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Your New Favorite English Tutor (American/British Expat living in Amsterdam)

I have lived in Europe for nearly a decade and have experienced many types of English - both the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a native American speaker, who grew up in the U.S., I was educated in Britain and have since graduated with my Masters in 2017 and have a deep understanding of both U.S. and U.K. English.

As a part-time writer and editor, I am constantly in the world of words, and I am here to share my knowledge and understanding of this world, with informative, informal lessons, activities and help.

Not only will I help you with grammar, syntax, and flow (oh yes), I will also expand your vocabulary to include slang, references, and even jokes - yes - you can make moderately funny jokes in English, though I do not guarantee the level of humor in your receptive audience.

Whether for a business and career goal, extra help in university, or you just want to be better at rhyming the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air intro, I have you covered...

Extra information

Bring a laptop. I live in a mostly step-free building - with the exception of three low (for Amsterdam standard's) steps to get to my door.

Location

At teacher's location: James Wattstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

What sets me apart from other tutors?

Well, I'm more like you than you think - I'm in my twenties, post-education, and full of life and vitality and - just trying to figure it all out as I go. I've traveled a fair amount since turning 18 and have lived in Europe the last eight years of my life - in London, Berlin and now Amsterdam. I have a wealth of experiences, I know English as a 1st language as much as I know it as a 2nd or 3rd language. If you know what I mean.

I'm really in film and media, writing and the written word, languages, and teaching. I'm currently preparing for Ph.D. in the following year and I felt I could share some of my language experience with others.

Of course, I can teach you English the way I was taught in school, with grammar and rules. I can also give you structured worksheets and tests. Or we can kick it old school style and have a regular sesh complete with slang, insider cultural knowledge (what is the difference between the UK and the US version of the word?) and tools to incorporate the English Language into your lexicon so you sound like a smooth Operator.

Sounds great, right?

I am a low-stress, low-key, low-maintenance tutor. Just send me a message and we can get to chatting. I am free to do sessions via Facetime/Skype, or in person.

Given my education, I am fit to also give tutoring in school subjects such as History and Social Studies - and if you want - the history of Feminism, for which I got my graduate degree.

Education

1st Distinction - Bachelors of Arts in International Relations and Philosophy
Richmond University - London, UK 2012 - 2016

Upper 2:1 Merit (with Honours) - Masters of Science in Gender Studies
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - London, UK 2016 - 2017

Experience / Qualifications

3 years of Tutoring Experience (Social Studies and English)
(Ages ranged from 11, 12, 16/17 - in preparation for Exams)
1 year Au Pair / Cultural Visa Exchange - Berlin, Germany
(Ages ranged from 2 years to 12 years olds)
4 years as Library Assistant


Languages
A2 - German

Reviews (1)

Margaret is a great teacher, she helped me a lot with my English/American novel translations, and with the modern\pop culture words. You can have a customized program on your necessity and her way to teach is nice and makes you feel comfortable to speak with her. I'm really satisfied about her lessons and her way to teach.

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