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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Bulgarian

38, Male, From Leeds, United Kingdom, Living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Local time: Aug 02, 2014 01:50   (GTB Standard Time)

I am a professional English teacher from England. I have been classroom teaching since 2005 and I have been teaching online since 2010. I have over 1000 hours of online teaching experience.
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200 - 250 ITC per hour
=20.0-25.0 USD

I am looking for people who want to improve their general or business English over the long-term; also students preparing for IELTS. Also, interview practice, CV and application form checking, etc. View time schedule Contact Teacher

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English Language Tutoring
  • English
  • 459 completed session(s)
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200 ITC per hour
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Business English Courses for Professionals
  • English
  • 19 completed session(s)
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220 ITC per hour
=22.0USD
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Technical English
  • English
  • 0 completed session(s)
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200 ITC per hour
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Interview Preparation
  • English
  • 37 completed session(s)
250 ITC per hour
=25.0USD
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IELTS Preparation
  • English
  • 119 completed session(s)
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200 ITC per hour
=20.0USD
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At this stage in my career, I am starting to teach more online than in the classroom. I prefer this because it is more flexible, and it allows the lessons to be more student focused. The course can be adapted exactly to the student's needs.

The main aim of my courses is to increase the student's confidence by improving their ability in the language. I believe that the key to this is to increase the student's ability by studying and practising language structures, and how they are used in real life. I use the communicative method to teach grammar, and I like to do lots of written and oral exercises in order to provide as much actual practice as possible.

I have built up lots of resources over the years and they are very well suited to online teaching. I use the most common reference books, and for a course book, I use, and would always recommend, the Longman/BBC SpeakOut series of books.

If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me. We can have a no pressure informal chat to see if what I offer is right for you. Choosing a teacher is a very important decision, and I believe it is essential to have a strong working relationship based on mutual trust and respect.

Also, please contact me if you have any questions about the pricing or scheduling of lessons.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to speak to you soon :)
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Work Experience

    • Teacher
    • Berlitz School of Languages
    • 2005 - present
    • Plovdiv Bulgaria
    Teaching English to all ages and all levels.
    • Online Teacher
    • Freelance
    • 2010 - present
    • Plovdiv Bulgaria
    Delivering online lessons through Skype and other communications software.

Education

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    • Leeds Metropolitan University
    • 2000 - 2002
    Bachelor's , Electronic Communications Engineering
    I had done an HND (equivalent to the first 2 years of a degree) and I did my final year on a part-time basis, whilst working full-time as an engineer.
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    • University of Durham
    • 2007 - 2008
    Other , PGCE Secondary Education
    A one year full-time post-graduate course on teaching mathematics in UK high schools.

Certificates

    • IELTS Instructor Workshop
    • The British Council in Bulgaria
    • 2011
    An intensive course on how to prepare students for the four disciplines of the IELTS examination.
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    • Qualified Teacher Status
    • General Teaching Council for England
    • 2008
    This certificate allows me to teach in Secondary schools in the UK.
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Tim

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 676
Students 107
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Teacher sinceMay 21, 2010
Last session Jul 28, 2014