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Kim F

@kimsenglish

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University of Brighton
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

6 Followers

Language Skills

  • English (UK): Native

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

Rating & Experience:

(4.70)
63 sessions 26 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 1

Introduction:

I give you confidence to succeed by encouraging you and helping you reach your goal!

I am an English language teacher with over 20 years of classroom teaching experience in general English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking with grammar and vocabulary input). Although I am happy teaching at all levels, I enjoy teaching business English, including email writing and presentation delivery (using Powerpoint). I am experienced at improving English used for meetings and negotiations, as well as letter and email writing development.
I have prepared clients for the IELTS test, both general and academic and am familiar with the Cambridge Suite of exams (FCE,CAE,CPE).
Whatever your English language need, I am sure I can provide the necessary help and support to guide you to a professional level of competence. I look forward to planning our journey of learning together and seeing you succeed in your endeavours!

Teaching Specialty:

English Basics › Accent Reduction

Struggling to be understood by native speakers of English? Then you need to reduce your accent! I will help identify areas of weakness in your pronunciation and provide explicit practice exercises to improve your accent. Also, I will provide you with tips and tricks to help you be understood when your accent lets you down in conversations so you never lose face ;)

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

I help you develop confidence to produce accurate vowel and consonant sounds, linking words together so you sound more like a native speaker. Speaking clearly is an important part of the coaching, but also fluency is important for you to master. Through different exercises and conversational drills, I support your development to the next level of competence.

Everyday English › Intermediate

This course provides you with English language skills that meet the standards of the CEFR B1 to B2. Together we will work towards you gaining skills that enable you to function as an Intermediate User of English.

Everyday English › Advanced

This course provides you with English language skills that meet the standards of the CEFR C1 and C2. Together we will work towards you gaining skills that enable you to function as an Advanced User of English.

Test Prep › IELTS

The IELTS test requires very specific skills which you will develop on this course. Before signing up for this course, you will need to know whether you are required to take the general or academic test. You will also need to know what band scores you are required to achieve. I will help you improve your English skills so that you have the ability to succeed. I will also give you feedback on written essays, with examples of English for you to practice.

Everyday English › Free Conversation

This is an opportunity for you to practice your conversational English with a native speaker without any interruptions! I will evaluate your performance after a few minutes with effective feedback. We will also do some exercises that will help you improve your accuracy and fluency. You choose the subject you want to talk about, so feel free to discuss anything you have an interest in! (Please remember the regulations you agreed to when you signed up to this site.) You do not have to be an advanced speaker to join in so sign up now for a chat with a very experienced teacher!

Résumé:

Education:
2004 - 2006
University of Brighton
Foreign Languages › Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Master)
Work Experience:
1994 - 2008
Sussex Downs College Education
Teaching Professional
EFL teacher and social programme coordinator at a College of Further Education. I taught all levels from Elementary to Proficiency focussing on Cambridge Suite examinations and IELTS. Pronunciation and fluency practice for Asian students was a speciality.
2008 - 2013
Higher College of Technology Education
Teaching Professional
Teaching English to Emirati students from Elementary to Intermediate with focus on IELTS exam preparation for Foundation programme at the college.
2013 - 2016
International Language Solutions Energy and Infrastracture
Human Resources
Supporting Oil and Gas Managers, supervisors, engineers and employees at all levels to learn English required for communication and understanding within the industry.
Certifications:
2008
M.A. Linguistics
The MA is in Media Assisted Language Learning (not Linguistics) which focussed on supporting learners through the use of new technologies - such as online learning!

Rating

Overall: 4.70

Teaching Skill
4.73 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.65 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.58 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.92 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.62 (/ 5.00)

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