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I teach English to adults from intermediate to advanced level. Lessons are either online via webcam (Zoom) or face-to-face in West London/Central London, subject to lockdown restrictions.
Lessons are offered on a one-to-one basis for individuals or in small groups.
I am approachable, and my teaching style is friendly and patient.
My lessons put an emphasis on communication with plenty of speaking practice for students.
Welcome to my classes! I am a qualified and experienced Language Tutor with a Diploma (Level 5) in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I provide online tuition via Zoom so that you can improve your language skills from a time and place that suits your schedule. I also teach face-to-face in West London and Central London, subject to lockdown restrictions.
I provide language coaching to Business Professionals who want to improve their communication skills. I can help you improve your Business English with coaching in business terminology, idioms and expressions; English for meetings, presentations and negotiations.
I am British and I am a native English speaker with a background in business (import & export and tourism). My mission is to coach you to speak like a native.
I have also had experience preparing students successfully for the following English language exams: IELTS and CAE. I teach General English to adult students who want to prepare for these exams or who wish to learn English for academic studies, travel or pleasure.
I hold degrees in Modern Languages: BA in German & Italian, and MA in Applied Translation Studies (with distinction). I have a half-German background and I have lived in both Germany and Italy.
I also teach German and Italian
• No charge for a class cancelled by the student over 24 hours in advance of the scheduled start time of the lesson
• 100% charge for a class cancelled by the student within 24 hours of the scheduled start time of the lesson
In the event of a cancellation by the tutor within 24 hours of the lesson’s start time a free
lesson will be offered by the tutor for the subsequent lesson taught.
A travel cost of £15 per lesson applies within the West London / Central London areas
CURRICULUM VITAE: CAROL HOWARD, MA, AITI, MITG, MICS
Nationality: British Based in: London
LANGUAGE TUTOR & BLUE BADGE TOURIST GUIDE
Working languages: English (native language), German and Italian
HIGHER EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2020 TEFL Diploma Level 5, “i-to-i TEFL” online course
Additional Modules included:
One-to-one and Online Teaching; Business English.
2009 –2011 MA in Applied Translation Studies at London Metropolitan University.
Degree Class: Distinction.
2005-2007 Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists) preparation course taken from German into English at University of Westminster. General Paper 1 passed.
Accreditation received from Institute of Linguists in 2011 granting exemption from additional paper for Diploma in Translation exams.
1999-2001 London Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualification awarded by The Tourist Guiding Foundation (now the Institute of Tourist Guiding). Subsequently became M.I.T.G. (Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding). English Tourist Board language proficiency tests passed for guiding in German and Italian.
1993-1995 Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers course taken and exams passed. Awarded M.I.C.S. (Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers).
1992-1993 Certificate In Management Studies (CMS) course at Huron University, London. Course modules passed in various subjects, including Marketing, Financial Accounting and Business Finance.
1987-1991 BA (Joint Hons) Degree in German and Italian at University of Salford.
Awarded IIi. Degree included one year’s work experience abroad.
1986-1987 ‘A’ Levels passed in German, French and Italian at Stevenson College, Edinburgh.
2020 Corporate language tuition provided in English via Zoom for “The Chopsticks Club”, teaching a small group of Chinese engineers & architects online.
2017 - Language tuition, both face-to-face and online tutoring via webcam (freelance)
present with private students and via online Language Schools, including Cambly and Apprentus.com. Language tuition provided in English, German and Italian.
Experience preparing students successfully for IELTS and CAE exams.
Experience on Cambly’s online teaching platform with international students from China, Japan, India, Brazil, etc.
2001-2020 Blue Badge Tourist Guide in UK (based in London), guiding German, Italian &
(present) English-speaking groups (freelance). Guided tours conducted both within London and out of London on tours to various destinations, eg. Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Canterbury, Cambridge, etc.
2011-2014 Translation work (freelance), translating from German to English for various agencies, mainly for Word Converters Ltd. and YesTrans. Also translation work done for cafebabel.com as work placement for MA degree course.
1994-1999 Assistant Manager, Provisions Department, ITOCHU EUROPE PLC
Responsibility for the running of Itochu London’s coffee and cocoa commodity sections, including trading on commodity futures markets.
1992-1994 Trading Representative and PA to Director of NAUTILUS SHIPPING &
TRADING (LONDON) LIMITED, Islington, London
1991 Tour Manager for COSMOS TOURAMA, Grancia, Lugano, Switzerland.
The job involved leading coach tours of 7-14 days in Europe - mainly Italy - for English-speaking groups.
1989 & Tourist Guide for ATLAS EXPRESS, Lido di Jesolo, Italy
1990 This job entailed day excursions from Lido di Jesolo (near Venice) with English, German and Italian-speaking groups.
Oct 1989 – In-house translator for DR KUHN & CO., Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.
April 1990 (work placement as part of year abroad for BA degree). Translation of semi-technical texts from German into English.
Translating / Languages
• MA degree specialisations: translating Legal and Commercial texts
• Written and spoken fluency in German and Italian (Studied to BA and MA degree level)
• Advanced knowledge of French (‘A’ level passed with ‘A’ grade and knowledge maintained by taking ongoing courses at City Lit, London)
• Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, SDL Trados (translation software), PowerPoint
• Holder of full clean driving licence
• Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides and Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
• Volunteer cat carer at Cats Protection (once a week) for over 4 years
Perfect! Good lesson today! Carol was very patient and reassuring. Her teaching method was comprehensive. Overall, a very accomplished tutor.
It was a real pleasure to meet you today. Your spoken English is very good and you did a great job with those pronunciation exercises. The next step, as you mentioned, would be to increase your confidence so that you feel really comfortable speaking English. I think that your ideas of working on pronunciation and accent reduction will help you to take your English up to the next level. Keep up the good work! Carol
Perfect! Thorough and encouraging teacher. During our first class she was straight to the point with tasks to help me with my writing and interviewing skills. I will remain her student. Thank you so much, Carol!
Renata - great lesson! Your written and spoken English are both excellent. You just need to build up your confidence a bit more. It was a pleasure to work with you. Well done!
I wanted to brush up my German and Carol proved to be the perfect tutor. She designed a course to match my needs and was happy to adapt it as I progressed. She provided preparation work to support really effective face-to-face courses which included conversation practice around topics I chose. Carol is a highly professional language teacher who loves her job and shows infinite patience and flexibility. Her half-German background meant she understood my pitfalls and gently corrected and explained them. Her lessons were great fun and - Eureka! I finally feel more confident in German. I can recommend Carol 100%. Chris
Carol is a very prepared teacher but first of all she is a very good person very kind and helpful, she believes in what she does and puts a lot of effort into her work. I am sure that the students will get along very well with her and will pleasantly learn german language.
Carol really puts a great effort into every english lesson. Not only during the lesson, also befor the lesson. She searches for good exercises. Overall a very great and fun english teacher!
I have known Carol since October 5, 2020. I meet her twice a week so we often speak each other. She is really a Superprof because she is very patient with me and my poor English. She is very sweet, pleasant who has a lot of culture and hobbies.
Clearly, I recommend Carol because it is always with pleasure to meet up and learn gradually.
Carol is very kind and friendly. I am always looking forward to our weekly chats. She is helping me with grammar, vocabulary and pronounciation and I enjoy improving my English with her very much.
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