A native English speaker from Canada who's passionate about teaching/learning languages | Improve your Speaking - Writing - Reading - Comprehension | 70-80% Student Speaking Time | IELTS Coach |
A little about me: I love to travel the world, meet new people, and speak different languages. Because of these passions I have, I did my education in Tourism & Travel in Canada and Spain and hold a Bachelor's of Tourism & Hospitality Management from Mount Saint Vincent University.
When I lived in Spain, I taught English to children & university students for a year in their homes and at the university I was attending (UCAM) in Murcia. When I got back to Canada in June 2014, I decided that I loved teaching English so much, that I wanted to continue teaching and make it my career. My other career is a Travel Expert, where I have my own business helping Canadians and others from around the world to make travel plans.
There are various courses I offer such as:
-Test Preparation: IELTS, TOEFL, CELPIP etc.
-Business English & Interview Preparation
-Lessons for Beginners - Children - Teenagers
-Lessons for Intermediate & Advanced Learners
My methods of helping my students are not like a typical classroom style. In a classroom you learn more grammar and structure than you are able to actually practice the language, such as speaking where you have very limited time to do so. When we meet you'll be able to speak at least 70-80% of the time and I'll be speaking 20-30% of the time to help you with correction, asking questions, etc. Through your speaking practice and other exercises, you will be able to improve your grammar through these methods to improve all aspects of your English!
IMPORTANT: The policy for cancellations or schedule changes is 12 hours or more in advance. Cancellation of 12 hours or less will be a 50% refund in compliance with verbling's cancellation policy. If you cancel a session or do not attend during the scheduled session time, there is a 100% penalty. After 10 minutes of the session starting time if you have not made an appearance, the session will be considered complete and the assumption will be you can not attend the class which is non refundable.
UCAM - Catholic University of San Antonio in Murcia - Murcia Spain
International Exchange Program - 2 semesters
2010 - 2014
Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality Management
Mount Saint Vincent University - Halifax, Nova Scotia
One-to-one online English lessons with students from various countries, English language levels, and ages where the lessons are dedicated to specific or general English practice such as Informal Tutoring, Exam Preparation, Business English, Teaching Beginners or Children, Intermediate and Advanced Learners.
Professional English Teacher
One-to-one online English lessons with students from various countries, English language levels, and ages where the lessons are dedicated to specific or general English practice such as Informal Tutoring, Exam Preparation, Business English, Teaching Beginners or Children, Intermediate and Advanced Learners ~ 4000+ lessons taught
2013 - 2014
Private English Teacher
Worked privately with students from Spain ranging from children, university students, and adults assisting them to improve their overall English skills such as reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar.
This course re-introduces teachers to the fundamental structures and concepts that underpin the English language and will effectively prepare teachers to teach these same lingual models to their students.
This course gives teachers the essential tools on how to make the most of their classroom hours with children and toddlers. The teacher learns a lot about the theory of child language acquisition, and picks up loads of practical tips for applying this knowledge in their lessons.
The Teaching Teenagers Course covers teaching techniques, theory and ideas geared towards getting teens involved in class lessons. Teachers learn how to make learning accessible, generate interest, and create motivation.
Inspired and engaging lessons are what will give students the best learning experience. This course gives teachers all they need to plan and create imaginative, effective lessons for learners of all ages.
This course covers everything needed to know about becoming an IELTS Coach including theory and practical suggestions designed to help teachers create and deliver confident, inspired and effective English language lessons to ensure their students are effectively prepared for exam success.
2015 - 2015
Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL)
In this TEFL course teachers will learn everything from planning effective lessons to classroom management. It will give teachers the essential tools to assist their students with components of English such as speaking, comprehension, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.