Chiara

Chiara

Leeds Tutor

I am a PhD researcher at the School of Education of the University of Leeds. I focus on English as a foreign language and its teaching. I have an MA (Distinction) in English Language Teaching, a BA (first) in Interpreting and Translation and a DELTA (Diploma for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Languages and teaching are my two passions. I have worked as a teacher for five years and as an interpreter and translator for eight years. I have worked, studied and travelled in a few cities in the UK, Spain and Italy.

Tutoring Experience

Five years as a teacher of English as a foreign language first at Aston University, Birmingham, then in a language school in Valladolid, Spain. I then moved to Milan, Italy, where I taught business English in companies and general and academic English at the University of Milan. I also have two years of experience teaching Spanish and one year teaching Italian.

Tutoring Approach

Education is my field of expertise, therefore I dedicate myself to my students thoroughly, while making sure that they reach whatever their goal might be. I have studied languages and linguistics for over fifteen years, hence I am aware of the difficulties that students are faced with when they approach such a task. Furthermore, I am knowledgeable about the research proving what the best teaching methodologies are in this field.

My method consists of identifying the starting level of the student and building a syllabus based on the student's needs. I aim at developing communicative skills, hence I concentrate on the simultaneous development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills with the support of customised and engaging materials. I also regard vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation as important, and my students work on them in a structured way. Learning languages is a matter of being challenged a little bit at a time, assimilating and putting into practice: this is exactly what my students do to achieve their goals.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Italian, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Cambridge English Language Assessment2017ProfessionalDELTA (Diploma of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Aston University2014MastersMA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Translation Studies
Advanced School of Modern Languages, University of Bologna2012BachelorsBA Interpreting and Translation (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
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Subjects taught
Italian
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
A-Level£20
University£20
Casual Learner£20
Spanish
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
A-Level£20
University£20
Casual Learner£20
English (Foreign Language)
Primary£20
Secondary£20
GCSE£20
A-Level£20
University£20
Casual Learner£20