Hi Everyone, I began teaching ESL 14 years ago. During this time I have developed a method of teaching called the 4 C's: CLEAR CONCISE COMMUNICATION & CONTEXT with FAST results. My accent is also neutral so you will be able to understand me clearly which you can hear in my teacher introduction video. Below is what I teach....
* Reading & Pronunciation
* Conversation Practice
* IELTS Preparation
* OET Preparation (For Doctors/Nurses)
* Writing Skills (I'm a paid and published writer)
* Listening skills
* Business English ( My degree is in Business & Marketing)
* Presentation skills
* Interview Skills (I have worked as an IT Recruitment Consultant and interviewed HUNDREDS of people so I can tell you what interviewers are looking for and how to answer questions)
What happens during a trial class?
First of all, I like to have an informal chat with each student and get to know you and as we do this patterns emerge. In the second part of the trial class, we have a deeper chat and I tailor a plan for your personal requirements. After a few lessons, I see dramatic improvements as I use tried and tested techniques which have worked with 1000's of students.
Why choose me as a teacher?
In one word EXPERIENCE. I have been a Teacher/Trainer/Mentor in many capacities. I have lived in 8 countries including Spain, S Korea and China and travelled around many more so I can have some interesting conversations on a variety of topics. I am also a published writer and was writing 2 articles a week for a newspaper in London. I have had written work published in 3 other books and currently write a daily blog which you can check out in the link below
I can also teach you other skills such as how to be a Critical Thinker and Effective Communicator. During corrections, I will not only tell you the answer to questions but explain why the other choices cannot be the answer. My past/current students really enjoy this and say I explain things very clearly. It is also important to me that you feel you are progressing after every lesson.
I am not just a standard ESL teacher, I have a strong Business background in Sales, Marketing and Event Management and taught Business Management. I was also an IT Recruitment Consultant for 4 years so if you need help with Interview skills, I have personally interviewed HUNDREDS of people and can show you what employers want.
What can you expect from our classes?
After the trial lesson, we will start focusing on your English requirements straight away. I have lots of materials to help you. You will notice gradual improvement after every class and I make sure that you fully understand everything before moving on to the next lesson topic. Also, feel free to ask any questions for clarity and don't be afraid of making mistakes as that is how you learn. I look forward to working with you and helping you master the English language and to communicate with confidence
I chose this course as I got to study Business, Economics, Law, Sociology. Psychology and many more fascinating subjects which I can tell you more about
2019 - 2020
Online ESL Teacher
iTutor Group/Cambly - Online
I wanted to explore the world of online teaching so for the last 9 months I chose to work for iTutor as they have great topic based lessons which I teach 1-1 or groups up to 6 to students of all ages and levels. I also chose Cambly as I get to teach Business Professionals and Masters/Ph.d students from all over the world looking to improve their English or study for IELTS. I acheived Supertutor status with my classes being fully booked consistently after 2 weeks and a rating score above 4.9. Now that I feel comfortable teaching online I am ready to take it to the next level with Verbling
Canadian International School Kunshan (CISK) - Kunshan, China
In my first year I started off as Head of ESL for Grades 4-8 and created a curriculum based on student needs. As time went by, I was also asked to create a syllabus and teach G9 English Literature and G10 World History. At the end of this year our school were applying for IB Accreditation and I was selected by my Principal and Colleagues to study for the IB DP Diploma in English Language B which I successfully completed and created a 2 year Syllabus for the students. In my 2nd year, I started teaching this and was also asked to teach ESL for Grades 9-10 and G10 Business Studies which I thoroughly enjoyed