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Bozena
« Sarah is a superb teacher. She had helped me achieve my IELTS goals.... More »
Bozena
« Sarah is a superb teacher. She had helped me achieve my IELTS goals. She always thinks about new ideas on how to explain grammatical structures and takes extra care with correcting mistakes. She also has a great personality, which allows people to relax during her lessons. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone who needs to improve English for IELTS or for a professional career. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Sarah Louise
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • School support
Levels
  • All Levels

Qualified and experienced English Teacher in Plymouth for General English EFL/ESOL classes from £18-20 per hour. FREE 1st lesson (1 hour). Exam English also available

Methodology

I base my classes on my students needs, every student is different and will need to be challenged and supported in different ways. I think it is importable to be knowledgeable about your subject, but also take time getting to know my students and make learning fun for them.

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

Background

Qualified English teacher with over 7 years experience working in education as both a teacher and lecturer in English language. Can assist with conversational English, academic skills, business English, and improve confidence. Engaging classes, using educational games, tailor made courses depending on student needs.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £95
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180

Details

Study general English with me for £18-20 per hour.

Your first 1 hour lesson is 100% free. After that, the more lessons you buy, the cheaper it is.

£20 per hour for a 1 hour General English lesson.
£19 per hour for a block of 5, 1 hour General English lessons.
£18 per hour for a block of 10, 1 hour General English lessons.

Lessons offered by Sarah Louise
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • School support
Levels
  • All Levels

Sarah Louise's CV

I am experienced in teaching English and Employment skills in a variety of contexts, I love what I do, and enjoy helping my students to reach their goals.

Education and Training
2017 CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development (in progress)
2017 Information Advice and Guidance Level 2
2017 LEAP Conflict Management Training
2017 Child Protection Course, Plymouth City Council
2015 IELTS teaching and invigilator training, Princess Nourah University, KSA
2013 CELTA (PASS), St. Giles International, Brighton, UK
2013 British Council English Language Teacher Graduate Program, London, UK
2012 BA Hons in Social Anthropology and International Development (2:1), University of Sussex, UK
2008 Compass and Compassito Human Rights Educator Training, BNYCPT, Bulgaria

Relevant Professional Experience

English and Employment Teacher,
Open Doors International Language School, Plymouth 08/18 - present
Working with migrants and refugees teaching English, preparing students for ESOL, IELTS, and Functional Skills English Exams. Working with students to help them get jobs, reach their career goals.

English, Employability and PSD Lecturer
Weston College, 01/17 - 08/18
Teaching and developing EFL courses and resettlement and employment courses (City and Guilds) for adult learners, supporting learners with learning difficulties in class and on a one to one basis

Freelance Trainer
MBM Training, Liverpool 11/17 –
Working as a trainer on Erasmus+ European training projects. Planning and preparing training and materials, delivering training in informal learning. Delivering training in the UK and abroad, working on multi lateral projects. Working with other NGO partners and sharing best practice, disseminating information. Workshops and training sessions will include using LEGO and drones to promote creativity in the classroom, Human Rights Education etc.

Education and Training Project Coordinator 06/16 – ongoing
Open Hearts Open Borders UK
Working with a community refugee organization to design, create, and establish an education and training project to provide community education, and also to create specialized training for professionals who work with refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants e.g. equality and diversity training, data protection in small communities etc. Building a project from scratch, networking with schools, creating partners, seeking funders, taking the project from pilot onwards. Working and facilitating workshops for children and refugees and asylum seekers.

EOSL Teacher 06/14 – 06/17
Mayflower College, Plymouth, UK
Working full time as an EFL teacher in a language school training teachers of English, and providing business English to corporate clients, and English for Specific Purposes to other professionals e.g. pilots, nurses, air traffic controllers etc. Teaching general English, and IELTS English to a range of students. Working with migrants and refugees/asylum seekers.

ESOL Teacher 10/15 – 01/16
Apollo English, Hanoi, Vietnam
Working full time as an ESL teacher, teaching primarily Vietnamese students from kindergarten through to teens. Planning creative lessons using music, songs, films, Interactive white boards, games, and Western culture. Assisting in the Apollo Vietnam CSR project, developing low-tech training materials for teachers in under resourced schools in rural Vietnam, and for Vietnamese tutors for their 1:1 tuition classes. Teaching corporate clients off site.

ESL Lecturer – Preparatory Year Program 01/14 – 06/15
Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, KSA
Lecturing in English at an all-female, government run University in Saudi Arabia. Working in a way that is sensitive to local culture and values, and designing and implementing culturally sensitive lessons for example not using music and film in class. Designing and leading brown bag teacher training sessions for colleagues on the use of games, tools for creativity in the classroom, teaching the IELTS exam, and cultural understanding. Attending and assisting in other trainings and workshops. Assisting with the teacher support drop-in center. Living and working in a changing and highly sensitive environment. Having a respect and understanding of Islam. Use of basic Arabic.

Social Program Coordinator 04/13 – 10/13
University of Sussex International Summer School
Planning, developing and delivering a program of culturally enriching social activities for international summer school students from over 30 different countries. Devising and delivering trip leader training, to prepare staff for emergencies, understand best practice guidelines, to follow risk assessments, and to feel able and prepared to lead trips. I also designed and led workshops to prepare staff for specific events such as a pub crawl where we had in excess of 400 students aged 18+ visit 6 different venues in Brighton. Staff were trained to check the health and welfare of the students throughout the event, and prepared to administer first aid, and how to act in different situations.

Learning Support Tutor 2012-2013
City College, Plymouth
Assisting and supporting students with complex, specific learning, behavioural difficulties, and disabilities on a range of academic and vocational courses. Assisting in class and in a 1:1 basis.

Volunteer English and Human Rights Teacher 03/08 – 09/08
EVS: Bulgarian Network for Child and Youth Trafficking Prevention (BNCYTP), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Assisting and training local English teachers in partner schools. I also trained as a Compass and Compassito Human Rights Education trainer, where I trained local volunteers to teach Human Rights Education. I was also trained in many other techniques for social change such as Augusto Baol’s Forum Theatre which I still use in my training sessions today. I also trained national and international NGO’s and community activists in my organization’s area of work, child and human trafficking prevention and Migrant Rights awareness at both national and international youth workshops and conferences. Volunteering for a small organization in a LEDC I also had to respond to the organization’s needs and be flexible, for example assisting with painting school rooms, events, and working with national and local media. I worked primarily with Roma and Migrant youth during this time.

Mental Health and Self Exploration for Young People Course Facilitator 08/05 - 06/06
Volunteer at the Safespace Project, Plymouth and District MIND Association
Assisting in developing and facilitating an informal education course in mental health awareness for young people aged 15-21, teaching in schools, colleges and universities in the Devon and Cornwall region. Assisting in the training of new volunteers. Using non-formal assessment methods such as learning journals, and teaching through play, debate, art, and meditations.

13 reviews on Sarah Louise
  • 5/5

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13 recommendations

Bozena

Sarah is a superb teacher. She had helped me achieve my IELTS goals. She always thinks about new ideas on how to explain grammatical structures and takes extra care with correcting mistakes. She also has a great personality, which allows people to relax during her lessons. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone who needs to improve English for IELTS or for a professional career.

Mira

I have greatly enjoyed the lessons that I took with Sarah, she is a great teacher. Her techniques helped me a lot to improve my English language, she is very dedicated to her students and I will highly recommended her as an English teacher. Mira xxx

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Gugarsha

Sarah is great teacher. Who takes the time to explain everything properly. She helped me a lot with preparing with the IELTS. She teached me a huge variety words too. I would definitely recommend her classes.

Interview with Sarah Louise

QUESTION 01 | 08
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
Sarah Louise — I'm a native English speaker from the UK but traveling and meeting students from around the world has inspired me to start learning other languages.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
Sarah Louise — British Culture is very diverse, many of my students think about Queen Elizabeth II, or Mr. Bean, but I think that British culture is a mix between Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter, and David Bowie. It's weird, it's wonderful, and it's creative.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behaviour in the language that you particularly like?
Sarah Louise — British people (especially children) do this strange thing ….
On the first day of every month, before 14:00 you can pinch and punch (hit) a friend or classmate. At the same time you should say "Pinch punch first of the month, white rabbit no returns". But if you forget to say "no returns" your friend or classmate can reply by punching and kicking you, and say "a punch and a kick for being so quick". Don't worry, people don't actually hurt one another. This tradition dates back to the Medieval era when people would perform rituals to scare away witches, but nowadays it's just a little fun between friends to see who remembers to do it first. Do you have anything like this in your culture?
QUESTION 04 | 08
Why does speaking this language matter to you?
Sarah Louise — Learning English can give you so many opportunities. Even if you don't want to work or study in an English speaking country it's useful for travel, to communicate in a common language with other non-native speakers, to keep up to date with cutting edge academic research, and to access a greater part of the internet are a few good reasons to start.
QUESTION 05 | 08
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
Sarah Louise — There is a big difference between the English we read in English text books, and listen to in American movies, and the English that native speakers use. In day-to-day life native speakers use a lot of phrasal verbs, slang, idiomatic language, and have many different accents. Native speakers often ignore grammar rules even though they know them and make mistakes with was and were especially when they are speaking. As a language learner the best way to overcome this problem is to watch a lot of British reality telly (television - see what I mean about slang) . It might not be your "cup of tea" (see what I meant about idioms) but you will learn how native speakers speak, and practice listening to lots of different accents. It could be a dating show, or a baking competition, as long as there are real people and not actors it will be useful.
QUESTION 06 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
Sarah Louise — When I was teaching and living in Saudi Arabia, one day I used google translate to ask for something in a pharmacy. The pharmacist looked at me and was very confused. I had asked him for a lion cub. A good English Learner's Dictionary beats a translator every time!
QUESTION 07 | 08
How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?
Sarah Louise — I have travelled to parts of the world where nobody speaks English at all. This has helped me as a teacher to understand how some of my students feel when they don't know how to communicate. I also have started learning French for the same reason. I always try to push myself in different ways to become a better teacher.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof in language?
Sarah Louise — I think I'm a superprof in English, because I try to make my lessons interesting and interactive. I will correct students but I also give lots of praise.

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