Information About Patrick - Manchester teacher
This is how 2 referees rated Patrick:
Patrick offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I am a 29 year old CELTA qualified native English teacher with over 7 years teaching experience. I'm currently working at a British council accredited school near where I live in the city centre.
The majority of my experience was at International House (IH), Sevilla, Spain. IH is an internationally recognised organisation for the teaching of English as a foreign langauge. During 5 years there, I specialised in preparing students for the Cambridge exams (KET, PET, First and Advanced).
Aside from that, I have worked in 5 different countries and so I am familiar with the difficulties faced by learners from many different language groups. My experience includes all levels, ages, one to one and groups.
In my present job, I am preparing a group for the IELTs exam.
I have also had a great deal of experience focusing on specific areas such as writing, checking CVs, proof-reading and business.
I believe that learning comes from the student and that the role of the teacher is to support the student in this process. So, I always look to provide a context and environment in which a learner can develop. The context must be real and relevant to the students needs.
As a teacher, I have developed an in-depth knowledge of the language and learning resources which I can use to help students achieve their goals. I also believe that the learning experience does not start and finish at the beginning and the end of a class. Part of my role as a teacher is to plan and evaluate how learning objectives can be reached outside of class. For example, students should review and try to apply what they've learnt as much as possible and spend time practicing skills which they need to improve on a regular basis.
Additional Languages: French, German, Spanish
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- International House, Sevilla (2011) - International House BET (business English teaching (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Language Link, London (2008) - CELTA (Cambridge certificate in English language teaching to adults) (Professional) (✔ On File)
- The University of Sheffield (2008) - Politics 2:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- The Norton Knatchbull School (2005) - English A level (A) (College) (✘ Not On File)