I am a qualified and experienced English tutor. I have lived in England since August 2007 and I first qualified as a teacher of English in 1998. I try to make my English lessons practical and fun. I am also qualified in accountancy and so can teach English for accounting purposes. Having originally learned English as a foreign language myself I understand some of the common mistakes that learners can make and the challenges they will face. Since I live in England I have a good understanding of spoken English, including colloquial English and regional dialects.
I qualified in 1998 in Tskhinval, South Ossetia as a teacher of English and French and from then until 2003 I was employed as a languages tutor at the university there, making me the youngest lecturer at Tskhinval University. I have lived in England since August 2007 and I am currently studying at a UK university.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ESOL) - Expected June 2012
Postgraduate diploma in languages - Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2006
Diploma with honours in French philology - Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2003
Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française (DELF) - A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4 - Tbilisi, Georgia, 2000
Tskhinval State University, South Ossetia, (Department of Foreign Languages) B Ed in Teaching English and French - 1998
Introductory Certificate in Accounting (AAT) - March 2010
OCR Levels 1 & 2 in Written and Spoken English - December 2008, Unicentre, Preston, England
I take an individual approach to my students to try and meet their requirements and encourage them to reach their potential. I try to explain in simple terms any problems of translation or cultural differences and to make lessons fun and engaging.
I speak English as much as possible with my students so that they understand that it is a living language that can be used for everyday communication and not just "a boring academic subject".