From United KingdomLiving in Birmingham, United Kingdom (04:21 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Oct 14, 2021
Interest topicTravelMedical & HealthcareMusic
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!
Lovely course! Karen even taught me English tongue twisters.Haha. And I taught her Chinese one~ My goal is to teach her a whole sentence of Chinese tongues twisters.🤭
Aug 4, 2023
153 English lessons
Friends! I have been studying with Karen for a long time now and I want to say that during this time she has established herself not only as a very responsible teacher and master of her craft, but also as an excellent, very interesting and positive interlocutor who will do everything that depends on it on 100 percent and even more and offer you a million ideas and topics for language learning.
Karen is a teacher who will not let you give up! The rest is up to you!
I am so grateful to her for getting me interested in learning English, even though it's not easy. And I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for that!
May 1, 2023
45 English lessons
Thank you very much for your time, advice and explanations. you're such an incredible person and teacher, very supportive, patient and something that is very good is your vibe, you're always happy and motivational ;)
Apr 14, 2023
1 English lesson
Amazing lesson, for real! Karen is super lovely, energetic and supportive. The conversation flew naturally and we talked about a lot of topics.
Sep 27, 2023
4 English lessons
Karen is a fantastic teacher who will patiently listen to your speaking and give useful suggestions on your expressions in order to help you speak more natively.
Sep 15, 2023
23 English lessons
Attractive lesson, we talked about anything happened in our life. Hope to see you again~