Hi, my name is Lewis and I am a TEFL Teacher. I am happy and prepared to give English classes to all levels of English learners.
My teaching method is a student-centred approach to learning. Upon meeting the student, I ascertain their needs and objectives and structure material and lessons accordingly to meet the student's desired goals. My teaching style is that of a demonstrator/facilitator.
I base my classes on real subjects, as well as researched material that is relevant to the student, their interests and/or their targeted result. I always aim to have a positive, fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere in class.
I approach each topic by introducing and discussing it, encouraging the student to express what they know, think or feel all the while eliciting language use. After this, exercises and activities are centred around a particular grammar point, language structure and/or vocabulary.
I have over 5 years experience giving English classes to a wide range of ages with learners from 6 to 65 in both one-to-ones and groups, including Business-level English to employees and managers since 2014, both in person and online. I have taught in different countries around the world such as Brazil, North Africa, Spain and Mexico.
I have experience with exam preparation with British Council/Cambridge IELTS, FCE and ETS TOEFL.
I have a TEFL certificate which certifies me in both TEFL and TESOL. I am a patient teacher as I know, appreciate and have experienced first-hand the difficulties of learning another language.
My interests are music, film, current news, technology, sport, the arts and video games!
Fees for students below the ages of 18 are charged at £20 an hour, with discounted rates for packs of five (5) and ten (10) hours upfront at the rates of £90.00 and £180.00 respectively.
All fees are paid for in advance of classes. In the event of cancellation with less than 6 hours notice (unless exceptional or unique circumstances), 65% of the hourly rate is still retained.
TEFL Org UK 120-hour TEFL/TEOSL Course Certificate (incorporating Grammar & Language Awareness, Video & Observation modules and Classroom workshops)
Teaching position, offering online English classes from conversational to IELTS and TOEFL revision in a one-to-one style. Working with a wide range of students with differing abilities and ages from all over the world, dealing with their uniquely different languages, customs and cultures. Providing feedback, support and improvement solutions for their language learning.
(October ’20 – Current)
United English (Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico)
Teaching position, doing full English classes for students, mainly Business English for adults and teenagers in groups and one-to-ones (levels A1-C1). Giving classes at the school, on-site at company premises (businesses such as Honda, Michelin, D'Gari, Whirlpool, Alpha Industry, Hitachi, Scania, Peterson Springs, Kaeser Compressors and Martinrea) and online to employees and managers. Creating skill-specific lessons for classes such as grammar and listening along with special revision lessons. Preparing students for TOEIC and in-house exams testing all four skills through regular tests. Completing admin duties such as completing progress reports on all students and attending monthly meetings and workshops for further development.
(August '16 – August ‘20)
The English School (Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico)
Teaching position, doing full English classes for students from the ages of 5 to 52, in groups and one-to ones. Levels ranged from Elementary to Upper Intermediate (A1 - C1). Entrusted to create lesson plans and tests for all classes. Writing progress reports on all students. Preparing students for British Council/Cambridge IELTS, FCE and ETS TOEFL exams through written, reading, listening and oral tests. In charge of marking Mock IELTS exams.
(April '16 - July '16)
British Centre (Melilla, Andalucia, Spain)
Teaching position, doing full English classes for students from the ages of 6 to 57. In groups (up to 12 in a class) and one-to-ones. Levels ranged from Elementary to Upper Intermediate (A1 - C1 GESE & ISE). Responsible to create lesson plans, tests and homework specific to each class on a weekly basis. Writing reports on each student. Preparing and invigilating students for Trinity College London exams as well as Mock Trinity in-house exams through written, reading, listening and oral tests. In charge of marking Mock Trinity exams for my groups.
(October '15 - February '16)
Free Up Idiomas (Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil)
Teaching position, doing full English classes for a range of students of varying ages (14 to 55) in a classroom environment in groups and also one-to-one VIP classes. Levels ranged from Beginner to Advanced, including Business English classes. Sole responsibility to create unique lesson plans for each lesson. Creating written and oral tests for students to complete. Completing student report cards to gauge progress. Working with the school to support them in various administrative matters and participating in meetings to discuss student progress.
(August '14 - February '15)
He's an excellent teacher, I had the opportunity to attend his classes for a year and the way he presents you the information and it's developing you in the language are phenomenal. In addition to support for language development, he cares about his students and cares about his person what facilitates communication and inspires security.
I knew Lewis in a English School in Mexico, he was one of my many teachers but he had a great energy. I have to say that the days when I had class with Lewis were funny as the same time that I learned. Lewis is committed with teaching English. He always encourage every student to participate in class which is helpful to develop confidence. Definitely Lewis is a great English teacher and if Ihad the chance, I woud take more classes with him.
I am from Mexico City where apparently there are many options to learn english, however, I felt like sth was missing...fortunately I found out my teacher Lewis who has helped me to improve my english massively in every aspect.
The time flies in his dynamic classes, with every observation and correction I finish learning more than my expectatives also it's really nice to feel comfortable knowing that if I have doubts he always Will answer kindly and clearly to my questions in order to help me to understand better and making the topic easier for me.
If I have developed my skills with the language it's thanks to him so, Do I recommend his classes? Of course I do!!
Lewis was my teacher in Brazil for a couple of months. He has always been extremely helpful and willing to help us with any kind of questions learners might have. He was always prepared and not only provided us with challenge but also with cultural curiosities and I had a lot of fun during his classes. Having the opportunity to learn from Lewis has helped me improve my English a lot.
Excellent teacher !!! He transmits confidence, makes you feel like a friend, his way of explaining makes it easier to understand and personally I learned a lot from him.
Lewis is a kind and calm teacher, with a lot of patience, but also dynamic and creative. He uses different sources and types of activities, so you can learn uses of English language from different perspectives.
He’s also a highly respectful and polite person, he’s always observing and getting to know others to avoid mistakes on communication, and gets very curious about foreign cultures.
If you’re not used to British accent, it could be a little difficult to follow him at the beginning, but thanks to his patience and empathy, you get on track soon, and after getting along with him, is very probable that you get very interested in British accents, dialects and culture.
Lewis a passionate and dedicated teacher. His wonderful level of patience creates an ideal learning environment for students. I couldn’t recommend Lewis highly enough as an educator.
I met Lewis when he was teaching English at a school I studied here in São Paulo, Brazil.
He knows how to teach very well, knows how to keep students focused, in a fun way. His conversation teaching method helps you learn easily and quickly. Today, I speak advanced English thanks to Lewis and his way of teaching.
If I could, I would like to study with him again.
I learned English from Lewis and I highly recommend it.
Great teacher and excellent person.
He is dinamic and patiently to teach, every lesson is funny with him.
Getting s from Mexico
Superb Teacher! Excellent communication skills, he always explain things the easiest possible and has a great variety of resources to teach, he creates an atmosphere of confidence between the students.
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