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Sonja M. Certified IELTS Exam Coach + English Proficiency Tutor

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English
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Afrikaans
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Portuguese
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German
B1

About Me

Hello, my name is Sonja and I am originally from South Africa but I live in Portugal now. I speak fluent Portuguese. I specialize in helping you take your English skills to the next level with dynamic, personalised English coaching with proven results. I am a Certified IELTS exam Coach for IELTS Reading, Speaking, Listening + IELTS Writing coaching. I have 16 + years of formal ESL classroom experience and I have taught around 1000 online English Proficiency lessons to students from around the world over the past 18 months. I hold a 300 Hour TEFL Diploma and I am a native English speaker with slight, South African accent. I left my corporate job in investment banking to become a teacher and I am so glad I did. I find teaching to be a truly rewarding occupation and it really does not feel like a job to me at all.

I have taught focused Business English classes based on student needs analysis to students working for multinationals in those countries in areas such as banking, supply chain management, the oil industry and IT. Typical lessons have covered areas of Business English such as meeting agendas, how to deliver presentations effectively, correct vocabulary and terminology to use when describing charts and graphs, banking, business cycles, business email writing, making small talk, soft skills, customer service and problem solving, responding to serious customer service complaints etc. I also taught a couple of advertising executives in Sao Paul who needed help with industry specific vocabulary and articles.

I have taught adults and children of all levels and have helped prepare many students for IELTS. I love how teaching inspires one to keep learning and improve!
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Résumé

schoolEducation

2019
Certified IELTS EXAM COACH
i -to-i TEFL - United Kingdom
60 hour Certificate in IELTS Exam coaching
2008
BSc STEM Open University
Open University - Milton Keynes UK
Science and Teaching
2019 - 2019
300 hour TEFL Diploma
i-to-i TEFL - United Kingdom
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Diploma
2018 - 2018
Certificate
Columbia Teachers College - EDSCI1x Columbia Teacher College on Edx
The Science of Teaching What Every Teacher Should Know

briefcaseWork Experience

2018
IELTS Exam Coach and Career Focused Conversation Class Tutor
Cambly Online English Tutoring
IELTS exam coaching, career focused Business English, conversation class tutor
2005 - 2011
ESL Teacher
The English Academy - Portugal
ESL teacher
Free
Book a trial lesson
5.0
Meet your teacher
Set your learning goals
Try a 30-minute lesson for free
Lessons
$18.20
per hour