FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
Trusted teacher
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from69.00GBP/ h

Linguistics: all you were scared to ask in class !!!

For Phonetics (really Linguistics) you will go through your university course assignments with me, we shall do "Chomskian trees" and we shall discuss theoretical points (eg GB theory, minimalist program). For Phonetics, IPA symbols and phonetic structures and theories (autosegmental phonology and optimality theory). WARNING: there are many approaches to these theories, and we shall stick to Davenport and Hannahs (for starters).

PLEASE NOTE LINGUISTICS OR PHONETICS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH "IMPROVING GRAMMAR OR DICTION" !!!

Extra information

We shall work in accordance to what you were taught at your university course, as standard approaches vary - as you will know.

Location

At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

|
Use ⊞+wheel to zoom!
+

General info

Skills:
Age:
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:Spanish, French, English, Latin

About Me

I have been working as an independent tutor since 2005, mainly for Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish, French and Italian) as well as for other humanities subjects as required. I have tutored mainly students from in London and boarders during the exam periods. I have been engaged as a tutor by top London agencies. My main cohort of students come from private schools in London and the home counties. None of my students has ever failed to be accepted by the university of their choice, and all of my 13 plus or 16 plus students have also passed their highly selective entrance exams (French, Spanish and Latin for the 13 plus entrance). I am aware that tutoring involves a different set of skills but I also have experience of group teaching and observation undertaken at different stages of my professional life. I have carried out short teaching assignments before, namely for ENSSIB in Lyon (two sessions of four weeks and one week courses) for the masters in library management in 2004 for two groups of around 30 students (English) and at Queen Mary University of London (evening revision class for A level French, in the Widening Participation Programme, 2007).

I have taught all ages and levels, as well as multi-level classes (as it was the case at the higher education establishments in France and Poland). While there is expected homogeneity in a regular class, I respect the individuality of each student and adapt to their needs, ranging from their first exam preparation for 11+ or 13+ (mainly French and Latin) to students needing help at university with their degree language modules, in particular when linguistics is involved (as students have less contact time with university teachers than they might need or wish). In addition, I taught EFL classes of average 20 students both in Buenos Aires (1980-1981), Oxford and Reading (1982-1988) and at UCL as a subject librarian (Romance Languages) I carried out staff and student training in IT skills and information literacy. I have a good selection of educational materials and visual prompts from cultural centres (Spain and South American countries) to help students with their literature and cultural essays. My ambition is to inspire students not only to succeed but to want to take their Spanish knowledge and skills to the next academic level and excel as scholars at university or in their chosen profession.

Education

I have a BA from Reading University in Linguistic Science (2:1) and from UCL, an MPhil in Linguistics (Romance languages syntax) as well as an MA in Electronic Communication and Publishing. While I was working at UCL Institute of Education, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher and Professional Education. I am now a Research Associate at King's College London in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, where I do research for bibliographies.

In addition, I have received scholarships from ARELS/British Council (1981), I completed my year abroad at Aix en Provence (as a regular student within my Reading degree, 1987-1988) and was a postgraduate exchange student at the Freie Univ. Berlin, 1992. I have worked in Buenos Aires, France (Paris, Lyon). Poland (Bielsko Biala), and carried out a project for libraries in New York (2006) and attended (on a scholarship) a summer school at ELTE, Budapest (2006).

Experience / Qualifications

Spanish, French and Linguistics tutor referred by main tutorial agencies in London and by word of mouth. Typical tasks involve intensive revision tutorials in exam periods (Easter revision in particular) as well as year-long support for regular students. Most of my GCSE students have progressed to A level study of Spanish and French. Tuition for the typical tutee means that they are able to improve their grades, which is crucial for university entrance (usually those Bs must be turned into As for Russell Group universities). I also coach and tutor for Common Entrance and own school’s entrance exams, both at 13 plus and 16 entry points. None of my students have ever failed to get into the school of their choice at these two levels. I have tutored children in top private schools, Eton, Harrow and Winchester in particular, which has been intellectually rewarding and inspiring. For the lesser gifted, I have based the lessons on carefully graded advancement, in order not to discourage the student and create confidence in their abilities. Tutees return to me for their university support, as they are likely to be inspired to continue with their languages in Higher Education.

I am a member of the Chartered College of Teaching since 2007, which grants me access to new research in education and learning.
You will be prepared for public exams (A levels, GCSE, American SATS, Common Entrance) in French, Spanish, Linguistics (English) and Latin (up to Common Entrance) to a high standard. For those not taking exams, you will be taught via grammar and reading, which assures quick progression. You are welcome to bring your own material to explore with the tutor or your school prep. I do not write essays for students but provide a high degree of research to allow you to shine in your project or chosen module.

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Emilce will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7              
8              
9              
10              
11  Monday at 11:00  Tuesday at 11:00  Wednesday at 11:00  Thursday at 11:00  Friday at 11:00  Saturday at 11:00  Sunday at 11:00
12  Monday at 12:00  Tuesday at 12:00  Wednesday at 12:00  Thursday at 12:00  Friday at 12:00  Saturday at 12:00  Sunday at 12:00
13  Monday at 13:00  Tuesday at 13:00  Wednesday at 13:00  Thursday at 13:00  Friday at 13:00  Saturday at 13:00  Sunday at 13:00
14  Monday at 14:00  Tuesday at 14:00  Wednesday at 14:00  Thursday at 14:00  Friday at 14:00  Saturday at 14:00  Sunday at 14:00
15  Monday at 15:00  Tuesday at 15:00  Wednesday at 15:00  Thursday at 15:00  Friday at 15:00  Saturday at 15:00  Sunday at 15:00
16  Monday at 16:00  Tuesday at 16:00  Wednesday at 16:00  Thursday at 16:00  Friday at 16:00  Saturday at 16:00  Sunday at 16:00
17  Monday at 17:00  Tuesday at 17:00  Wednesday at 17:00  Thursday at 17:00  Friday at 17:00  Saturday at 17:00  Sunday at 17:00
18  Monday at 18:00  Tuesday at 18:00  Wednesday at 18:00  Thursday at 18:00  Friday at 18:00  Saturday at 18:00  Sunday at 18:00
19  Monday at 19:00  Tuesday at 19:00  Wednesday at 19:00  Thursday at 19:00  Friday at 19:00  Saturday at 19:00  Sunday at 19:00
20  Monday at 20:00  Tuesday at 20:00  Wednesday at 20:00  Thursday at 20:00  Friday at 20:00  Saturday at 20:00  Sunday at 20:00
21              
22              
23              
from £69Online via webcam
from £69At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since September 2020
  • Phone number verified
  • Linkedin connected

Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7              
8              
9              
10              
11  Monday at 11:00  Tuesday at 11:00  Wednesday at 11:00  Thursday at 11:00  Friday at 11:00  Saturday at 11:00  Sunday at 11:00
12  Monday at 12:00  Tuesday at 12:00  Wednesday at 12:00  Thursday at 12:00  Friday at 12:00  Saturday at 12:00  Sunday at 12:00
13  Monday at 13:00  Tuesday at 13:00  Wednesday at 13:00  Thursday at 13:00  Friday at 13:00  Saturday at 13:00  Sunday at 13:00
14  Monday at 14:00  Tuesday at 14:00  Wednesday at 14:00  Thursday at 14:00  Friday at 14:00  Saturday at 14:00  Sunday at 14:00
15  Monday at 15:00  Tuesday at 15:00  Wednesday at 15:00  Thursday at 15:00  Friday at 15:00  Saturday at 15:00  Sunday at 15:00
16  Monday at 16:00  Tuesday at 16:00  Wednesday at 16:00  Thursday at 16:00  Friday at 16:00  Saturday at 16:00  Sunday at 16:00
17  Monday at 17:00  Tuesday at 17:00  Wednesday at 17:00  Thursday at 17:00  Friday at 17:00  Saturday at 17:00  Sunday at 17:00
18  Monday at 18:00  Tuesday at 18:00  Wednesday at 18:00  Thursday at 18:00  Friday at 18:00  Saturday at 18:00  Sunday at 18:00
19  Monday at 19:00  Tuesday at 19:00  Wednesday at 19:00  Thursday at 19:00  Friday at 19:00  Saturday at 19:00  Sunday at 19:00
20  Monday at 20:00  Tuesday at 20:00  Wednesday at 20:00  Thursday at 20:00  Friday at 20:00  Saturday at 20:00  Sunday at 20:00
21              
22              
23              
from £69Online via webcam
from £69At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share


Zhane
English for GCSE and Primary Education and for those who wish to learn the English language.
I approach the topics differently with every student in order for them to grasp and have a better understanding. Also the English Language has multiple of ways of being taught and I am bale to adapt myself to any student and see which is the best method for them whether it be essay planning, or just simple analysis. I take the most effective approach with each individual. I am student who has achieved A* in both English Language and English Literature. I have read a Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and a plethora of books. I f you want me to to focus on the book your studying it would be my pleasure to read it as well.

Majda
To speak fluently, you enroll in Arabic language lessons and learn it smooth and fun
You only have to register for Arabic language lessons for all groups, in order to speak fluently and learn Arabic in a smooth and fun way. This will help you learn communication skills in this wonderful language with native speakers in all Arab countries without exception. My comprehensive lessons for grammar, grammar and general conversation!

Ksenija
Russian lessons & courses for (UPPER) INTERMEDIATE level students with a native speaker
Hi there! I'm Ksenija 🖐 A native Russian speaker and a language teacher of Russian and English. If you always wanted to learn Russian but never really dared to start or maybe you have studied Russian and want to continue studying it on a higher level, search no more! You've found a teacher that can you help from the comfort of your home🤗 Oh, and before you continue reading about this course, check if the following applies to you 👇 If you one of the points applies to you, you are definitely looking at the right course! 💚I have recently finished A2 level and would like to continue learning Russian ❓ I have studied Russian before, I know the basics and say many things but I am not sure what level I am at anymore 🤔 😎 I'm quite good at Russian already but I need to revise some grammar topics Do you still have some question in mind? Feel free to write me! I will gladly answer you as soon as I can 🤗 You can also consider checking out my profile for more offers of different classes and lessons. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page. INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS AND THE LESSONS: General Russian courses for: 💛intermediate and 🧡upper intermediate levels. These courses helps you to develop all of your language skills and language competences that you need for using the language correctly. They include everything you need to get closer to your language goals and feel comfortable learning Russian. They are structured fun and follow a certain course plan but there is always room for focusing on your questions and interests. Here are some of the topics from the course plan: 1. Locative Case & its functions: location, the verb "играть" -в или -на?, describing people, clothing & styles. 2. Verbs in present tense: revision of the most frequently used verbs in games & dialogues 3. Different ways talking about future & your plans (vocab: time expressions & adverbs) 4. Future tense & perfective verbs (working with conjugation) 5. Numerals & Adjectives in Nominative case (vocab: revision of basic adjectives and ordinal numbers) WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LESSONS? 🤔 🔸During the lessons I use online tools as Google Drive, PDF, Power Point, Kahoot and all kinds of conversational games/situations. I also use authentic materials like videos and articles. Plus, materials made especially for the student! In some cases, when the student wishes to focus on the communicative aspects, I also use cool worksheets that focus on communicative situations and modern topics! 🔸I use modern teaching methods like flipped classroom and blended learning. 🔸I always strive to make engaging lessons 🤩 as I know how important it is to stay motivated 💪while learning. That's why I include funny dialogues, real life stories, Russian jokes, lots of visuals and little bonuses like a topical song with lyrics or a collection of Russian Internet memes! 🔸I never give big boring homework to my students! Though, if you want to do some extra things at home, I will gladly give you some advice and provide you with extra materials 🙂 If you have any questions, feel free to write me and I will answer you as soon as I can 😊 I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you with whatever 🎯 language goals you have! See you soon, Ksenija 💖

Robin (from UK 🇬🇧)
English Language Communication - English lessons, English accent & pronunciation improvement , Grammar correction, Business Eng, Phonics.
Native English Speaker from UK living in Morocco ! - TEFL Certified , London, UK - 2010, PTLS certified - UK (10+ years experience teaching english in the UK and London specifically. My class is tailored for yourself or with others - You will learn and improve your english grammar, build confidence when speaking english and presenting skills. Develop your knowledge of business english and which english terminology can help to enhance your business for your english speaking clients and customers - confidence building when learning a language is key and learning relevant and common vocabulary with learning along your learning journey. - My lessons are taught in english and I speak basic french - This class will help you learn in an enjoyable and engaging way, tailored just for you.

Johnathan
Learn English one to one with a Native English Speaker
TEFL Certified English teacher with experience teaching at the Excellence Center in Europe. I teach conversational, business, and academic English. All my classes are taught according to the level of each student. The classes are mainly based on the practical use of English to enable students to learn as quickly and as effectively as possible. I place a strong focus on pronunciation and grammar, but also widening students' vocabulary. Students can learn how to use the language in everyday situations in life as well as Interviews, Business meetings, and Higher Education.

Cristina Cervelló
ENGLISH REINFORCEMENT CLASSES for Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate children
I offer English reinforcement classes to Primary, Secondary and Baccalaureate students. My classes are well structured, in them the student learns to read, write, listen and speak, always, in a real context. I combine different types of activities and materials to make the class enjoyable and effective. I believe that each student has his own learning rhythm and must be respected. With a good teacher everyone can reach their goal. I have been giving reinforcement classes for more than 5 years and my students obtain very good results. I am a graduate in Translation and Interpretation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Interests. Photography, urban art and gastronomy from other cultures

Irina
Russe langue étrangère de tous niveaux parlée et écrite
Le russe pour tous vos besoin: voyages privés ou d'affaire, formation aux écoles et universités russes ou participation aux discussions littéraires. Quel que soit votre besoin vous obtiendrez le bon niveau. Ma méthode est de garder les élèves concentrés mais pas submergés. J'ai l'expérience acquise avec des enfants, les adolescents et les adultes.

Ritika
Business English Tutor based in Montreal. Taught Business English at the university level. Help with IELTS preparation offered.
My unique background, with experience in corporate world as well as in academia, enables me to provide my students with a high quality learning experience. Being a chartered accountant by profession with 11 years of work experience in corporate finance at an MNC in India coupled with experience of teaching Business English at University of Rennes 1, France to over 200 students for a total of over 400 hours in-classroom, I am aptly positioned to help you improve your command of Business English. My experience of teaching general English at a middle school and a high school in France, to over 250 students for a total of over 280 hours, enables me teach both children and adults. I start with understanding your needs and current level and tailoring the course to suit your requirements. Who are the classes made for? * Intermediate and advanced level students * Students who want to to build up a stronger confidence and need help in their homework, assignments or preparing for tests, such as IELTS. * Professionals, anyone from Canada and all around the world Structure of the class: Course includes various activities and exercises to help achieve your goals. At the end of the class, depending on your availability, I may assign homework for 30 min to an hour. My teaching methods / philosophy - I ensure a nice and friendly exchange to foster confidence in my student. I observe keenly to provide useful feedback.

Anthony
Spanish lessons/ Native teacher/İstanbul'da ve online özel İspanyolca dersi/ DELE/ özel yerli öğretmen / Clases de español/ スペイン語のレッスン。
My Spanish lessons will be skill and grammar focused. I will help the students to develop their language skills so that they can use them in real contexts. For the DELE and Cambridge assessment lessons the students must have a good command of the language because I will prepare them to know the structure of the tests while they practice and develop the main skills and sub skills needed to have a good result. İspanyolca derslerim beceri ve dilbilgisi odaklı olacak. Öğrencilerin, dili gerçek anlamda kullanmak için dil becerilerini geliştirmelerine yardımcı olacağım. DELE dersleri için öğrencilerin iyi derecede İspanyolca bilmesi gerekir ve onları testin yapısını bilmeye hazırlayacağım ve iyi bir sonuç elde etmek için gereken temel becerilerini ve alt becerilerini çalıştıracağım.

Yolanda
ESL/EFL Online English Language Tutor - Individuals
My lessons are student-centred, flexible, and fun! Lessons are continuously adapted to suit the individual; every lesson is structured based on the needs of the student. The focus of each lesson will initially be based on a student needs assessment carried out at the start of your course, and adapted based on progress and changing needs. Learning areas identified may include: * Refining your pronunciation * Practicing everyday language and conversational skills * Exam preparation, focusing on specific grammar and/or vocabulary * Reading comprehension and practice * Writing correction and practice * Job interview preparation Lessons are conducted in English, since this has shown to be the most effective way for students to learn a foreign or second language. It is recommended to book a course of at least 20 hours.

Oliver
🚀EVERY CHILD IS A MATHS GENIUS | British Tutor 🇬🇧
.. [British Maths Tutor] ... When I was a young child, I believed I was not a mathematical person. It wasn't until I met an amazing teacher at age 15 that I discovered my mathematical genius and my life was changed forever. I'm eternally grateful to that teacher. My teacher knew that self-image and self-belief is the key to unlock your child's mathematical abilities. Everyone is good at maths, but we all have different styles of thinking. Bad teachers teach every child the same way. My job is find your child's style of mathematics and allow him to discover that for himself. When he discovers that, he will begin to enjoy the beauty and power of mathematics ...and then you will see as the grades begin to soar. 👉Click the blue "Contact Oliver" button above and lets discuss how we can unlock your child's mathematical talents! 😊

Sam
English Private Tuitions (Adults and School Students) + IELTS
I am specialized in teaching English to adults and students in international and private schools. For adults, this class offers a general English practice or IELTS test preparation depending on what the student is looking for. The lessons will first start by evaluating their abilities in the four main skills (Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading) then we can work together to plan the weekly lessons accordingly. As for the school pupils, the student shall present his/her previous test papers and results to identify his/her weaknesses and strengths. The second step is to follow the school's book(s) and curriculum (unless the parents wish otherwise). The classes consists of test revision, homework assistance and lots of practice. Any communication occurring during the class must be in English. The class usually consists of one student.

Mimi
English Conversation Elementary and Pre-Intermediate in Breda / English Conversation Intermediate
English Conversation lessons focus on improving your speaking skills. In the lessons different topics will be discussed and debated in an interactive way. This way you can improve your English fluency or vocabulary. You will have the chance to practice English with an experienced and qualified teacher.To join me you don't need anything but your presence! I am an experienced teacher and I speak four languages. I hold a bachelor's degree in teaching of Italian language and Art History from Ljubljana University in Slovenia. Originally from Slovenia I have lived and worked in four different countries because of my husband's film post-production professional. Among other things I lived in London where I taught movement therapy. I moved to the Netherlands five years ago and have been learning Dutch. So I am perfectly aware of the challenges people face when they try to learn a new language as adults. I think that my personal experience can benefit others who are struggling to improve their language skills. My experiences as a teacher have given me the opportunity to interact with a variety of student populations and engage them in learning. In the Netherlands I taught Italian at Buas University - Tourism and Management and English Conversation at Gilde Baronie Apart from my teaching experience I am also a performer, illustrator and movement teacher.

Aleksandar
French, Spanish,English and Croatian/Serbian language and literature
Teacher of French, Spanish, English, and Croatian/Serbian language. l have a master's degree in teaching French and Spanish and a TEFL certificate in English. l am 27 years old and have experience in online tutoring. Love interacting with students and sharing knowledge. Teaching is my passion and learning languages should be funny and creative process.

Veghar
Academic and General English, Business English, Writing, Aviation Technical English, Essay Writing, Conversation, Grammar, IELTS, TOEFL.
Who is your teacher? Teaching is an Art and a Knowledge! Anybody can know a language but everybody cannot teach it! I am the affiliated researcher at the university with a 16 - year experience as a teacher, supervisor, editor - teaching Academic and General English, supervising and training the staff, at 3 public and private universities, 2 schools and 6 institutes. I got my master in ELT - English Language Teaching and I have the certificate of "Teaching Methods". I know 5 languages and I am learning my 6th language at the moment. What do you want to learn? A. English for the school students Can't you still use the time and tenses in English Correctly? Do you have problems using the adverbs of manner, time, frequency? Can't you easily broaden your vocabulary knowledge? ... Don't worry! I am here to do it together! B. Academic English Are you a purchase agent working for an International company? Do you need to have a good command of Business English to be able to negotiate, make orders, translate or make contracts and you do not know how to manage it? What are the essential terms you should know to succeed in Business English? (A to Z of Business English) Do you have to publish your paper in English? Do you have to write your PhD or Master thesis in English? (Writing: Paragraph writing - Essay Writing) Are you a student of Law? Do you need to learn and be able to translate legal texts? (English for the students of Law) Have you recently applied for a job as a flight attendant and you are becoming ready to take the exam? (Aviation Technical English) Do you have to take the International TOEFL and IELTS exam? Then Welcome !!! We will do this together!