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Adam

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United Kingdom
4:04 AM (GMT+01:00)
English
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English
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Speaks

French
B2
,
Spanish
B1
,
German
A1

About Me

Hello, my name is Adam. I was born, grew up in, and still live near Liverpool, in England. I am a native English speaker, but I do not have a particularly strong regional accent, and this helps students.

I actually taught English to speakers of other languages informally, and I did this for several years before I considered doing it professionally. In about 2005, I started teaching academic English to two friends from Turkey, who spoke Turkish and Kurdish as their first languages. I discovered that this was extremely enjoyable, because I love languages, and enjoy learning about other cultures.

Over the last few years I have gained TESOL qualifications from Arizona State University, in TESOL foundational principles, theories of second language acquisition, plus lesson design and assessment. I am now able to be paid for something I gain such pleasure from. This is a great privilege.

I have worked as a private tutor to students living in the Toxteth area of Liverpool. Many of these students are recent migrants to the UK, and speak a wide variety of first languages, including Arabic, French, and diverse African languages.

My teaching philosophy is constantly evolving. However, I strongly believe in student-focused learning, and I have found that students generally develop best when speaking about a subject they find interesting.

I am open to teaching students however they like - and can provided intricate, detailed, formal lesson plans if that is what a student considers most appropriate to their needs. I am also very keen on having informal conversations - 'a chat' - with students, and providing English language guidance as that conversation progresses.

I am very willing to help students learn to read or write better in English, or improve their English listening skills, or prepare for a specific real life situation in an English-speaking country - for example an interview, using transport, or shopping.

Conversely, we can have an informal discussion, about a subject that the student finds interesting. That way, they can learn from me, and I can learn from them. We both emerge from the experience knowing more about English, but also about the world in which we live.

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
British English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Résumé

Education

2001 - 2004
B.A. Sociology
University of Liverpool - Liverpool, UK

Certifications

2016 - 2016
Teach English Now - Lesson Design and Assessment
Arizona State University
2015 - 2016
Teach English Now - Theories of Second Language Acquistition
Arizona State University
2015 - 2015
Teach English Now - Foundational Principles
Arizona State University