Fiona Oates : English

Fiona Oates
Subject : English
Native : English
Spain
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Hello, my name is Fiona Oates and I'm 39 years old and currently living in Spain. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since February 2018. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a creative, committed and experienced English teacher who can successfully prepare you for an official exam, to work or study abroad or to do your job in English. I work with my students to prepare a study plan and achieve great results.

I have been teaching now for 12 years and I have supported and coached 1000's of students toward achieving their goals, which could be from feeling more confident, improving their level, presenting for an official exam or job interview or something more focussed and specific like video conferences at work, attending meetings, speaking at conferences or in any public setting or developing relationships with their clients or work colleagues.

I have experience that ranges from private language schools to business and law schools and I easily adapt from giving classes for specific purposes to more relaxed general English for those who like to travel and want to improve their English as a personal goal. I have had 100% pass rates when I have helped Students prepare for the Cambridge official exams and the TOEFL, TOIC and IELTS and I will guide you through the process of giving an excellent oral exam.

I have a background in nursing and so medical English comes easy to me, but I have also had a lot of experience in the fields, of technology and design, law, auditing, business, event management and catering and as a specific purposes English teacher I will research your area of working order to best help you. If you want to feel more comfortable in English we will do all grammar, vocabulary, fluency and accuracy exercises around topics that you are interested in and find it easy to talk about.

My strength as a teacher is that I am flexible and focussed on my learners needs and I want you to learn and improve and will do my very best to do just that. I am motivated by my student's success and progress and you will always be at the centre of thr lesson. I will give homework as part of the study plan if you have time and want that. if it's not in our agreed study plan, then your free time is up to you.

I speak Spanish very well and so I know what it is like to be a language learner and I know how to help you understand new words and grammar as I have done it myself.

I am available to teach new students who want to improve their English efficiently and effectively and would like to have regular classes

Qualifications & Experience

I have been teaching for 12 years and I have experience of many different levels, ages and backgrounds. I started teaching in 2006 at the Cambridge School in Granollers shortly after completing my CELTA course at International House, Barcelona.

I have taught at ESADE Business School, La Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (the public and state owned language school in Spain) and then began my journey as a freelance English teacher.

My background, before teaching, was in mental health nursing. In 2013 I set up and ran a social inclusion project for people with mental health problems providing them with specialized English classes and a scholarship program to access mainstream English classes. The project still runs in Barcelona raising awareness about mental health issues and the importance of inclusion and the effects of learning languages on cognitive functions.

I enjoy a challege and my next adventure is in online teaching!

Teaching Approach

My approach is a personalized one, where I fully assess your needs as a learner and only focus on the parts of language learning that you need to do, with a strong focus on using the language and constructive feedback.

Everyone learns languages differently and my approach will depend on your free time, your age, job, interests etc.

     

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