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Wayne
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Lessons offered by Stephen
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • IELTS
  • German
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Friendly Patient Kind Dynamic ESOL German French Spanish Trainer Tutor Oakham Leicestershire

Methodology

Hello to everybody interested in learning and/or improving their English and Modern Foreign Language abilities!


I have had 34 years experience of teaching in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France EFL/ESL/ESOL as well as Foreign Languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian)

My Lessons are realistic and relevant to your learning needs. They follow a teacher Presentation then a teacher/student guided Practice and then you take over with a free Production of your new language! - It is at that point the bicycle stabilisers come off!

I am warm and friendly, but structured and organised to meet your requirements


Experience

I have been a teacher since 1983

I must have taught about 10,000 students in Sweden, Italy, Germany, France and the UK!

Many testimonials from participants on IELTS, Cambridge FCE-CAE-CPE, A level, AS level and GCSE courses

Interactive classes lead to co-operative student centred 75% pass results

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £125
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £200
Lessons offered by Stephen
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • IELTS
  • German
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Stephen's CV



PROFILE AND CURENT EMPLOYMENT

I am a teacher, trainer, teacher trainer, tour guide and management coach with 32 years experience of working in Sweden Germany Italy France and the UK, being involved with such diverse organisations as Eton College, Deutsche Bank, De Montfort University, Chanel, Airbus, L’Oreal, Stowe School, and many more. Apart from being a native speaker in English classes, I am fluent in a number of European languages, and I have taught French, German, Italian, and Spanish to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds in general communication classes, as well as on specific business language and examination courses ( GCSEs A levels, Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE, IELTS and TOEIC) My current roles are:

1) Chauffeur Tour Guide/Salesperson on the River Cam in Cambridge UK since March 2016 working with the Scudamores Punting organisation
Responsible for giving a detailed adaptive trip through Cambridge, and the University of Cambridge on a punt on the River Cam to an international tourist audience using English, French, Spanish, Italian German, and Chinese. I also explain and sell tickets to be would be customers who wish to experience the tour.

2) TEFL.org/England/Scotland/: Wales Courses training UK and overseas nationals on two-three day courses since March 2009
Training participants to become general and business specific English speaking business trainers in venues around the UK



PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

1) Management Development and Communications Trainer at the EF Corporate School in Cambridge UK from July 2014 to March 2016
Preparing participants for Business soft skills: Presentations, Negotiations, Meetings Customer care, Correspondence, Business /Social Networking Training: B2B sales/External sales in the following sectors:
IT, Pharmaceuticals, Finance and Insurance, Automotive, Luxury Goods, Food and Agriculture
and for: Examination Preparation: English as a Foreign Language - Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, TOEIC, A level English

2) July 2014 General English Trainer for the ABC School of English, Cambridge UK

3) July 2014 IELTS Trainer for the O-S School in Uppingham Rutland

Online Technical/Business/Academic Purposes English teacher with the Ecsplicite organisation – teaching and training French corporate clients in the fields of banking and finance, armaments production, car production, aircraft production, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, with such clients as BNP Paribas, Nextor Satory, Airbus, Chanel, L’Oreal online from August 2012 until May 2014 Teaching IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate Exams

4) Temporary Modern Foreign Languages Teacher – German and French - at Jack Hunt School, Peterborough April until July 2012

5) Supply Team (Supply Agency): Pupil Referral Unit: Teacher Yr 9 Denewood Centre Nottingham - October 2011 – March 2012

6) Supply Team Nottingham/Leicester one day / two day/ one week/ two week contracts from September 2008 until March 2012

7) Discovery Summer Uppingham: contract work Summer School EFL Teacher 2009

8) EC Cambridge Language School, Guildhall Cambridge – contract work from 2008 - 2011:
- Examination Preparation Courses – Cambridge Exams -IELTS Examination Preparation Courses
- Pre Sessional Academic Preparation Courses

9) Primary and Secondary Teacher (All subjects – KS2-3) in the East Midlands, UK with the Supply Team and ITN Mark Organisations from January 2005 until March 2011 at:
Danetre School – Daventry – Summer Term 2010 – Modern Foreign Languages – French and Spanish

10) TEFL Teacher Trainer for the i-to-i organisation, training up UK and overseas nationals at weekends all over the UK - from 2007 until 2010

11) English Tutor Peterborough College of Adult Education, 2003 - 2006

12) English Academic Purposes Skills Lecturer/ Tutor De Montfort University, July – August 2001

13) Primary KS 1 and KS 2 Supply Desk and Teaching Personnel agencies from 2001 -2010

14) English Teacher Alexander’s International School, Bawdsey Suffolk, 1999 - 2007

15) English Teacher - Eton College (English Studies – July-August 2006 and 2007)

16) Customer Service/Care Trainer – EYS Peterborough from 2007 - 2009
Basic Skills – Literacy – Level 1-2 EYS Peterborough Luton Northampton

17) The Jacaranda Group, Coggeshall, Essex, from 1998 until 2001
Promoted Jacaranda at fairs and other venues in London and Paris
Trained Senior Executives in Germany and France, and the UK
Managed the full training cycle: Needs Analysis, Design, Materials, Delivery, Evaluation
Trained and coached new trainers for the organisation

18)Freelance Coach/Communications Consultant for leading blue chip/multinational companies/banks in Germany:
Deutsche Bank, WestLB AG, Henkel AG, 3M Medica GmbH in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt from 1990 until 1998 for: Board Members, Senior Executives, senior employees in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Office employees, Call Centres

19) Personal Coach in Germany:
for Board members of the West LB AG Bank, Düsseldorf

20) Teacher at the British School of Trieste Italy from 1987 until 1989
Managed and organised Cambridge and First Certificate Courses for North Italy
Conducted Communication Improvement courses for local Italian commerce and industry
General English for Beginners to Advanced level

21) Business English Trainer in Germany

at Linguarama Frankfurt from 1985 until 1987

Banking and Company Business English Courses for the Deutsche Bundesbank, Deutsche Bank, Degussa, Wella

22) English as Foreign Language Specialist in Sweden:
at the Folksuniversitet Tranas from 1983 until 1985
General English for adults, children, Adult Education Centres Smaland Sweden



EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

1) Online Digital Marketing Diploma from Google - March to November 2016

2) Diploma in Tourism from the Alison Course Programme – September to November 2016

3) Diploma in Health and Safety from the Alison Course Programme from 2015

4) Diploma in Information Technology Management from the Alison Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

5) Diploma in HR – from the Alison Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

6) Diploma in Customer Service – from the Alison Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

7) Diploma in Business Communication Skills – from the Alison Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

8) Diploma in Psychology – from the Alison Online Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

9) Diploma in German – from the Alison Online Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

10) Diploma in French – from the Alison Online Course Programme from 2015 – 2016

11) Intensive Spanish Course (Pre-Intermediate) Oviedo Spain September 2015

12) Coaching Academy Certificate in Coaching Mar 2006

13) Personal Performance Coaching Diploma Dec 2006


14) Corporate and Executive Coaching Jan 2007

15) City and Guilds Diploma in IT Level 2

16) Microsoft Office Applications Feb – July-2004

17) Diploma Superlearning Düsseldorf,Germany1991–92

18) Certificate TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)Notts,UK 1982 to 1983


19) Certificate in TEFL Linguarama in Birmingham, UK
1982

20) B.Ed Degree - University College in Worcester, UK
1978 to 1982


21) Certificate of Attendance, Bourneville School of Arts Birmingham UK
1977 to 1978

22) 2‘A’ 6'O'Levels Arthur Terry School Birmingham UK
1977 (Attended 1970 -1977)













PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

1) Management Development and Communications Trainer at the EF Corporate School in Cambridge UK from July 2014 to March 2016
Preparing participants for Business soft skills: Presentations, Negotiations, Meetings Customer care, Correspondence, Business /Social Networking Training: B2B sales/External sales in the following sectors:
IT,Pharmaceuticals, Finance and Insurance, Automotive, Luxury Goods, Food and Agriculture
and for: Examination Preparation: English as a Foreign Language - Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, TOEIC, A level English
2) July 2014 General English Trainer for the ABC School of English, Cambridge UK
3) July 2014 IELTS Trainer for the O-S School in Uppingham Rutland
Online Technical/Business/Academic Purposes English teacher with the Ecsplicite organisation – teaching and training French corporate clients in the fields of banking and finance, armaments production, car production, aircraft production, cosemstics, pharmaceuticals, with such clients as BNP Paribas, Nextor Satory, Airbus, Chanel, L’Oreal online from August 2012 until May 2014 Teaching IELTS, Cambridge First Certificate Exams
4) Temporary Modern Foreign Languages Teacher – German and French - at Jack Hunt School, Peterborough April until July 2012
5) Supply Team (Supply Agency): Pupil Referral Unit: Teacher Yr 9 Denewood Centre Nottingham - October 2011 – March 2012
6) Supply Team Nottingham/Leicester one day / two day/ one week/ two week contracts from September 2008 until March 2012
7) Discovery Summer Uppingham: contract work Summer School EFL Teacher 2009
8) EC Cambridge Language School, Guildhall Cambridge – contract work from 2008 - 2011:
- Examination Preparation Courses – Cambridge Exams -IELTS Examination Preparation Courses
- Pre Sessional Academic Preparation Courses

9) Primary and Secondary Teacher (All subjects – KS2-3) in the East Midlands, UK with the Supply Team and ITN Mark Organisations from January 2005 until March 2011 at:
Danetre School – Daventry – Summer Term 2010 – Modern Foreign Languages – French and Spanish
10) TEFL Teacher Trainer for the i-to-i organisation, training up UK and overseas nationals at weekends all over the UK - from 2007 until 2010
11) English Tutor Peterborough College of Adult Education, 2003 - 2006
12) English Academic Purposes Skills Lecturer/ Tutor De Montfort University, July – August 2001
13) Primary KS 1 and KS 2 Supply Desk and Teaching Personnel agencies from 2001 -2010
14) English Teacher Alexander’s International School, Bawdsey Suffolk, 1999 - 2007
15) English Teacher - Eton College (English Studies – July-August 2006 and 2007)
16) Customer Service/Care Trainer – EYS Peterborough from 2007 - 2009
Basic Skills – Literacy – Level 1-2 EYS Peterborough Luton Northampton

17) The Jacaranda Group, Coggeshall, Essex, from 1998 until 2001
• Promoted Jacaranda at fairs and other venues in London and Paris
• Trained Senior Executives in Germany and France, and the UK
• Managed the full training cycle: Needs Analysis, Design, Materials, Delivery, Evaluation
• Trained and coached new trainers for the organisation

18)Freelance Coach/Communications Consultant for leading blue chip/multinational companies/banks in Germany:

at Deutsche Bank, WestLB AG, Henkel AG, 3M Medica GmbH in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt from 1990 until 1998 for: Board Members, Senior Executives, senior employees in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Office employees, Call Centres
19) Personal Coach in Germany:

for Board members of the West LB AG Bank, Düsseldorf
In Italy, at the British School of Trieste from 1987 until 1989
• Managed and organised Cambridge and First Certificate Courses for North Italy
Conducted Communication Improvement courses for local Italian commerce and industry
General English for Beginners to Advanced level

Business English Trainer in Germany

at Linguarama Frankfurt from 1985 until 1987

• Banking and Company Business English Courses for the Deutsche Bundesbank, Deutsche Bank, Degussa, Wella
English as Foreign Language Specialist in Sweden:
at the Folksuniversitet Tranas from 1983 until 1985


• General English for adults, children, Adult Education Centres Smaland Sweden

8 reviews on Stephen
  • 4.8/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Wayne

Excellent! Stephen is a very friendly, approachable and well-organised tutor. His lessons are structured and his targets achievable. We have very quickly established an amiable study relationship.

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Patricia

Excellent! Stephen is a very patient and encouraging Tutor. This has given me hope that I will master the French language and be able to engage in conversation with French friends.

Stephen's response

It is a great pleasure to teach Patricia, as she is very welcoming first of all, open, ready to interact as a student, and as a consequence absorbs French very quickly and effectively

6 recommendations

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Sydney

Stephen made learning an incredibly fun experience. He took the time with every student and effortlessly had everyone participating and having a good time.

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Pham

Stephen is a very friendly and knowledgeable tutor. He was accommodating to all of the students despite their different backgrounds and ability levels. If I ever felt confused about certain aspects of the course, he was very approachable and helpful.

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Carey

Having spent 20 hours being taught by Stephen I cannot recommend him highly enough.
His lessons are fun, interactive and highly educational. This along with his extremely professional conduct throughout make him a valuable asset to anyone looking to learn.

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Sam

The course Stephen headed was fantastic and his method of teaching was both extremely informative and incredibly fun. One section of the course involved Stephen teaching us a lesson in German as a demonstration of how to teach a language to someone whose native tongue you don't speak. I came away from this particular section knowing more German than I learnt in 3 years of classes at school. We were shown numerous different teaching techniques that can be used to get language across, taught a lot of grammar points that will be needed and shown some of the more clerical elements involved in being a tefl teacher, amongst many other things. I came away from the course feeling significantly more prepaired for teaching English abroad. Stephen has inspired me to look at tefl as a full-time career rather than a way into teaching in England, which is perhaps the highest compliment I can give. Cannot recommend enough.

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Whitley

Steve is such a great teacher! He doesn't teach in the traditional way of being seated all day long, writing notes, and learning useless information, instead the lessons were very interactive, fun, and useful. I learnt so much more and so much more successfully by being able to communicate with Steve and fellow students and learn what was needed to learn. Everyone had the opportunity to get up, move around, talk, and laugh, and for this, Steve earned everyone's respect. Everything I learned on the three-day course is ingrained because of the methods Steve used. I would definitely recommend him as a trustworthy teacher!

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David

Through Stephen's dynamic and active approach to teaching the TEFL methodology, I was able to walk away having gained a great deal of practical knowledge both in how best to plan lessons, and deliver them.

Allowing the class to experience first-hand the position of the student through some role-playing, it allowed us to understand the position of both student and teacher holistically. We were even able to learn some German as a bonus!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen in any form of teaching position, whether it be in language or as a general instructor. His patience and friendliness created a great atmosphere that fostered easy learning, and allowed for experimentation without fear of failure or embarrassment.

Easily one of the best teachers I've had, and greatly appreciate the time he has given in instructing me to become both a better language learner, and teacher.

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