From South AfricaLiving in Ekurhuleni Metro, South Africa (08:53 UTC+02:00)
New Year, New Beginnings, New Goals - let me help you achieve them.
italki teacher since Oct 21, 2021
I am a qualified microbiologist and ran my own laboratory for more than ten years. When I left my profession, I decided to pursue my other love and take up teaching. I love reading and learning new things, walking and keeping fit doing Pilates. I am firm believer in a healthy body and an active mind.
Me as a Teacher
I am a TEFL level 5 teacher, certified to teach English as a second language. I also am certified to tutor students preparing to write the IELTS exam. I am passionate about the English language and qualified as a teacher in order to be able to share that love with my students. I am relaxed and friendly, never critical when my students make mistakes. My aim is to help them in every possible way to achieve their goals. I specialize in teaching adults both in Business English, Conversational English as well as IELTS preparation. Please note that I do not teach children as the teaching materials I use are not suitable for children.
My lessons & teaching style
I tailor my lesson to suit the individual students needs and interest. My teaching style is to present, practice and produce. We discuss the lesson topic, the students practice while I check and correct their understanding if necessary and then the students are allowed to practice what they have learned. I am relaxed and friendly, for my students to learn effectively, it is important for them to feel comfortable and to enjoy what they are learning.
My teaching material
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I am very grateful I booked this 20-hour course with Karen, she used different digital resources that enriched and facilitated the understanding of the treated arguments, she also provided support materials, assigned and corrected the homework for each lesson. In each class, we worked on the different skills for the IELTS exam, especially those I struggled with the most, adapting a program to my needs.
Thank you Karen for being a kind, methodical, and very professional teacher. I recommend her!
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Le lezioni con Karen sono molto efficaci e divertenti e possono trattare diversi argomenti che ti aiutano ad apprendere più facilemnte e velocemente. Le attività di Karen spaziano su tutto dalla grammatica alla conversazione sulle diverse materie del corso proposto. Con lei è divertente e facile aumentare le proprie capacità di conversazione.