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Christopher Balderson

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map_pinUnited Kingdom
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Speaks

English
Native
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Russian
A2

About Me

Hello!

My name is Christopher. I’m from the UK.

I have 7 years teaching experience.

I have taught students both young and old. I’m happy to teach any age and any level.

I enjoy teaching children and I am good at keeping them focused through fun learning activities throughout the class.

I have prepared students for the B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency exams, as well as IELTS. All my students passed with good marks, achieving the results they required.

Some of my younger students, including students from Hong Kong, needed training for secondary school interviews, which I duly helped them with. I have also helped prepare students for job interviews.

If you want someone who can start and guide you through a conversation, will listen to you, offer encouragement and will always correct your mistakes, look no further.

If you would like a teacher to give you a structured course to help you fill in gaps in your learning, I have text book materials and prior experience.

Many of my students have said how much more confident and fluent they feel after taking classes with me. I am sure that you will also say the same.

Thank you for looking at my profile!

-PLEASE NOTE: My policy is to charge students if I am not given 24 hour prior notice for non-attendance.-

Teacher Stats

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timetable3 years ago
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class2.577
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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
British English

Résumé

schoolEducation

2010 - 2013
BA Film TV Radio Studies
Staffordshire University - Stoke-on-Trent
Focused on theoretical studies of the cinematic branch of the arts.
2006 - 2008
HND Media Production
University of Northampton - Northampton
This was a two-year course with a combination of theoretical and practical modules aimed to enrich knowledgew of cinema.

briefcaseWork Experience

2017 - 2017
English Teacher
Speak Up Language School - Krakow, Poland
I conducted speaking lessons on a variety of general English topics. I also taught grammar and practical skills lessons, where students learned how to write, for example: CVs, cover letters, letters of enquiry in English.
2013 - 2015
English Teacher
Streamline Language School - Minsk, Belarus
I conducted group classes to both general and business English students. The latter included staff members of Atlant M and Izovac companies. I also took part in fun native English speaker lessons where there were speaking materials based around a topic, for example, politics, comedy, etc.
2013 - 2014
English Teacher
Mulberry Club Language School - Minsk, Belarus
I conducted group classes of general and business English. I also took part in fun native English speaker lessons where there were speaking materials based around a topic, for example, politics, comedy, etc.
2015 - 0
Online English Teacher
Private - Multiple Locations
I teach as an online ESL teacher. My classes are either conversation based with corrections and suggestions, vocabulary, grammar, or practical skills, for example, writing a CV or cover letter.

diploma_2Certifications

2011 - 2015
TEFL
TEFL - Northampton
I have four TEFL certificates-20 hours classroom learning, 50 hours online study, 30 hours grammar, and 30 hours business English.