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JoAnne - Prof esol (english) - London
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Ciprian
« Perfect! JoAnne is a great tutor. She had a great style of getting the information across in a relaxed and simple way. I took the IELTS two times and failed to take the grades I needed before I worked with her. In 4-5 weeks we did great progress and I’ve passed the exam »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by JoAnne
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • Adult education
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

IELTS specialized Teacher - 23 Years Experience in Teaching Online via Zoom IELTS Specialized - (Proven results in Writing at Grade 7 to 9)

Methodology

I believe that people generally learn a foreign language to communicate. however each student is an individual and has their own very specific reason for learning. these reasons must be taken into account always.
My classes are fun, interesting, unconventional and lead to success in whatever you set out to achieve by learning.

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. JoAnne will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I have been teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language first in Bilingual schools then private individual and group classes for 19 years. I work with students from pre intermediate and above and specialise in Cambridge Assessment Exams of all Levels. K1 to C2. (KET PET FCE CAE BEC CPE IELTS). I also help students with university application and give them guidance with their projects and thesis in terms of language used and correction. My students are predominantly pre adolescents to adults.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h

Details

Cancellation Policy: 5 hours notice or full price of class will be charged

Lessons offered by JoAnne
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • Adult education
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

JoAnne's CV

Objective
Seeking to teach ESL to anyone who can benefit from my 21 years of experience in teaching in various styles, from conventional classroom teaching, large classes, small groups and 1:1 to modern teaching methods such as e-learning and team learning and utilize my
strong dedication to student development and to their educational needs.
Professional Overview
Dedicated ESL Teacher with Spanish as a second language with strong communication and assessment skills. Goal-oriented with a drive to educate new and existing students in the English Language. Abilities in working with a wide-range of age levels providing appropriate and creative instruction in levelled or mixed groups and individual classes. Well liked by students and well respected by peers and administrators. Proven history with Cambridge International Exams from K2 to C2.

Profession Skills Personal Skills
Q Creative, innovative and ability to improvise Q Patient and empathetic
Q Clear Objectives for Lessons Q Tolerant and flexible
Q Self-motivation: Initiative and high level of energy Q Helpful
Q Organization and planning Q Presentable
Q Good time keeper Q Versatile

Relative Experience

September 2018 - Present
Prospero Teaching
Online and face to face teacher for London's Children's Educational Services.
ESOL, GCSE English, Literacy skills for young learners, adolescents, adults and asylum seekers.

 October 2018 – present
“The English Factory” Institute
ONLINE TEACHING via video calls – via London to Montevideo

• Teaching in groups (maximum of 3) or individually. Adolescent and adult learners.
• Courses for all Cambridge exams following a course curriculum and set books for coursework, grammar and Exam Practice Books
• Preparation for all Cambridge English Exams K1, B1 to C1, BEC Advanced and IELTS. (Proven excellent pass rate for all students)
• University application language guidance and assistance for English speaking countries.
• University support Language Teacher (For Projects and Thesis)
• Conversation classes
• Interview practice and preparation
• Intense Grammar classes for Adults
• Classes from intermediate to advanced levels

 Jan 2003 – 0ctober 2018
Private ESL Teacher – Self Employed
“The English Factory” Institute – Montevideo
CLASSROOM TEACHING
• Teaching in groups (maximum of 6) or individually. Adolescent and adult learners.
• Courses for all Cambridge exams following a course curriculum and set books for coursework, grammar and Exam Practice Books
• Preparation for all Cambridge English Exams K1, B1 to C1, BEC Advanced and IELTS. (Proven excellent pass rate for all students)
• University application language guidance and assistance for English speaking countries.
• University support language teacher (For Projects and Thesis)
• Conversation classes
• Interview practice and preparation
• Intense Grammar classes for Adults
• Classes from intermediate to advanced levels
• In-company English for English speaking cooperation’s in Uruguay


Jan 2003 – Feb 2009
“Colegio Ingles “– Montevideo (primary and high school
Support ESL Teacher )
• Helping teacher with support materials for classes
• Online investigative and preparation
• Working in classroom with teacher to enhance the lessons

Supply ESL Teacher
• Taking over class for teacher absences and illness.
• Long term supply for long term illnesses and maternity leave
• Taking over from teacher for parent/teacher meetings or unforeseen circumstances

Floating ESL Teacher
• Taking students with special learning needs or learning difficulties out of the classroom for 1:1 tutoring and coaching.
• Taking new students to the level of their peers

High School ESL Teacher
• Teaching Language, Grammar, History and Literature

English Department Administrator, PA to the English Department Coordinator
• Assisting both primary, high school and senior high school coordinators with the day to day running of the
• English department. (Student Records, Levels, Examinations, Student & Teacher Material, Curriculum Books, Notice boards
Events, Teacher Records etc)

Exam Practice Organiser
• Organising up to 125 practice examination papers and teacher material for each level for weekend practices
• Thereafter correction
• Results of examination practices to teachers and students

School Magazine Coach – Graphic Design for Magazine Workshop in English
• Extra curricular activity in English ‘TEA programme”
• Guiding students to produce a student magazine, performing interviews and article writing.
• Graphic design for photograph enhancing and magazine outlook


Teaching Qualifications
• Qualified Badminton Coach
• TESOL/TEFL – CEDI Institute Montevideo Uruguay
• CELTA Grade A

64 reviews on JoAnne
  • 5/5

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

Perfect! JoAnne is a great tutor. She had a great style of getting the information across in a relaxed and simple way.
I took the IELTS two times and failed to take the grades I needed before I worked with her. In 4-5 weeks we did great progress and I’ve passed the exam

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Ermelina

Perfect! Professional and caring teacher! Helped me to get my desired score on the IELTS. Thank you JoAnne, I couldn't have done it without you :)

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Ksenija

Perfect! JoAnne is an amazing tutor! She helped me to improve my English and prepare for IELTS. After each class I was inspired and motivated by this person.

JoAnne's response

Oh my Ksenija has improved leaps and bounds, she is so attentive to what she has been taught and puts them into practice immediately.

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Tiziano

Perfect! She understood immediatly where and why I have difficulties and told me how we will work on them. Really great first lesson.

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Nur Aina

Perfect! Joanne has helped me greatly with my IELTS writing and I finally got what I needed after a few sessions with her! She's also a very nice & sweet tutor. Thank you xx

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Sabina

Perfect! JoAnne is a great tutor! She helped me with my writing for the IELTS Academic and after only 4-5 sessions, I scored 7 prior to 5.5. She is really involved and would recommend her to anyone!

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Geanina

Perfect! Jo was the best teacher I ever meet . 100% patient and such an amazing attitude. She would never let you give up and always responsive.

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Amal

Perfect! JoAnne is very positive in her attitude and delivers the information in a very friendly yet professional way.

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Ruka

Perfect! Fabulous, very good teacher .. I started to put my hand on my weak points and I am just trying to improve it now

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Ashika

Perfect! I was being interviewed for an Area manager position at Amazon and I wanted to be able to perform to my greatest level and be confident. Joanne helped me show my personality within my questions and shine with confidence on the day. I would not have been able to get the job without Joanne, she was calm and very encouraging. I look forward to working with Joanne again in the future.

JoAnne's response

Ashika did some intensive interview technique training for an area manager job with a top company. Guess what? She got the job !!! Congratulations Ashika

45 recommendations

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Nicole

Joanne is an excellent and trustworthy teacher, I have been studying with her for 3 years, she guided me successfully to pass my C1 CAE exam, her lessons were a huge help for me and I will always be grateful for her support. I will definitely come back to prepare for my next exam.

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Valerio

JoAnne is the most dedicated and patient tutor I've ever had. She has helped me a lot with my CAE, by giving useful tips for my writing and I'll surely prepare my CPE with her too. But what struck me most was the kind person that she was. I have always dreamt of living in England one day and since the very start of our lessons, I've been feeling more motivated to fulfil this dream. I strongly recommend JoAnne for your English lessons, regardless of your level. Thanks again, JoAnne!

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Matilde

Jo is a great teacher. She prepared me magnifically for the IELTS test. We had so much fun together and she helped me a lot especially with the writing part of the test. She can really give you useful advices to get through the test. I am thankful to have chosen her as my tutor.

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Jessica

Jo goes above and beyond for every student. Every class is tailored to your particular needs and she quickly knows how to help you and the course you have decided to do.
I do not know any other teacher that can create a class dynamic like Jo does, and with such an impressive track record of (very) successful students in even the most difficult Cambridge exams, like in my case, Proficiency in English. Thank you Jo!

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Souj

JoAnne has coached me thoroughly for couple weeks in regards with my IELTS exam, which is required for my GMC registration. To begin with, her method of teaching is an absolute delight and she effortlessly explains all the areas I struggled with. Additionally, she’s very patient while she teaches and she surely helped me in building my confidence. I would highly recommend her to anyone starting at any level.

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Ayaka

JoAnne is an excellent teacher. She really prioritizes each student’s needs and design specific lessons accordingly. She offered me a range of learning materials that fits to my expectation perfectly. Her way of teaching is very encouraging too – I now have more confidence with using English and more importantly, I enjoy learning English more! As I do not have any exams that I need to pass, I only have classes one per week, yet I strongly feel that my English improved a lot especially in terms of vocabulary and pronunciation. I cannot recommend enough JoAnne as a teacher as well as a person. I am so grateful that she has been very passionate and dedicated during this difficult time due to the pandemic – thank you very much and I really look forward to keeping learning with you!

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Juliana

After study at a traditional english school I decided to find an alternative that would better suit my needs. I was looking for a native teacher, with a deep knowledge of English, it was then when I found JoAnne.

JoAnne is a great teacher for all levels! I started to have classes with her when my level was intermediate and immediately she identified where I was struggling and helped me to become more confident.

Although the 1-1 lessons are quite intense and you have to prepare yourself before the classes, Joo makes things much easier. She is super positive and encouraging teacher, focusing on your strengths and at the same time making sure you’re being challenged.

If you, like me, are struggling to learn english, independent of your goal (work, IELTs, communication) I highly recommend her.

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Сергей

Great thanks to JoAnne! Very good and helpful tutor. I am a Russian native speaker and she helped me to prepare for my IELTS exam and improve my speaking and listening skills. Thank you!

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Lorenzo

She is an outstanding teacher. She is always kind and she is able to help students in every case. I absolutely recommend her on Superprof!

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Caterina

JoAnne is a great teacher, makes everything really easy to understand. She helped me pass a very hard exam at University, couldn't recommend more

Interview with JoAnne

QUESTION 01 | 08
1) Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
JoAnne — I was born and raised in London so English this is my native tongue. However, I first started teaching it back in 2002, when I moved to Uruguay and started teaching ESL in a bilingual private school there called Colegio Ingles. This is where I learnt to speak my second language, Spanish.
QUESTION 02 | 08
2) Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
JoAnne — Apart from our Queen who speaks what we call the Queen's English and is truly emblematic, nonetheless, it is a rather unnatural way for most English people to speak and it would be wrong of me to choose just one character who could represent English, as it is spoken with many an accent in England and globally.
QUESTION 03 | 08
3) Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behaviour in the language that you particularly like?
JoAnne — One word or phrase, in English that I particularly like, no, there are just so many. I do however, love learning new vocabulary and also teaching them to be reproduced, this in turn becomes a hidden power. so I have chosen this quote to back up what I feel about vocabulary:- "The more words you know, the more clearly and powerfully you will think ... and the more ideas you will invite into your mind." - Wilfred Funk
QUESTION 04 | 08
4) Why does speaking this language matter to you?
JoAnne — Speaking languages in general matter to me, as this world becomes smaller for us and the chances to connect with businesses worldwide and travel have become more facilitated, English is becoming the Lingua Franca in this evolving world. So, it would be great if we could all communicate and understand one and other's similarities and differences and understand why, as this will put an end to xenophobia and will promote understanding and acceptance of each other's cultures.
QUESTION 05 | 08
5) What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
JoAnne — The main difficulty to learning English is the exceptions to the rules and there are so many of them. We have a multitude of phrases, a myriad of phrasal verbs and don't even get me started on the dreaded "P" word, prepositions. Spelling is also particularly challenging too. I think to be given the opportunity to explore what you truly need to learn and have each class tailor-made to suit your needs will aid in the learning process, and to work with natural production of the language.
QUESTION 06 | 08
6) Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
JoAnne — In high school I became aware that when I read aloud, I would put words in that weren't there, and miss whole lines and sentences. This was a truly embarrassing time for me as I excelled in all subjects, including English but just couldn't read out loud. I became rebellious in my English classes to avoid being chosen to read aloud, and felt that my teachers didn't deserve that rebellion. But life always teaches you lessons and some 22 years after my school days, I became a teacher, not only working with rebellious students like myself at their age, but also had to read out loud to the class. This took a lot of breathing exercises and slowing down of my brain so I kept in line with what I was reading. Little did I know that my condition was none other than one form of dyslexia, of which not a lot was known in my days, and now of course it is. So at the age of 36 I was able to overcome my dyslexia, what is more I can recognise it in others, which in turn has given me the ability to help and encourage students specific needs with reading.
QUESTION 07 | 08
7) How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?
JoAnne — Moving to Uruguay first threw me in the path of teaching languages as a second language. It was here that I trained for this role, qualified, put into practise, made lots of mistakes and learnt from them. I learnt about Spanish Language interference and noted the common mistakes people made. Although I must say that it was on moving back to my homeland and requalifying and studying for other types of teaching that I was really able to see patterns in cultures and other languages that had profound effects on their spoken and written English. I have since learned to teach a variety of English Language skills, such as GCSE, Writing skills, ESL, Literacy for teens and adults, personal statements for university, curriculum writing, TOEFL, Cambridge assessment exams, and the most popular of all my subjects taught, IELTS. This is being globally to amazing people and yes, they learn from me and I learn a lot from them too.
QUESTION 08 | 08
8) What makes you a Superprof in language?
JoAnne — It would be hard for me to say I am a SUPERPROF because it doesn't reflect the humble and modest person that I truly am. I would say that I have 21 years of experience, I tailor all classes to suit the student, I am empathetic, patient and kind and my results in exams speak louder than words, and so do the testimonies, reviews and recommendations I have with Superprof website.

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