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Freddie BA, PGCE, MA TESOL

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English
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French
A2
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German
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Latin
A1

About Me

Hello there! My name is Freddie and I am a highly qualified and experienced full-time professional educator. I teach freelance including for British Universities. I am a native (British) English speaker from the south of England. Now, I can teach you!

📌 CV:
⭐ MA TESOL: Master's in teaching English with Distinction🏅
⭐ Fully-qualified British teacher with PGCE & QTS
⭐ BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy
⭐ Cambridge Certificate in Teaching Online
⭐ 12 years teaching experience + 7 years online
⭐ Taught in 10 different countries
⭐ Experienced Cambridge examiner
🏅 Research award-nominated (British Council)
🏅 Award-winning mentor (Kent University)
🏅 Successful entrepreneur (Cyril Parfitt & FoL)

📌 Specialisms & classes:
🇬🇧 British English and culture
🏔️ High-level specialist (B1-C2) teaching all ages
🎓 Academic: Essays ✔️ Dissertations ✔️ Presentations ✔️
💼 Business & Careers: CVs ✔️ Covering letters ✔️ Applications ✔️ Interviews ✔️ MBA ✔️
🌍 CLIL: English with... Business ✔️ History ✔️ Philosophy ✔️ Literature etc. ✔️
💬 Conversation: Free conversation ✔️ Structured conversation ✔️ Any topic ✔️
✅ Exams: GCSE ✔️ A-level ✔️ IELTS ✔️ FCE ✔️ CAE ✔️ CPE ✔️
💡 Skills Masterclass: Pronunciation ✔️ Vocabulary ✔️ Speaking ✔️ Writing ✔️ Reading ✔️ Listening ✔️
🧑‍🏫 Teacher Training: Methodology ✔️ Pedagogy ✔️ Motivation ✔️ Second Language Learning ✔️

📌 Trial/first lesson:
I will assess your particular requirements using my specially created comprehensive needs analysis questionnaire. This can be done before or during our first lesson, as you prefer. We will then discuss your needs and explore how I can help you to excel.

📌 My lessons:
I believe that learning should be enjoyable while real-world relevant. I use a wide variety of resources, including bespoke interactive PowerPoint presentations, rather than simply relying on dull textbooks alone! Our lessons will feature a learning so you know what to expect. Together, we will review your progress at the end of each lesson (or topic), ensuring you stay on track with your goals.

📌 My qualifications:
I am highly qualified teacher. I hold a BA and two Master's level teaching qualifications: PGCE (UK qualified teacher) and MA TESOL (Master's in teaching English with British Council TEFL-Q Status). I passed my MA with a high Distinction and my dissertation research has been nominated for the British Council's 20/21 Award. I am an experienced examiner holding the Cambridge Certificate in Assessment.

📌 My experience:
I have over 12 years teaching experience in schools and universities across 10 different countries. I have taught in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and the UK. My teaching has consistently been assessed at 'Outstanding’ or ‘Distinction’ level. I also mentor university students for which the University of Kent awarded me (2018) Mentor of the Year.

📌 My interests:
Yes, in case you were wondering, I do love drinking tea (black with milk, naturally). I like to combine tea drinking with any of the following: travel, philosophy, politics, business & entrepreneurship, probability/risk theory and religious studies. I also enjoy board games, writing articles, reading books, pub quizzes, and of course, good food.

📌 Say hello...
Say hello and let me know how I can help you! All questions are very welcome. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals today 😊

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2019 - 2020
MA TESOL
Canterbury Christ Church University - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Master's in Teaching English conferring British Council TEFL-Q Status [Grade: Distinction]
2008 - 2009
PGCE
Canterbury Christ Church University - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Master's level British teaching qualification [Grade: Outstanding]
2005 - 2008
BA (Hons) Philosophy
University of Kent - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Bachelor's degree covering: language, ethics, morality, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, art and aesthetics, as well as continental philosophy [Grade: 2.1]

briefcaseWork Experience

2010 - 2020
English Teacher
London House School of English - Westgate-on-sea, United Kingdom
Designing and delivering bespoke courses to classes and one-to-one students.
2011 - 2017
Examiner
Cambridge Assessment - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Marking multiple exam papers for Cambridge Assessment.
2018 - 0
Assistant Lecturer
University of Kent - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Teaching university students academic English; supervising and assessing research projects and presentations
2014 - 0
Teaching Director of Studies
English in Action - Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland
Teaching, managing teachers and overseeing courses including; business, exam, academic and teacher development.
2020 - 0
Founder
www.focusonlearning.co.uk - Thanet, United Kingdom
Teaching tailored courses, teacher training, writing articles and resource shop.

diploma_2Certifications

2021 - 2021
Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English Online
University of Cambridge - Online
Teaching English online in both one-to-one and group lessons.
2021 - 2021
Teaching Entrepreneurship
European Institute of Innovation & Technology - Online
Teach like an entrepreneur: bringing entrepreneurship into the classroom
2020
DBS Enhanced Certificate
UK Government - London, United Kingdom
Eligibility to legally work with learners under 18 years old.
2015 - 2016
Cambridge Certificate in Assessment
University of Cambridge - Online
Cambridge certificate in the concepts and contexts of assessment and examining.