I am an experienced, enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of English and other languages. I believe that learning, if it is to be effective, should be both challenging and enjoyable.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English as a Foreign Language
Academic writing and proofreading
French and Spanish
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University
PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
Trinity College Diploma in TEFL
MA in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
- How much do you charge?
£25 per hour. An initial 15-minute consultation is free of charge. I am willing to travel, for which expenses are negotiable. Reduced fees can be negotiated for classes with more than one student.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my family home in Chesterfield where I live with my wife and family. I am willing to travel to the neighbouring cities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby and to other towns in the counties of Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. If it is possible to arrange longer training sessions, then I am willing to travel further afield, to the cities of Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.
- When are you available?
At present, I am available in the evening during the week and all day at the weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Children, teenagers and adult students.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
English - IELTS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE
French - GCSE
Spanish - GCSE
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
By Skype or by email.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I taught for 4 years in an English secondary school, preparing pupils for public examinations in French and Spanish up to A level.
After that I taught English as a Foreign Language in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I taught a variety of groups from classes of university students to workers on remote oilfields. At present I am teaching English in the Further Education sector in the UK.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• BA Modern Languages (Cambridge), MA (TEFL)
• Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in English and French
• I have a CRB certificate
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