My name is Ágnes and I live and work in the UK. I am an enthusiastic teacher, helping people to speak my own language gives me a lot of joy.
I've been teaching Hungarian online since early 2014. I have also experience in translating English to Hungarian and vice-versa.
Although I have a great passion for languages, in my professional development I took a different path at first. I have an engineering diploma and certificates in Photography, which indicates my ability of diversity. I only started teaching at first to help out my sister, who is a linguist and needed some back up when she had too many students. The initial “taster” made me realise how much I enjoy teaching and that I am actually good at it…so I carried on. Since then I have come across to many different people with many different needs, I've even been teaching people with learning difficulties such as ADHD and dyslexia
If you choose me, you will not only get to know Hungarian words and expressions but will be able to create sentences yourself. I try to make every lesson interesting and fun and build it around the topics that interests you the most.
Every student is different and needs a different approach. Although the main core of my teaching is built on the same foundation of Hungarian grammar, every person gets a different service that suits them the most. Some learn fast, some go slow and need more patience and more explaining. There are students who are not willing to do any homework at all and also those who are eager to do lots of extra writing too. My motto is: "You will get so much, as much effort you put into it." I am patient and able to approach a certain topic from different angles to achieve a good result.
I speak in Hungarian as much as possible even with beginners, but only to the extent that it is not frustrating. At the end of the day you pay me to teach you, not to annoy you ;) However once we learn a word or an expression, you won't hear me saying it in English again :) After a certain level, all new words will be explained in Hungarian.
You don't need to buy any books as I will provide everything for you. You will receive the files or links to videos before our Skype lesson. If you are prepared to do homework, I will correct it for you in my own time and we will start the next lesson by discussing any mistakes you might have made.
Its been a long time since I was at school . So now I am learning again it was important for me to find a good tutor & Agnes Borbely as all the qualities I'm looking for patient, professional well organised & approachable.
Tailors the lesson to you, I have specific ways I like to learn and memorise information and I was made to feel comfortable with my own pace. You get what what you put into it, and Agnes puts everything and homework into it for you.