Greetings! I'm a person who enjoys meeting new people and engaging in intelligent discussions with people from all over the world. I love engaging and discussing cultural differences; and cultural adaptation - that is one of my specialities. I have also lived in several countries, and travelled to others, so I understand the difficulties and challenges in learning another language. This makes me more capable of helping others gain confidence in speaking English.
I have both a BA and a BSc degree, and have run a business, which enables me to engage deeply on a range of topics.
I love art, science, history and philosophy, as well as any kind of social science.
Me as a Teacher
Hello. I love meeting new people from around the globe, I enjoy teaching people English using my TEFL qualification..and am in the top 1% of Italki teachers 2022.
I do Business English - such as preparation for interviews or presentations, conflict resolution, running meetings. I am specialised in cross-cultural topics. I am good at helping people feel confident in speaking.
I tend to use various English-learning websites, newspaper articles, or slideshow presentations as springboards for discussion. We discuss what you prefer - whether practising idioms; or learning what English people never say. Practising tenses, prepositions or any grammar is worked into our conversations seamlessly.
My lessons & teaching style
I have a relaxed, easy-going style, even though the subject-matter may be highly intellectual and demanding - whatever level you are at. I can also teach more formally, with goals, objectives and regular feedback. I use websites and presentations, or conversation, depending on your needs. We will use newspaper articles, magazine articles, or topics of relevance, such as resolving workplace conflicts, in order to help you move forward in your language.
I also give homework.
My main aim is to help your fluency and confidence without seeming like it.
I tend to correct your language as we go along, typing both the mistaken and corrected English in the Skype comment section. .
My teaching material
Articles and news
484 lessons completed
Specialist: Group, Business English, Medical English, IELTS or Beginners
A2 - C2General504 lessons completed
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Students who have had more than 20 Conversation lessons with me (not available for those on the Business, Beginners, or specialist programmes
B1 - B2General910 lessons completed
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Build vocabulary, improve conversational grammar and pronunciation, distinguish word subtleties.
B1 - C2General1,407 lessons completed
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171 English lessons
Awesome, I recommend her classes 100%. She offers a kindly and no judgemental environment. Karen is a very intelligent person, so is not only fun but also informative to talk to her. :)
Waiting anxiously for the next lesson
Jan 31, 2023
191 English lessons
I did an outstanding conversation with Karen. It was a historical description of Italian economic history. Karen is an amazing teacher who helps me to handle different topics in the right way of speaking. Thank you!
Oct 15, 2021
7 English lessons
Karen provides a versatile range of Business lessons. She teaches in a highly meticoulous manner even when discussing other business related topics, I appreciate it..
Dec 31, 2020
8 English lessons
Enriching my vocabulary massively
Feb 24, 2024
171 English lessons
Karen consistently provides an exceptional learning experience in each lesson. Her approach is both engaging and informative, ensuring a comfortable yet challenging environment. I particularly appreciate the ample corrections she offers, which greatly aid in refining my skills. Karen's dedication to student improvement is evident and highly valued. Looking forward to our next session!