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Tutor in English Language/Literature and Biology for High School and University Students

Hi,
I'm Karl. I'm a native speaker of English (bilingual) and I have been teaching English and Biology in high schools, universities and private companies in Sweden, Hong Kong SAR and The Philippines for 20+ years. I now offer my private tutoring service based here in the Philippines.

As your private tutor, I will evaluate your needs and tailor-make classes and materials according to these needs and wishes with you and/or your guardians. I also support my students with direct preparation and practice for school/university assignments. Teaching is online/remotely via Google Meet, Skype or Zoom at your convenience.

My specialities include English Academic- and Essay Writing, English Grammar, English Vocabulary and Reading Skills including studying and understanding English literature, English Pronunciation and Speaking Skills, Conversation- and Discussion Skills, Accent Reduction, and Critical Thinking.

English standard Curricula/Syllabi that I teach include IB English Language and Literature SL/HL levels, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Extended Essay, A-level English, AP (Advanced Placement) English, TOEFL and IELTS Test Preparation.

Standard Curricula/Syllabi that I teach include A-level Biology, AP (Advanced Placement) Biology, IB Biology SL/HL levels, IGCSE Biology and SAT II Biology.
Tertiary/university level syllabus includes General Biology course content for undergraduate and graduate students:
- Biochemistry
- The Cell
- Genetics
- Mechanisms of Evolution
- Evolutionary History and Biological Diversity
- Plant Form and Function
- Animal Form and Function
- Ecology

I also offer single sample classes, for you to try out:
• "Understanding and Analysis of English Literary Texts", adaptable for SHS, College, AP and Tertiary levels
• "English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction for Asian Speakers", for SHS, College, AP and Tertiary levels
• "Defining Evolution", adaptable to SHS, College, AP and Tertiary levels

You may see my credentials in the 'About me' section below. Upon request, I can send you my professional CV.

I look forward to hearing from you via https://www.apprentus.com/karl.holm

Extra information

You will need a laptop and a stable wifi/internet connection. Pen and paper are optional, but I'm old school myself...

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: สนามบิน อินชอน, South Korea
At teacher's location: Japan
At teacher's location: Southeast Asia
At teacher's location: Phương Vipcars, Vietnam
At student's location: Around Manila, Philippines

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General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Swedish

About Me

I have been a teacher and researcher for most of my life. Therefore I have had a lot of time thinking about why I enjoy teaching so much. The two most important reasons are interaction, which is the sharing of ideas and new topics with students, and secondly, to see how my students get more and more independent and critical in their learning by asking meaningful questions in their studying of any subject.

As your private tutor, I will evaluate your needs and wishes and tailor classes and materials according to these needs together with you and/or your guardians. I also support my students with direct preparation and practice for school/university assignments. Teaching is online/remote via Skype or Zoom according to what suits you best.

My specialities include English Academic- and Essay Writing, English Grammar, English Vocabulary and Reading Skills including studying and understanding English literature, English Pronunciation and Speaking Skills, Accent Reduction, and Critical Thinking. Having a PhD in Biology, I have a deep interest in general Biology, especially genetics, population genetics and evolutionary theory.

Common Curricula/Syllabus that I teach include:
IB English Language and Literature SL/HL levels, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Extended Essay, IB Biology SL/HL levels, A-level English and Biology, AP (Advanced Placement) English and Biology, SAT II Biology, TOEFL and IELTS Test Preparation, in addition to General Biology at tertiary (university) levels.

I often get the following questions from my students:

1. What is the easiest way to learn English in Manila?

Never read a translation of an English book again - learn how to use a dictionary efficiently instead; speak only English when going about your daily businesses and tasks - only use your native language as a last resort; watch a lot of English-speaking movies and TV series, but only with English subtitles. Especially comedy shows are useful in this respect since comedy includes a lot of play with language - if you find yourself laughing, you are studying and learning English! After a while, you will see that you don't even need the English subtitles anymore.

2. Is English easy to learn?

Yes, if you immerse yourself in the language daily. However, to write well in English is a tall order; many native English speakers also struggle with this. Call it an art, if you wish. That being said, we can all get better at expressing ourselves in writing with targeted practice and the right support.

Education

• Doctor (PhD) in Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2010
• Master of Science (MSc) in Life and Earth Sciences, Stockholm and Uppsala University, 2005
• Master of Education (MEd) in English and Swedish Languages and Literature, Stockholm University, 1995

Experience / Qualifications

• 11 years as an English Lecturer in Swedish high schools, including two years in Private Tutorial Companies in Hong Kong SAR and four years at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 1995-2000, 2015-2021
• 12 years as Biology Lecturer at Uppsala University, Sweden, and in Private Tutorial Companies in Hong Kong SAR, 2005-2016, 2021
• Two years as a private tutor in English and Biology in Hong Kong SAR and The Philippines, 2021-present.

Reviews (3)

Very good teacher!
Mr. Karl is amazing, my son really struggles with biology and mr. Karl helped him very good. Mr. Karl explained him all matters in an excellent way with a lot of patience. His teaching is very clear and he is able to explain complicated topics in a way it’s understandable. I really recommend Karl!!
Very good first lesson with Karl. We have bought a package to continue with him.
Hi, I'm Karl, I have been teaching Biology for 12 years at well-renown universities in Europe and Hong Kong and private tutor companies in Hong Kong SAR. As your private tutor, I will evaluate your needs and tailor classes and materials according to these needs and your wishes together with you and/or your guardians. I will also support you with direct preparation and practice for school/university assignments. Teaching is online/remote via Skype or Zoom according to what suits you best. Common Curricula/Syllabus that I teach include A-level Biology, AP (Advanced Placement) Biology, IB Biology SL/HL levels, IGCSE Biology and SAT II Biology. Tertiary/university level syllabus includes General Biology course content for undergraduate and graduate students: - Biochemistry - The Cell - Genetics - Mechanisms of Evolution - Evolutionary History and Biological Diversity - Plant Form and Function - Animal Form and Function - Ecology I also offer single sample classes, for you to try out: • "Defining Evolution", adaptable to SHS, College, AP and Tertiary levels You may see my credentials in the 'About me' section below. Upon request, I can send you my professional CV. I look forward to hearing from you via https://www.apprentus.com/karl.holm

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