Hi! My name is Fiona. I am a native English speaker and I live in South Africa.
Fiona is a qualified Corporate Trainer, a professional Master TEFL and TESOL Online Teacher and a skilled Wireless Network Specialist in the telecommunications industry. She enjoys learning new skills and has completed many courses in her fields of expertise. She is skilled in trouble shooting, interpersonal skills and needs analysis, and uses these skills in her lessons to focus on where her student’s strengths and weaknesses lie. Her experience in corporate training environments enables her to connect a business vocabulary with a learning environment in a professional manner. Fiona finds teaching very rewarding and encourages students constantly to stay motivated. She is passionate about art and does oil painting in her free time.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching and find it very rewarding. I love to be able to chat with students from different countries and learn more about their culture. I enjoy helping people, and teaching allows me to do this in a very special way. I am an outdoor person, and living in sunny South Africa is the perfect place for me. I love nature and bird watching and spend a lot of time outdoors. To relax, I like to work in the garden or paint. I have been painting with oil paints for about 10 years and it allows me to express my creative side.
• 150 Hour Master TEFL Course (Achieved ‘A’ Grade)
• Adult Basic Education Instructor (English as a 2nd language) (9 days)
I am a qualified Master TEFL/TESOL teacher. I am also a qualified Adult Basic Education Trainer. This allows me to work with adults and children from a beginner level. I have over 3 years experience teaching English as a second language to adults and children. I have worked in a classroom environment, as well as online using Skype or Google Hangouts.
I have experience teaching students, adults and children, from a beginner level. At this stage I focus on correct pronunciation and increasing vocabulary.
I have experience working with students at an intermediate level and higher. In these lessons we focus on writing, reading, listening and speaking, and of course, use of English, in order to improve the student's fluency.
I can competently assist you in improving your English if you are working in an IT position or work environment.
I have lots of patience and make sure my lessons are interesting and informative. I make use of visual aids such as songs, art, pictures, videos and poetry, to name a few. I want your lessons to be interesting and stimulating. Your lessons will be conversation based to ensure that you have plenty of time to practice speaking English. We will discuss your personal goals with regards to why you are learning English, and I will structure your lessons in order to achieve that goal.
I will continuously give you feedback and helpful suggestions so that you can see results as soon as possible. It is important for me as your teacher to see you enjoying your lesson, and gaining in confidence as your English improves. I will encourage you to push yourself by giving you assignments to complete and submit to me, and I will review them before our next lesson. I use these assignments to review your progress, and take note of what we need to study further.
Students who are at a beginner level will feel comfortable learning with me. At this stage I focus on correct pronunciation and increasing vocabulary. Students at an intermediate level and higher, I will challenge you. In these lessons we focus on writing, reading, listening and speaking, and of course, use of English, in order to improve the student's fluency.
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