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IELTS, TOEFL, School English Test Preparation Course

Do you need help preparing for IELTS, TOEFL, or your school English exams? In this Test Prep class we use real, former test questions to build confidence with answering difficult questions in an exam setting.

We primarily work on speaking and writing skills, such as vocabulary building and grammar. For speaking, we focus on fluency and confidence building. Writing practice is typically assigned as homework and is checked during class. We will look at essay structure, transitioning, paragraphs, and vocabulary.

Location

Online via webcam

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:
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I’m from the United States and have lived in the Netherlands for 3 years. I earned a Bachelors of Arts in English and History from UNC Chapel Hill, which is ranked as one of the best public universities in the US. I then earned a Masters of Teaching from UNC in 2010. After graduating, I worked at a non profit organization and then began teaching English after earning my TEFL certification.

Since 2015, I’ve taught over 4,000 private lessons to students from all over the world. I take pride in my skills as a supportive, responsive, and empathetic teacher. I offer customized lessons for each student and strive to focus on topics they are interested in. My specialties are General English, Test Preparation, Business English, and writing/proofreading.

I also worked as a writing coach and proofreader for two British universities, where I guided students on how to improve their writing, use critical analysis, and coached skills like grammar, punctuation, and writing flow to help them succeed in their studies. I've also proofread work for American and other European universities, such as dissertations, university applications, and other projects.

When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling, rock climbing, and laughing at memes. I look forward to helping you with your English.

Education

Masters of Teaching - Secondary Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Bachelors of English and History - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

TEFL/TESOL Certification - Teflen Language Center, 2015

Experience / Qualifications

English with Shelley - English Teacher and Owner, November 2017 - present

Italki - Academic, Business, and Test Preparation Teacher, August 2018 - present

Laureate Online Education - Online Induction Course Facilitator and Writing Center Tutor for the Universities of Liverpool and Roehampton, May 2016 - January 2019

EF Education First - ESL Teacher, May 2015 - November 2018

Reviews (3)

Shelley's lessons have been very helpful to me in preparing for the TOEFL!
Shelley is approachable, kind and nice. My son enjoys the lesson with her!
Great job Shelley! My communication skills have significantly improved.
Do you hate making English mistakes at work? Do you want to ask questions but don't know how? Are telephone calls awful? Do you need to negotiate, talk to a boss, make small talk, attend a conference, write emails, etc.? Does using English at work make you nervous? If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you are not alone! Most English language learners are scared to make mistakes in front of people, especially at work. In my Business English class, I prepare students to speak in a variety of business situations. You will learn the vocabulary, useful phrases, and communication skills necessary for working in English. In each class, we 1) Learn vocabulary, grammar, and useful information, 2) Complete activities to practice using what we learned, and 3) Have a conversation or role-play activity to use what you learned in a natural way.
Speaking English is difficult and uncomfortable at times! However, it is necessary for many people. My General English classes focus on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation (accent reduction), and increasing confidence. General English is for people who want to improve all of their English skills. Classes are structured and involve a lot of speaking practice. We use Google Docs, textbooks, articles, and videos during class. I can provide homework if desired.

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