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Improve your English with fun and effective lessons!

Hi, my name is Pinja and I was born and raised in Finland. At the university, I studied Social Science. I have worked in the field with children and families since 2009. When working with refugees and immigrants, I got interested in teaching languages. In 2015 I started teaching Finnish in a refugee center. Later I got my certificate in teaching. I have experience teaching Finnish and English in a traditional classroom setting and giving private lessons online and offline.

I have a degree in Social Science and a I’m a certified teacher. I have taught English and Finnish since 2015. I started by teaching beginner Finnish to immigrants in Helsinki. Later I got my certificate in teaching and since then I have taught Finnish and English online and offline. I have worked as an English teacher in the Philippines, in Nicaragua and in Mexico teaching children and adults. I enjoy giving private lessons, because I personalize the lessons for the student’s goals and interests.
As a teacher, I believe that I can help the students to grow as learners and to reach their learning goals. I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I have experience in planning authentic and interesting lessons and material.

I would like to support you to meet your individual learning goals; whether you aim to learn grammar or vocabulary for a certain topic or gain more confidence in conversation etc. The aim of the first lesson is to evaluate your level and to set up learning goals. We will talk about the different ways of learning (visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic) and make a plan according to your learning style and preferences. I believe that using different engaging activities keep students interested, motivated and support their learning. During the lesson we can use a variety of different materials, books, work sheets, articles, listening exercises, conversation exercises, games, music and videos. I have also made a lot of authentic material, such as grammar points, exercises and texts, to support your learning.

Extra information

The lessons are heald online using Skype.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

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

Age:

Infants (0-3 years old)
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:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Finnish

About Me

Hi, my name is Johanna. I grew up in Finland and started learning English at an early age. I have lived and worked in Australia for two years, therefore my English fluent, native like. I’m a certified English teacher and I have experience working as a traditional classroom teacher and as an online teacher.

As a teacher, I believe that we can help the students to grow as learners and to reach their learning goals. I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I believe that using different engaging activities keep stundet's interested, motivated and support their learning. I conduct the classes according to student's interest and skill level. I am able to take on responsibility for learning and have experience of successfully managing a class.

I'm available to teach at my location, in coffee shops, at the student's location an via Skype. I would be happy to tell you more about my teaching style, qualifications and experience.

Education

Teach English as Forgein Language - certificate, 2007
Bussiness English - certificate, 2007
Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, 2013
Basic Studies of Psychology, 2017

Experience / Qualifications

I have a TEFL-certificate and 2 years of experience working as an English teacher. I worked in the Philippines and in Nicaragua teaching English to children and adults. I have worked as an online teacher for three different international companies. I have taught individual and group classes to children and to adults. I have experience in curriculum and lesson planning. I have also had the chance to work in a project creating educational material for English learners.

I have a degree in social work and 9 years of experience working in the field with children and families. My work experience has taught me confidence, patience and creativity when working with the children of all ages. I have learned class management skills and to create and organize activities spontaneously.

Reviews (3)

She was good.
Pinja is not only an excellent teacher but also a lovely person with a good sense of humour. As a teacher she is knowledgeable, experienced, patient, prepared, motivated and creative. I have just started to learn the Finnish language and I am very happy to have found Pinja as my teacher. She knows how to create a friendly and supportive teaching environment where I feel comfortable to learn and to study. I would recommend Pinja to anyone who wants to learn either Finnish or English!
Pinja is really easy to talk to and she is very encouraging. She provides comprehensive study materials for Finnish. Her teaching method is such that she likes to teach a particular content and give plenty of examples and practices so that I can grasp that content well. I would definitely recommend Pinja to any potential student out there! Kiitos Pinja!
Hi, my name is Pinja and I was born and raised in Finland. At the university, I studied Social Science. I have worked in the field with children and families since 2009. When working with refugees and immigrants, I got interested in teaching languages. In 2015 I started teaching Finnish in a refugee center. Later I got my certificate in teaching. I have experience teaching Finnish and English in a traditional classroom setting and giving private lessons online and offline. I have a degree in Social Science and a I’m a certified teacher. I have taught English and Finnish since 2015. I started by teaching beginner Finnish to immigrants in Helsinki. Later I got my certificate in teaching and since then I have taught Finnish and English online and offline. I have worked as an English teacher in the Philippines, in Nicaragua and in Mexico teaching children and adults. I enjoy giving private lessons, because I personalize the lessons for the student’s goals and interests. As a teacher, I believe that I can help the students to grow as learners and to reach their learning goals. I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I have experience in planning authentic and interesting lessons and material. I would like to support you to meet your individual learning goals; whether you aim to learn grammar or vocabulary for a certain topic or gain more confidence in conversation etc. The aim of the first lesson is to evaluate your level and to set up learning goals. We will talk about the different ways of learning (visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic) and make a plan according to your learning style and preferences. I believe that using different engaging activities keep students interested, motivated and support their learning. During the lesson we can use a variety of different materials, books, work sheets, articles, listening exercises, conversation exercises, games, music and videos. I have also made a lot of authentic material, such as grammar points, exercises and texts, to support your learning.

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  • 1 repeat student
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