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Richard Taulke-Johnson : English
Richard Taulke-Johnson
English Native
Sessions: 22
Last class: 5+ days
 9 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£12.99 / €14.93 / $16.84
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  Hello, my name is Richard Taulke-Johnson and I'm 46 years old and currently living in the United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet since January 2015. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
11 Jul 2015
 
GAM
 Thanks Richard, it was very useful. 
10 Jul 2015
 
Mariano79
 Very sensitive to one's needs 
29 Jun 2015
 
Cinzia
 Excellent. I'm sure that my English will improve. 
10 Mar 2015
 
Dimi
 I am very satisfied! Richard knows where I am weakness in English language and he helps me to improve it.  
21 Feb 2015
 
carlosoliveira
 Excellent 
19 Feb 2015
 
carlosoliveira
 Excellent 
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About me - English

I am CELTA qualified, and have over five years’ experience of teaching English online to junior, teen and adult students, from beginner to advanced levels. I am accomplished in teaching both individual and group classes, and in delivering general English, conversation and business English lessons.

I am skilled in both face-to-face and virtual teaching, having taught abroad (in Russia), taught English to international teenage students at a residential Summer school in the UK, and taught online for the past five years. In addition, I have successfully prepared students for IELTS and FCE exams.

Before my EFL career I taught at one of the UK’s leading universities for four years. Here I supported students whose first language was not English, and was nominated for two teaching awards. Furthermore, I have run my own business assisting non-English speaking university students with their academic writing.

In summary, I am a highly professional and results-orientated English teacher, committed to helping students make progress and reach their potential as language learners.

Qualifications & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Cambridge CELTA – Action English Language Training Ltd (UK) March 2012

• PhD Social Sciences - Cardiff University (UK) 2006 – 2009

• MSc Social Research Methods - Cardiff University (UK) 2005 – 2006

• MA Sociological Research - University of Essex (UK) 1997 – 1998

• BA(Hons) Psychology with Language & Stylistics in English - University of Luton (UK) 1993 – 1997

EXPERIENCE:

Online EFL Teacher - Self-employed June 2014 – Present

• Teaching junior, teenage and adult students via Skype, from elementary to advanced

level.

• Teaching general English, discussion and Business English classes.

• Preparing students for IELTS exam.

EFL Teacher - BKC International House (Moscow, Russia) September 2012 – June 2014

• Taught junior, teenage and adult classes from elementary to advanced level.

• Successfully prepared students for the FCE exam.

• Taught group and one-to-one lessons.

• Attended monthly seminars on professional development and classroom practice.

EFL Teacher - Select English (Cambridge, UK) July 2012 - August 2012

• Taught teenage classes at elementary and intermediate level at a UK residential Summer school.

• Responsible for the pastoral care of students, supervised them on trips, and participated in

social activities.

Cambridge CELTA – Action English Language Training Ltd (Leeds, UK) April 2012

• Undertook 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with pre-intermediate and intermediate

students (ages 18 – 55).

• Participated in 120 hours of in-class instruction on classroom practice, language awareness and

phonology.

Manager – Student Writing Support (Bradford, UK) April 2011 – June 2012

• Ran my own online business providing proofreading, editing and language feedback services to

EFL university students for their essays, dissertations and PhD theses.

Teacher – Social Sciences - Cardiff University (Cardiff, UK) September 2007 – April 2011

• Nominated as Most Effective Teacher and Most Innovative Member of Staff in Cardiff University’s

2011 ‘Enriching Student Life Awards’.

• Provided academic and pastoral assistance, guidance and support to EFL students.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is student-centred, in that lessons can only be successful if they engage students' attention - thus I take time to know the student, know their study habits and preferences, know their likes and dislikes, their interests and hobbies etc. This enables me to then create lessons which will be interesting and enjoyable for the student.

I strive to make my lessons fun and enjoyable, and therefore create an atmosphere which will facilitate and encourage learning. I like to laugh and have fun, and want my students to do so as well! :)

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