An experienced teacher in both the UK and Venezuela, I have a wealth of skills teaching English for General/Business and Cambridge Exam purposes at a range of levels and ages, tutoring 9-11 year olds for English, AS & A2 level Spanish.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
One-to-one or small group tuition (5 people max) in order to pass your Cambridge Exam; PET, KET, First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced English, Business English Certificate (Vantage or Higher) or IELTS - I can also help you with the IELTS Life Skills Test that came into effect as of 6th April 2015. General or Business English skills, which includes knowledge of Legal English (familiarity with Cambridge ILEC and have taught this as a special interest class for the last year).
I also tutor 9-11 year olds for English to improve grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc as well as AS/A2 level students for Spanish.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Trinity TEFL Certificate gained in 2006 and member of Cambridge English Teacher where various in-house training sessions completed.
Spanish read, written and spoken to proficiency level. Have lived and worked in South America and have been part of projects/worked in the UK as an interpreter, teacher (using both English and Spanish) and as a translator.
- How much do you charge?
General classes - £ 25.00 per hour
£115.00 block of 5 x 1 hour classes*
£230.00 block of 10 x 1 hour classes*
Exam/Business classes - £ 30.00 per hour
£140.00 block of 5 x 1 hour classes*
£280.00 block of 10 x 1 hour classes*
Tutoring/Interpreting/Translations - by arrangement but, please see pricing.
Blocks need to be booked/arranged and paid in advance.
I always offer a free 30 min consultation class to find out your goals and requirements prior to booking. Please note, for group bookings, a similar level of English is required and will be assessed in the free 30 min assessment.
Cancellation conditions apply.
Dissertations - £50.00 (max 15,000 words)
£ 5.00 per 1,000 words thereafter.
- Where do you teach?
I could teach you in Central London, Monday to Friday, mainly around the Southbank, other southwest/south east London locations can be considered. I am prepared to teach from my home on certain days of the week, nearest train/overground station is Norwood Junction, bus routes 196/468.
- When are you available?
I would try and fit classes in around your and my schedule and am available as mentioned in 'Where do you teach'?
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students from 16+ years old for Business, Exam and EFL classes, levels taught from Beginner to Advanced (A1 to C1).
I have also tutored students for AS and A level Spanish - I am familiar with the AQA syllabus, in addition, I am currently tutoring a year 7 child (11 year old) for English - see 'My Testimonials', I am DBS checked. Please note, this type of teaching would be from home only.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Cambridge Suite of Exams; PET, KET, FCE, CAE, IELTS, BEC (Vantage and Higher). AS & A level Spanish. Tutoring KS2 English.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am able to do Skype lessons by arrangement, please ask.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
With over 21 years teaching English as a Foreign Language experience both here in the UK and South America, TEFL qualified since 2006 and teaching Cambridge Exams and Business English since 2008, and, since January 2019, teaching OET (for Healthcare Professionals). Having a wealth of experience, ideas to tailor your studies and help you get a good pass in your exam or improve your Business/General English Language skills.
Spanish has been a big part of my adult life and is used on a daily basis. I have been an Interpreter for The Immigration Appellate Authority (2000) and often translate documents from English to Spanish and vice versa. In addition, I have taught Spanish at an after school club (5-7 year olds) and tutored AS/A2 level Spanish exam candidates.
I am currently tutoring an 11 year old child for English who has recently taken SATS. Areas covered include grammar, punctuation, exam technique and spelling.
Prior to teaching my background was in Retail Banking.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
DBS Certificate held.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I first started teaching when living overseas in Venezuela. Upon my return to the UK I worked for a Latin American organisation teaching groups of adults using the skills gained in Venezuela. I took my Trinity Certificate in 2006 in London and started working for one of the best known language schools in the world in 2007.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Cambridge English Teacher.
I prepared to OET exam with Julia and passed it with flying colours on my first trial. She is a very experienced teacher who can easily detect students’ needs and tailors the lessons accordingly. On top of all, she is very kind and supportive. I feel really grateful that I met with her, I would not have passed it without her tremendous help.
She is really professional, capable of designing individualized teaching programs, use your strengths to improve your self-esteem, and work on improving your weaknesses, available to listen to your needs at all times and allows you to reach your goal 100%
Julie began her teaching with daughter four years ago. She brought with her an extensive teaching of English (subject) and Spanish language, along with a positive attitude and engaging personality. This past year she has organized and explored initiating alternative remote teaching methods, with great success. Since her first year teaching my daughter, Julie has contributed towards getting my daughter inspired and to explore gifts of learning. I am confident that she will continue to have a positive influence on many other students to come.
I did some English classes with Julie and I hope to do many more!! She is a great teacher!! She is super clear in explaining legal English and she helps me a lot with fluency, vocabulary and accent!! She customise the class on the student need! I very much recommend Julie from beginners to advanced students!!
I am pleased to write this recommendation on behalf of Julie Bestwick. I had the pleasure of working with her at EC Language School. Among my colleagues,Julie was the role model to follow as we all admired her.
She is a driven, organised teacher who develops inspiring relationships with her students. Personally, I believe in Julie's capacity, experience and kindness so much that, at the moment, I am taking superb classes with her in order to broaden my horizons. Having Julie as a teacher will open doors for you.
Julie is an exceptional language tutor, her ability to cater for all learning types ensures that anyone can learn a language.
Her calm and patient personality means she is the perfect tutor for beginners and the more advanced.
I’d recommend Julie to anyone who is wanting to learn Spanish or English.
Julie is one of the best teachers and persons I have ever met in London.
She is very able to listen and understand the student needs in order to provide personalized teaching.
I considerably improved my English level because she focussed the lesson exactly where I needed.
She is like a guarantee to improve the use of the language with the advantage that she is a great person as well
In order to achieve the KET it was necessary for me to take classes with Julie (via Skype) and she enhanced my understanding so I could work with the scheme of the exam and she taught me techniques that were fundamental at the time of taking the exam. For this reason I am infinitely grateful for all that I was taught as without her teaching I wouldn't have been able to achieve my desired result. I need to highlight that she is an excellent teacher with lots of experience with this type of exam.
I am delighted that I found Julie to tutor my son in English. My son is 11 years old and Julie has currently been tutoring for the last 6 weeks.
As a parent, I find Julie to be a skilled, professional and creative tutor. She is also flexible and tailors learning to my son's needs. There has been an improvement in his literacy, and more importantly, in his confidence. Worth every penny!
Julie has really helped me to improve my English, especially my spelling and punctuation. She is a very nice person and makes learning fun. I look forward to my sessions with her. My teacher has noticed that I have improved.
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