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Lisa

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United Kingdom
3:41 AM (GMT+01:00)
English
10
30
English
10
30

Speaks

English
Native
,
French
C1
,
Dutch
C1
,
German
B1
,
Irish
B1
,
Spanish
A2

About Me

Hello! Are you interested in improving fluency, grammar or interview skills? Would you like to learn English through poetry? I look forward to meeting you and creating a personalised class for you.

I have been teaching English for over 4 years and love everything to do with languages. I have a primary degree in Business Studies and French and a Master's degree in Linguistics - both from Trinity College Dublin. I also have a CELTA qualification. I am a native English speaker from Ireland but I grew up in a bilingual home because my father is from the Netherlands. For this reason, I have always loved languages and teaching them. Before I began teaching, I worked for Google for over 2 years. There, I trained as an interviewer. I had also worked in a bank in London. Today, I teach English and I help native and non native English speakers with skills for writing CVs, cover letters and I can help you prepare for an interview in English. I have been doing this offline for a few years and have helped many students be more confident before an interview. In my free time I write some poetry and I love to read. If you are interested, I can also teach creative writing through English. This is an excellent way to learn the language. I am a published and award winning poet with experience in teaching this too. My classes are focused and student centred. I try to encourage fluency as much as possible and I error correct as I teach. I look forward to working with you soon!

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
Irish English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
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
CAE
ESOL
FCE
IELTS
PET
TOEFL
TOEIC

Résumé

Education

2012 - 2014
M.Phil Linguistics
Trinity College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
2006 - 2010
Bachelor in Business Studies and French
Trinity College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland

Work Experience

2015 - 2016
English Language Teacher
Chapterhouse Education - Dublin, Ireland
I worked here as an English teacher to students from all over the world. I taught group classes and private classes of all levels. I taught grammar, pronunciation, phonetics, phonology, reading, writing, listening, speaking, presentation skills, interview skills, CV and cover letter writing, poetry, American Vs British and Irish English, as well as exam classes. I corrected homework and regularly gave feedback to students to help them continue their learning.
2013 - 2014
English Language Teacher
International House - Dublin, Ireland
I taught General English to all levels and all ages. I spent some time teaching children and teenagers. I prepared exams and helped adult students with CV writing and cover letter writing as well as practicing speaking English over the phone.
2011 - 2013
Localisation Support Technician
Google - Dublin, Ireland
I worked for the Google Apps for Enterprise support team in English, French and Dutch.In addition to supporting customers, I supported non native English speaking colleagues with emails, reports and presentations. I also completed an internal course to become an interviewer for Google so I have experience being on the other side in the Google interview! Finally, I also worked on a localisation project, helping Google to improve its product offering and support for international markets.
2013 - 2013
English Language Teacher
Berlitz Corporation - A Coruña, Galicia Spain
Spent 4 months in the summer teaching English to university students from all over Spain on an intense fluency course. Level tested students, prepared classes 3 x 2.5 hour classes every day - mainly conversation orientated but incorporating other skills, educational group activities, vocabulary, grammar, phonetics etc.

Certifications

2013 - 2013
CELTA
International House - Dublin, Ireland
Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages