Louise - Prof esol (english) - Shrewsbury

Louise

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  • Hourly rate £35
  • Response Time 1h
  • Number of students 6
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Highly qualified English teacher - online lessons (Academic, Business, General and exam English including OET, IELTS & 11+)

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About the lesson

I believe in a student-centred approach to learning using motivating materials tailored to each individual student's goals. I work with students who need Academic English for college or university, Business English for work/to apply for jobs, General English from Beginner to Advanced and also students who need to prepare for tests such as OET & IELTS.

I also work with younger students preparing for the 11+ entrance test.

My students make rapid progress with bespoke lessons tailored to their specific interests, subject area and learning goals.

I have over 10 years experience as a university EAP lecturer helping students prepare for degree level study and develop their language and academic skills whilst on their degree courses.

I have taught General English (at all levels from Beginner to Advanced) for many years.

​I also have extensive experience of teaching exam classes and helping students prepare for a variety of qualifications (including OET, IELTS, FCE, CAE, English Functional Skills and ESOL Skills for Life).

I have developed materials to help students of all levels as well as writing more focussed courses for students who require English for Specific Purposes (including Business, Nursing and Engineering).

I also have considerable experience of teacher training and development and mentoring staff and students of all levels.

subjects

  • ESOL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS

languages

  • English
  • Spanish

levels

  • All Levels

About Louise

I have been teaching English for over 25 years in language schools, FE colleges and universities all over the world. I have helped thousands of international and home students improve their English and reach their goals.

​I have a B.A. degree from Oxford University and a Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from London University. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Rates

packages

  • 5h: £160
  • 10h: £300

webcam

  • £35/h

free lessons

  • 1hr

Details

Cancellations and changes to lesson times should be made at least 24 hours before your lesson starts. Otherwise, you will be charged for the lesson. Lessons take a long time to plan and I will be unable to fill your slot with another student at short notice.
The first lesson is a “Get to know you” session where I can assess your level of English and find out how you like to learn and exactly what you need. It is free and usually lasts 30+ minutes.

Find out more about Louise

  • 01

    1) Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?

    I am a native English speaker teacher, born and raised in the UK.

  • 02

    2) Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?

    After a lot of thought, I think it has to be Paddington Bear! Paddington's story is all about welcoming and valuing diversity. He came to London from Peru and was looked after by the Brown family. He is a well-mannered bear who loves marmalade and afternoon tea and is named after a famous London station.

  • 03

    3) Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behaviour in the language that you particularly like?

    There are so many English traditions that I love - Easter egg hunts, singing Christmas carols and trick or treating at Halloween.

    I also love all of the funny sayings we have in English like "to have a face like thunder" (to look extremely angry) and "money doesn't grow on trees" (money is limited, don't waste it).

  • 04

    4) Why does speaking this language matter to you?

    English is my first language and how I express myself every day. English connects people, cultures and countries.

  • 05

    5) What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?

    Everyone is different. Different students find different things difficult. This may be connected to how your first language works or how you have been taught in the past. Often spelling and pronunciation, word order or tenses cause problems or it could be remembering vocabulary or just having the confidence to speak and use your English.


    For me, reading really helps the process of learning. You start to notice grammar and vocabulary in context, learn new words and hopefully enjoy the story or news article.


    Making an effort to recycle vocabulary and grammar is important. Write sentences or stories at home using the new words. I usually start my lessons with questions using the language from the last lesson. Review. Repeat. Recycle!

  • 06

    6) Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.

    I studied Spanish at school and university. I have a really good memory so I had no problem remembering new words and grammar. However, I was always worrying about saying the wrong thing and making mistakes and this meant I missed a lot of opportunities to practise when I went to Spain on school trips.


    It wasn't until I started working in Colombia and had no other English speakers around to rely on that I was forced to be brave. I'm so glad I did! I made so many friends (who didn't care about the mistakes I made) and my Spanish improved as a result. Language is about communication. It doesn't always have to be perfect.

  • 07

    7) How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?

    Teaching English has taken me all over the world and exposed me to learners of English from many different cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds. These experiences have made me look at English from many different perspectives and try different activities and teaching methods to help my students learn.

  • 08

    8) What makes you a Superprof in language?

    I have over 25 years teaching experience at schools, colleges and universities all over the world.

    I like to find out about you, your interests and your English learning goals before I carefully prepare bespoke (individualised) lessons that will motivate you and help your English improve quickly.

    I care about you and your progress and finding ways that help you learn that are interesting and enjoyable.

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