I'm Dave, 28 from the UK. A native speaker of the wonderful English language! I'm very enthusiastic and extremely patient. I have a variety of experiences under me and I'm confident I can help your personal needs when it comes to learning this vast and dynamic language.
I currently hold a CELTA qualification.
-I've taught ages 6-62
-I've taught in schools, companies, discussion groups, private tutoring, online tutoring and exam prep.
-I've taught Business English and Engineering English.
-I've developed learning strategies for lower-intermediate-higher level learners (A1-C1 levels).
-I've taken students through B2 examinations with all of my students have passing to date.
-I'll always be available via email so any random questions students may have I will get back to them ASAP.
-I can easily organize and produce progression tests for classroom and private students.
-I spent 4 years as a Royal Marines Commando.
-I’ve traveled around every continent apart from South American and Antarctica.
-I worked as a sales manager for 2 years.
I take pride in making people feel comfortable in the teaching environment. I know it can be scary but don't panic! I always try to make it fun, interesting and most importantly stress-less and relaxed.
English teacher for the school. I was very quickly given higher responsibility students from my boss. These included teaching managers at multinational companies, holding debate/discussion and taking on big groups at other multinational companies. I spent most of my time teaching privately, mainly face to face but also over Skype. I took students through exam preparation (all to date have passed) after working there for only a month. I have to hand it to my boss he was excellent and always pushed me to do more. Realising how many ways to teach are out there has given me a plethora of different teaching methods, however I would say the thing I have learnt most from my year there is that no two students are the same. Taking a little extra time to get to know my students helped me help them a hundred times over. I also taught across an age range of 6-62.
I spent 4 years as a Royal Marines Commando. By far the most challenging job I have taken on board so far. Becoming a Marine taught me a huge amount about self discipline and I quickly developed the idea that it is our attitude that governs our aptitude, not the other way around. This is something I believe many students don't realise and why students can feel deflated at times. two particular skills I developed were that of structuring and organising my time very accurately but also how to go with the flow when last minute changes/decisions.