I am 35 years old and am based in Woking, Surrey. Over the last 9 years I have worked with students of all ages and across all levels in Japan, Italy, Australia and the UK. My experience has been enriched by high level tuition and training at universities, leading language schools, high schools, summer schools and in businesses around the world.
General Experience in Brief:
I teach both ESL (English as a Second Language) and KS2 - A Level English Language and Literature.
In addition to working as a private tutor, I am also a Pre-Sessional Instructor for the University of Surrey and have recently completed a Master's in Applied Linguistics/TESOL at UCL. I am presently working on a research paper which I hope will be published in early 2020.
ESL Experience in Detail:
As well as teaching General English and providing in-house and private Business English tuition, I am a qualified KET and PET Cambridge Speaking Examiner. I have extensive experience teaching both Cambridge and Trinity Exams and also in providing English for Academic Purposes to high school, undergraduate and postgraduate students. My EAP specialisation includes the development and delivery of preparatory courses for the increasingly important IELTS Certification.
To outline my IELTS and EAP specialisation experience further, in 2013 I was contracted by a private corporation in Japan to provide university language training. Further to this appointment, I returned in 2014 as a Senior Instructor to prepare IELTS lesson plans, course material and teacher’s resources for the corporation’s professors to use as a syllabus at several of Japan’s leading universities. In 2016, I began working as an Associate Tutor for the University of Surrey as a Pre-Sessional Instructor for the ESL postgraduate cohorts.
My lessons are structured and focused, yet light-hearted and enjoyable. I strive to motivate and inspire my students to grow in confidence and ambition.
|Languages||English (British), Italian|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Universal Language Training||2011||College||CertTESOL|
|Thames Valley University and The Court Theatre Training Company||2007||Other||PGDIP, ALCM - Acting|
|Royal Holloway University of London||2005||Bachelors||BA Hons Upper 2:1 - Drama and Theatre Studies|
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