Hello students and welcome,
I'm a professionally trained English language teacher who has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and France. I lived in Saudi from the age of four and I'm a teacher who is therefore, VERY culturally sensitive. I will only teach topics which are suitable to your religion and cultural background.
I'm Welsh and currently living in the UK. I also speak fluent French and basic Arabic/Farsi.
My hobbies include, cooking Middle Eastern cuisine, specialty is Hommus and machboos/kabsa. I also like to listen to radio and music.
I'm fascinated by languages and linguistics, in particular, phonetics. (The sounds of English)
BSc (hons) Degree - Northumbria University - United Kingdom
International House - Newcastle
CELTA - Cambridge University Certificate of English Language Teaching
New College Durham ESOL Centre.
I currently work part time at a Further Education College teaching Beginners to Advanced level English. A1 - to C2.
Burnhope Primary School
I have also taught English and French to KS2 children working to National Curriculum guidelines.
Drama workshops for French and English.
First, we will have a chat about you, why you want or need to learn English and I'll need to know a little about your interests so I can incorporate them into my lesson plans. Then, we can do a placement test to assess your ability se we can work on improving your weaker areas. I will encourage you to speak frequently during the lesson so you may improve fluency and pronunciation. Grammar exercises will be given to check you have understood meaning and you will receive feedback at the end of every exercise and lesson. I also include, reading, writing, listening and speaking to vary the skill set.
We can also work on academic English and IELTS preparation tests. I use a mixture of teaching strategies which include resources from the British Council, Headway 3rd and 4th series and Murphy's grammar books for students.
As a student, you will find my lessons fun and engaging.
As a teacher, I'm fun but fair. I'm a serious teacher for serious students. I care about your learning.
My favourite teaching quote is: "If I tell you, you will forget. If I teach you, you will remember".
I need 24 hours cancellation notice or I will NOT refund your lesson. Many thanks for your appreciation.
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