ONLINE ENGLISH TEACHER
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Busy lifestyle? No time to travel? Tired of large classes? Lacking confidence?
Struggling to understand and be understood by native speakers?
I can help you improve your English so that you get that dream job, nail that presentation or feel more confident when speaking with native English speakers.
Contact me now for a free 15 min chat to discuss your needs & goals.
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Is Online Learning Any Good?
Many people think that learning online isn’t as effective as face to face,
but statistics and studies have shown they’re wrong!
E-Learning is quickly becoming the most popular method of learning: especially with the state of affairs in the world at the moment!
Recently Forbes stated that the Research Institute of America found that eLearning increases retention rates 25% to 60% while retention rates of face-to-face training are very low in comparison: from 8% to 10%.
This is because, with online lessons, students have more control over the learning process, as well as the opportunity to revisit the training and materials as needed.
Also, my use of multimedia and real-life materials will enable you to progress more quickly and help you to get that much-needed job or smash that interview.
If you don’t know whether online English classes are for you,
‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’.
The best teacher I have had in my 15 years of college and university. I live and work in England and I have improved a lot with the classes. Nobody had taught me the pronunciation as well or the expressions colloquial, despite living in this country. 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 and much more.
I’m currently proofreading over 30 professional business websites a month.
Coaching for delivering business presentations, meetings, interviews and public speaking. Help with confidence building and communication skills.
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Born and raised in Manchester, I teach 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 English training for 7 years, whilst working in the UK and Spain as well as online.
I specialize in 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 over 15 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!
I tailor my classes 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. I will not just be your one to one teacher but also, I will 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
WHY LEARN ENGLISH?
According to British Council member John Knagg, there are 1.5 billion English-language learners worldwide and the number of English learners around the world is only expected to grow.
English is currently spoken by 1.75 billion people worldwide — one out of every four people on the planet, according to the British Council’s report, “The English Effect”. The group estimates that by 2020, 2 billion people will be using the language.
English is not only used to communicate with native speakers but is the ‘lingua franca’ between nations where English is not the primary language.
It is used as a common tongue throughout the world to make it more convenient to conduct business and other transactions.
Here are some interesting facts about English:-
- English is the most widespread language in the world and is more widely spoken and written than any other language.
- An Estimated 1.5 Billion People Are Studying the Language Worldwide
- Over 400 million people use the English vocabulary as a mother tongue, only surpassed in numbers, but not in distribution by speakers of the many varieties of Chinese.
- Over 700 million people, speak English, as a foreign language.
- Did you know that of all the world’s languages (over 2,700) English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, and there are a half-million technical and scientific terms still uncatalogued?
- Three-quarters of the world’s mail, telexes and cables are in English.
- More than half of the world’s technical and scientific periodicals are in English
- English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers
- English is the language of navigation, aviation and of Christianity; it is the ecumenical language of the World Council of Churches
- Five of the largest broadcasting companies in the world (CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC and CBC) transmit in English, reaching millions and millions of people all over the world.
“Did you know that of all the world’s languages (over 2,700) English is arguably the richest in vocabulary; and that the Oxford English Dictionary lists about 500,000 words, and there are a half-million technical and scientific terms still uncatalogued?”
If you are planning to study overseas, you may find that your school has a minimum requirement of English that you must meet in order to attend.
In fact, most schools in English-speaking countries require that you have a minimum understanding and proficiency in English – commonly determined based on English language exams, such as, IELTS, Cambridge or Trinity.
English is the Language of International Business
Most international business is conducted in English.
Are you looking to be employed by an international company?
Many international companies have minimum English language requirements in order to advance in your career.
Even if the people in your workplace all speak your native tongue, you may find that corporate information is all in English!
Having English as a skill would allow you to read and understand magazines, journals and newspapers that have worldwide recognition.
It would also allow you to attend conferences and seminars, and connect with other individuals in your industry.
There are over 6,500 languages spoken around the world.
Whether for business, education, or social interaction, you may find that language is the barrier separating you from the international community.
After Mandarin, English is the most commonly spoken language throughout the world. While there are a host of languages you could learn, English is considered to be one of the most important languages to learn.
The Language of Science
Do you like science? If you do, then English is a must!
In 2010, an estimate of 80-90% of all papers published in scientific journals was written in English.
If this is not enough to convince you of the importance of English, you will find that there are over a billion pages of websites in English – which is the primary language of the internet.
The number of ways English can come in handy is limitless!
Now, some may say that English is decreasing in importance because of emerging markets.
As developing countries like China and India continue to grow, it is predicted that other languages will emerge and will outnumber the population of English speakers.
Even if this is the case, there is no doubt that English will still be an important language to have as part of your skill set.
“English is considered to be one of the most important languages to learn.”
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.