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English lessons for speakers of other languages by CELTA qualified native speaker

I offer online or face-to-face English lessons to non-native speakers. I work with the student to identify learning objectives and any areas of weakness and tailor the lesson accordingly. Areas covered during the lesson include, speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar accent reduction.
I currently live in Den Haag, The Netherlands. In addition to private coaching, I also work for an online ESL company delivering English lessons to children across a range of age groups. In addition, I also work as an ESL proofreader and IELTS private tutor here in The Hague. I hold a BA (Hons) degree and have a CELTA qualification. Prior to a career in ESL English teaching, I worked in the UK national press for the Times and Financial Times newspapers. It was there I developed my proofreading and communications skills.
In my spare time, I write articles for magazines and have had feature stories published in The Telegraph magazine, The Daily Mail and a number of health magazines. I have also written two language books. The first, 'I Already Speak Speak French!' is an illustrated book for children that covers the etymology of many English words to their French origin (attached is a sample of it for your interest!). It has been translated for the French market into, 'I Already Speak English!' The second book is called, 'Learn Business English FAST!' which draws on a teaching methodology used for effective, fast learning that I used whilst teaching English for the international company, GoFluent.

Extra information

Learning resources are provided unless instructed otherwise

Location

At teacher's location: Van Leeuwenstraat, Voorburg, Netherlands
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Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults
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:
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The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am a kind and patient teacher and I like to look for creative ways for students to improve their language skills. I am attentive to students needs and am able to identify areas of weakness and provide the relevant coaching.
I speak French as a second language s I understand the challenges of what it can be like to learn a new language.
When I am not working, I love wide open spaces in nature for hikes and picnics, skiing and mountains and doing yoga.
I greatly enjoy travel and interacting lwith people from other cultures and countries.

Education

BA (Hons) degree in communications from Westminster University in London.
CELTA Cambridge teaching certificate from the British International School in the Netherlands

Experience / Qualifications

I have eight years experience teaching English to learners of other languages. I have worked as a top trainer for one of the world's leading language companies and coached executives and employees from companies such as BNP Paribas, Gucci, Fiat, La Poste, and BMW. I also help children improve their English skills for their school curriculum and those preparing for University, either as a BA undergraduate or postgraduate applying for MA studies. I provide coaching for IELTS, BULATS, PTE and Cambridge exams.

Reviews (3)

I've had the privilege of 'flying' with such a kind and patient teacher. It was a wonderful experience and unforgettable week. Thank You:*
The experience with the teacher was fantastic. Shinead offers meticulous personal attention and whatever learning support is needed. She also focuses on your specific needs, creating dynamic and fun conversation lessons, in which she always tries to support you and correct your mistakes.
Our 10-year daughter is enjoying very much the online lessons with Sinead. Sinead is teaching her how to improve her writing skills in English in both a nice and well structured manner.

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