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italki teacher since May 13, 2017
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Hi. I am Chris and I’m a qualified and experienced teacher of English as a foreign language and a native speaker of British English. I have taken more than 4000 lessons on italki and have many regular students.
I am very patient and passionate about the English language. My relaxed lesson style will boost your confidence, make you feel less nervous and enable you to improve your English skills by helping you sound more natural.
Me as a Teacher
My lessons will help you achieve your goal of being fluent, reaching profiency level, reducing your accent, sounding more natural and improving your vocabulary through stimulating conversation on a wide range of topics. Exam technique is as important as ability when taking IELTS or Cambridge exams, I can help you raise your score.
My lesson style is relaxed and informal, I will help you feel more confident and less nervous when speaking. I allow students to speak as much as possible but I also listen very attentively for grammar and pronunciation errors and will help you to reduce mistakes through clear explanation and example sentences.
My lessons & teaching style
I am flexible about the content of the lessons and try to structure them according to YOUR needs. I will initially assess your level, and focus on reducing weaknesses so that you can see a clear improvement in your level and self confidence.
Technique is vital to pass standard exams like IELTS and Cambridge. We will practise technique together and I will give feedback on your answers and offer suggestions on attaining a higher test score.
I look forward to working with you soon !
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
Graphs and charts
2017 - 2021
Professional teacher ItalkiItalki - Shropshire, United KingdomI am an experienced language learner , community tutor and professional teacher , I recognise the problems associated with language learning and this helps me as a teacher
2017 - 2018
Other - Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageTEFL.orgTEFL 120 hour online course
How to Teach Pronunciation Cambridge University Press 201920 hour specialist course on the assessment and improvement of common pronunciation errors for non native speakers of English
Cambridge How to teach IELTS Cambridge University Press 2019This certificate provides the teacher with a thorough understanding of all four parts of the IELTS test , supplies detailed knowledge of the marking criteria for each section of the test and enables the teacher to help students improve their technique in all areas to get the best score possible.
120 hour premium TEFL tefl.org.uk 2018
How to Teach Cambridge CAE Cambridge University Press 2019prepare your learners fully for the Cambridge English: Advanced exam
understand thoroughly the skills being assessed
use practical strategies and activities to help your learners approach the exam tasks with confidence
identify potential problems your learners may encounter while preparing for the exam
How to Teach Cambridge FCE Cambridge University Press 2019fully prepare your learners for their FCE exam
• thoroughly understand the skills being assessed
• use practical strategies and activities to help your learners approach the test tasks with confidence
• identify potential problems your learners may encounter while preparing for the exam
310 lessons completed
Informal Tutoring.Conversation practice
A1 - C2General3,588 lessons completed
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IELTS , CAE, FCE , TOEFL and TOEIC reading , writing , use of grammar and listening
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Natural English Builder - learn to speak like a native
A1 - C2General745 lessons completed
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IELTS , CAE, FCE , TOEIC and TOEFL speaking
B1 - C1Test Preparation545 lessons completed
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39 English lessons
Chris has been very helpful in my English language journey. I used to change constantly of English teachers because either I didn't like the type of lessons or I didn't feel like that I was learning enough. However, when I came across Chris I appreciated his patient and nice attitude. Not only did he give me all the necessary tools (vocabulary, idioms) to pass confidently the CAE exam, but also he strengthen one of my weaknesses: Speaking. Now, I speak more confidently English. Definitely, I would book more lessons with Chris.
Apr 29, 2022
133 English lessons
This week I got the result of CAE and I passed it thanks to Chirs. I couldn't thank him enough. He pointed out areas that I needed to work on gently yet clearly and then gave me practical and useful advice, so I was able to improve all my skills steadily in every lesson with him. I am so glad to have him as my teacher. Thank you Chris again for all your inspiring lessons and I am looking forward to learning more from you !
Jul 15, 2021
123 English lessons
I was looking for a tutor for IELTS preparation, but I've found much more. Thanks to Christ I've realised that learning English is an exciting, fun, and “natural” process (You don't need to cram for the exam as you effortlessly memorize new material). Right now I’m learning English not because “I have to” but because “I want to” and I really enjoy our lessons - in the company of Chris, time flies by. I feel more empowered and looking forward to our next class.
May 23, 2021
2 English lessons
Chris is so supportive and patient. He can always give me some great suggestions to improve my English.
Nov 13, 2023
26 English lessons
So patient a teacher that I really like hearing his teaching . I think a get a great help from his lessons
Oct 18, 2023
6 English lessons
I have cracked my IELTS exam with the great help from Chris!! I definitely recommend classes with him to prepare to this challenge!
Chris gave me a lot of materials for practice in grammar, reading, listening parts, at every lesson we were doing all the speaking parts, and he gave me very useful tips and strategies to manage with the specificities of the exam. And all of them helped me there!
Moreover, every lesson he was encouraging me, helping me to improve my confidence. He is very calm, positive teacher with the great sense of humor). During classes I was feeling very comfortable and with a great desire to learn. Studying with Chris will lead you to your high scores!