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Alison

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English
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Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
B2
,
French
A2
,
Catalan
A1
,
German
A1

About Me

Hello! I’m Alison. A lesson with me will help you to communicate better in English, become more confident, and improve your fluency and pronunciation.

Improve your English for travel, work, research, or study!

I will find out what you need, your level and how you use English, so our classes are focused and useful. Together we will create a safe, relaxed space where it's OK to make mistakes.

As well as being a teacher, I am an experienced writer and a trained psychotherapist. I know English very well, and I'm patient, understanding and supportive.

I grew up near London but I’ve lived in northern England and the USA, and now I live in Barcelona, Spain. I can speak Spanish and I’m learning Catalan. A long time ago I learned French and German, but I can’t remember much now. I know how it feels to learn a foreign language!

Tell me what you need and let’s get you to where you want to be.

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

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

Résumé

Education

2014 - 2015
PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy
Leeds Beckett University - Leeds, UK
Qualifying vocational course, including placement. Uncompleted (1 out of 2 years)
1997 - 2001
BA(Hons) American Studies
University of Sheffield - Sheffield, UK
Literature and history of the USA, with year studying at UNM, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Work Experience

2017
Business English teacher
English Systems, Astex, Sky Languages, Pinfield English Services, Training Express, Educapro Learning and Performance. - Barcelona, Spain
In-company English classes
2014 - 2016
English teacher (voluntary)
St Mary's Community Centre. Servei Solidari. - Sheffield UK / Barcelona, Spain
Conversation-based English classes
2005 - 2016
Director/copywriter/editor/proofreader
Alison Geldart Editorial Ltd - Sheffield, UK
Freelance editorial services.

Certifications

2016 - 2016
TEFL Certificate
TEFL Iberia - Barcelona, Spain
160-hour intensive TEFL course, including observed teaching practice