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Natasha

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Spain
7:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
English
6
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English
6
47

Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
C2
,
Catalan
B2
,
Italian
A2

About Me

Hi! My name's Natasha. I’m a native English teacher from the UK with 10 years’ experience teaching English as a foreign language. I specialise in classes for adults with upper intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1 and C2) level English.

Are you preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) or Advanced (CAE) exam and you want expert help preparing for and practising the speaking exam? Do you want to improve your speaking and listening skills for a job interview, an academic talk, a conference or an important work presentation? Then I'm the perfect teacher for you!

I prepare and send you detailed feedback on your speaking within 24 hours of each lesson. This feedback includes:

- Notes on your errors with corrections and examples.
- New vocabulary that has come up in the lesson with examples.
- A voice recording of words you find difficult to pronounce for you to listen to and practise.

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
British English
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Accent Reduction
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
CAE
FCE

Résumé

Education

2008 - 2008
Spanish Department Prize
Spanish Department, University of Exeter - Exeter, UK
Given in recognition of excellent academic performance.
2008 - 2008
Dean's Commendation
University of Exeter - Exeter, UK
A commendation in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
2005 - 2008
BA Honours Spanish - 1st Class
University of Exeter - Exeter, UK

Work Experience

2010
English Teacher
Freelance - Granada, Spain
Teaching English to individuals with intermediate to advanced levels. All classes are tailored to the student’s personality, specific linguistic needs and overall goals.
2008 - 2010
English Teacher
The Institute of Foreign Languages (IML) - Granada, Spain
Teaching English to groups and individuals of all ages and levels. Preparation of Cambridge exams e.g. Flyers, KET, PET, FCE and CAE, conversation classes, English for adult beginners and one-on-one classes totally customised to the student's needs.

Certifications

2008 - 2008
Catalan Level B1 - Passed with Distinction
Institut Ramon Llull - Barcelona, Spain
2008 - 2008
CTEFL (Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language) - Passed with Merit
Via Lingua - Granada, Spain
This qualification included: 120 hours of in-person tuition on language awareness, the analysis of communication, grammar, pronunciation, phonology, teaching skills and classroom management. A grammar and phonetics test at the end of the course: passed with distinction. Group teaching practice: 10 hours of assessed teaching practice at 4 levels. An individual student project: assessing the language needs of a specific student and designing and teaching a one-on-one course tailored to their needs. Many hours of home study and class preparation practice.
2007 - 2007
Italian Level B1
The Foreign Language Centre, University of Exeter - Exeter, UK