From United KingdomLiving in Other, United Kingdom (12:46 UTC+00:00)
Native English teacher with over 2 years experience teaching in English schools
italki teacher since Apr 12, 2022
Hi! My name is Tempest (like the Shakespeare book), and I teach English as a second language to students online like you!
I live in the south of England have a standard English accent which is similar to RP (this is often the English taught to foreign students in schools).
I love travelling and learning about new cultures, I even lived in France for a short while! (I can speak a small amount of French - certified at B1 lower intermediate level).
Some of my other hobbies include: politics, reading, music, yoga, dance, arts, crafts, and of course language learning.
Me as a Teacher
I am very relaxed and patient as a teacher, I take a casual approach to learning. I want your experience improving your English to be fun and enjoyable. I aim to make my lessons something you can look forward to and are excited to attend - if you're ever bored we're doing it wrong!
I have a BA degree in Philosophy, a L3 qualification in teaching and education, and 2 years experience teaching in an English school (I taught Maths and Psychology for 18 months and Art for 6 months).
In addition to this I also spent 6 months living in France as an au-pair where I helped two young French speakers learn and improve their English.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons are focused on conversations and scenario based role play to help you develop your English like a native.
In my lessons I do not "drill" vocabulary, grammar, rules, or verbs like languages are often taught at school but instead aim to work on helping you develop these skills through lots of listening and speaking helping you to communicate in English naturally and with ease.
My lessons are great to pair with independent study or classes at school as I will help you put abstract concepts in to practice. I'm also able to help with English homework and of course, if there are rules you're struggling with, I will set up lessons to specifically address those problems.
My teaching material
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6 lessons completed
GENERAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION PRACTICE - for ALL Elementary, intermediate, and advance learners - improve your English speaking and listening with a native