From AustraliaLiving in Adelaide, Australia (10:48 UTC+10:30)
Experienced professional here to guide your English learning
italki teacher since Mar 17, 2022
Hi there! My name is Melanie-Aileen and I would love to help you learn English.
I'm the Manager of Policy and Strategy with the State Government. I have worked in strategy, project management and stakeholder engagement for more than four years. I also have four years experience in political roles, including advising a State Minister.
I have a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, where I majored in French and also studied history and politics. In addition, I have Graduate Certificate in Business Studies and am currently undertaking a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Me as a Teacher
I love teaching, it feels great to help someone learn something new and achieve their goals. I have always been interested in language and am happy to share the intricacies of English.
All levels accepted gladly. With my background and experience, I specialise in teaching business and academic English.
My lessons & teaching style
You can count on me to work with you, and adapt depending on how you learn best. I use a communicative approach, which focuses on real-life situations. Vocabulary and grammar are taught in context, so you can see how they are relevant. You will get practice for the future and gain confidence.
We will adapt the pace of lessons depending on your level of comfort and what you're trying to achieve. I can support you to prepare for a test, prepare for work experience or generally improve your English.
My teaching material
Articles and news
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2 English lessons
Melanie is a truly brilliant communicator who has empathy for her students. I engaged her so that she could advise me on the quality of the literature I am producing and discuss and critically evaluate passages drawn from an assortment of classical literary sources. I am a native user of English myself and can attest that she is one of the most suitable teachers prospective students of English as a second or foreign language could ever hope to engage. Her humility and patience shine right through her conversations and manifest the deep respect she has for all who engage her services. She is one of the few teachers of English here who are as empathetic as they are proficient. She will never be condescending to you or come across as supercilious. She is thoroughly familiar with the nuances of standard British usage. As I said, I never engaged her to teach me English (I definitely do not need to be taught it) but rather to provide a critical evaluation of complex literary texts.
May 29, 2022
1 English lesson
Melanie is a great teacher, friendly, and very helpful.
She tailored the lesson based on my needs and gave great explanations for grammar and vocabulary.