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Rita
« Perfect! Sheila has been helping me with my Business English needs, and I am... More »
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Rita
« Perfect! Sheila has been helping me with my Business English needs, and I am very happy with her teaching approach. She took the time to understand my specific needs and adjusted her teaching accordingly. I would highly recommend her to any ESL learner. »
£25/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Sheila
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Diploma
  • Undergraduate
  • BTEC
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Business English; English for Professionals and Exam Preparation (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE) tutor, from Oxfordshire, offering online lessons. Over 20 years' experience and have my CELTA and DELTA.

Methodology

My teaching approach is one which will empower you to learn and use English with confidence. Your lessons will be personalised to meet your needs. If you want to enhance your Business English, I can help you to feel confident and fluent at work whether it's in public speaking, negotiations or simply writing an email quickly! For example, if you need to negotiate in English - we will look at the techniques needed for this and then learn the language that help these techniques. For instance, we might look at Open and Closed Questions.

If you are an exam student, I will ensure that you get practice in exam TECHNIQUES as well as improving your English in all the skills.

If you are someone who would prefer Conversation lessons, then I will use the conversation to expand your understanding of grammar and vocabulary but also ensure confident pronunciation and fluency.

In all my lessons, pronunciation and error correction play a strong role as it is important that you can express yourself in English clearly and confidently.

Experience

I have experience teaching all levels and for many different contexts: Business, Aviation, Academic, Medical and many more. I have taught Business English on-site in various industries around Oxford (BMW, Nielsen etc) as well as at a language school in Oxford. I have taught many Exam Preparation courses during my 23 years of teaching English. I have led student workshops on Chairing Meetings in English; Essay Writing; The Use of Body Language in Presentations AND for Pronunciation. I have also had the privilege of giving a talk at The Business English Trainers' Conference in London. I worked as a free-lance EFL teacher for over 15 years and, for the last 5 years, as a senior EFL Teacher at a language school.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Lessons offered by Sheila
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Diploma
  • Undergraduate
  • BTEC
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Sheila's CV

Sheila Maclean

WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior EFL Teacher – Regent Oxford, OISE
Dec 2014 – Present
I teach a range of levels and classes: Exam Preparation, Business English and General English from A1 – C2.
I also lead plenaries and workshops for students; provide professional development training sessions for colleagues; conduct observations and mentor teachers undertaking the DELTA course, as well as new teachers. I have carried out action research on Teaching Listening and The Use of Body Language in Pronunciation which led to greater learner autonomy using natural skills and authentic texts.

Director of Studies
(concealed information)
Aug 2010 – Sept 2014
I supported the CEO by managing teachers, providing training sessions, and mentoring new teachers to ensure the smooth running of courses. I also designed lessons to focus specifically on activating spoken English and enhancing pronunciation.
I tested and placed students and coordinated the final end of course presentation by the students.

Business English Teacher
(concealed information) :Oct 2002 – Jan 2015
- BMW Mini Plant, Oxford
(concealed information) : Oct 2008 – Dec 2011
- Nielson, Oxford
- Schlumberger, Abingdon
Language Express: May 2001 – Nov 2012
- Renault F1, Oxfordshire
- Schedl, Oxfordshire

As a Business English Teacher, I enabled my clients to work effectively in English by meeting their specific needs which ranged from: giving presentations, chairing meetings to writing emails succinctly and quickly.



Military English Teacher Trainer: May 2014 – July 2014
Ministry of Defence, Oxfordshire
English for Academic Purposes Lecturer: Nov 2011 – Jan 2012
Ruskin College, Oxford
IELTS Exam Tutor: April 2009 – June 2012
Oxford International College, Oxford
ESOL Lecturer: Sept 2004 – Jan 2014
Abingdon & Witney College


EDUCATION
Director of Studies Online Course – International House, London 2014
Aviation English Teacher Course – Emery/Roberts 2012
DELTA – British Studies Centre, Oxford 2011
CELTA Grade B – Oxford Brookes University 2001
PGCE – West London Institute of Education 1986
BA(Hons) History – The Polytechnic of North London 1984


RELEVANT TEACHING EXPERIENCE
All levels: False beginner - C2
Nationalities: Various
Contexts: Business; Professional; Aviation; Military; Academic; Exam; General English
Face to Face: Classes and One to One
Online: Skype and Zoom - Informal


LANGUAGES
French – B1/B2
Italian – A2
Portuguese – A2


INTERESTS
Cycling – road and off-road.
Travel- backpacking; road trips; cycling trips; cultural city-hops; working opportunities in South Africa and Tanzania.
Bridge – playing casually online with friends.
Gardening – currently experimenting with permaculture and design.
Hiking, Skiing, Reading, Quilting.

REFERENCES
Available on request


Nationality
UK
Native Speaker

Current Location
Oxfordshire
UK

Teaching qualifications
CELTA - 2001
DELTA - 2011
PGCE - 1986

College Degree
BA(Hons) History - 1984

Accent
UK British


12 reviews on Sheila
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Rita

Perfect! Sheila has been helping me with my Business English needs, and I am very happy with her teaching approach. She took the time to understand my specific needs and adjusted her teaching accordingly. I would highly recommend her to any ESL learner.

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Svetlana

Perfect! Ich habe sehr freundliche, zuvorkommende Lehrerin mit viel Erfahrung in Englischunterricht auch für Erwachsene gefunden. Ich habe eine Lehrerin mit einer perfekten (Britisch)englischen Aussprache gesucht um auch mündlicher Ausdruck zu üben und Sheila ist genau die richtige Lehrerin dafür. Ich fühle mich bei Sheila sicher, dass ich meine (Business) Englisch Kenntnisse erheblich verbessere.

10 recommendations

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Carsten

Sheila was my English teacher back in 2013/2014. I enjoyed her lessons once a week. We started with typical lessons and Sheila guided me safely through the maze of english language. On my request we turned our lessons into converstaion only, which helped me a lot. It was always good fun and I was looking forward to every single lesson. Sheila is very capable to interact and tailormade lessons to student's specific needs. I can warmly recommend Sheila to everyone who is interested in English language.

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Shriradha

Sheila is a great teacher and helped me in achieving my goals. I strongly recommend Sheila.

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Taly

Sheila has been just a wonderful teacher! She helped me to prepare for job interviews, as well as for my Ielts exam - I’m so thankful! Our lessons were fun and I felt like she adjusted the pace to suit me, which I really appreciated.

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Maggie

Sheila was an excellent teacher! The lessons were interesting, well structured, and I learnt a lot - especially about pronounciation which was a challenge for me in the past. I really enjoyed her lessons and ultimately she helped me to pass my CAE exam! I cant recommend her more!

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Kat

I had lessons with Sheila last year to prepare for my Ielts exam - she really helped me to improve my writing and speaking skills. I achieved a 7.

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Santa

Sheila is a very good Business English teacher. We practiced for meeting and presentations, she helped me gaining confidence at international on-line meetings for my work, it was very useful.
Anastasia.

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Peggy

Really reliable, professional and friendly lessons with a great teacher!

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Isobel

Sheila is a very professional and patient teacher with a sense of humour. On top of providing proof-reading services for job applications I have written, she has worked with me to improve my professional English writing skills to fine tune my CV and write cover letters and job applications. I really noticed how the skills she taught me in this context, improved my English communication in a more general sense. Thank you Sheila!

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Doris

Sheila is one of the most professional teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Hardworking, committed, trustworthy and flexible, she was an integral part of the school's senior teaching team. The school's sophisticated culture and its thriving community was very much a credit to Sheila's dedication, high personal and professional standards, caring personality and her organisation and leadership skills. The lessons carried out by Sheila were always well planned and expertly executed. She is ambitious, creative, has excellent communication skills and the quiet confidence to face any challenge. Her highly positive student reviews always underlined her commitment, her calm manner and her genuine keen interest in the students' learning, development and wellbeing.

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Jane

I have worked with Sheila for over 20 years. She is an experienced and professional teacher who pays great attention to detail. She is also very kind and friendly. For these reasons I would 100% recommend Sheila as an English teacher.

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