•Discount coupon for your first one hour lesson •Highly qualified (CELTA & DELTA) •Fourteen years' experience• Achieve the exam results you need (IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE) • Improve your grammar, vocabulary, fluency, pronunciation and overall speaking confidence •Enjoy your learning experience
Hello, I'm Louise and I'd be happy to help you on your English learning journey.
Whatever your English learning needs, I invite you to book a trial lesson with me and we can talk about how I can create a learning plan specifically designed to meet your needs.
I believe communicative lessons are the most effective, so although we will cover all the skills in our sessions together, they will always be combined with plenty of speaking practice.
The most frequent feedback I get from my students is that I’m very patient and encouraging, and that they love the energy in my classes.
* EXAM PREPARATION
Are you planning on taking an official English exam such as the IELTS (Academic, General and Life Skills), FCE, CAE, CPE?
I can teach you effective strategies for tackling the exams. Also, my experience working as a Cambridge speaking examiner means that I know what the examiners are looking for in the speaking part of the test. I will help you to develop your English skills to push up your level and achieve the exam results that you need. I will focus the lessons on the areas of the exam that you find the most challenging so that you can take the exam with confidence. In addition to this, I will provide you with plenty of practice test materials so that you feel fully prepared before you take the exam.
* GENERAL ENGLISH
Would you like to improve your grammar and vocabulary? I can help you whatever your level - from beginner to advanced. I will explain grammar rules clearly and give you plenty of speaking practice using the new language. I will help you build your vocabulary range; improve your understanding of phrasal verbs, and teach you effective strategies for remembering new words and phrases.
Would you like to speak fluently with more confidence, clearer pronunciation and fewer errors? All my lessons are very communicative with plenty of speaking practice. I will give you lots of feedback on your errors, and also provide you with advanced alternatives to the words you are already using in order to enhance your use of English.
* ACADEMIC ENGLISH
You have been accepted into a university in the UK - congratulations and well done for all your hard work getting this far! However, studying at university is tough, and even more so if you are doing it in a second language. I will teach you to write effective notes during lectures, help you to build your range of academic vocabulary enabling you to better understand academic texts, and help you improve your essay writing skills by using advanced sentence structures, paragraphing and paraphrasing, amongst other skills.
* BUSINESS ENGLISH
Would you like to write more professional sounding emails in English, give impressive presentations with confidence, express yourself clearly and confidently in meetings?
I can help you with all these things by helping you develop your vocabulary, including appropriate business phrases, and improve your grammar and fluency for improved professionalism.
I love teaching and meeting students from all over the world. I plan my lessons carefully, but I am always ready to change the direction of the lesson in response to my students’ needs.
I’ve been teaching English to adults for thirteen years, and I have both the CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications.
I've lived in China, Costa Rica and Spain, and now I'm back teaching in the UK.
In addition to teaching, I create teaching materials, design syllabuses and lead teacher training courses. I have also worked as a Director of Studies.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy walking in the local countryside with my two dogs, reading, gardening, and fencing (sword-fighting)
Let me introduce myself to you, and watch my video. And checkout the videos at the bottom of my profile page to see my mini lessons.
Looking forward to meeting you!