English (Foreign Language)
My name is Michael and I am a TEFL Certified English Teacher. Having lived in Spain for over a year (in Madrid, Barcelona and Ibiza) I learned first hand how difficult it can be to feel at home in a country if you don't speak the language. My true joy in life comes from communicating with people, sharing experiences and enjoying the energy of everyday interactions with people. After many years of studying, finance related employment and doing various music and arts related projects, I found my calling teaching English to primary school children in poor areas of London and travelled to New York to gain my TEFL Certification.
I gained my TEFL/TESOL Certification in New York in the United States and have since become a language tutor. I have 2 years experience in teaching adult students in the classroom from various backgrounds in New York and primary school children in London.
My strategy is focused on a belief in the ability of every student and viewing them as an equal and a friend. Have you recently moved to London and would like to increase your confidence in speaking English? Are you frustrated with poor improvement in your English speaking? My approach puts your needs first and is focused on increasing your 'fluency' and helping you remove any badly learned language habits. The student's needs are always put first and the student is allowed the opportunity to progress using their own skills and knowledge rather than being given all the answers.
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