I focus on what you don't know and build up from there. In my book, there is never an unteachable student, only an unteachable teacher. After an initial discussion by skype or phone, I work out a lesson plan and time period to suit you. At the end of the lesson, I ask you to reflect on what you have learned. This is for me. I need to know that I have done my job correctly. I'm also honest about what I feel you can achieve in the time you've allotted me.
One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Deborah will plan your first lesson with care.
Most importantly, I try to find out what you want to achieve. I've taught many foreign professionals, including high ranking government foreign officials, businessmen, and women, who require a 6 in IELTS and are understandably worried. The exam is difficult but I have devised a technique that will alleviate some of the strain. I'm currently teaching an A-level student, who needs to get a good mark for her future law placement. As it's linguistically based, I focus on her weak areas, which is grammar. Her first question to me was about a clause. 'What is it?' I took it from there and devised my first lesson on clauses, after all, they include most of the lexis. By lesson three, she was not only recognising clauses but able to point out the noun, adjective, and adverbial phrases. As a course director for a language school, I have to devise curriculums for summer school and teachers, so I'm used to being creative. I've taught GCSE to adults, AQA, with a 90% success rate. I've taught entry level, students who couldn't speak a word. In my spare time, when I have any, I write. I used to teach writing and illustrating, as I have five published children's books under my belt. Some are in their third edition. Language is everything to me, and there is nothing more fulfilling than inspiring confidence.
In terms of discount for general English, I offer one free hour/lesson and for blocks of ten paid in advance. I offer a discount of £50. The exception being IELTS where the standard hourly rate is paid weekly in advance. Free first hour still included. Additional AU Pair monthly discounts available upon request.
1)40 HOURS:£975 - discount 200 will be £775
2) 30 HOURS: £725 - discount 150 will be £575
3) 20 HOURS: £475 - a discount of 100 will be £375.
In terms of payment, I do require payment either through PayPal at the beginning of each week.
Masters in English - Open University.
BA Honours in Humanities - Open University.
Qualified Teacher Status, learning and skills - Accredited by the institute of lifelong learning.
Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Accredited by the University of Surrey.
Course Director for Apex Language School and Test English.
Private tutor for A Level student.
Adult tutor - GCSE students - Hampshire County Council - Received Outstanding on teaching observation.
Adult tutor - Entry Level EFL - Hampshire County Council
Five Published children's books - Maskew Miller Longman. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition.
Currently completing an IELTS Textbook - It's not Hieroglyphics.
Where do I start with the amazing Deborah. I had a real hard time with the whole IELTS test experience. It took me 12 attempts to score 7 or above in each subject on the same day. I sat these 12 tests over a period of a year and a half so as you can imagine I was very frustrated. I did have another tutor from Superprof who was my tutor for 7 months, his name is Lewis Richards. Over the 7 months my scores improved on each subject except for the writing. In that 7 months not once did my writing score change from a 6.5 with Lewis's help. I found Lewis's lessons very repetitive and realised he actually was reducing my confidence. I got to see a very unprofessional side of Lewis which Forced me to make a official complaint against him. I knew I needed a new teacher and found Deborah on here. Choosing Deborah as my tutor was the single best decision I made with my IELTS journey. We had lessons over a 4 week period and in that time I learned a whole new approach to the IELTS test. Deborah actually taught me, and structured all my lessons specifically to me personally and my weak areas. This had a dramatic effect on improving my ability in writing and helped me gain my confidence back I had lost. I felt Deborah set high expectations for me and this was crucial is getting me out of the 6.5 band I had been scoring in so many writing tests. In 4 short weeks with Deborah's help I finally scored above 7 in every subject including writing, something I couldn't achieve prior to this. I would highly recommend deborah to anyone looking to improve the skills she teaches, and I'm grateful I found her on this website. I can now move on with my visa and this is all thanks to Deborah's fantastic teaching.
Deborah is absolutely brilliant! Excellent teacher and person! I couldn’t recommend her enough!!!
I met Deborah on the internet when looking for a tutor for my teenage son. He spent 2 weeks in the UK with the main purpose being to improve his english as a foreign language. 4 hours a day one-to one lessons provided by Deborah gave my son a great deal of confidence . He made a considerable progress in all his english skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) within a very short period of time. We found Deborah to be a friendly tutor being able to encourage her students to reach their potential.
Absolutely recommend Deborah to anyone looking to strengthen their weaknesses, leave every session with a growing confidence and actually make solid, noticeable progress even after 1 tutoring lesson.
Highly recommend! Helped me so much!
Thank you again!
Deborah has worked for our Agency for many years.
As Course Director, Debbie has taken the role to the highest level of professionalism. Delivering bespoke curriculum to over 600 students in the last 4 years.
Debbies teaching methods prioritize the student and their growth from start to finish. Combinations of listening, reading, writing and visual learning to help the students take classroom teachings into everyday life. Debbie has the rare ability to treat each student individually and acknowledge their level and capability.
Our clients annually request for Deborah to be with their students, and praise her commitment and hard work. Her pride at the end of each student presentation, and willingness to go above and beyond for each student are clear to all who meet her.
We hope she continues to grace us with her presence and love for the industry each year.
Debbie is a wonderful teacher of English. She is full of life, dynamic and always smiling. We feel she love her job. Very patience, take her time for explain again if you have not understood. All profs should to be like you :)
Deborah is a super teacher, I learned a lot with her.
She is understanding and always checks if you understand everything properly before doing anything else.
I recommend her!
The passion, enthusiasm and fun Deborah brings to her teaching makes learning easy! When a teacher genuinely loves language and words you couldn’t ask to be taught by anyone better.
She’s a good teacher. Very dynamic and patient. She gives the love of learning. I have a lot English teachers but Deborah is the best.
Deborah is a good teacher; with her courses, I improved my English and I liked Deborah’s vocabulary. I recommend her as one of the best teachers in England!
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