Charles

Charles

Chelsea Tutor

My name is Charlie and I've been teaching English and Spanish for a long time!
I have taught GSCE English Language and Literature in state schools and have also taught in a private prep school.
I've taught TEFL around the world and ran my own language school for several years in the UK. I have also written a self-study Spanish course (a book with two audio CDs) called 'Spanish with Carlos' and an English study book entitled 'A Sense of English'.
I've prepared a lot of people seeking UK citizenship for the 'Life in the UK' test and the B1 English speaking test that would-be citizens also have to pass.
I'm 46 years old and have excellent interpersonal skills. I enjoy reading, creative writing and some sports. I absolutely love London and in recent years have devoted a lot of my holiday time to exploring the unending wonders of this amazing city.

Tutoring Experience

I set up and ran my own language school in the UK in the late 1990s. The focus was on private and small group tuition of both English as a foreign language and Spanish. I've also lived and worked in Hungary (one year), Spain (three years) and South Korea (one year) as a TEFL teacher. My last job was in Turkey, where I worked as the Assistant Head of the English Department in the country's top private school (TED Ankara College). In my final year there I was also the Year 8 English Exam Writer. I was also the official proofreader of the other exams. I worked at TED College for six years.

Tutoring Approach

My years of experience help me gauge the needs of my students and tailor an appropriate study programme for them.
For students of Spanish with little or no prior knowledge of the language, I encourage the use of my course 'Spanish with Carlos'. I give all my students a free copy of this, and also use a range of supplementary material that over the years I have written myself. I select the material depending on individual needs. In this way, specific problems that different students might have can be addressed more fully, so that his/her learning process flows at the pace that suits them.
With English teaching, it is the same. I have a range of material that I have written myself over the years that cover all levels and abilities. I'm also fully familiar with the National Curriculum requirements for both English Language and Literature and Spanish through the different Key Stages.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Spanish, French, Turkish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

Open University2009Bachelors2:1 International Studies and Spanish
International TEFL and TESOL Training2010ProfessionalTEFL Certificate

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English
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50
University£50
Casual Learner£50
Spanish
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50
University£50
Casual Learner£50
Entrance Exams
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50
University£50
Casual Learner£50
English (Foreign Language)
Primary£50
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50
University£50
Casual Learner£50
Philosophy / Critical Thinking
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50