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Jocelyn Bates

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map_pinUnited Kingdom
8:58 PM (GMT-05:00)
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English
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292
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1 980
class
English
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292
time
1 980

Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
C2
,
French
A2

About Me

Do you need to boost your English for an exam? (IELTS, Cambridge, etc)? Do you struggle with pronunciation? Are you preparing for a job interview?
I'm Jocelyn, from London, a qualified teacher with 12 years of experience and I specialise in business English, exam preparation, and English accent reduction. I think learning a language should be interactive and engaging so I use a combination of skills and personalise my lessons according to my students needs. So tell me what your goal is and together we will create a plan to help you reach it!
In your classes you can focus on any and/or all of the following themes:
Grammar, Listening and Reading Comprehension, Pronunciation and Accent Reduction (British or American), Business English, Communication and Speaking Skills, TED talks or Breaking News for Communication and Discussion, Exam Preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, CPE) and many other topics!
I speak fluent Spanish having lived and worked in Latin America for 10 years, and can read and understand French too.

Teacher Stats

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timetable5 years ago
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class1 980
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

1999 - 2003
BA English Language and Linguistics with Spanish
University of Sussex - Great Britain
Focus on the Linguistics of English with a year in Spain at the Universidad de Cadiz

briefcaseWork Experience

2015
Online English Teacher
Verbling.com
One-on-one classes specialising in exam preparation, accent reduction and business English.
2010 - 2015
Academic Director
Utatlan Language School - Guatemala
Teacher trainer and programme coordinator (Spanish and English school)
2008 - 2015
University Teacher
Universidad Mesoamericana - Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Teacher of English Language (A1-B2), Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, History of English
2007 - 2011
English tutor
Independent - Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Face to face classes to all levels of students
2015 - 0
Online English Teacher
First Tutors - Great Britain
One-on-one online classes to all levels of students

diploma_2Certifications

2005 - 2005
Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Windsor TEFL - London, Great Britain
4 month course certified by Trinity College