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CPE - Tutoren & Lehrer für Englisch
My name is Karolina and I have been teaching English to both children and adults for over 24 years in various countries and organizations. With a great deal of blood, sweat and tears and of course, love, I also built my own online English language training company which had always been a dream and goal of mine. Parallel to that, I joined Verbling 5 years ago and continue to love working here! My love and passion for the English language has been a constant in my life and has over the years developed into a deep interest to help as many language learners reach their learning goals as possible. As an ambassador’s child, I had the privilege and joy of visiting and living in a number of incredible countries and living the life of a nomad! Being born in Switzerland and moving to Canada at the age of 3, English quickly became my native language. My parents, realizing that English would not only be an asset but a necessity growing up in various countries, chose to enroll me in American International schools throughout my school education. I have rich and beautiful memories of growing up in South Africa, Greece and as a young adult moving to Germany and then later The Netherlands. Over the course of these years, my love of the English language only grew and deepened, and at a very young age I embarked on the path that would eventually lead me to where I am today: a teacher who truly loves what she does! As a teenager, I first fell in love with the language through poetry and literature, immersing myself in the beauty of words that I felt could almost magically create new worlds and capture feelings. This led me to my own experimentations with poetry and writing which to this very day are things I enjoy dearly and are very important to me. I was fascinated at how language allowed people to communicate with one another, brought people closer together and managed to bridge incredible gaps. As time went by and I began moving from country to country I also very quickly understood how valuable English was as a language and as a tool. Being the only common language everyone spoke in many of the countries I visited, I realized just how incredibly important it was to have a grasp on the language if I wanted to truly communicate with and understand others. Fast forward twenty years and this is more vital than ever before. In a world led by globalization and one where the international language of commerce is English, having the ability to speak English is truly no longer an asset but rather a necessity. As a young adult in Germany, I came to the realization that I wanted to turn my passion for the English language into a career. From that moment on, I invested my time and energy into attaining my goal of becoming an English teacher. I took my first step by gaining my CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) which then led me to my first teaching positions at language schools in Berlin. Over the years I taught both General and Business English in various companies including Wall Street School of English, Ebay Germany, Jaguar and Thyssenkrupp among others. I soon followed my certificate with an Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics and eventually a Masters in Education (Applied Linguistics), solidifying and expanding my knowledge on the foundations of the English language, how it developed over the years and how we can as teachers successfully help others learn the language. I continue to further educate myself at every opportunity, most recently completing the “Foundations of Virtual Instruction” course through the University of California. I realize that the face of education is rapidly changing and moving ever more towards online learning; more accessible and flexible learning. It is a trend that I believe will continue to develop over time, which is why I chose to focus on expanding my online teaching career. The other equally important reason for moving into online teaching was my interest in and desire to work with people from around the globe- what an incredible opportunity! Finally, I find myself after many years back in Greece realizing my long-term dream of starting my own business where I can share with others my knowledge of and passion for the English language. Nothing brings me more joy and fulfilment than helping others attain their language learning goals and supporting them through the often challenging but always exciting path of learning a new language. I always strive to make each students’ learning experience a unique one; one filled with support, patience and encouragement. I have had the fortune of working with truly wonderful individuals who have inspired me and continue to inspire me, and who remind me- though I never need reminding!-just why I became an English teacher. I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet and work together very soon. Sincerely, Karolina Thomoglou PLEASE NOTE: Last minute and same day cancellations will NOT be refunded unless there is an emergency situation. If you book a lesson and believe you won't be able to make it- please unschedule or reschedule it as soon as possible. Teacher will wait up to 15 minutes before opening the hour to other students. There are no refunds for missed lessons- if you think you will not make it in time- please inform me so that I may reschedule our lesson.
** Please only book trial lessons if you are genuinely interested in taking lessons!! Their purpose is to help you choose a teacher :) ** Hello! I love talking to people and facilitating their learning. I have a post-graduate teaching qualification (PGCE) from the UK and TEFL certificate, with a wide experience in education, and I have given courses to people aged 3-63 for several years. I have also recently completed a Teaching IELTS and a Business English TEFL course. I aim to create a relaxed and enjoyable teaching environment, whilst being thorough and working with each student's needs, and I am easy to talk to! So don't worry if you are nervous or don't feel confident - I can help you with that. Have you forgotten your English? Know how to read and write, but afraid to speak...? Would you like to practise your English more often? I can help you to improve your English! The sessions concentrate on the practical use of the language, conversation and pronunciation. They are mainly intended to be a relaxed and enjoyable method of learning and to get used to speaking, but can also be combined with grammar and can be adapted to suit all ages and levels (although I am not currently taking complete beginners, sorry). I can also offer intensive courses and coaching in presentation skills. I often work with students of intermediate-advanced levels to help perfect their spoken English. I have helped students prepare for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge speaking exams - a recent student of mine got 111/120 on the TOEFL exam! I have also assisted students with confidence, to achieve more natural rhythm and intonation, and even issues concerning being understood, communicating effectively, politeness and cultural differences in language!! **Dear current students! If you can't find the time you want, you can send me a message**
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Hello everyone. My name is Russell. I have taught English for many years. I have taught all levels, from beginner to advanced, or from levels A1 to C2. Mainly, I have taught in Cape Town, but I have taught students from all over the world. I like to find out what interests my students, as most of us enjoy talking about what interests us. Naturally, if your lessons are interesting to you, they will also be enjoyable. From my experience, using English to talk about what interests you and what you enjoy will enable you to meet and socialise with English speakers who share your interests. I have been in business for several years, and much of this time has been spent in managerial positions. Because of this, a have a good general knowledge of business, and I would be happy to include the world of business in our lessons. I look forward to working with you as you learn English. NOTE: My rates vary based on the type of lessons required; your rate will be adjusted to reflect the type of lessons required. The rates displayed on my profile are for conversational lessons - see 1, below. LESSON TYPES 1. Conversational lessons (with correction): Single – $15.50; Bulk - $14.50 2. Interview and exam preparation lessons: Single – $20.50; Bulk - $19.50 3. Custom lessons: By arrangement, and priced accordingly.
Hi English learner! I'm Lewis, a qualified teacher from England with over 6 years' teaching experience. I speak with a British accent. Do you need English for work, travel or studies? I will help you with: - Conversational skills and better fluency - Better pronunciation and grammar - Increasing vocabulary - Test preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge PET, CAE, CPE) - Job interview preparation and CV writing - English for academic purposes (writing essays, reading academic texts) - Business English (corporate emails, giving presentations, speaking in meetings) My classes will focus on the area you want to improve (listening, speaking, reading or writing skills) and I will teach you the grammar and vocabulary you need for excellent English communication. I like to create a relaxed and fun learning environment, so you feel comfortable and ready to share your ideas and opinions in English. I will be flexible to your specific needs, create interesting activities, games and topics for you and correct your mistakes in a relaxed and gentle way. At the end of each class, I will send you detailed notes with new vocabulary and corrections, for you to keep. This way you can track your progress and practice what you need! In our 30-minute trial class you can: - Make a specific plan for your English classes with me - Ask me any questions (about the English language, Verbling, how classes work) - Try the Verbling platform and check our connection works well - Get to know each other! I now live in Chile, with my wife, where I teach English classes to business professionals, university professors and children. I love teaching, meeting new people and I believe that our classes together will give you English success! I am also learning Spanish so I understand learning from a student perspective and the challenges living and working in a new country can create! Taking a course with me will be an investment in your future that I hope will last a lifetime. Looking forward to speaking with you soon!
*Please use the trial class only if you are an adult (18+) who wants regular classes. We will talk about why you want to learn English, materials, days and times you are available. Hello, my name is Andrew. I am from Rochester, near London (UK). I have taught English in Japan, Spain, France and UK. My experience covers general conversation, structured lessons and Cambridge exam preparation. My qualifications include: BA (Hons) Business Studies , Professional certificate in Primary Education, TESOL Trinity certificate and IELTS preparation certificate (speaking). In my classes, I like to include grammar, informal English, idioms, proverbs, pronunciation, text analysis and I also try to include culture. I think it's important that students speak more than me and I will always give corrections in verbal and written form at all times during the class. During the trial class, we can talk about the type of lessons that you would like. My interests are: jogging, cycling, martial arts, football and cricket. I have recently completed the English Football Association level 1 coaching course and the basic referee course. So, if you need English for work, job interviews, university entry, travel or just for fun I would be happy to help you. I look forward to meeting people from around the world. I am keen to teach people about my language, my customs and my country. Bye for now, and see you soon!
Hello. My name is Peter. I am British and I live in Sagunto, Spain. With over 10 years of teaching experience I feel I can offer classes covering all aspects of the English language. I have taught all types of classes in academies, private one to one classes and business classes. I cater for all ages and levels. I am also interested in innovative teaching styles using multi-media materials.