Hi! My name is Becky and I live in a beautiful village on the West Coast of Scotland. I have been teaching most of my life - right from leaving school ... and I love it! I am patient, a good listener and enthusiastic. I am a responsible teacher who turns up to lessons on time and cares about your progress.
I love to prepare lessons around real-life issues (science, environment, psychology etc etc!) and prepare activities that will help you use English in practical real world situations (e.g. English for your holiday, improving your conversation with others, developing your speaking and how to do small talk). I'm currently learning Hungarian and taking online lessons so I know what it's like to be a student!
I achieved a PASS A result in the CELTA Teaching Qualification - the highest grade : ) Since then, I have had 5 years teaching experience teaching English privately in person and online to students all over the world. I have taught students in person in Budapest, Nigeria and the UK, and have taught students online in China, Spain, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany.... and many more places.
I am also a qualified secondary school teacher and so have been trained in many of the best teaching methods. I have a PGCE from Bristol University and have two years experience teaching teenagers. I know that being smart isn't the only requirement of a good teacher, it's about being friendly, approachable, and listening to the students needs and desires.
I have experience teaching English to children from the age of 9 and have also had the great privilege of working with older retired adults. In the UK, I have worked with several universities helping students who have learning difficulties prepare and structure essays and dissertations. This involved helping with sentence structure, proof reading and spelling.
I have also helped students succeed at many exams, including the IELTS, the FCE and the CAE. I am experienced in helping students at all levels but the vast majority of my students come to me for help at upper intermediate and advanced level.
I like to use the latest technology and to use real life resources in lessons. My classes are fully interactive which means we won't just be texting through skype or writing notes on google documents. In my class you will be able to access an online interactive board where you will see pictures, discussion questions, matching activities and games. It's a flexible board where we can write notes to each other and pan and zoom to see vocabulary and previous tasks. Language learning can be a long process and my goal is to make your journey to fluency just as fun and valuable as the end result.
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