Expert English Teacher: IELTS/ General/ Business English
BA Degree Philosophy University of Birmingham, U.K.
CELTA: Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.
International House Buenos Aires: Cambridge English Examinations Teacher Training.
Starting in 2009, I gave general and business English lessons to groups and individuals in Argentina, working for a prestigious language school. This included personal coaching for several company directors in two multi-nationals based in the city.
In 2011 I began giving online English classes, and since leaving Argentina in 2012 I have focused on this complelely. Over the past 6 years I've developed a speaking focus approach to online classes, and am now a highly proficient online ESL teacher.
I'm an expert on the Cambridge English examinations, primarily the FCE and IELTS, and have completed Cambridge English Examinations Training.
Experience: 8 years
Hi, my name's Tim Huntington and I'm a highly experienced ESL teacher from London, UK.
Are you tired of too much listening and not enough speaking practice? My lessons will give you the chance to practice speaking fluency in a structured and organised class. You can start speaking real modern English, so that you become more relaxed and confident when you need to speak. There's always a lot of speaking activities, discussions, and general interaction, so you can improve speaking fluency, pronunciation and intonation.
For General English students, we'll look at a wide range of topics, covering everything from sport, health, the environment, holidays and travel, to movies, food and much more. Of course, if you need to learn about one thing in particular, just tell me. I have a big range of materials to provide a foundation for a class on almost any subject.
During the lesson I'll guide you through new topics, offering suggestions and advice, with new words and structures, and give you feedback on how to improve, so that your English is correct and more natural.
If you are going to take IELTS, then it's very important to find an experienced teacher. I can give you expert advice on exam technique, and corrections and feedback on your writing, and speaking, so that you are fully prepared for the exam.
If you'd like to study business English, your course is personalised, so you can choose a full business English course, or focus on a specific need, such as preparing for interviews, negotiating, or an important presentation at work. Whatever you decide, you'll have lots of opportunities to speak, practise new vocabulary, and learn to communicate more like a native speaker.
Please book a free test lesson so that we can meet on Skype and discuss the best learning programme for you.
Here's a little extra information about how the classes work:
Lessons are 55 - 60 minutes (I aim to finish after 55 minutes so that I never arrive late for my students in the next class)
Lessons are usually through Skype, and I like to use Google Docs to provide shared notes during the class (I can send you a link to access the Google doc at the beginning of the class). If you'd prefer to use Google Hangouts or connect via Buddy School's online classroom, this is no problem.
I'm happy to reschedule classes if you contact me at least 24 hours before. If not, classes are charged.
I have a good broadand internet connection and a back-up 4G connection so I rarely have internet problems. Of course, if I do have internet connection problems I'm happy to stop the class and reschedule.