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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Italian, Slovenian

Female, From Melbourne, Australia, Living in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Local time: Sep 17, 2014 05:34   (Central Europe Standard Time)

I have a Communications degree & a 6 year background in education. I have extensive knowledge in effective language acquisition, punctuation & grammar & experience teaching English to children, international uni students & business professionals.
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120 - 300 ITC per hour
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Professional Lessons  

Situational English - English For Everyday Situations
  • English
  • 10 completed session(s)
  • Package
150 ITC per hour
=15.0USD
Traveling With Confidence
  • English
  • 4 completed session(s)
  • Package
120 ITC per hour
=12.0USD
Australia - An Insider's Guide
  • English
  • 19 completed session(s)
  • Package
120 ITC per hour
=12.0USD
Reading, Writing, Understanding
  • English
  • 0 completed session(s)
  • Package
150 ITC per hour
=15.0USD
300 ITC per hour
=30.0USD

Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: English
  • 160 completed session(s)
  • Package
120 ITC per hour
=12.0USD

30 minute trial session

50 ITC 30 minutes
=5.0USD
Hello,

Welcome to my profile! I have a passion for the English language and for helping people achieve their learning goals.

I believe English is a skill for life, valuable for personal and professional development. With this in mind, I realize the importance of accurate and effective language instruction and take my role as an English language educator very seriously.

This being said, I also recognize from experience and from research that to acquire a language, students must feel relaxed and prepared for each lesson, having built a positive relationship with their instructor. This is why I ensure my lessons involve interest based interpersonal conversation, enjoyable activities and a personalized approach to learning.

I have a degree in Communications majoring in Public Relations at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I also have a six year background in early childhood education. While completing my degree, I was an English tutor for international university students. I worked with them on improving their written and spoken English, as well as their understanding of English in different contexts and situations. I also offered editing and proof-reading services for all of my students.

I have been a full time online language consultant for adults, business professionals and children based in Asia for one year and have taught at the globally reputable Berlitz School of Languages for one year also.

I offer my students engaging language lessons, assistance with exam preparation, conversation practice, professional development guidance and strategies, situational English practice, subject based assistance (English, history, geography, sociology), cultural education, creative writing assistance and much more.

I believe personal growth is a lifelong journey, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.
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Work Experience

    • Early Childhood Educator
    • C and K Kindergarten
    • 2007 - 2009
    • Queesland Australia
    Provided care and education programs from children aged 0-2 and 2-5 years. I attended professional development conferences and was awarded twice for my dedication to excellence in the field of early childhood education.
    • Early Childhood Educator
    • Everton Park Kindergarten
    • 2009 - 2010
    • Brisbane Australia
    Provided education programs for children aged 2-3 years.Researched and developed effective learning programs and activities to meet highest quality early childhood development requirements.
    • Media Coordinator
    • Kuya Centre for Street Children
    • 2011 - 2012
    • Queensland Australia
    Developed a community project in partnership with the Kuya Centre for Street Children in Manila, Philippines. Coordinated effective communications between key stakeholders and media organizations in Manila.
    • English Tutor
    • University of the Sunshine Coast
    • 2011 - 2012
    • Queensland Australia
    English tutor, editor and proof-reader for international students studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
    • Adult and children's English teacher
    • Berlitz School of Languages
    • 2013 - present
    • Ljubljana Slovenia
    English language consultant and tutor for Berlitz clients ranging from young children to adults. Providing high quality customer service and support for all clients and students. Implementing best practice strategies to promote responsive education.
    • Online English teacher
    • TutorABC
    • 2013 - present
    • Ljubljana Slovenia
    Implementing highest quality, accessible and effective English teaching practices through online instruction using resources designed to support student's learning at all levels and ages.

Education

    • University of the Sunshine Coast
    • 2010 - 2012
    Bachelor's , Communications and Public Relations

Certificates

    • TESOL
    • School of TEFL
    • 2013
    Achieved 'Excellence' in the 16 module TESOL course, covering: Introduction to Language Learning, Contextualization, Building Language Awareness, Skills Integration, Pair and Group Work, Learner Feedback, Class Management, Learning Strategies, Learning Materials, Creative and Critical Thinking, Alternative Assessment, Individual Learner Differences, Young Learners, Peer Observation, Reflective Teaching and Education Technologies.
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amanda.pennini

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 193
Students 13
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceFeb 08, 2013
Last session Sep 09, 2014