From United KingdomLiving in Montreal, Canada (17:57 UTC-04:00)
italki teacher since Nov 29, 2021
Hello everyone! My name is Rory, I'm 24 years old from Manchester in the UK. But currently I’m living in Montreal, Canada. I have been living here in Canada for the past three years, after completing my bachelors degree in History from the University of Sheffield.
I'm a fully qualified TEFL teacher, having completed my 120 hour CELTA certification. I love travelling, meeting people from all over the world and learning about new cultures. I have travelled to twenty countries so far and would love to add more to my list!
In my free time, I enjoy photography, film, writing, playing football and snowboarding.
Me as a Teacher
I'm a native English speaker so I'm happy to help anyone from beginner to advanced (A1 to C2) and learn English in a relaxed environment. As a teacher I'm very personable and interested in learning about my students. I would love to learn about where you're from.
I like to have a rapport with my students that is open and approachable, so that you feel comfortable asking me any questions that will help us working towards your goals learning English : - )
My lessons & teaching style
All lessons are fully customised to the level, goals and ambitions of each student. In our lessons we will use a range of materials to keep things fun and exciting.
I like to use newspaper articles, listening activities and videos to introduce you to new vocabulary that we can discuss together and talk about their meaning and context. Also, I can prepare powerpoint presentation slides if you want to focus on a specific grammar topic. Or if you just want a casual conversational lesson we can practice your speaking.
Between lessons I like to set homework so you can practice what you've learnt and perfect your skills.
Feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
2016 - 2019
Bachelor's - HistoryUniversity of Sheffield
CELTA Cambridge English 2021My Celta teaching certificate required three months of intensive learning. The final six weeks of the course involved the teaching practicum. In this stage I taught a range of beginner to intermediate language learners. It was rewarding seeing the progression students made in such a short space of time and it was a great learning experience for myself as a teacher. Teaching was all done on zoom. This will be invaluable in my future teaching remotely online to students throughout the world.
Another great lesson with Rory. I really enjoy our conversations about books, culture; about life itself. I'm very glad he's one of my teachers.
Mar 24, 2022
6 English lessons
It was a great class and I learned very useful idioms like ‘beat around the bush’! Rory is a great teacher who is also fun to talk to! Thanks for the help today!
Jan 11, 2022
8 English lessons
Dear Rorz, thank you for the first lesson. It was very nice to meet you. And I was amazed at how perfectly prepared you were. It was very interesting and useful conversation. An optimistic and cheerful approach. I only regretted taking such a short lesson. Next time I will definitely take a lesson longer so that I can have more time to get more information. I hope to raise my level easily and fun.
Dec 9, 2021
14 English lessons
Enjoyable lesson with Rory.
Oct 13, 2022
14 English lessons
Great conversation with Rory! He's a friendly teacher who always ready to help you to improve. Looking forward to having more lessons with him.
Aug 31, 2022
15 English lessons
Always a pleasure spending some fun time with Rory 💕