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Native English Conversation Classes. Online or in Brussels central.

Do you have a basic level of English and wish to practice those skills in an informal and enjoyable way?

Let's talk!

I am a native English teacher with a love of communication and meeting new people. I would be happy to spend 30 minutes or an hour with you individually or as part of a group discussing different topics, practising vocabulary or situational phrases and enjoying a coffee.

My techniques to improve conversational English consist of open and honest communication. To correct any misunderstandings of vocabulary or syntax at the appropriate time, to discuss topics that interest us both or would be useful to your personal needs ie. business meeting, networking etc. and to genuinely enjoy our sessions.

This would be a lovely way to spend 30 minutes of your lunch hour, or to discuss events of the day as you relax after a busy workday.

Learning and practising does not have to be a chore.

I look forward to chatting with you soon!

Location

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

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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
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Hi. My name is Steph and I am an English teacher from the north of England. I’ve been teaching for nearly 10 years in different capacities, and I guess I just can’t keep away because here I am!

I started my career as a Teaching Assistant for children with educational or physical difficulties before completing my degree and becoming a Teacher of English. After 5 years at a wonderful school I moved on, travelled, and did small bits of teaching in 1:1 settings. That is what I love most: the personal journey of each of my students. Seeing them grow in confidence and using new skills in their daily life. My approach to teaching is to make sure that my students enjoy their lessons. I want you to come to each session excited and eager to learn something new, and leave feeling like you’ve made progress and had fun whilst doing it.

I, as all young people with a desire to teach, fully expected to walk into a classroom of adoring young people, eagerly looking up at me with the desire to learn and the willingness to follow you wherever you linguistically take them. For the most part, I was wrong. It took me years to understand that no classroom, no pupil, no experience is the same. You can’t come in to teaching expecting it to be all inspirational moments and ‘O Captain, my Captain’, when in fact there are tough hours filled with misunderstandings and unenthusiasm, as well as great hours that make you stare into the sky and congratulate yourself on making that small difference for that one student.

Over the years, I’ve realised that in order to be a good teacher, you have to first and foremost be a person- as obvious as that may seem.
As much as being a good teacher demands certain skills: good subject knowledge, patience, organisation, a love of the subject itself, there is so much more to it.

You have to care. You have to want to be there. And you have to have more to talk about than grammar and syntax.

My lessons centre around the individual or group of individuals in the session. Who are they? Why are they learning English? What are their passions, goals, fears? And then there’s me. I’m there because I love to talk and share conversation. I’m a person who also has passions, goals and fears. It is always a necessity for me to get to know my students as people and not just a name on a timetable.

Therefore, my lessons follow the same trend. We talk, we practise our vocabulary, we discuss things that matter and we learn as we go. If I can see that there is an area or a grammatical topic that needs work, we spend some time and do some exercises and then we apply them in role play or conversation or imaginative scenarios. You need to learn a set of vocabulary? Great! Let’s make it a challenge and if you succeed we think of a fun reward to help you remember.

There is another way to personalise your sessions. How do you learn best? Do you retain information through rote learning: repetition and practice? Or are you a kinaesthetic learner: physical action to promote retention? Everyone is different and everyone learns in their own way. Even in group sessions, there are a hundred ways to learn the same thing- let’s try them.

I have recently discovered a love of teaching adults when most of my previous experience has been children between the ages of 6 and 16. What I think is so exciting about lessons with an older student, is that there is a peer quality to the sessions. You want to learn: I want to teach you. If you need a specific set of vocabulary or communication skills, we can work on that. If you first and foremost want to practice your conversation, great- we probably have things in common!

I don’t think that learning a language, or improving your skills, has to be something you dread or feel like you have to get through. Although ultimately, the goal is to improve your English- which we will, it doesn’t have to be a chore.
Spend an hour with me and see if learning together is something you, or your child would enjoy.

Education

Liverpool Hope University
Secondary English PGCE Postgraduate PASS

University of Liverpool Sept 2008 – June 2011
English Language and Literature BA Undergraduate 2:1

Carmel College Sept 2005 – July 2007
Combined English A Level A
General Studies A Level B
History A Level C
Psychology A Level C

De La Salle High School Sept 2000 – July 2005
English GCSE A
English Literature GCSE A
Science (Double Award) GCSE B / B
History GCSE B
Mathematics GCSE B
ICT GCSE Merit

Experience / Qualifications

Business English Tutor July 20- Aug 20

1:1 Private Tutor Mar 20- June 20

Wade Deacon High School Se pt- July 18
Global Learning Coordinator

Wade Deacon High School Sep t 13- July 18
Teacher of English

Rainhill High School Sept 12- Feb 13
PGCE placement

Cardinal Newman Catholic High School Sept 11- July 12
L2 Teaching Assistant based in SEN and English Dept

Halewood Centre for Learning Nov 10- June 11
Aimhigher Associate

New Park Primary School June 10
Student Associate

Lansbury Bridge Special Needs School Jan 09 – July 09
Supply Staff: Learning Assistant

St Augustine of Canterbury Jan 08 - Apr 08
Learning Assistant L2 and one-to-one.
Enjoy immersive English lessons with a native, enthusiastic teacher. It does not matter which level you are at, we have ways to help everyone improve their English. You can join group lessons or focused sessions at 1:1, whichever works best for you. The first session is free.

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