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Simon Houlton : English

Simon Houlton
Subject : English Native
Turkey
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Hello, my name is Simon Houlton and I'm 44 years old and currently living in Turkey. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet.com since February 2019. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I’m a native English speaker and professionally qualified English teacher from the south east coast of England with thirteen years teaching experience. I teach conversational English, general English, IELTS preparation and can also help you prepare for job interviews in English. Currently I am living in Eskisehir which is an Anatolian city in Turkey.

Qualifications & Experience

I qualified to teach English as a foreign language in 2006 my motivation was that I thought it would be a useful back up skill, as it turns out it is also a very rewarding job that I enjoy immensely. I have about six years experience of teaching in schools (I've worked in six) and also take many private lessons. I often work with students preparing for IELTS (can also do TOEFL) most of whom need a 6.5 or above, a score I can certainly help you achieve.

Work Experience:

Teacher at Wimbledon LA

2015 - Present Eskisehir Turkey

Teacher at Pegem

2015 - 2015 Eskisehir Turkey

Teacher at BritishTown

2014 - 2015 Eskisehir Turkey

Teacher at EF

2014 - 2014 Hastings United Kingdom

House Manager/Teacher at Buckswood St Georges Boarding School

2005 - 2006

Hastings United Kingdom

Teacher at Buckswood Summer School

2006 - 2006 Guestling United Kingdom

Qualification:

Tefl certified CertTESOL HCAT Trinity 2006

Teaching Approach

I follow the pragmatic approach to teaching focusing on the four skills sets reading, writing, listening and speaking. I also like to help improve my students pronunciation, vocabulary level and fluency. I don't focus heavily on grammar (I work with students who are intermediate and above) except in the case that a student specifically asks about a grammar topic they have a problem with or if I identify a grammar problem in your speaking or written work. I'm relaxed and personable in my lessons.

     

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