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Private English (Foreign Language) Tutor in Wirral

I am an ESOL and EFL tutor with nine years of teaching experience. I enjoy language tutoring because of the way it provides the opportunity to focus on the needs of the individual student, and also because language is a living thing, not just facts or a body of knowledge. I enjoy being able to encourage students to use the language as much as possible, in different ways, and also to have fun whilst doing this! I have a BA degree in English Literature and French from the University of Sheffield and a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. I enjoy studying language myself, and also speak conversational Mandarin Chinese.

Tutoring Experience

I taught ESOL to adults and teenagers at a further education college in Liverpool for almost two years, before going to China to teach at a private language school for four years. Since returning from China I have continued to teach and tutor English part-time, combined with other work. I have experience of teaching a wide range of English levels, and students from primary school age to adult. I tutor general English, business English and academic English, including IELTS. I have particular experience in tutoring students for the speaking and writing parts of the IELTS exam.

Tutoring Approach

I aim to adapt my teaching style and materials as much as possible in order to focus on the student's areas of need and enable them to develop their skills effectively. I aim to make my sessions enjoyable and relevant to students' lives. I feel that my teaching style is supportive and approachable.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Chinese, French
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


The University of Sheffield2005BachelorsBachelor of Arts in English and French
Liverpool Community College2006ProfessionalLevel 4 Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
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