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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Spanish

42, Male, From Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Living in Nashville, United States

Local time: Oct 25, 2014 08:41   (Central Standard Time)

I am a TESL and CELTA-certified professional English teacher. I help my students improve their understanding, fluency and confidence using English at work.
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250 ITC per hour
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I am looking for intermediate and advanced students who want to improve their English for career/work reasons. View time schedule Contact Teacher

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Success in IELTS
  • English
  • 92 completed session(s)
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  • English
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About ESL Teacher Hamish

My name is Hamish and I'm a qualified and experienced ESL Teacher and Cultural Trainer.

I'm from Britain, and I emigrated to the United States in 2011. I'm expert in both British and American English, and British and American culture.

I work in Nashville for the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute as an ESL teacher and a cultural trainer. I also work online with professional, ambitious people from all over the world who want to succeed at work.

It's my job, and my passion, to help you succeed using English at work, from speaking English on the phone, giving presentations, or getting a job with in an English-speaking country or with an English-speaking company.

Part of this is about language (for example, how to say something), and part is about culture (for example, when to say something). I can help you with both. If you want to improve your English for work reasons, then I can help you increase your understanding, increase your fluency, and increase your confidence.

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Teaching Specialities

  • Business

  • Test Preparation

  • IELTS

  • TOEFL

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Work Experience

    • ESL Instructor, TESL observer and trainer
    • Tennessee Foreign Language Institute
    • 2011 - present
    • Nashville United States
    Teaching regular ESL classes to students from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, combining textbook and original materials to create authentic, learner-centered lessons.
    • Taxi Pro Instructor
    • Tennessee Foreign Language Institute
    • 2011 - present
    • Nashville United States
    Delivering a one-day map reading and cultural awareness course to make sure potential drivers (90% of whom are foreign, including refugees from Somalia, Sudan and Iraq) can communicate professionally with customers and navigate around Nashville. This is part of the Taxi Pro hospitality training course, a program that all drivers must pass before being granted a cab license.

Education

  • Diploma Uploaded
    • Napier University, United Kingdom
    • 1994 - 2005
    Master's , Hospitality Management
    Graduated with Distinction. Economics, marketing, management, and business theory, with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sectors.
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    • Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
    • 1990 - 1995
    Master's , Politics & Modern History
    Graduated with Honours. British, European, American, and African history and politics. Public International Law.

Certificates

    • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
    • Tennessee Foreign Language Institute
    • 2011
    Completed 145-hour course with A+. Included 20-hour pre course language awareness and analysis component; minimum of 5 hours observation of ESL teacher; 110 hours of classroom instruction; 10 hours of observed practice teaching with refugee students.
    Certificate Uploaded
    • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
    • Tennessee Foreign Language Institute
    • 2012
    Completed 145-hour course with A+. Included 20-hour pre course language, awareness and analysis component; minimum of 5 hours observation of ESL teachers; 110 hours of classroom instruction; 10 hours of observed practice teaching with refugee students.
    Certificate Uploaded
    • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
    • University of Cambridge
    • 1997
    Completed 132-hour course. Included 120 hours of classroom instruction; 6 hours observation of ESL classes given by experienced teachers; 6 hours of observed practice teaching with classes of foreign students.
    Certificate Uploaded
ESL Teacher Hamish

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 342
Students 99
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
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Teacher sinceFeb 13, 2012
Last session Oct 23, 2014