Hi, I'm Helen, a highly qualified and experienced teacher of English as a Foreign Language. I am a native British English speaker with a clear voice. I'm a friendly, kind, adaptable and knowledgeable teacher. I've taught everyone from asylum seekers to business students. I've learned both French and Portuguese as a second language, though I'm not fluent, but I do understand what it feels like to be learning another language.
Most of my students say I am patient, sympathetic and clear. I love art, music - I play the guitar and sing to a high standard, animals and am also a qualified counsellor so am very interested in psychology. I'm sure we will get on and find something in common! Here is a testimonial from one of my students, who came to me for 2.5 years.
"I was afraid ... because of my English, but Helen made me improve my English very well. Helen is very patient and and she uses different interactive methods to explain the language, which are very useful."
I have a Bachelor of Arts 1st in Linguistics and English Language, and a Grade B CELTA teaching qualification, as well as almost 20 years experience of teaching one to one and in groups. I've taught Summer school and normal EFL classes, asylum seekers and schoolchildren. I have done an lot of online and one to one teaching. I have a very good grasp of the English language and can also help you with your essays or university assignments.
I will style my lessons to your needs. I provide tuition using a variety of media, mainly through talking and chat type on Skype, also using pictures, flashcards, songs/music, audio, video and textbooks. I design my lessons to suit the individual student. We can work through a book, or have conversation classes geared to particular topics, or practice pronunciation, vocabulary or grammar. Please contact me below to let me know your needs and if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
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