From United KingdomLiving in Eastbourne, United Kingdom (19:12 UTC+00:00)
italki teacher since Feb 12, 2021
Please note I do not teach students under 18 years of age. Thank you.
Hi, I'm Paul and I'm a qualified English teacher from England, now based in the UK. I love teaching English to adults, which is why I have been doing it full-time for 28 years. In fact, I am also an avid language learner myself, which explains why I am currently learning German. My other interests include psychology, history, personal development and long-distance running.
Me as a Teacher
Around 10 years ago, I switched to one-to-one English tutoring and coaching as I found it more rewarding than classroom teaching. In this setting, I can identify more clearly individual needs and modify the course accordingly. It's great to see students make more progress as a result. Outside lesson time, I enjoy preparing materials for my students. At the moment, for instance, I am writing a short story with accompanying audio to help students with their English.
My lessons & teaching style
In my lessons I always try to strike a balance between enjoyment on the one hand and solid progress on the other. In a typical conversation course, for instance, as we have an enjoyable chat based on topics I think you will find interesting, I will make a note of new or forgotten words, expressions and collocations, issues with pronunciation and intonation, as well as any unnatural phrasing or grammar mistake. After the lesson, I send you these notes and they form the basis of homework exercises and tests if you have requested them. I may also send you specific grammar exercises and recordings to help you make more progress.
Splendid lesson. Praise for Paul who has the gift of making English enjoyable.
Mar 7, 2023
41 English lessons
Paul are amazing, each time I review the keynotes of our class, I am astonished how much I have achieved! Thank you
Feb 9, 2023
24 English lessons
It was a perfect class.
Paul is a very professional teacher. He gave me recommendations to improve my English, corrected my pronunciation and my mistakes. He plans the lessons and I felt very comfortable and happy during the class. I will continue with him and I highly recommend him.
Dec 20, 2022
4 English lessons
Excellent teacher. Profesional teacher very lively exchange of views.