Skip to main content

Information About Darren - Honiton tutor -

Profile Picture

Darren's profile picture

References

This is how 2 referees rated Darren:

Reliability

Trustworthiness

Professionalism

Badges

Subjects Taught

German

Hourly Rate
Casual Learner £25.00

English (Foreign Language)

Hourly Rate
University £30.00
Casual Learner £25.00

Map Location

Map for Darren

Personal Description:

My name's Darren. I'm 41 and based in Honiton in East Devon. I'm a qualified linguist and EFL teacher and work for a German company, tutoring executives Business and General English online in Germany, France, Spain and China. My clients include Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Daimler, Carrfour and Kingfisher. I speak fluent German, achieving 92% in 2017 in the Goethe-Institut's advanced C1 exam, and teach beginner's English in the German language. I also have a degree in German.

I have previously taught at language schools in Exeter and I'm an experienced IELTS teacher, helping students to achieve specific bands, such as 6 and 6.5 for entry to university and 7 / 7.5 for medical professionals. I have particular expertise in teaching reading and writing skills and teach English as a first language to native speakers at a local literacy charity.

I offer tuition from my home or by **Contact Detail Removed** and have enhanced DBS clearance.

Tutoring Experience:

English as a Foreign Language:
- All levels of the Common European Framework Reference for languages: A0-C2.
- General English (reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across everyday topics)
- Business English (such as interview skills, presenting, call handling and increasing industry-specific vocabulary)
- Exam Skills & Preparation (IELTS, CAE, FCE)
- Effective Writing (including structuring arguments, developing a formal written style and improving spelling)
- Conversation (focusing on speaking, pronunciation and listening).

German:
- Absolute beginner to intermediate (GCSE+)
- German for trips and holidays
- German for business meetings and presentations
- Conversation.

Tutoring Approach:

Prior to teaching, I worked as a Training Manager in a HR department where I designed and delivered bespoke training solutions in the workplace. As a result, my learners benefit from a highly personalized tutoring service, tailored to their individual needs using a range of different materials. Every lesson you will be given a feedback sheet with vocabulary, error corrections and phonemic script to help you with any pronunciation difficulties.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: German
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Goethe-Institut (2017) - Goethe-Zertifikat C1 (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Cambridge University (2015) - CELTA/TEFL (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Middlesex University (1999) - BA (Hons) German Studies (College) (✔ On File)

Tags: Honiton German tutor, Honiton English (Foreign Language) tutor, Honiton Casual Learner German tutor, Honiton University English (Foreign Language) tutor, Honiton Casual Learner English (Foreign Language) tutor