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Helen Priest

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11:56 AM (GMT-05:00)
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English
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English
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Speaks

Spanish
B1

About Me

Hello there! My name's Helen and I'm from Manchester in the U.K. I've been teaching English for eight years in a variety of countries from Vietnam to El Salvador. I teach all ages and levels and am particularly experienced in teaching IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses, having guided hundreds of students towards their goals. Currently teaching in Mexico City, I am trying to get to grips with Spanish and, as an English teacher, I am only too aware of the difficulties and hurdles in learning a new language. One of the best parts of my job is seeing students grow in their ability and confidence. As a DELTA qualified teacher (masters equivalent in English language teaching), it is my aim to put you, the student, at the centre of your learning, as I firmly believe that learning is a result of excellent communication and engagement.

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Résumé

schoolEducation

2014 - 2015
DELTA
Cambridge University - Brighton, United Kingdom
Focus on Teaching Practice and Teacher Training
2003 - 2005
NCE
National Council for the Training of Journalists - Blackpool, United Kingdom
Newspaper writing, media law, local and national government
1997 - 2000
BA (Hons) Sport Science 2:1
Newcastle University - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Focus on sports therapy and psychology

briefcaseWork Experience

2017 - 2017
English Teacher
British Council - Mexico City, Mexico
Developing and administering lessons to a range of adult classes.
2015 - 2016
Head of ESL
ABC International School - San Salvador, El Salvador
Preparing older students for the IB and developing and administering ESL classes to students.
2012 - 2015
Senior English Teacher
St Giles International School - Brighton, England
Teaching a range of adult classes, specifically IELTS preparation and CAE exam preparation
2010 - 2011
English Teacher
International House Language School - Bielsko Biala, Poland
Teacher of children all ages and adult CAE and CPE preparation
2011 - 2011
Senior English Teacher
KMT International Charity - Kawai, Pakistan
Developing a teacher training course for local staff
2009 - 2010
English Teacher
ILA School - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Teacher of children all ages and adult beginners

diploma_2Certifications

2009 - 2009
CELTA
Cambridge University - Manchester, United Kingdom
Intensive teaching qualification