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Gema
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Gema
« He is a fantastic teacher. He knows perfectly how to help you. Give him an opportunity to show you what he can do for you. »
£35/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Michael
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • School English
  • Literature
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Poetry
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced English Tutor specialising in Exam Preparation(11+, 13+) and GCSE English Language and Literature

Methodology

Most of my students do not enjoy the subject when I first meet them. My aim is to find an area of the subject that links to something they enjoy. Through this, I feel that a connection can be made and an improvement in the subject is extremely attainable.

Background

I have been preparing students for exams at schools such as Haberdashers', Highgate, City of London, Merchant Taylors' Haileybury and more. I have also helped students gain excellent results at GCSE level. I specialise in improving students who struggle in the subject.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Lessons offered by Michael
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • School English
  • Literature
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Poetry
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h

Michael's CV

NAME Michael Sisley

EDUCATION
University of East Anglia
• BA Hons, History 2003-2006

Trinity College
• Certificate TESOL Level 5 2012

PRIVATE TUTOR EXPERIENCE ( Online & Face to Face)
Institution
• Role GCSE English Language, Literature & History Preparation 2008 - present
o Plan and outline lesson schedule over long periods
o Liaise with students and parents regarding progress and expected aims and targets
o Prepare students fully for all aspects of national examinations
• Role 7+,11+,13+ English Entrance Examination Preparation 2012 - present
o Plan and outline lesson schedule over long periods
o Liaise with students and parents regarding progress and expected aims and targets
o Prepare students through a variety of methods for various school entrance examinations
• Role PHD, Master’s & Bachelor’s Degree Proofreading 2013 - present
o Plan and outline method of proof reading to client
o Liaise with client throughout proofreading to ensure all corrections do not alter meaning of original text
o Ensure high quality of work through ‘ 3 check’ method
• Role Cambridge English, IELTS & TOEFL Examinations Preparation 2012 – present
o Prepare students for English exams for various reasons such as visas, university enrolment and job applications
o Ensure student is fully aware of all aspects of the exams
o Learns tips and tricks to ensure students have best possible chance to pass exams


• Role Conversational English Classes 2008 - present
o Prepare various course lengths and targets for students looking to improve their conversational English
o Follow up each lesson with lesson review outlining ways to improve, homework and advice
o Regularly meet with student and take assessments to review improvements and progress


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Institution: Mary Ward Centre, Russell Square, London
• Role ESOL Tutor May 2017- present
o Preparing for classes, teaching, correcting homework, exam preparation, following government guidelines
o Administrative duties such as lesson planning, RARPA, student progress meetings
Institution: Language Studies International, Hampstead & Goodge Street, London
• Role June 2012- June 2015
o Preparing for classes, teaching, correcting homework, exam preparation
o Taught students from all over the world grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary etc.
Institution: Excel English School, Muswell Hill, London
• Role EFL Tutor July 2012 – December 2012
o Technical English teaching specializing in Architectural and art related English
Crest School of English, Edgware, London
• Role EFL Teacher April 2012 – December 2012
o Conversational English class preparation, teaching, homework marking, attending meetings and writing student reports
New Horizon International School, Cairo, Egypt
• Role English Teacher, Class Teacher, History & Geography Teacher October 2008- June 2011
o This was an international school who worked towards the British curriculum. I taught children from the ages of 4-18
o My duties included class preparation, teaching, attending meetings, creating syllabus and more



PUBLICATIONS
• English Podcast available on iTunes, Soundcloud and all Podcast engines
• YouTube channel: Study English Anywhere
• Various English blogs. E.g (concealed information)

3 reviews on Michael
  • 5/5

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3 recommendations

G
Gema

He is a fantastic teacher. He knows perfectly how to help you. Give him an opportunity to show you what he can do for you.

W
Wickline

Michael is an excellent teacher who is prepares his lessons thoroughly and builds a great rapport with his students. He is very knowledgeable in the subject and is responsive to student needs. Michael is also very friendly and is sympathetic to the challenges facing language learners.

S
Surim

I've been studying English with him for more than 2 years. He always tries to be his best. He doesn't hesitate to help me if it's for improving my English ability. Lessons with him are more than just learning expressions and memorizing vocabularies. Even though I normally speak English once a week, when I have lessons with him, I feel natural when I speak English. I've got not to get confused with situations like I should have a conversation in English. I'm so glad to get his lessons and I hope lots of people get to know him.

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