Online English Teacher
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Busy lifestyle, tired of large classes or lacking confidence?
Struggling to understand and be understood by native speakers?
Want to learn to speak English quickly?
How I Help
I will help you improve your English fluency so that you get that job you want, nail that interview/presentation or just feel more confident when speaking with your friends and work colleagues.
Call me now for a free 15 min chat to discuss your needs & goals.
I specialise in pronunciation and accent reduction, as I feel this is the most important aspect for advanced English learners.
It doesn’t matter how good your grammar is if people can’t understand you.
My proven methods will have you speaking English more fluently and confidently in no time. Go on, give it a try.
If you don’t know whether online English classes are for you,
‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’.
The use of Skype is perfect and takes advantage of every min. I’ve told all my friends.
Proofreading of essays, dissertations and CVs as well as websites/blogs etc.
I’m currently proofreading over 30 professional business websites a month.
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MEET THE TEACHERS
Born and raised in Manchester, I teach English one to one online via Skype or Zoom and have been teaching for over 15 years. After getting my teaching qualification from Cambridge University, I focused on teaching English.
I’ve been specializing in online English training for 7 years.
I specialize in English pronunciation/accent reduction and helping students to understand and be understood by native speakers; including slang, colloquialisms and phrases.
Most people are starting to realise that good pronunciation is the key! That’s why most of my students had a good level of English but were still frustrated with not being understood or understanding sometimes. My belief has always been that pronunciation is a fundamental foundation and I’ve always introduced it from the first lesson onwards.
My lessons feature practical ways to understand different accents and to reduce your own accent so as to sound more fluent and natural, helping you to progress in your life whether that be work or personal.
Delivering courses, presentations and speaking publically for nearly 20 years, has given me the confidence and experience to know what works and what doesn’t. I use this experience when teaching to enable my learners to be more confident in their language skills, helping them to use English more in their day to day life.
Contact me if you’re fed up with grammar and boring books and want to learn ‘real’ English. Or if you need to nail that presentation, job interview, meeting or you just want to improve your day to day English.
Panic, fear and feeling inadequate for the job is how I felt at 14 years old when asked to tutor a boy a couple of years younger than me and get paid for it. However, I took on the challenge and began my career in teaching.
Later, I was offered a job in Malaga Spain teaching English to hundreds of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. This was the first time I had to really explain English grammar and it was not easy, you see, when I was growing up in the UK we were not taught English grammar, can you believe that!
Feeling I needed to improve as a teacher, I took another TEFL course that focused on explaining grammar and the use of roleplay. Then, with my new qualifications I got a job at a public school where we taught mainly Cambridge exam preparation. This was excellent training as we got to attend a lot of extra courses provided by Cambridge University and what was especially helpful was I also played the role of examiner a few times during an academic year.
My knowledge of Cambridge exams is extensive, I know them inside out and can help you to achieve the grade you need quickly. I know all the shortcuts and have proven methods to help you pass the exams without going through all the boring exercises in the books. So whether you need Cambridge or IELTS for work, study or UK residency, I’m confident I can help you pass your exam first time.
My classes are tailored to each individual according to their personality and personal needs. I like to be creative in my methods and also fun. I research the students’ mother tongue in order to find out the common mistakes that are made from that language into English as this can speed up the students’ progress.
More than just being your one to one teacher, I’ll coach you on how to make long term progress. Book your first lesson now!
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WHO USES ENGLISH?
English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers
English makes up 25% of the most common languages used on the internet as of December 2017
20% of the world’s approximately 7.5 billion inhabitants speak English
Most frequent questions and answers
Fast Internet (At least 2mbs download and 1mb upload)
I use some media and word/pdf files, so a tablet or PC/Laptop is preferable
A headset is helpful or headphones with a built in mic (usually come free with mobile devices) are sufficient.
Skype/Zoom or another communication software installed.
I use a communicative and direct method. This means I try to get you to talk as much as possible because research shows this is the most effective way to learn a language.
By offering correction as we speak and pinpointing areas that you may be weaker in, such as grammar tenses or pronunciation of consonant clusters, means we can then concentrate on this in the next lesson.
Grammatical rules are learned indirectly by the learner figuring out correct grammatical sequences and verbally producing the language themselves through interactions on created situations.
I also use various other methods I have found to be effective, such as the shadowing technique, as well as media such as TV series and newspaper articles to increase general vocabulary and pronunciation.
I will record you sometimes (with your permission) so you can monitor your pronunciation improvements, as it’s difficult to hear progress in this area.
Ultimately, I like to let the lessons be led by you as much as possible because you probably have a good idea of what you want to achieve. Simple English lessons are organic (I like to go with the flow). If a topic comes up in the lesson you want to explore, I’m happy to go with it as long as learning is being achieved.
If you are the type of person who likes rigid lessons full of grammar, or you want to sound like the Queen, then I’m probably not the teacher for you, as I prefer the flexible approach.
This is probably the most asked question. Some of my students struggle with a lack of confidence when it comes to speaking English and they get an instant confidence boost after the first lesson which can make a very big difference.
Some students improve quickly and with others it takes more time. At the end of the day, it totally depends on you. If you put in the effort to practice reading, writing, and speaking even when we’re not having a lesson, you’ll get better results, faster.
I try to be as flexible as possible. If you are going to be late or have to cancel and you contact me 12 hours before the lesson then I can usually reschedule to another time.
If you don’t give me 12 hours notice and miss a lesson, then that is a slot another student could have taken and you will be charged for the lesson.
Very rarely I may have to cancel a lesson. I do my utmost to keep this to a minimum but occasionally it happens due to circumstances beyond my control. If this happens then I will reschedule a lesson for you.