I am an experienced English Teacher, Company Director, proofreader and professional scuba diver.
I grew up in London and have a First Class degree in English Literature, Linguistics and Creative Writing. I have a CELTA teaching qualification, accredited by Cambridge University. I have taught all over the world, including a high school in Costa Rica and English Colleges in New Zealand.
I am passionate about teaching because I love interacting with such a diverse group of students, cultures and ideas. I am an enthusiastic and supportive teacher. I take a lot of satisfaction from empowering my students to become more confident in their communication; and as a result of our lessons, this often leads to promotions and exam success. I work with a variety of students including engineers, web designers, consultants, sales managers, high school students and graduates.
I am experienced in teaching General English, Business English, grammar, IELTS, CAE and TOEIC preparation and Academic English. At the end of every lesson, I will give detailed feedback on how to improve pronunciation, grammar, fluency and help you to expand your vocabulary.
My lessons are structured to help you learn English in the most natural way possible:
SPEAKING AND LISTENING: From role play of everyday subjects to debates about topical issues; to answering questions about TED Talks and audio.
READING: I use a variety of IELTS reading materials and online articles to assess your ability to extract information from a text.
WRITING: If you are looking to improve your ability to write emails, presentations, essays for school, University or for an IELTS, CAE or TOEIC exam, I can provide workshops and detailed feedback.
I provide coaching sessions for students preparing for job interviews, meetings and major presentations. I am experienced at asking tricky questions that come up in interviews and meetings, and enjoy helping students overcome anxieties to help them achieve their goals.
Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester, UK
2015 - 2016
Online ESL Teacher, Job Coach, Proofreader
Italki - Shanghai, China
Teach private lessons to students from 10 years old to adult. Instruct corporate employees in Business English, simulating everyday business situations. Prepare students for IELTS/CAE/TOEIC exams in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Support students in their job search by helping them write their resumes in English and helping them prepare for job interviews, corporate meetings and presentations
2014 - 2016
Director and ESL Teacher
Inspired English Courses - London, UK
Set up my own online teaching company, providing General English, Business English and IELTS/CAE/TOEIC exam preparation. I also provide coaching for job interviews and presentations and offer a proofreading and editing service.
2016 - 2016
Online ESL Teacher
English Pro Online - UK
2014 - 2015
ESL Teacher and Corporate Trainer
IDIOMA INTERNACIONAL - San Jose, Costa Rica
Responsible for planning engaging, student- centred lessons for Upper Intermediate level high school students. Set and marked homework and graded end of unit exams.
2015 - 2015
Language Schools New Zealand - Queenstown, New Zealand
Delivered afternoon classes to a Lower Intermediate class, focused on developing students' listening, reading and fluency skills
2015 - 2015
Southern Lakes Language College - Queenstown, New Zealand
In charge of planning and delivering informative and dynamic lessons to an Upper Intermediate Academic class, and an Advanced class. Created weekly test papers in order to assess and accurately plot students' progress
2013 - 2014
Sales Administration Executive
Little Tiger Press - London
2014 - 2014
Project Archivist and Executive Assistant
The Charles Darwin Trust - London
2011 - 2012
Sales, Marketing and Publicity Executive
Meadowside and Gullane - London
2012 - 2012
Coordinator of Communications
Earth Community Trust - London
2011 - 2011
CELTA Teaching Qualification
Hammersmith and City College - Hammersmith, London, UK
Teacher training course accredited by Cambridge University