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Rachel offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

English

Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Beginner £20.00£18.00
Intermediate £25.00£22.50
Advanced £30.00£27.00
Expert £35.00£31.50

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Personal Description:

Hi there. I’m a friendly, skilled and creative tutor with a broad range of experience in the UK and internationally.

My work life has taken me all over the world. Jobs have ranged from helping with a circus tour in Rwanda, to supporting dancers in Cambodia, to Youth Work in Palestine. In between, I’ve worked as a freelance proof-reader and tutor; managed an Internship Programme at Oxford University, and now work in Arts and Music Education for Bournemouth Borough Council. It’s been quite a journey and has given me a fantastic enthusiasm for meeting new people. I have heard so many stories from all over the world and am keen to help people gain the language skills to keep sharing.

I graduated with a B.A in English Literature from the University of Exeter, specialising in Creative Writing. My love of literature has translated into my professional work, and I now support up-and-coming authors in proof-reading their novels.

Teaching Experience:

My experience with tutoring has ranged from one to one sessions, to small groups to assisting with copy-editing and proof-reading with clients online.

My teaching experience began at University. Each week I would meet with my tutee, a Turkish Magistrate, to support him in conversational English – guiding him through colloquialisms and nuances of English language for both formal and informal contexts. He then hired me to support him in his academic writing; with regular 1-1 supervisions as he crafted his Human Rights thesis.

In 2011 in Palestine, I worked as a volunteer running regular community English classes. These lessons were open to all, resulting in my pupils ranging in age from 6-76! Through splitting the class into groups and crafting bespoke lesson plans for each group, together we began to progress through the basics of English language. By the end, pupils who had started with no conversational English were standing in front of the group and giving presentations about Palestine!

Since then, I have worked with many clients 1-1 in Cambodia in providing conversational and business English support. Whether that be learning colloquialisms to better navigate social situations in English, or reading through and providing extensive support for a grant application; all my support has been offered with dedication and enthusiasm.

Teaching Approach:

I firmly believe that learning another language requires both the pupil and tutor to be completely engaged, excited and strategic in how language is learned. Endless repetition will only get you so far. There needs to be relevance and understanding of language for any of us to truly master it… You can expect a friendly, dedicated tutor with a sense of humour and a flair for creativity. As each person is different, I believe in meeting with my clients for an introductory meeting before establishing lesson structures. After our first meeting, I can then adapt my style of teaching to fit in with your skills, preferences and personality.

I’m available for evenings, early morning or weekend lessons. Let’s talk…!

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Presentation Skills for Business (2017) - Oxford Learning Institute (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Proof-Reading for Business (2013) - Oxford Learning Institute (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Exeter (2012) - English Literature with Philosophy (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Abingdon Sixth Form Consortium (2009) - A, A, A in English, Philosophy and Art (A Level) (School) (✘ Not On File)

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