Hello there! My name is Freddie and I am a highly qualified and experienced full-time professional educator. I teach freelance including for British Universities. I am a native (British) English speaker from the south of England. Now, I can teach you!
⭐ MA TESOL: Master's in teaching English with Distinction🏅
⭐ Fully-qualified British teacher with PGCE & QTS
⭐ BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy
⭐ Cambridge Certificate in Teaching Online
⭐ 12 years teaching experience + 7 years online
⭐ Taught in 10 different countries
⭐ Experienced Cambridge examiner
🏅 Research award-nominated (British Council)
🏅 Award-winning mentor (Kent University)
🏅 Successful entrepreneur (Cyril Parfitt & FoL)
📌 Specialisms & classes:
🇬🇧 British English and culture
🏔️ High-level specialist (B1-C2) teaching all ages
🎓 Academic: Essays ✔️ Dissertations ✔️ Presentations ✔️
💼 Business & Careers: CVs ✔️ Covering letters ✔️ Applications ✔️ Interviews ✔️ MBA ✔️
🌍 CLIL: English with... Business ✔️ History ✔️ Philosophy ✔️ Literature etc. ✔️
💬 Conversation: Free conversation ✔️ Structured conversation ✔️ Any topic ✔️
✅ Exams: GCSE ✔️ A-level ✔️ IELTS ✔️ FCE ✔️ CAE ✔️ CPE ✔️
💡 Skills Masterclass: Pronunciation ✔️ Vocabulary ✔️ Speaking ✔️ Writing ✔️ Reading ✔️ Listening ✔️
🧑🏫 Teacher Training: Methodology ✔️ Pedagogy ✔️ Motivation ✔️ Second Language Learning ✔️
📌 Trial/first lesson:
I will assess your particular requirements using my specially created comprehensive needs analysis questionnaire. This can be done before or during our first lesson, as you prefer. We will then discuss your needs and explore how I can help you to excel.
📌 My lessons:
I believe that learning should be enjoyable while real-world relevant. I use a wide variety of resources, including bespoke interactive PowerPoint presentations, rather than simply relying on dull textbooks alone! Our lessons will feature a learning so you know what to expect. Together, we will review your progress at the end of each lesson (or topic), ensuring you stay on track with your goals.
📌 My qualifications:
I am highly qualified teacher. I hold a BA and two Master's level teaching qualifications: PGCE (UK qualified teacher) and MA TESOL (Master's in teaching English with British Council TEFL-Q Status). I passed my MA with a high Distinction and my dissertation research has been nominated for the British Council's 20/21 Award. I am an experienced examiner holding the Cambridge Certificate in Assessment.
📌 My experience:
I have over 12 years teaching experience in schools and universities across 10 different countries. I have taught in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and the UK. My teaching has consistently been assessed at 'Outstanding’ or ‘Distinction’ level. I also mentor university students for which the University of Kent awarded me (2018) Mentor of the Year.
📌 My interests:
Yes, in case you were wondering, I do love drinking tea (black with milk, naturally). I like to combine tea drinking with any of the following: travel, philosophy, politics, business & entrepreneurship, probability/risk theory and religious studies. I also enjoy board games, writing articles, reading books, pub quizzes, and of course, good food.
📌 Say hello...
Say hello and let me know how I can help you! All questions are very welcome. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals today 😊