* FULLY QUALIFIED CELTA TUTOR WITH 10 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE * FUN DYNAMIC CLASSES * UK NATIVE SPEAKER * CLASSES FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS *
I'm Sophie, a native English speaker from the UK with many years’ experience teaching English to students of ALL AGES and LEVELS from across the globe. As a fully qualified CELTA instructor, I create interesting and stimulating lessons that are tailored to my students in order to help them achieve results in the areas that they want to improve. Here is what I can help you with:
LISTENING, READING AND WRITING SKILLS
PRONUNCIATION AND INTONATION
EXAM PREPARATION (IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge EXAMS)
RESUME, CV and JOB APPLICATIONS
EDITING AND PROOFREADING
ABOUT MY CLASSES...
I offer INFORMAL CONVERSATION CLASSES with a focus on accuracy and fluency as well as STRUCTURED PROFESSIONAL LESSONS in which all four language skills are incorporated (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation practice. To ensure that my lessons are relevant to today and to effectively prepare my students for the real world, I create DYNAMIC lessons based on topical, fresh materials and resources which reflect my students’ individual needs and interests.
Through an accommodating and supportive manner, I help improve my students’ confidence in English by placing an emphasis on STUDENT TALKING TIME and allowing time for ERROR CORRECTION at the end of each lesson.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME AND MY TEACHING STYLE...
As an experienced second language learner, I know what it means to learn a new language and I fully understand the challenges that my students face. Therefore, you can be certain that I am a highly COMPASSIONATE and ENCOURAGING teacher.
Having spent the last four years travelling and teaching around the world, I have had the incredible opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life which means that I am highly ADAPTIVE and SENSITIVE to the cultures of my learners.
What is more, I am aware of the common mistakes made by language learners of numerous nationalities and as such am able to quickly identify and help my students overcome these errors.
I LOVE TO TEACH! The more I see my students learn, the more rewarding it is for me. I want to help you speak my language and I want you to have a FUN and POSITIVE EXPERIENCE while doing so.
Should you choose to sign up for a trial lesson, we will discuss your needs, level and interests and I will create a course plan accordingly. All materials will be provided by me and sent to you so that you have everything we learn on record.
Focus on English and French literature and linguistics
British Council Mexico - Mexico
Teaching General and Business English to adults from beginner through to advanced level. Using the latest teaching methodologies to help improve students' reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Planning and conducting well thought-out, dynamic and communicative lessons that respond to students' needs. Preparing and carrying out assessments to monitor students' progress and providing detailed individual feedback to ensure students' progress and improvement.
2016 - 2016
English Language Teacher
Peartree Languages (British Council Accredited School) - Cardiff, U.K. Europe
Leading classes of up to fifteen multi-national teenage students working at beginner to intermediate levels during the Peartree Languages Junior Summer School programme. Creating high-quality, fun and dynamic lessons in line with the needs of numerous class profiles. Monitoring students progress and providing feedback through writing student reports.
2015 - 2015
English Language Teacher
British Council - Tamesis, Colombia. South America
Leading classes of up to twenty beginner level children, teenagers and adults in their English studies as part of the ‘English in the Parks’ pilot project run by the British Council for the government of Antioquia. Improving the English proficiency of learners by planning and conducting high quality lessons that met the needs of different students and learning styles according to the project’s scheme of work. Monitoring progress and providing regular feedback to help manage students’ performance. Motivating the community to engage with English through organising and attending extra-curricular activities. Running workshops in order to enable English teachers in the community to develop their teaching skills. Administrating and co-ordinating Cambridge certified proficiency tests.
2012 - 2014
Private English Language Tutor
Sydney, Australia. Australasia.
Teaching one-on-one lessons to a predominantly Asian based clientele working at beginner to advanced levels. Creating stimulating and interesting lessons in line with my clients individual needs and learning styles. Helping with exam preparation (mainly TOEFL). In this role, a large part of my teaching focused on helping my students to improve their pronunciation and intonation skills.
2009 - 2010
English Language Assistant
British Council - Nice, France. Europe.
Supporting the teaching of English in a French secondary school through instructing groups of ten to fifteen students aged between 12 – 20 years old in their language practice, observing English lessons, planning activities and using resources to ensure interactive learning experiences, familiarizing students with UK culture through classroom based and extra curricular activities.
2008 - 2008
Frontiers - Cape Coast, Ghana. Africa.
Volunteering at a primary school in an underprivileged African community in order to offer support and ideas to both the students and teachers. Assisting teachers in leading classes of up to forty students aged between 3-11. Devising games and fun activities as tool for effective learning. Engaging with and motivating the students to pursue their educational ambitions. Taking an active role in organising and attending extra-curricular activities. Helping with the construction of the school.
2015 - 2015
Cardiff and Vale College - Cardiff, U.K.
Internationally Recognized Cambridge Accredited Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2015 - 2015
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
Cardiff and Vale College - Caridff, U.K.
Focus in teaching English as a foreign language to multi-national students.