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Qualified and experienced English as a second language teacher can help you, even with IELTS!

I have 4 years' experience as a teacher of English with a number of institutions, including the prestigious British Council in Egypt, Qatar and Mexico. I have also taught privately, and my students have had particular success with IELTS.

Every lesson of mine includes some vocabulary work, because it is easy to get lazy and not record the new words we hear and understand, but active vocabulary study is essential for continual growth. I encourage learners to do as many written grammar exercises as they can outside of the classroom, so that classroom time can be dedicated to valuable conversation practice. I help learners use technology to improve their memory and learn more quickly.

Location

At teacher's location: Comiston Gardens, Edinburgh, UK
At student's location: Around Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish

About Me

Hi, guys! I am a CELTA qualified and British Council experienced teacher of languages, and a fluent speaker of Spanish and Arabic. I am passionate about languages and about helping learners speak them!

Education

December 2019
Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE), C2, International House, Mexico City.
Official diplomas of Spanish as a foreign language issued on behalf of the Spanish government. C2 level suggests native-like proficiency. Exam taken December 2019, results available February/ March 2020. Pass grade expected.

January 2018 - March 2018
Stockholm University.
Non-degree courses in foreign language teaching and learner acquisition of Spanish language.

August 2014 - June 2016
American University in Cairo.
Middle East Studies MA, with courses in social sciences and a comprehensive examination. Fully funded place as one of two International Graduate Fellows of the university’s class of 2016.

April 2013
Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) qualification, British Council, Cairo.
Fully funded course due to high performance as intern. Above average grade.

October 2010 - June 2014
University of Cambridge.
Asian & Middle-Eastern Studies (Arabic, Hebrew & Spanish) BA, with courses in language, social sciences, a dissertation and a compulsory year abroad. Clare College.

Experience / Qualifications

September 2018 - December 2019
Teacher of English, British Council, Mexico City; Mexico.
Permanent, flexi-time (up to 20 classroom hours/ week) contract. Taught up to five groups of up to thirty adults English as a second language at all levels of ability. Wrote and taught off-site courses for major clients including the Mexican Secretariat for Foreign Affairs (SRE), Cisco Systems and Beam Suntory, Inc.

September 2018 - present
Coordinator of Translation Services, Habesha Project, Mexico City.
Variable hours (5-20 hours/ week). Volunteer position, excluding paid translation of organisation’s website. Translated and transcribed texts from Arabic, Spanish or English into Arabic, Spanish or English in various combinations for internal and external use. Copy-edited translations made by others. Recruited team of translators to support translations into Arabic.

January 2016 - December 2017
Teacher of English, British Council, Cairo and Alexandria; Egypt, and Doha; Qatar.
Temporary (3-6 months), full-time (25 classroom hours/ week) contracts according to business needs. Responsibilities as in Mexico, plus taught young adults and children. Wrote and taught off-site courses for major clients including the Qatari national Police College.
I have 4 years' experience as a teacher of languages with the prestigious British Council in Egypt, Qatar and Mexico. I studied Spanish at secondary school, during my first year at the University of Cambridge and again when I lived in Mexico City. I took the DELE official diploma of Spanish as a foreign language issued on behalf of the Spanish government at the C2 (native-like) level in December 2019. Every lesson of mine includes some vocabulary work, because it is easy to get lazy and not record the new words we hear and understand, but active vocabulary study is essential for continual growth. I encourage learners to do as many written grammar exercises as they can outside of the classroom, so that classroom time can be dedicated to valuable conversation practice. I help learners use technology to improve their memory and learn more quickly.

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