Fun, Creativie, Imaginative.
Level 5 TEFL (Degree Level) - OFQUAL recognised
Experience: 4 years
I love working with children.
I have been working with children and young people for many years. I taught on outward bounds courses as a multi-sports activity coach in a range of settings, including holiday camps, schools and afterschool clubs. For many years I worked in a call centre for a bank in the United Kingdom., as a customer service agent and and IT speicalist. I made the switch to full time teaching 5 years ago and I have been teaching English as a second language since, in Germany and online with students in China. I worked at a Helen Doron school in Berlin, and this has informed my approach to my own delivery style, using songs, games and play. My lessons rely on my natural friendliness, imagination and creativity. Whilst my lessons are well-structured, I like to keep the atmosphere relaxed, as I find that this approach keeps children enthusiastic and when they are at ease, research shows, processing new information and recalling it, is more likely.
The lessons I write for young children always include videos, songs and interactive games. I also ensure there is plenty of opportunity for drilling and pronunciation as they get used to the sounds of a new language. Lessons also work well for a small groups for children over 5, as they have fun playing and learning together.
In my free time I write and illustrate my own stories for children.