Simon

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English
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class
English
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23
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98

Speaks

English
Native
,
Italian
B2

About Me

Hi, I'm Simon from Cambridge, England. I have been a qualified teacher for more than thirty years. I have a vast experience. For the last four years I have been teaching English as a foreign language in Italy. I understand the difficulties of language learning as I am still trying to get to grips with Italian.
My teaching style is relaxed but effective and rigorous. It is based around the communicative or direct method of speaking and listening with attention to grammar where necessary.
I am up to date with modern English. I can tell you what "rammed" "long" "wicked" mean to young english people. English as it spoken by ordinary people in real situations is often very different from the English of text books.
I will adapt my lessons to suit your particular needs whether it is for an IELTS exam or one of the Cambridge exams or simply for pleasure.
My lessons will be fun and educational.
If you have any questions, just ask. I look forward to meeting you.

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
British English
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Proficiency Assessment
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
CAE
CPE
FCE
IELTS
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

1979 - 1980
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Cambridge University - Cambridge UK
Teaching qualification Secondary Education English and Drama
1976 - 1979
BA honours in Humanities/Social Studies
Anglia Ruskin University - Cambridge UK
English Literature and Philosphy