|languages||English, Hungarian, Spanish|
CELTA (certificate of English language teaching to adults) from Cambridge University
Experience working for Columbia University NY for it`s Job Empowerment program for adult English as a Second Language learners. Conducted listening, conversation and mixed-skill classes. 2 years.
Experience with exam preparations: TOEFL, IELTS, teaching in classroom settings and face-to-face private lessons since 2008.
B.S. in Information Technology (architecture)
Interes t in pshychology, cultures and their people, travel, economics, business ideas, dancing, reading, animals and many more.
Experience: 7 years
Hi! My name is Monika. Welcome to my page! Let`s get mad serious about your English studies! With a lot of fun, of course.I take pride in giving my full attention to my students and having a good rapport (connection) with them. The classes are PERSONALIZED, CENTERED AROUND YOU and MAKE YOU SPEAK.
I`m an EXPERIENCED, CELTA certified teacher and I use a lot of UP-TO-DATE, RELEVANT and REAL LIFE MATERIALS especially for pre-intermediate level and up.
We will use
* TED talks, CNN, Voanews, Youtube, your favorite TV series
* a web application to work together in real-time
You will learn the most real life, native-like language in our classes. If you want personalized, student- and speaking centered lessons, contact me.
50 min/ $15
Booking problems? Please e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your trial or add me to your Skype contacts, my Skype is k.monka1
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My students said about our classes, as they worded it:
Thank you for recognizing my week points and work on them with me / Thank you for always making the classes so interesting / Perfect as always / Your explanations are better than the ones in the grammar book / I liked and learned a lot with her in little time
Use What U Know: I see students who have studied in classroom settings for years, have a lot of knowledge mostly in grammar, reading and writing but can`t use what they have learned, so I make them speak because your speaking can improve only by speaking.
Sound Natural: I see students who have been taking classes for years having great vocabulary, but sound unnatural when they start speaking in English. I teach them how to rephrase their sentences so they sound like native English speakers.
Link and Speak Fluently: I see students who sound unnatural because they don`t know how to link words in spoken English and don`t use common word partners, so I help them to learn how to link and teach them collocations so they become more fluent.
Get Rid of Mistakes: I see students who still make basic grammar mistakes after years of studying, so I help them to get rid of bad habits by correcting them and reenforcing the rules.
For intermediate level and up I make classes interesting by selecting thought provoking videos (or you select them). You watch the video before class, I even send you questions for detail and discussion. We have a conversation in class, discuss content, useful vocabulary and practice pronunciation.
We can also choose series and talk about your favorite moments in an episode.
For high-beginner and lower levels the lessons have to be more structured but I try to avoid textbooks as most of you have been through those multiple times.
I teach phrasal verbs (those are what natives like to use), expressions and idioms through short stories and cartoons. I use currents news with exercises and discussion questions so the lessons are up-to-date and we can talk about what is happening in the world around us.
For business English learners we focus on business vocabulary (even elementary and pre-intermediate level), phrases, language for presentations, meetings, the phone,negotiating, socializing and writing.
For preparing for a job interview we can check your resume and cover letter and practice your answers for common and tricky interview questions so you can be ready and as relaxed as possible for the actual interview.
Whatever your goal is, I will help you reach it. I have helped many students
- to communicate in English
-to get ready for moving to an English speaking country
-get a job abroad
-prepare for a summer of English studies abroad and travel
-prepare for a job interview
-get more familiar with business vocabulary and phrases and situations
I teach adults of all levels focusing on SPEAKING, LISTENING and improving your COMMUNICATION skills. Business English learners are also welcome .
For Pilots: preparation for international license test, aviation terminology etc
FREE introduction LESSON-20 mins
Besides using Skype, I use CUTTING EDGE, INNOVATIVE online tools to make your online experience more beneficial.
WHAT I OFFER:
- using class time maximally focusing on you and your language needs - PERSONALIZED lessons considering your goals, requests, level and schedule
- always punctual and reliable service
- friendly atmosphere and good mood - free trial/consultation lesson for 20 mins
- use of INTERESTING, INNOVATIVE ONLINE TOOLS to help the learning process
- homework and learning aid
I am bilingual English/Hungarian and a learner of Spanish, so I understand learning a language inside and out.
A class can only be scheduled AFTER WE RECEIVE PAYMENT. New students and paying single classes: Lessons need to be paid and scheduled 2 DAYS BEFORE the class time you want.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Minimum 1 day before the scheduled lesson time.
What you need: - Skype account - headset - webcam, Gmail account (optional), Registration for various online learning tools (optional) I use different scheduling tools, please contact me for available times. I`m looking forward to working with you!