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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian

Female, From Gloucester, United Kingdom, Living in Gloucester, United Kingdom

Local time: Jul 23, 2014 17:31   (GMT Standard Time)

I am a qualified English teacher and specialize in helping my students prepare for the IELTS test. I also teach conversation lessons for intermediate and advanced students, including fun English conversation for teenagers.
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176 - 270 ITC per hour
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IELTS Speaking Or Writing Practice
  • English
  • 732 completed session(s)
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220 ITC per hour
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Fun Conversation Lessons for Teenagers
  • English
  • 77 completed session(s)
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218 ITC per hour
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270 ITC per hour
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176 ITC per hour
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IELTS course for two students - share with a friend
  • English
  • 0 completed session(s)
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270 ITC per hour
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Informal Tutoring: English
  • 381 completed session(s)
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220 ITC per hour
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I have been teaching English online since February 2012. I specialize in speaking and writing practice for IELTS.

In the 1980s, I studied at York university and qualified with a BA Hons in Economics. After that, I retrained in Computing Science and gained an MSc from Staffordshire university before working in computing for the next 15 years. I later worked in health and social care as an advocate before qualifying in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I am a fully qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages, with a Pearson Cert. EDI (CELTA equivalent).

I am a native speaker with an English accent. My spoken voice is very clear, and I do not have a regional accent. Please watch my video introduction where you will be able to hear a sample of my voice.

If you want to prepare for the IELTS speaking test, we will be using exam questions from recent students in China. I have some very positive feedback from my previous IELTS students on my website at: letstalkielts.com

I am a highly patient teacher with a gentle and kind teaching style. I understand the needs of language learners because I am myself a student of Mandarin. I also write as a hobby and have had articles and poems published in professional journals.

Before booking a lesson, please take a note of my cancellation policy:
If you wish to reschedule a lesson, please allow at least 36 hours before the class to allow for time differences in other parts of the world. If you do not attend a class without notifying me at least 36 hours before the class start time I will ask to be paid for the class. This is because I am a full-time online English teacher and make my living through this medium and my schedule is always very busy.

Video Introduction

Work Experience

    • Analyst/Programmer
    • University of Central England
    • 1990 - present
    • Brimingham United Kingdom
    • Analyst/Programmer
    • University and Colleges Admissions Service
    • 1998 - 2006
    • Cheltenham United Kingdom
    • Volunteer Manager
    • Gloucestershire Lifestyles
    • 2006 - 2007
    • Gloucester United Kingdom
    • Advocacy Project Coordinator
    • GOPA
    • 2008 - 2009
    • Gloucester United Kingdom
    • Independent Mental Health Advocate
    • Rethink/CCP
    • 2009 - present
    • Gloucester United Kingdom
    • English Tutor
    • italki.com
    • 2012 - present
    • online United Kingdom

Education

    • Open University
    • 2007 - 2008
    Other , Health and Social Care
    • University of Staffordshire
    • 1988 - 1990
    Master's , Computing Science
    • York University
    • 1980 - 1986
    Bachelor's , Economics

Certificates

    • TEFL practical course
    • i-to-i
    • 2012
    Certificate Uploaded
    • Pearson EDI Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    • i-to-i
    • 2013
    Level 5 Teaching Certificate, Equivalent to CELTA
    Certificate Uploaded
    • Teaching English Online
    • TEFL England
    • 2012
    Certificate Uploaded
    • Teaching English One To One
    • i-to-i
    • 2012
    Certificate Uploaded
    • TEFL Certificate 40 hours
    • i-to-i
    • 2012
    Certificate Uploaded
Katey Nixon

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Completed sessions 1337
Students 199
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceFeb 13, 2012
Last session Jul 20, 2014