages 18 – 55).

• Participated in 120 hours of in-class instruction on classroom practice, language awareness and

phonology.

Manager – Student Writing Support (Bradford, UK) April 2011 – June 2012

• Ran my own online business providing proofreading, editing and language feedback services to

EFL university students for their essays, dissertations and PhD theses.

Teacher – Social Sciences - Cardiff University (Cardiff, UK) September 2007 – April 2011

• Nominated as Most Effective Teacher and Most Innovative Member of Staff in Cardiff University’s

2011 ‘Enriching Student Life Awards’.

• Provided academic and pastoral assistance, guidance and support to EFL students.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is student-centred, in that lessons can only be successful if they engage students' attention - thus I take time to know the student, know their study habits and preferences, know their likes and dislikes, their interests and hobbies etc. This enables me to then create lessons which will be interesting and enjoyable for the student.

I strive to make my lessons fun and enjoyable, and therefore create an atmosphere which will facilitate and encourage learning. I like to laugh and have fun, and want my students to do so as well! :)


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
11 Jul 2015
By : GAM
Subject : English 

Thanks Richard, it was very useful.

 
10 Jul 2015
By : Mariano79
Subject : English 

Very sensitive to one's needs

 
29 Jun 2015
By : Cinzia
Subject : English 

Excellent. I'm sure that my English will improve.

 
10 Mar 2015
By : Dimi
Subject : English 

I am very satisfied! Richard knows where I am weakness in English language and he helps me to improve it.

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