I am a very friendly and understanding teacher. I know English is not easy for most non-native speakers, and so my lessons are well organised and have a clear aim, focusing on the main areas in which the student can improve. After each class I will provide feedback, and give suggestions on how the student can improve before the next lesson. If it is a speaking lesson, I usually record the class on my computer and give this to the student so he/she can listen again to the comments that I make.
I have mostly been teaching in Nanjing, China at one of the best High Schools in the country - Nanjing Foreign Language school. I have experience teaching all ages and all levels of student, and even have taught English teachers in Korea! I can speak Mandarin Chinese, although I don't do this while teaching English ;-) I was also an IELTS examiner, and so know every little detail of the test, and what examiners are looking for in speaking and writing.
Mar 2013 IELTS Examiner certified (Oral test, Writing marking), Shanghai, China
Sept 2010- Chinese Language course
June 2011 Nanjing University
Jan 2007- CELTA - teacher training course (150 hours),
Mar2007 British Council, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. B grade pass
1993-1997 Royal Holloway, University of London BSc Hons (2/2)
1990-1993 Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge 3 A-Levels
Work Experience (Teaching):
(Total teaching hours to date – approx. 7950)
Dec 2017 – Present Self employed tutor (English/IELTS)
Mainly online 1-1 IELTS tuition with students in China
Jul 2015 – Dec 2017 IELTS Examiner, British Council, Shanghai, China
Conducting IELTS Speaking examinations, marking writing papers.
Sep2013 – Jul 2015 Jinling High School, Nanjing, China
English teacher – Oral English, Reading and Writing
Sep2008 – Jul 2010 Nanjing Foreign Language School, Nanjing, China
Sep2011 – Jul 2013 English teacher at CIE British School attached to NFLS (1912 campus)
Full time position, 24 teaching hours per week, grades Senior 1-3.
Teaching duties include: General English skills improvement; TOEFL and IELTS training; preparing students for university overseas; personal statement advisor
Additional duties: creating an English program for Senior 2 & 3 students; examination invigilation.
Jun 2007 – Jun 2008 CIFLE (Chungnam Institute of Foreign Language Education),
Gongju, South Korea
Teaching Elementary and Middle school students in an ‘English Village’ style setting, incorporating 12 real-life venues, such as a Post Office, Restaurant, Home, Airport, etc.
CIFLE Elementary Teachers Training Course (July 2007 & January 2008)
Intensive one-month elementary teacher training course (125 teaching hours).
Subjects taught include: Theory – Communicative Approach, Teaching English in English (TEE), Lesson Planning, Team Teaching, Culture, Drama, & Language Activities
Additional Position: Supervisor for foreign teachers. Responsibilities included: Training and advising new/inexperienced English teachers; conducting opening and closing ceremonies for student programs; aiding and advising management
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