"The value of education... is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think" Albert Einstein. I love learning and I love education and the way I teach is to help students to think for themselves. I always say that it is ok to make mistakes, because every mistake is an opportunity to learn something. With me, you will learn to use your mind to think and you will feel safe to make mistakes and to learn through your mistakes. I teach 1-1 which means that I create a learning programme for you that suits your needs and your goals.
I am a native English speaker with ten years of experience teaching English (ESOL/EFL/EAL) to adults and secondary school children from all over the world. I teach ESOL classes to adults in Rochester, Kent and I teach students 1-1, including IELTS. I am passionate about languages and about learning and I love seeing students make progress and become confident in English. I also studied French and German, so I understand the highs and lows of learning languages, as well as teaching them.
March 2015-current: ESOL Tutor at Medway Adult Education.
I am currently in charge of teaching five ESOL classes, working independently to deliver E3 reading & writing, E3 listening & speaking, L1 reading & writing, L2 reading & writing and E3 reading, writing, listening & speaking. I am responsible for writing SOW, lesson plans, maintaining ILPs and records of achievement, as well as preparing students for Trinity ESOL exams.
April 2015-end July 2018: part-time EAL Tutor at St Simon Stock School, Maidstone.
I was responsible for supporting secondary school pupils who have English as a second language, both in-class support and bespoke 1-1 support.
July 2015-Sep 2015 ESOL Tutor on behalf of Medway Adult Education at Berkeley Homes, Gillingham; designing and delivering an ESOL for work course to construction workers on site.
May 2010 – Aug 2013: ESOL Tutor for The Manchester College, HMYOI Rochester – creating and running the ESOL course at HMYOI Rochester as the only ESOL specialist teacher. I was responsible for delivering high quality, differentiated ESOL lessons, writing SOW, lesson plans, individual learning plans, adapting ESOL resources for use in offender learning and delivering ESOL International qualifications with City & Guilds.
Nov 2009 – Dec 2009: English for Business Lecturer, Brit College, London
July 2009 – August 2009: EFL Teacher, Summer School, Christ’s Hospital, UK
March 2008 – April 2009: EFL Teacher at Auckland Edinburgh College, Auckland, New Zealand.
Teaching English to adults from Elementary Level to Upper Intermediate.
September 2017 & November 2016: Safeguarding, child protection and e-safety training
September 2016: Supporting Newly Arrived Pupils with EAL (Kent Schools CPD)
2008: University of Cambridge CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2003: CCIP - Diplôme de Français des Affaires (DFA1) distinction
1999-2003 University of Kent at Canterbury: B.A (Hons 1st Class) European Studies, French & German (1 year at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
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