Oxford University graduate, English teacher and editor of textbooks and exams (including IELTS) since 2006. I teach learners from around the world, successfully building students' confidence and focusing on their individual needs.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach English as a Foreign/Second Language to all levels: beginner to advanced.
I prepare students for exams, including IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL and Cambridge exams.
I also teach Business English and Academic English at a university level.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), International House London
MA Applied Linguistics at the UCL Institute of Education (ongoing)
DELE B2 (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), Cervantes Institute
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hour for one-to-one English language teaching and exams preparation.
If you'd like me to travel to you, there's an extra fee of to cover the extra time and costs.
For groups of two students, £20 per hour for each student.
For lessons with three or more students, please contact me.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in southwest London, near to Clapham Junction and Clapham Common station.
I can teach at home, at students' homes or in other locations.
I ask for an extra fee for coming to you to cover my travel time and costs.
- When are you available?
My availability is flexible. Please contact me and we'll find the best time to suit you.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach young adults and adults of all levels, beginner to advanced.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have lots of experience of Skype teaching, and I charge £25/hour for one-to-one classes.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
The first time we meet, we'll discuss your goals, interests and the way you like to learn. For example:
- increasing your speaking fluency
- improving writing skills
- building your vocabulary and grammar knowledge
- preparing for an exam
We'll make a personalised plan for your learning, depending on your needs. Our lessons might involve:
- studying grammar and functional language (like shopping or business meetings)
- focusing on test strategies and practice activities to build your confidence for an exam
- exploring a conversation topic (like travel or sport)
- discussing a video clip or reading text
... or anything else you need to help you achieve your goals.
Most of all, I want every lesson to be challenging and fun. Teaching is my passion!
- What kind of experience do you have?
For ten years now I've been making textbooks and exams for the English Language Teaching department at Oxford University Press. This has given me a strong understanding of grammar, vocabulary and skills teaching. I also have detailed knowledge of the major exams, including IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge First, Advanced, etc.
I've been an English language teacher in London, Barcelona, Lisbon and Oxford, where I've taught adults and teenagers at all levels (A1–C2) and prepared them for exams. From this experience I know that the best way to teach is to focus on the student's goals, interests and ways of learning. For example, you might prefer to study the grammar and structure of a language, or the learn the language mainly through practical tasks and activities. Because I've taught people from many different countries, I know how to find the way that you learn most successfully.
I've studied linguistics and the English language at Oxford University and UCL. I speak fluent Spanish and some Portuguese. I'm also the co-editor of an online arts magazine, (concealed information)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• BA English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
• MA Applied Linguistics, UCL Institute of Education (ongoing)
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