I am a native speaker of English from Ireland and I have been teaching English for nearly 20 years now. I also speak and teach Italian, and I speak some French, Spanish and Greek. I love teaching and learning languages. I can help you with every aspect of English, always in a fun and interesting way, using your needs and interests as a starting point. Whether you need to improve your pronunciation, practise your speaking, listening or reading skills, get help with your writing, or study grammar, pronunciation, or vocabulary, I can create lessons just for you. I have learnt several languages and this really helps me to understand the difficulties and joys of learning another language. I have a lot of experience helping students to prepare for the FCE, CAE and IELTS exams.
I have a degree in Linguistics and Psychology and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
I have taught English in private language schools, state schools and online for 20 years.
I have taught English in Greece, Italy, Mongolia and Laos as well as here in Ireland.
I started teaching online in May 2017.
I use the communicative method, where the focus is on listening to and using real language.
I use my students' interests as a starting point to create engaging lessons.
I use newspaper articles, videos, pictures, and discussion questions to start conversations and get you speaking and using English as much as possible
As we speak, I use Google docs to make notes on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary which I then go through with you for the last 10 to 15 minutes of the lesson. Then you have a record of the lesson to look back on for revision and I have a record of difficulties you have so that I can plan the next lesson.
I love talking about current affairs, science, nature, language-learning, history, geography, politics, books and lots of other topics.
I'm friendly and easy to talk to.
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