Information About Hazel - Cranbrook teacher - (32 reviews)
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Hazel offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I love helping students achieve their best – it is so rewarding to see them improve and to make sure it's fun and interesting along the way.
I began tutoring as a teenager. Since then, as well as tutoring, I've worked as a volunteer teacher in Paraguay and Ecuador and taught essay writing, translation and literature for universities.
2003 - ongoing: private tutor
2021: volunteer coaching for Oxbridge interviews
2014-2017: junior academic at University of Cambridge
2016: seminar at UCL
2009: volunteer teacher in Ecuador
2008: volunteer teacher in Paraguay
2017: 'Learn English: Improving Spoken English Book 1' (available on Amazon under my maiden name)
2016: learning resource for Oxbridge applicants to Modern and Medieval Languages (HE+: 'Saudade: that untranslatable feeling')
2016: academic article for Journal of Anglo-Portuguese Studies
2011: script for educational Portuguese DVD about Fair Trade for Portuguese schools ('Vidas e Dúvidas no Mundo do Chocolate')
I believe in making lessons fun and the language learned relevant to the individual students' needs. Practical use of the target language is central from the start, making it a real tool for communication, which is great for overcoming initial shyness. Alongside this practical approach, I help you become comfortable with grammar topics so that you can use them as the building blocks of confident, fluid communication.
I work with students to find their most effective learning style and design lessons and courses around their interests. I can also help anxious students learn how to minimise the impact of stress on their learning.
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Additional Languages: French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- St John's College, University of Cambridge (2013) - MPhil in European Literature and Culture (Masters) (✔ On File)
- TEFL Express (2012) - TEFL/TESOL, Distinction (Professional) (✔ On File)
- St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge (2011) - Modern & Medieval Languages, 1st (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- College of Richard Collyer (2007) - 3 A levels: AAA (School) (✔ On File)
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I visit Spain a lot, so am ideally placed to practice.
Hazel is concientious and offers homework and spends time with it and is forgiving if I have not the time to do it as often as she/I would like.
I hope we shall continue working together for quite a while.
We are very happy with this arrangement.
Hazel is very patient with me - thankfully, as I am a real beginner and I assume I must be hard work!!