Information About Ben - Bristol teacher
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Ben offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I'm a CELTA-qualified Oxbridge graduate with PhD.
I enjoy teaching English to speakers of other languages.
I look forward to hearing from you!
In 2019, I gained my CELTA qualification (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Since then I have also taken courses in Teaching English Online and How to Teach IELTS.
In summer 2019, I taught classes at International House and Oxford Intensive School of English, and began independently teaching 1:1 conversation classes. In 2020 and 2021 I worked as an Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University, teaching an online pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes. I did a similar job for Coventry University in 2022.
I also work as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader, often helping writers for whom English is a foreign language.
I will ask you about your learning needs so I can plan and prepare lessons to suit you.
Because of my background, I am particularly good at teaching English for academic purposes, and teaching writing skills, but I will be happy to focus on whatever you want to learn.
I especially enjoy communicative and task-based teaching, where you learn by speaking and listening, reading and writing about things that are important to you, and you practice for real-life activities using English. I can help you gain the vocabulary, grammar, and skills you need for all this.
I am only teaching online at the moment because of the pandemic. Otherwise, I would also teach in person, in Bristol.
I teach adults (age 18 and above).
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- International House Bristol (2019) - CELTA (Other) (✔ On File)
- The Open University (2015) - Art history (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- The University of Cambridge (2009) - Criticism and culture, distinction-level (Masters) (✔ On File)
- The Univeristy of Oxford (2005) - English language and literature, 1st class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)