Information About Melissa - Banbury teacher - (12 reviews)
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I am an author and journalist, who has a TESOL qualification and I teach IELTS. I love helping people to learn English and usually help with cultural and practical situations through my work. I am an author and journalist who has written books on cultural history, history of fashion and essays on cultural history through media. I write obituaries and articles for national newspapers and magazines here and in the USA. I also studied Film at University. I have done courses in research, through the London School of Business, worked on financial PR campaigns and prepared speeches, brochures and editorial for various companies. I have worked in theatre and I am currently at work on a screenplay and a non-fiction book.
I have been teaching since 1996 and trained at International House. I have taught children and adults and lectured at museums both here and abroad. I have experience teaching children and adults with dyslexia. I also teach Drama for LAMDA board examinations. I am enjoying teaching English, Theatre Studies, Media and Fashion History. I like to tailor my teaching to the needs and interests of the student, encouraging reading around the subject. I am quite flamboyant, which helps when teaching beginners, but equally enjoy meeting the challenge of teaching advanced learners with an accent on finding material in their own field of interest.
I am keen to tailor lessons to the student's needs in business, work or study. I have recently taught students who needed help to work in the specialist car design industry and a student who studied anatomy at university.I have taught business English and also had success teaching children who need to adapt to new schools. My approach is positive, encouraging and practical. I have two grown children, who have very different learning styles, so I think it is important to take this into consideration when devising lesson plans and marking work.
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- International House (1996) - TEFL (Professional) (✔ On File)
- UEA (1984) - BA English and American Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Melissa is very knowledgeable, patient, gives good feedback and the time in the lessons pass very quickly.
Melissa listens to feedback and modified her teaching to help motivate me.
I would thoroughly recommend her to any new students.