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English Tutoring / Exam Preparation- 20 years of experience

Hello. I am a British Qualified English school teacher,(PGCE English and Sports- Cheltenham University) and a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language (CELTA) , with 20 years of experience teaching, mentoring and coaching adults, college students and children.
I believe a good teacher finds how to motivate students, and develop their confidence when working towards a set of clear targets and goals.. Everyone learns differently, and as an experienced teacher, I can help you reach your objectives, in a relaxed and convivial environment.
The key to learning is that it should be fun - I offer stimulating lessons that will enable you to progress more quickly, and, follow-up with additional personal work that assists in areas of weakness, or further challenges you on specific points. To assess your level, and discuss your goals and needs, I offer an initial 30 minutes session. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Location

At teacher's location: Rue du Mont Blanc, Sallanches, France
At student's location: Around Sallanches, France
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General info

Skills:

English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School

Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
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:

30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, French

About Me

I am easy-going, friendly and approachable.
I believe that you learn best when you are relaxed, and are interested and engaged.
I am clear, consistent and organised in terms of lesson planning and execution, and encourage students at all times to maximise their time speaking during lessons, and give linked follow -up activities for their personal work.

I believe it's important to make mistakes... it's only by doing this we can learn how to correct and improve our abilities.

In my free time I enjoy skiing, walking in the mountains and swimming. I like cooking, photography, listening to music and travelling. At the moment I am trying to learn about web design. For my next big holiday I would love to go on a safari, and locally I would like to learn how to sail...

Education

BA Hons Sport& Human Movement Studies (2:1) University of Wales Institute Cardiff 1996
Cambridge Certificate CELTA 1996 (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) English & Sport University of Cheltenham 1999

Experience / Qualifications

I have worked in English schools as a teacher of students aged 8-18. I have taught English to University students, and adults in a range of contexts: preparing for IELTS exams, Business English, English for Tourism from beginners to advanced students. I have worked with the Chambre of Commerce, but also have operated as an Independent teacher for over 10 years.
I have travelled extensively, and taught English in Thailand and Spain, before moving to France in 2003.
I am fully experienced in assessing and evaluating levels of English in accordance with the CECR. I am currently setting up mini-groups locally for children at Primaire, College and Lycee.

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  • Instructor since July 2020

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from 53€At teacher's location
from 53€Online via webcam
from 66€At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

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