Information About Jakub - Putney teacher - (2 reviews)
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Jakub offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
Let me show you my passion for quality teaching - FIRST CLASS FREE!
WHY: I love to change people’s perspective on how they learn new skills and languages
HOW: during weekly sessions we mix different language skills (communicating, reading, listening, grammar) from materials I provide with theory&practice of learning skills (kinaesthetic and immerse learning, daily learning routine to name but a few) I’ve been testing on my +25 students for the last 5 years.
WHAT: Learning is my main hobby and I specialise in teaching Polish to GCSE, A-levels and adult students.
If you want to change the way you learn it, just message me and remember: our first introductory class is FOR FREE with a special message. Please be aware I can only take 2 more students, so please contact me quickly!
I AM: Jestem Jakub i uczę polskiego (I am Jakub and I teach Polish). I'm a professional with over 3+ years of project management experience and two degrees from UK universities (Aberystwyth and Cardiff)
YOU ARE: you are looking for a teacher who will not only give you the grammar (important) but with who you will work on you communication skills (the real reason). And, by the way, you’ve just read your first Polish sentence. You’re welcome.
A typical student is in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50+ and learns the language for friends and family reasons. Don’t worry if your case is not this one though, I also worked with business- or education-motivated students.
Do you want to finally learn a language of your beloved-one to talk and show your appreciation? Do you have close friends or co-workers whose language seems exotic and challenging? Is your next business trip or project somehow related to Poland? Or do you want to learn Polish because you seek something challenging and brain-developing? Tell me more about it and we will find together a solution how to make you speak.
• 25+ individual, long-term students
• 29 years of experience in being Polish national (top class results in a Polish equivalent of A-level tests, 2010)
• On-line tutor in Polish, English and Spanish for the last 5 years (2015-> )
• First degree in Spanish (Aberystwyth University, 2010-14; exchange student at two Spanish universities, 2012-13)
• Work experience with various age groups: from school children aged 4-10 in Spanish primary school, university students in their 20s and 30s to people in their 50s and 60s (2010 -> )
What I offer:
• bespoke approach based on your needs based on 4 years of experience
• learning materials (e-version, pdf course books)
• My own “How to study effectively” ebook
• punctuality (always on time)
• flexibility (…but open to move classes if you need so)
• Focus on language fluency and self-confidence over spotless correctness
• more than just language classes: conversations about culture and society, cultural hints (books, movies, music, places to visit)
• Goal-oriented approach: monthly mentoring and inspiration sessions
What you provide:
1. your time (usually 2x 1h or 1.5h per week, but I am fully flexible with that)
2. your engagement
3. your honesty (I need to know what are your needs and motivations to help you - I am here to help you to unleash and develop your potential)
1. A video-call (e.g. Skype) during which we talk and work with free online doc platform (e.g. Google Docs)
2. we do it your own pace: some students need more time, others just want to go deeply into language. That’s ok.
3. time: Mon-Fri mostly evenings, weekends: all time. I am flexible with time, just tell me what’s the best for you.
First class free, you love it, you take it. You don’t love it, we have a nice conversation. And as you managed to come here, say the special message “Jestem XYZ i uczę się polskiego” (I’m XYZ and I learn Polish) during our first meeting and I won’t charge you for that. Simple.
Please be aware I can only take 2 more students, so please contact me quickly!
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Additional Languages: English (British), Polish, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Cardiff University (2016) - MSc Econ European Governance (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Aberystwyth University (2014) - BA in Spanish and International Politics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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His lessons are well structured, with a good mixture of speaking, vocabulary and grammar.
As a language learner himself, he clearly understands what it's like to be a student - and this feeds in to the activities he prepares.
I especially like his approach to learning vocabulary - something I specifically requested that we work on.
He has a wealth of interests and experience and a relaxed nature that makes him very easy to get along with.
I highly recommend him as a tutor.