Hello and welcome to my profile! It’s great to have you here!
OK, so I’ll tell you a little about myself… My name is Aman. I am a qualified EFL/ESL teacher and I have been working abroad for the last 16 years in different countries from Thailand to Dubai. I'm a native speaker of English, born and bred in London.
For the last 5 years I was working with the British Council as an academic manager in Qatar. There, I was managing educational programmes and a team of teachers, which I loved! I provided training for teachers and worked on curriculum development.
When I am not working, I love movies, music, socialising and meeting new people and learning about new cultures! I am also a big coffee drinker (you can always find me in Removed!).
I have over 15 years experience teaching English as a foreign language.
I have taught students of all levels from beginner to advanced and have worked with students from all over the world helping them to improve and develop their general English language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking by designing lessons to bring out their full potential.
In addition to teaching general English, my ELT specialism for my Cambridge DELTA was Exam Preparation Classes. Therefore, I have solid experience and knowledge of helping learners prepare for the IELTS exam and get the band they want by focusing on the strategies needed in each module. Moreover, I can also help you prepare for the Cambridge First (FCE) exam.
Although, the heading states ‘Tutoring Approach’, I look at it as ‘Our Approach to Learning’.
Together, we will look at YOUR English language goals, and the best way to achieve them, as every learner has different needs.
Lessons are learner-centred, that means I do not teach in a ‘lecture’ style, but provide opportunities for you to produce and practise language and then look at ways to further develop and improve that language. It is important for me that you feel comfortable and relaxed in these sessions. Lessons should be enjoyable and engaging for you (and me!).
There is error correction throughout lessons, but this is where you will self-correct with my guidance making you more aware of which areas need more focus.
Depending on your level, I use a range of materials from coursebooks, internet, newspapers, magazines to podcasts and videos.
I'm a motivated teacher and will prepare your lessons. I also expect you to be prepared for lessons.
I will give you regular homework, which will help to reinforce what you have learnt and give you more independence in using English. My aim is for you to feel more confident in any situation where you have to use English.
Feel free to contact me and let’s talk about what you need. You can ask me any questions and I’ll be happy to explain.
There is no obligation and don’t worry, I don’t bite!
I look forward to hearing from you.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|International House||2015||Professional||Young Learner Centre Management|
|Trinity College London||2001||Professional||CertTESOL|