Ales

Ales

Stirling Tutor

I am a qualified linguist, translator, interpreter, and ESL teacher with 10-year experience. I am also a member of SATEFL (The Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language).

I have a high degree of empathy with students, which is strengthened by my experience as a volunteer teacher

Tutoring Experience

I have 10-year experience as an English teacher on various levels and of various fields (ESP) and age groups:

Focus on pronunciation
Preparation for IELTS Speaking Part
Chief Examiner (English Department) in a school of the culture of entrepreneurship in tourism
Creator and tutor of a course on presentation skills and elocution for both beginner and professional tour guides
English teacher and activity organizer for 10- to 13- year-old children of various nationalities
Teacher of Medical English for nursing in Stirling School of English and in one of the biggest hospitals in Eastern and Central Europe with a strong international reputation
Experience with a beginner student with dyslexia
Experience with both large groups and individual groups of 1-2

I carried out extensive research into online teaching and accents as part of my MSc CALL degree. I created an online pronunciation course, focusing on the problems various speakers have when speaking.

Now with learning Chinese, spending time with Chinese speakers, learning their culture and teaching them English, I understand what difficulties Chinese speakers have when learning English.

Tutoring Approach

I incorporate teaching various learning strategies into my teaching methodology (this was also part of my research). Having work experience as a tour guide as well, I have excellent communication skills and I am more than comfortable when communicating with people of different nationalities and I am able to listen and respond to their needs.

My main focus is pronunciation, speaking and communication skills, and preparation for IELTS Speaking Part,
but I also offer lessons on linguistics and the English language in general (depending on your needs).

I am happy to deliver lessons via Skype, Wechat, or any other online communication platform.

LanguagesCzech, Chinese, English (British), French, German
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Stirling University2015MastersTESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)
Charles University, Prague2014MastersEnglish Linguistics and ELT Methodology
Charles University, Prague2010Bachelors2:1 Double Degree in English Linguistics, English and American Literature and Culture; Interpreting and Translation
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Subjects taught
English
University£25
Casual Learner£25
English (Foreign Language)
University£25
Casual Learner£25