From IrelandLiving in Sydney, Australia (21:33 UTC+08:00)
Over 3 years teaching English, TEFL certified and BA degree in communications and media.
italki teacher since Jan 21, 2022
My name is Fiona and I'm from Ireland. I've been teaching English for over 3 years. My teaching career starting in Vietnam, where I taught a range of different lessons from primary school to private lessons. I lived there for a year and a half and absolutely loved it. I then moved to Berlin where I taught English in a bilingual kindergarten for almost 2 years. Both helped me to excel as a teacher and were unique experiences. In my spare time, I like to practice yoga. I recently completed a teacher training course and would love start to teach yoga too. I enjoy meeting new people and conversing about anything and everything.
Me as a Teacher
I love helping people of all ages excel in English. It is a special kind of reward when a student learns something new and more importantly enjoys the process. I think I am a friendly, caring and approachable teacher. I like my students to be comfortable and to feel like they can ask me anything. Learning can be difficult sometimes but that doesn't mean it needs to be boring. I try to keep my students engaged and be able to have a laugh when possible!
My lessons & teaching style
I like to make my lessons as fun and enjoyable as possible. I try to include topics that a student finds interesting and can relate to. I am open for the student to choose a certain topic if they want to practice talking about. I'm a good listener and can correct students on their mistakes, such as grammatical, pronunciation and sentence structure. I will give praise when a student is doing well and progressing. I try to encourage students to achieve their best.
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A2 - C2Conversation Practice253 lessons completed
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5 English lessons
I have been fortunate to take lessons with Fiona. She is passionate about teaching along with an adaptability to suit the student goals.
Jun 11, 2022
5 English lessons
The best teacher in Itaki
Mar 14, 2022
2 English lessons
I did enjoyed our class and conversation, didn't even notice time fly. I appreciate Fiona's patience and assistance. She really can set a mood for a lesson, no pressure was felt :) I am looking forward to our next lesson.