Hello and welcome to my profile! My name is Freddie and I am a highly qualified and experienced professional teacher from the south of England.
📌 CV summary...
🎓 MA TESOL, PGCE & BA qualified
⌛ 11 years experience
🌍 Taught in 10 countries
📖 Dissertation (British Council) award nominated
🏆 Award-winning mentor (Kent University)
✅ Experienced examiner (Cambridge Assessment)
💼 Successful entrepreneur (Cyril Parfitt/FoL)
🇬🇧 Native British English speaker
📌 My specialisms...
✔️ B1-C2: Intermediate or above | Motivation | Able students | All ages
✔️ Academic English: University applications | Academic writing | Research
✔️ Careers: CVs | Cover letters | Job applications | Interviews
✔️ CLIL (English with other subjects): Business | History | Philosophy | Politics etc.
✔️ Communication: Fluency | Conversation | Discussions | Debates
✔️ Exams: GCSE | A-level | IELTS | FCE | CAE | CPE
✔️ Teacher Training: Method | Approach | Pedagogy | Motivation | SLL
📌 Trial/first lesson...
Before our first lesson, I will assess your particular requirements by sending you my comprehensive needs analysis questionnaire. We will then discuss your needs and explore how I can help you to improve your English.
📌 My lessons...
I believe that learning should be enjoyable yet real-world relevant. I use a wide variety of resources, including many of my own, rather than simply relying on a dull textbook. Our lessons will feature an outline plan so you know what to expect. Together, we will review your progress at the end of each lesson or topic, ensuring you are 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. Also, I have a DBS certificate for teaching under 18s.
📌 My experience...
I have over 11 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...
In case you were wondering, I love drinking tea (black with milk, naturally!) combined with any of the following in any order: 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 😊