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Charlotte Lake

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map_pinUnited Kingdom
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English
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8
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41
class
English
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8
time
41

Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
A1

About Me

I am an experienced freelance teacher who enjoys teaching people of all ages. I speak with an educated British accent, due to my private education. I am educated to degree level, have two TEFL teaching certificates; one specifically tailored to teaching children under the age of ten, and I am currently studying a third; a top up grammar course.

It has been very rewarding to see my previous students noticeably progress in the English language with enthusiasm and thorough enjoyment. I am very flexible and will structure lessons to your level of English. I have taught beginner level English to Advanced Conversational level English.

For advanced level speakers I often use our classes as a way for the student to get as much speaking practice as possible. I set reading homework for both of us; usually taking it in turns to choose a book or an article, which we then discuss and debate during the lesson. If the student is comfortable I record these lessons and write notes after the lesson looking to find words and phrases for them to perfect, which we practice in the next lesson.

For beginners learning to read in English can be particularly challenging. Putting my research into practice the phonics system proved to be the most intuitive and natural approach. The phonics system is increasingly popular in British schools including in both native and non native learners. The core principle is based on learning the sounds within the language, which helps give a more fluid and native sounding speech. By learning how each individual sound looks in written and spoken English accelerates the process of learning to read and speak confidently.

My passion for teaching stems from my love of helping people. A teacher once said to me that I am always giving people good advice and ideas. I have thought about this a lot and I think teaching would be a great way to continue to do this and recognise my achievements and those of the people I have helped. I take a strong interest in languages; I read a lot and try my best to read books written by people all over the world so I can understand a diverse range of cultures and writing styles. I am also currently learning Spanish. I think being able to speak multiple languages is important and would love to have the opportunity to help others do this.

Teacher Stats

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timetable2 years ago
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class41
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Résumé

schoolEducation

2012 - 2015
Fashion Photography
Falmouth University - Cornwall, UK
2011 - 2012
Fine Art Foundation Diploma
Stourbridge College - Birmingham, UK
2009 - 2011
A Level
Stourbridge College - Birmingham, UK
A-level Textiles, A-level Graphic Design, A-level Fine Art, AS-level English Language and Literature

diploma_2Certifications

2021 - 2021
Teaching Young Learners
TEFL
2019 - 2020
TEFL
Online - London
140-hour Premier TEFL course
2009 - 2012
Peer Mentor
Stourbridge College - Birmingham, UK