From United KingdomLiving in Birmingham, United Kingdom (06:40 UTC+00:00)
italki teacher since Oct 14, 2021
I am a life-long learner and someone who loves to challenge themselves in big and small ways. I am always looking for the next adventure on the horizon.
I have a Bachelor's Honours Degree in English Studies, a Foundation degree in hair and makeup for fashion, (both from leading universities in the U.K), a 120-Hour TEFL certification and a Cambridge English certificate in teaching IELTS.
Through my love of travel and education I have lived in diverse places such as Australia, Japan and Saudi Arabia.
At the moment I am learning how to make my own organic skincare, whilst also enjoying hiking, cooking and a little bit of yoga too (although strictly at beginner level!).
Me as a Teacher
As your teacher I will be sensitive to the challenges of speaking English, and always provide you with support. I understand that it takes courage to try. My lessons won't feel strict. I want you to have fun and not be scared to make mistakes!
I aim for you to feel confident and become independent using spoken and written English, so I will always provide lots of opportunities for you to speak and express yourself.
My lessons & teaching style
I have taught non-native students for 5 years, so I understand how to support you through fun activities to build your confidence and independence.
I believe that if we can laugh together and reduce any fear of making mistakes, then we can learn more!
Some examples of lessons we could have together include:
- Natural conversation (any topic)
- Vocab (how to use more variety)
- Commonly used idioms/slang and meanings
- Pronunciation (so you can sound more natural)
- Role plays of common situations (travel, socialising, telephone calls etc.)
The key is to have fun and to communicate...
I look forward to meeting you in our lesson together soon!
My teaching material
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43 English lessons
Karen is a very open and communicative person. Explains material easily and clearly. Gives a lot of information, her checks my homework. I liked the interactive work with the screen.
Many thanks for your lessons and see you when next.
/I recommend Karen to anyone who wants to learn English with pleasure!
Feb 28, 2022
83 English lessons
Wonderful as usual. Thank you for you unlimited positive energy you give me during the classes. I feel amazing after it instead of exhausted.
Feb 21, 2022
145 English lessons
It was a really nice learning today. I loved talking about everything in a natural way like Native speakers. This way I’m able to assimilate into English speaking people culture and learn a lot . Thanks a million Karen to give me this opportunity to boost my knowledge.
Nov 4, 2021
21 English lessons
Karen is the best teacher ever !
Feb 4, 2023
1 English lesson
I enjoyed my conversation with Karen. she was patient and very sympathical!