(Accepting new students Oct 2019)
I am a British native English teacher living in the UK. I specialise in helping students with test preparation (especially IELTS), however I help many students with British pronunciation /conversation practice/business/general English - please just message me with your requirements.
My lessons are on Skype (sometimes Whatsapp) and I offer a free 10 min trial to explain how I can help you.
Most of my students need help with IELTS speaking and writing. I can provide free resources for the listening and reading if needed.
During the free 10 minute trial I will listen carefully to understand any previous IELTS scores you may have and make an evaluation on your needs and what areas we will work on to boost your score quickly.
Most of my students have problems with either grammar / task 2 content / punctuation/ essay structural issues/ unclear writing/ over-complication / and spelling.
During a full lesson we will look at your task 1 and 2 essays and I will mark them as an examiner would. I will identify all your weaknesses to make you aware of the reasons why you are only getting “band 5.5” for example. I will then provide you with resources to practice (usually grammar) and explain issues during the Skype lesson. I give homework after every lesson and it is then up to you to work hard for the next lesson – practicing the exercises I give you/trying new essay questions.
During a full lesson, we will practice many different speaking topics that appear in the IELTS test. As you speak, I type very quickly into the Skype chat box (not disturbing you), then after you have finished speaking we will look at all issues.
Commonly, my students have problems with grammar/pronunciation / hesitation / lack of ideas/ and a limited vocabulary.
We will work on the problems you have. Typically we can do 5 full speaking questions during a lesson. As you get more confident your speaking will flow and you will learn to speak naturally and confidently on all the common topics that arise. IELTS examiners can easily identify when you have per-prepared answers, this is a common problem with my students and we can fix this with practice.
If you want to split a 50 min lesson into 25 mins of speaking/25 mins of writing this is absolutely fine and most of my students do this.
I teach throughout the day, some evenings and at weekends -I am a busy teacher!
I have taught English for over 10 years in the Middle East and Asia, I hold a CELTA and TEFL certificate and have Bachelors degree.
Please contact me to book your free 10 min trial lesson – I look forward to helping you improve quickly!
IELTS Academic (Intermediate-Expert)
IELTS writing (Intermediate-Expert)
IELTS General (Intermediate-Expert)
IELTS Speaking (Intermediate-Expert)
IELTS GT (Beginner-Expert)
British English (Beginner-Expert)
Cambridge FCE (Beginner-Expert)
Conversational English (Beginner-Expert)
English Accent (Beginner-Expert)
English conversation (Beginner-Expert)
English advanced (Intermediate-Expert)
Business English (Beginner-Expert)
PTE Spoken (Beginner-Expert)
PTE Coaching (Beginner-Expert)
PTE Academic (Beginner-Expert)
Spoken English (Beginner-Expert)
(Jan, 2005 - Present) at I have been an English teacher since 2005. Positions all over the world - UK/Japan/Middle East
Please ask me for my website for full info.
CELTA (Sep, 2004 - now) from Cambridge university
English Literature BA (Hons) (Nov, 2001 - May, 2005) from University of Manchester- scored 2:1
My lessons are 50 mins long not 1 hour (as I have many students I need a cup of tea between lessons!) --- I offer a discount on 10 lesson packages ---- Prices include the Paypal fee.