Information About Ben - Clapham tutor
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English (Foreign Language)
Hello! My name is Ben, I am in my mid-thirties and I live in Stockwell, London. I have a BA Hons in English Literature from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in Film Studies from British Film Institute/Birkbeck College. I am friendly, patient and creative – and this is the approach I like to take when teaching.
In addition to teaching, I have a background in publishing and currently work across various sectors of the media on a freelance basis. As a journalist, I have written for newspapers and magazines all over the world, including regular pieces for The Times and the Sunday Telegraph. I also edit fiction and non-fiction books for various leading publishers and literary consultancies. Furthermore, I’m in the process of writing my first novel.
I am a fully qualified teacher in English as a foreign language with a CELTA from Hammersmith, Ealing and West London College. I have taught a wide range of levels, from elementary to upper-intermediate, and have a wide range of stimulating teaching materials. I'm currently a part-time teacher at the British-Council accredited language school LTC London, where I enjoy teaching students from around the world.
At our first consultation, I would build an in-depth profile of your needs. Depending on your particular requirements, I can either steer our lessons towards communicative practice (speaking in real-world situations) or written practice (often particularly helpful for students preparing essays), or somewhere in between. For me, every student is a unique individual: therefore it is important that my teaching methods are flexible so every lesson is a stimulating and rewarding one for them.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Hammersmith, Ealing and West London College (2013) - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (College) (✘ Not On File)
- British Film Institute/Birkbeck College (1998) - MA in Film Studies (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Cambridge University (1996) - BA Hons English Literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)