Teacher Laura C's Page

Language Skills

  • English (UK): Native
  • Portuguese: Advanced

Interests


Price (25 min):

12.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.96)
3800 sessions 2156 Ratings Cancellations: 8 No-show: 1

Introduction:

My Specialties include Business English, Free Conversation, Vocabulary Enhancement and Comprehension

Hello, my name is Laura and I am a native English speaker from Bournemouth in the south of England. I do know and appreciate just how difficult it feels when wanting to speak a new language, as I am living in Portugal and experiencing the challenge of speaking Portuguese every day.

I have a Masters 150 hour online TEFL qualification and have over 5 years' experience in teaching English here on Skima Talk. I am known for my friendly and understanding personality and for my passion and dedication for teaching English.

You can expect a relaxed atmosphere and if it's our first meeting, an opportunity to assess your goals and get to know one another. Future lessons will then be based around your learning goals and I will do my best in helping you to achieve them. I always include notes in Skype during each lesson, for your review.

Also, over the last 5 years, I have had the pleasure of teaching many students who went through the MBA application process. We started with TOEFL or IELTS exam training and then moved on to MBA interview training. I’ve taught many examinees and applicants who have since shared their success stories. Not only had they achieved high scores in their TOEFL or IELTS exams but they were also admitted to top business schools, such as London Business School, UCLA Anderson and Chicago Booth. Please feel free to check out some of their success stories, here on my profile page.

I very much look forward to meeting and speaking with you, helping you to achieve your language goals and helping you to feel more comfortable speaking English.

Teaching Specialty:

Test Prep › IELTS

Sample questions & mock tests (Speaking section) Please read my students testimonials, including their IELTS success stories

Topics › News Articles

Reading through articles, working on pronunciation, word stress and intonation, exploring new vocabulary and idiom definitions, discussion and/or follow-up questions

Methods & Tools › Role-play

Working through roleplays on BBC 6 Minute English and Skima Talk courses

Business English Basics › General

Skima Talk courses & other resources including a wide range of different scenarios and topics to work through and discuss

Business Skills & Knowledge › Interview Skills

MBA Interview Questions. Please read my students testimonials, including successful admissions to top business schools worldwide

Everyday English › Free Conversation

Free conversational practice, discussion topics, introducing more natural and native vocabulary, expressions & idioms during natural conversation and with other resources and activities

Test Prep › TOEFL

Sample questions (Speaking section) Please read my students testimonials, including their TOEFL success stories

Résumé:

Education:
2003 - 2004
Protocol Skills
Business and Management › NVQ Level 2
2004 - 2005
Bournemouth College
Business and Management › NVQ Level 3
2015 - 2015
TEFL Online
Foreign Languages › TEFL/TESOL Master Course (Master)
Work Experience:
2006 - 2010
Nationwide Financial Service
Other Professional
Customer Service, Administration & Management Information (M.I Statistics)
2010 - 2011
Gap Year Other
Sales / Customer Support
Gap year taken on a working visa to New Zealand - Insurance Sales Consultant
2015 - 2020
SkimaTalk Education
Teaching Professional
Certifications:
2015
TESOL
150 hour TEFL/TESOL Master Course
2015
TEFL
150 hour TEFL/TESOL Master Course

Rating

Overall: 4.96

Teaching Skill
4.97 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.96 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.98 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.98 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.92 (/ 5.00)

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