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Madelyn B

@madelynb

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TEFL UK
Teaching
Aberaeron, Wales, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Language Skills

  • English (UK): Native

Interests


Price (25 min):

25.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.96)
493 sessions 208 Ratings Cancellations: 11 No-show: 3

Introduction:

🌞 Improve Speaking, Listening, Comprehension, Public Speaking & Writing skills

Hello! 👋 My name is Madelyn. I live in Wales, on the West coast of the UK. I am a native British English speaker.
I love the English language, and I also speak the native language of Wales: Welsh!

To hear my accent please listen to the mp3 on this page. The recording is an excerpt from one of my classes (How Are You? - How to Introduce Yourself in English). I offer many different types of classes in addition to the ones that SkimaTalk provides. Read about some of them below 👇🏽

🎧 Listening & Comprehension 💭
Many students find listening to be the most challenging part of a conversation, but working on it not only increases your vocabulary but helps you in speaking too.
Before class, I can send you a podcast recording (mp3) to listen to.
During class, we can have a discussion based on the audio. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask me questions.
After class, you will be sent a transcript of the audio for your English learning file. You can listen to it again and follow along.
This has proved to be a really successful way for many of my students to improve their listening, comprehension, and speaking skills. Why not find out for yourself?

🤝🏻 Practical English - How Are You? How to Introduce Yourself in English 🤝🏻
Learn different question forms for the basic: How are you? And learn some different replies to this important question! 🎓 This lesson will help you to become more confident and sound more like a native English speaker 😎

🙋🏽‍♀️Clever Ways to Say Goodbye in English 🙋🏽‍♂️
Do you want to take your boring “goodbye” and turn it into something friendlier or more interesting?
In this lesson, we discuss some English phrases and expressions you can say instead of just plain old “bye.”

👍🏽 Yes or....? 🤔
The word “yes” can be interpreted in so many different ways, depending on your context,
tone, and word choice. In this class, we explore the many nuances of this word and its synonyms.

👨🏻‍🏫👩🏻‍🏫 Public speaking tips that can help you with your business presentations and meetings. I am an experienced public speaker with lots of tips (and worksheets for your learning file!) to help you be the best version of yourself when giving presentations or demonstrations. For example, I can help you with getting your nerves under control, making an outline, making the best use of notes, dealing with interruptions, etc.

And of course, I offer free conversation classes too.
Many of my students find informal small talk, or "chit-chat" to be a real challenge when learning a new language. That being said, small talk can be mastered! Along with conversation practice, you will learn the differences between British English and American English words - a fun and interesting exercise that will help you in your travels, business meetings, and social occasions!

So let's go! Book a lesson 📅 and we can start your journey together today! 😎

Teaching Specialty:

Business Skills & Knowledge › Presentation

👨🏻‍🏫👩🏻‍🏫 Public speaking tips that can really help you with your business presentations and meetings. I am an experienced public speaker with lots of tips (and worksheets for your learning file!) to help you be the best version of yourself when giving presentations or demonstrations. For example, I can help you with getting your nerves under control, making an outline, making the best use of notes, dealing with interruptions, etc.

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

🆎 Specific Phonic Sounds 🔉 I have lessons that cover the most common sounds that students struggle with: the /th/ sound, the /r/ sound, the /l/ sound, and the /v/ sound.

Everyday English › Situational Conversation

🤝🏻 Practical English - How are you? 🤝🏻 Learn different question forms for the basic: How are you? And learn some different replies to this important question! 🎓 This lesson will really help you to become more confident and sound more like a native English speaker 😎 You will be sent a worksheet after class to keep for your English learning file.

Methods & Tools › Coaching

🎧 Listening & Comprehension 💭 Many students find listening to be the most challenging part of a conversation. In these lessons, you'll be sent a podcast recording link to listen to before class. During class, we'll listen again to the podcast (or an except) together and I will ask some prepared comprehension questions based on what we just listened to. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask me questions about unfamiliar vocabulary, phrases, and content context during class. This has proved to be a really successful way for many of my students to improve their listening skills. Some of the resources I use include the Global News by the BBC World Service and the Scientific American Podcast: 60-Second Podcasts series.

Résumé:

Education:
2018 - 2019
TEFL UK
English / English Literature › Teaching (Master)
2020 - 2021
Alpha Academy
Biology › Sports Coaching, Fitness and Development (Master)
Work Experience:
2004 - 2023
Public Speaking Education
Other
As well as teaching English, I have experience and training in public speaking. I have travelled and helped others on a one-to-one basis as well as in a class setting to learn how to speak to a large audience too.
2006 - 2023
Copywriting Media
Marketing / Public Relations
2007 - 2019
HLUK Healthcare
Sales / Customer Support
I have experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical business industries as an accountant, customer service adviser, production management and copywriting and editing.
2019 - 2023
English Teacher Education
General Affairs
Certifications:
2019
TEFL
150 Hour Advanced Master's TEFL Certification

Rating

Overall: 4.96

Teaching Skill
4.96 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.97 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.93 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.99 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.96 (/ 5.00)

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