Experienced 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, I’m Tim, I’m a British English teacher and I have more than 8 years experience teaching English.
I specialise in helping students at a pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate level become confident, fluent English users, and reach the advanced level.
Language teaching is my passion, and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to help people learn more effectively My teaching style aims to get you speaking and using English as much as possible. There is always a lot of discussion, interaction, and role-plays.
I also want to help you find a structure to learning. So, I will create a course for you that focuses on your needs and aims. That way, you can achieve your goals as quickly as possible.
I’m there as your teacher to show you how to use language correctly. So, I can give you effective feedback, highlight mistakes, and provide examples of correct usage. I like to use Google Docs so that we can work together during the class, make notes and at the end you have notes with new vocabulary and examples.
Online classes make it really easy to use all of the great resources available on the internet. So, as well as my wide range of offline materials, we’ll be able to take authentic English from news, magazines, videos and podcasts online..
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.