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Samuel

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United Kingdom
4:41 PM (GMT+01:00)
English
7
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English
7
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Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
B2
,
Italian
A2
,
Mandarin
A2

About Me

Hello, world! Hola, mundo! 你好,世界!Ciao, mondo! I'm a professional, CELTA-qualified teacher with 7 years of experience. I've taught ages 5-65 and all ability levels. I can help with exam preparation (especially Cambridge, Trinity, IELTS), business English, absolute beginners, travel English and general English. I am a Cambridge speaking examiner, so can help with specific training for those exams.

I want to make classes enjoyable, entertaining and interesting. I want the student to have meaningful work to complete, based on and related to the class, in preparation for the next class. In this way we can focus on weaknesses and correct mistakes most effectively, and maximise our 1-to-1 class time. My motto is SPEAK SPEAK SPEAK! As much as possible, make mistakes and learn from them!

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
British 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
CPE
FCE
IELTS
IGCSE
ISE
KET
PET
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2007 - 2008
S103 Discovering Science
Open University - Distance learning, UK
Studied physics, chemistry, biology and geology
2004 - 2007
BA Ancient History
Exeter University - Exeter, UK
Studied literature and archaeology of Ancient Rome and Classical and Hellenistic Greece, along with pre-Columbian civilizations in South America

Work Experience

2016 - 2017
English Teacher
i-Speak - Riva del Garda, Italy
A year in beautiful Italy, developing my teaching, creating syllabuses and how to teach CLIL, along with learning some Italian
2014 - 2016
English Teacher
Avila Centre of English - Avila, Spain
Two years of developing my Cambridge teaching skills and training as an examiner
2013 - 2014
English Teacher
Freelance - Cardiff, UK
Getting some great experience teaching Arabic-speaking students in my hometown
2010 - 2013
English Teacher
EF Xi'an - Xi'an, China
Three years of teaching and ongoing professional development at this excellent institution

Certifications

2011 - 2012
TKT 1-4
Cambridge University - Xi'an, China
Additional teacher knowledge training
2010 - 2010
CELTA
Bristol University - Bristol, UK
Learned how to teach English! I achieved a 'Pass B'