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 lessons, 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.
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, I offer one free hour/lesson and for blocks of ten, I offer a discount of £50.
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 or account 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.
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.
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