My teaching approach
“Learning another language is not only learning words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” -Flora Lewes.
When one learns a second language you begin to understand a different culture and their history, a more unique way of thinking, to be more tolerant and open minded. Becoming bilingual is hugely beneficial and opens up a wealth of possibilities- not only in helping you gain more intelligence, but also for your understanding of the world, as well as providing significantly more professional opportunities and career options for you in the future.
As a teacher I design stimulating lesson plans that instil a love for learning and a true appreciation for the English language. I incorporate fun, engaging activities to accommodate multiple intelligences, encourage student learning and enhance students academic skills. I ensure to create a relaxed, comfortable space and atmosphere that promotes confidence, socialisation and real world connections, as well as fun, open and honest communication.
I help second language learners improve and maintain their fluency in a teaching environment that enables enjoyment, engagement, confidence and relaxation.
My teaching philosophy:
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I believe that students learn best when they feel comfortable in their classes and are given as many opportunities as possible to participate. It is incredibly important for me to make sure to provide meaningful content in all of my classes and encourage my students to use that content to interact (talk and listen) with their classmates and teachers and seek out strengths and weaknesses to create a learning goal that is attainable.
My role as a teacher:
I tailor my lessons to meet the unique needs of each student. My lessons will be meaningful, appropriate, relaxed and fun. My aim is to improve my students English level and for them to reach their personal learning goal. Learning will always be interactive and I shall make sure to develop upon what the student already knows and build this to further their knowledge to aid them in making meaningful connections between their prior and new knowledge. My primary focus is to encourage students to learn the English language and feel confident, enjoy it and use their knowledge outside of the classroom.
I am a TEFL qualified native British teacher with 8 years of experience in private tutoring and teaching in a variety of schools in the UK and Asia (primary schools and high schools). I am from London, so therefore have a southern British accent and very clear speech. My goal whilst teaching students is to make them feel confident, happy and relaxed and focus on helping them achieve their short term and long term learning goals and objectives.
Sophie has worked with me as a foreign teacher Manager at our international school for many years and is incredibly lovely, hardworking and fantastic. She helps bring out your confidence, caters to your learning style and needs and really listens. She is patient, fun and creative whilst teaching and I could not recommend her enough to students of all ages who would like to improve their English, gain confidence and have a fun, yet relaxed time!
Sophie taught my two boys for 3 years. They absolutely adore her and her teaching style! Before Sophie, I tried other teachers but none them worked. Sophie really got to know my boys as individuals and tailored classes to their needs. She comes up with creative, fun lessons and is always patient with my boys but at the same time ensures they develop their English. Sophie is flexible with times which works really well as we are on the move a lot and to have a teacher that can work around us is fantastic. Highly recommend!
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