My teaching method is based on contextual language teaching approach. It is student centred and I base my teaching on my students and their experiences by helping them connect what they already know to what they are expected to learn. I allow flexibility and always take into account the students' needs and learning styles. I use lesson plans to structure my lessons with clear objectives, which are assessed at the end of the lesson. I use questions and conversations to check that the subject matter has been successfully learned.
While teaching grammar and other language functions, I endeavour to draw on the student's own experience to contextualise the learning so that they can concentrate on learning the language itself rather than unfamiliar context which can interfere with language acquisition.
I teach - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills, as well as preparing students for exams.
I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience. I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and CELTA qualification. I have taught ESOL /EFL at all levels. I have taught in both colleges and schools in the UK. I am currently working as a private tutor. I offer tailor-made one-to-one courses to suit all needs and levels:
* EFL - KET, PET, FCE, CAE
* ESOL - Pre-Entry to Level 2
* Business English
* Academic English
* Exam Preparation
• 11 plus for Kids
• Conversational English
If you need to cancel a class please do so 24 hours before the lesson otherwise you will be charged for the session.
Hello and welcome to my world! My name is Mel, as an efficient and resourceful facilitator of education, I have over 20 years of experience in teaching and curriculum development. I am a qualified teacher (PGCE, QTS) and I am also ESOL/EFL qualified (CELTA).
I am very organised, enterprising and goal oriented. The success of my students is my passion and I strive to ensure they all succeed and achieve their goals.
1. September 2017 -Present: Self Employed Private Tutor/Airbnb host
I currently work as a private tutor and run an Airbnb with my house in Peterborough. I also provide a proof reading service for degree students whose first language is not English.
I have successfully tutored students to pass their IELTS, CAE, ESOL at all levels and the 11 plus exams for children. Teach both online and in person.
2. November 2006 – July 2016 – Peterborough Regional College Part time ESOL/EFL Lecturer
As a lecturer I taught various subjects:
ESOL Skills For Life – Entry 1 – Level 2 (Cambridge Exams); EFL – FCE, CAE and IELTS
As a class tutor my role was to teach students the four main skills: Reading, Writing , Listening and Speaking in order to prepare them for Exams and life in the UK. During speaking and listening exams one my roles was to be an interlocutor (the person responsible for asking questions and engaging the students in discussions).
3. September 1996- October 2006: Lambeth College, LONDON
Course Manager and Lecturer: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) & ICT Coordinator
As a course manager, my responsibilities in addition to teaching included managing a team of teachers, managing courses, writing schemes of work for ESOL and EFL courses, assessment and staff training.
As a lecturer I taught various subjects during my time at Lambeth College:
ESOL Skills For Life – Entry 1 – Level 2 (Cambridge Exams), EFL – KET
English for Academic Purposes (EAP), ESOL PITMANS (Now CITY & GUILDS)
I also taught Computer Studies and Information Communication at A Level, as well as GNVQ & NVQ/BTEC Levels.
4. January 04 – July 04 (Sabbatical)
Project Management/ Educational Development in Ghana, West Africa
I worked with a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO)
Interests: I enjoy aerobics, running, power walking, reading and singing. I have being involved in and run after school and holiday clubs for children. I also coordinate children’s work at church. I love teaching and engaging with people.
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