Hello! My name is Kathleen and I am here to help you improve your English language skills. I am a native English speaker with a neutral and clear North American accent. I have also lived and studied abroad in the UK and Australia, so I can help you learn keywords and phrases so you can understand and communicate with many different dialects.
I have a PhD in Linguistics and English Language from the University of Manchester and I have over 8 years' experience in teaching and tutoring students from all over the world. I have experience in teaching children and adults both online and in-person. Some of my students have been very successful in improving their language skills and have been placed in advanced language classes at their schools.
I am an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and I hold a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate from the University of Manchester. In addition to these qualifications, I have a Level 5, 20-hour classroom TEFL Certificate from the The TEFL Academy and I am currently completing a 148-Hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course.
I enjoy teaching both conversational skills and English for Academic purposes, which includes teaching appropriate grammar use and lexicon choice. Overall, I aim for our tutoring lessons to be fun, engaging, and suited to your needs. I aim to expand your language skills and challenge you to improve your listening, comprehension and speaking skills each time we meet.