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Helen

Helen

I have a passion for teaching and am a creative, experienced and professional English Native tutor and Academic Mentor. I graduated with a 2:1 Joint Honours Degree in English and Psychology from Keele University in 1990 and am a qualified Adult Education tutor and TEFL teacher. I teach English to non native English speakers and offer private English tuition to people of all nationalities including International students and professionals living in the UK or remotely. I work with individual students taking GCSE English at school or college and coach university students studying Psychology and English. I am also a Life coach offering confidence sessions for career and life style decisions. I specialise in managing exam anxiety/stress and have helped students of all levels to learn effective techniques to complete exams or achieve higher grades. I began my career working in the NHS as a psychologist helping individuals and running groups on confidence-building and stress management. A key strength for my English tuition or coaching is an ability to form good working relationships with learners or clients built on mutual trust and rapport.
I AM AVAILABLE FOR HELP WITH PREPARATION FOR REVISION FOR FORTHCOMING EXAMS IN MAY AND JUNE. CONFIDENCE COACHING, GOAL SETTING AND EXAM STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES. (£50 an hour)
CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS OF HOW I CAN HELP YOU FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE VIA TEAMS, ZOOM, EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR WHATS APP.

Tutoring Experience

I teach EFL classes and individual sessions to International students and adults of all nationalities, ages and levels. I have worked as a mentor and tutor to university and college students as well as helping secondary school pupils to pass GCSE English or make the transition from overseas to a UK school. I have tutored a range of professionals including doctors, business people, managers and journalists. I have taught at annual English Language summer schools based at universities and colleges across the UK. I am involved in all aspects of the summer school including administering placement tests in written and oral skills and conducted end of course tests and reports. In class the focus is on improving oral fluency and confidence in speaking as well as written work. Students learn through doing a variety of projects, role play activities and presentations. The classes are fun and relaxed with lots of laughter and students go away with more confidence in speaking. I teach ESOL classes at colleges where I have had a 98% pass rate for Adult and Young learners taking entry level ESOL exams. I have also taught IELTS preparation to classes of International students attending short courses in the UK. Contact me for an initial chat to discuss your needs and an informal language level assessment for EFL students.

Tutoring Approach

I have a coaching approach to tutoring which is always positive and encouraging. Students have commented that I know how to motivate them to improve and build language skills. It is important to teach confidence so that students feel relaxed and unafraid about using language. I am flexible and can adapt and tailor the lessons to what students require. Students may want to practise conversational English on a range of topics or improve pronunciation and build vocabulary related to their career or work. I use a variety of teaching materials including text books, magazine/newspaper articles, internet film clips and online grammar exercises. I can help students working towards ESOL or other exams or improve their IELTS score. I offer exam coaching for academic work at all levels including university and post graduate..
Contact me for information about online tuition and motivational coaching to help to stay actively engaged in studying or preparing for school, college or university. CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS OF HOW I CAN HELP YOU FACE TO FACE OR ONLINE VIA TEAMS, EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR WHATS APP.

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

Keele University1990Bachelors2:1 English and Psychology
Stoke-on-Trent2015CollegeCertificate in Education and Training
The Tefl Academy TTA 2023ProfessionalLevel 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course (TEFL)
The Tefl Academy TTA2023ProfessionalTeaching English Online and One to One

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