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    English – Exam Review, Conversation, Writing Help, Grammar

    Whether you're a student looking to improve your marks, an adult wanting to perfect your conversational skills or a parent hoping their child has strong English foundations, this class will guide you at your own pace.

    I'm a native English speaker with a Bachelors in English, a Masters' in journalism and years of experience editing people's work professionally.
    Having started my editing career helping classmates write academic essays, I am naturally able to identify how students reason and adapt to their specific needs. I also spent a year as an assistant teacher in a primary school, and so have experience with teaching children the basics of reading in English – I have completed a full DBS check (Certificat de bonne vie et de moeurs) in London.

    I can help with:

    -pronunciation
    -syntax/grammar
    -exam preparation
    -conversational skills
    -reading (basics and improvement)
    -improving your writing skills
    -planning and executing essays/assignments

    We'll go over what you hope to achieve in your first lesson, and plan our time together accordingly.

    Extra information

    Please bring your own laptop and/or notebooks

    Location

    At student's location: Around Brussels, Belgium
    Online via webcam

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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

    The class is taught in:

    English, French, Spanish, Italian

    About Me

    Having myself had extreme difficulty with maths from a young age, I am very conscious that there is no universal way of teaching; where one concept makes sense for one student, it's nonsense for another. I find it very important to establish how a student reasons before explaining something, and am very patient and supportive.

    Having extensive experience with teaching fellow students how to structure academic essays and cover letters, I am very good at breaking down how a piece of writing works into an easy-to-learn formula. I am especially helpful with schoolwork and exam preparation, and make it a priority that students feel confident about their work.

    Education

    International Baccalaureate, Ecole Internationale de Genève
    BA English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths University of London
    MA Journalism, Goldsmiths University of London

    Experience / Qualifications

    1 year assistant teacher to year 1 students - help with reading, writing
    5 + years' experience editing professionally help with academic essays, copy-editing books, sub-editing at newspapers, French-English translation
    Are you: -Struggling with writing English essays for school? -Applying to an English-speaking course, job or university? -Lost when writing professional correspondences in English? -Thinking of writing a novel in English? I can teach you how to write clearly, effectively and well, leaving you with the skills and confidence to pass your exams, secure job interviews an express yourself in a wide variety of contexts. As an editor with over five years professional experience who started a career by helping students with academic essays, I know how writing works and excel at teaching it in accessible, straightforward way. Having studied English and Comparative Literature at university, I am especially helpful with helping secondary-school students through their English curriculum, all the way through to university applications.

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    • Instructor since January 2020
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    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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