My teaching method is personable and creative, based on establishing a rapport with students that facilitates effective language-learning in a relaxed atmosphere. I use a number of different resources and lesson plans, selected from my experience teaching here and abroad.
I have an MA in English and a CELTA qualification, over ten years experience, taught English to adults and teenagers in schools and businesses in Italy, as well as in local colleges in Northern Ireland. I currently teach part-time at SERC.
Date of birth: 30 June 1981
Languages: Italian (fluent), French & German (basic)
Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education
CELTA (completed June – Pass achieved)
Qualified to teach English to foreign speakers.
Involved weekly teacher training and teaching practice, as well as the completion of ESOL-based assignments and projects.
University of St Andrews
MA (Hons) 2:1 English and Italian (Distinction in Spoken Italian)
South Eastern Regional College (Lisburn, N. Ireland)
Italian tutor – teaching Italian (NOCN accredited courses) to adults. Involves preparing and taking classes and finding effective ways to communicate the language.
Also registered to teach ESOL.
Wall Street Institute (Mestre, Venice)
English tutor – teaching English to students of all abilities, from complete Beginner to Advanced level, in-house and in-company. Also teaching Business English and 1-1 tutoring. Teaching using Wall Street Institute's proprietary Acquisition Cycle which is a multi-stage learning process based on academically proven English as a Second Language techniques and procedures, and centred on the classic "3 Ps of language learning": Presentation, Practice and Production.
Queen’s University Belfast (N. Ireland)
Contemporary Italian Cinema tutor – teaching a 10-week course, created by myself, considering the work of some of Italy’s best modern filmmakers. Responsible for the selection of the films, research, and the preparation of stimulating classes.
ATC Language and Travel
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