Alice Cal : English

Alice Cal
Subject : English
Native : English
United Kingdom
(125) Lessons
100%      
(24) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
Yesterday
Online
45 Min : $14.04 / £10.99 / €13.13
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Alice Cal and I'm 32 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English, Italian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Italian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

***PLEASE NOTE: I CURRENTLY CANNOT TAKE ON NEW STUDENTS DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS***

Hello! My name is Alice and I am a qualified ESL teacher. I have Italian roots but I have been living in the UK for 13 years and I'm a native level speaker of both English and Italian.

After a degree in Photography, I started teaching abroad because I wanted an opportunity to travel and build my photography portfolio. I soon realised that I loved teaching and almost forgot about Photography! I'm building my career in ESL working with a wide range of clients, with different companies and as a freelance teacher.

I consider myself well organised and a good communicator both in and out of the classroom. I am very creative and enjoy developing materials to suit the needs of my students. I am flexible, adaptable and a quick learner.

Qualifications & Experience

After a basic TEFL certificate, I obtained a CELTA and I specialised in Young Learners.

I first trained as an educational tutor when I was employed as a Tutor at Aberdeen University in the academic year 2009/2010 and I have been working as an EFL teacher in Europe and Asia since 2013 in variety of contexts. My classes have covered all ages and all levels: Primary and Secondary school, General English to Adults (all levels), Academic English and private mentoring for exams.

I am very committed to my professional development and I always keep up to date through online courses and webinars. While employed, I took full advantage of the Professional Development Programme offered by my company and I have benefited greatly by evaluating on my own performance through peer-observations.

I intend to obtain a DELTA within the next two years.

Teaching Approach

Working with a wide range of clients I have become competent in recognising, understanding and meeting the needs of my students. I usually establish a very good rapport with my students, creating a positive atmosphere, taking into account their age and ability. Considering the different teaching settings, I always establish aims and objectives in accordance with my students and always evaluate the outcomes of our achievements through assessments and feedback.

I am aware that for many students learning English often constitutes a fundamental step in their professional (and private) lives and for this reason I try to keep my lessons as authentic as possible, providing as many real-life situations as I can. Ultimately, I strive to help learners develop self-confidence and autonomy because I believe that making students aware of their strengths, progress and development needs gives them the necessary confidence to test themselves in the real world, thus making their learning process a meaningful experience.

I use material from a wide range of sources (books, Internet, etc.) in order to plan my lessons, but I particularly enjoy making my own materials, as it allows me be creative while adapting contents to my students’ needs.


Detailed Profile in Italian

About me

Sono cresciuta e ho frequentato le scuole in Italia. Ho ricevuto una preparazione classica e umanistica. Nel 2003 mi son trasferita in Gran Bretagna per frequentare l'universita'. Ho una laurea e due Masters e mi sono occupata principalmente di storia e linguistica. Insegno inglese da tre anni come insegnante certificata CELTA.

***PLEASE NOTE: I WILL BE ABLE TO GUARANTEE TEACHING HOURS FROM NOVEMBER ONWARDS DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INFO***

Qualifications & Experience

In quanto madrelingua Italiana non ho conseguito alcuna certificazione ufficiale per l'insegnamento. Ho insegnato privatamente a studenti sopratutto in ambito universitario.

Teaching Approach

Creo lezioni ad hoc a seconda delle esigenze a tutti livelli, contattatemi per avere piu' informazioni.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
21 Oct 2016
By : Angelo D
Subject : English 

The tutor was extremely flexible and correct, I look forward to start.

 
07 Oct 2016
By : Anton P
Subject : English 

Thanks a lot for an interesting lesson and professional approach.

 
29 Sep 2016
By : jo1213
Subject : English 

I really enjoyed my first session with Alice. She was really kind and easy to communicate with. I can't wait to book another session with her. Thanks, Alice!

 
27 Sep 2016
By : dballuch
Subject : English 

It was a great lesson!!

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