about me

I’m CELTA qualified, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and have worked as an ESL teacher across 3 continents for over 10 years. Having this range of experience allows me to identify and adapt to the particular needs of each individual student to make fast progression in the language. My goal is to foster and maintain open, honest and communicative sessions in which students feel safe, secure and appropriately challenged. My mission is to support non-English speakers integrate and gain confidence.

What I offer

General English

Catering for all levels from elementary to advanced with tailor made syllabus, using the latest communicative teaching method you will gain knowledge, skills and confidence in a supportive environment. In addition to the four basic skills, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, other useful skills like Pronunciation, Conversation skills, Grammar and Vocabulary development will get the desired attention, too.

Suggested intensity: 2x90mins/week

Business English

Targeted for people with office jobs or for job seekers. The sessions are delivered at your convenience and I will help with all aspects of professional English including meetings, presentation skills, business correspondence, telephoning, strategies for negotiations, recruitment and job seeking, intercultural communication.

Suggested intensity: 2x90mins/week

Everyday Life English

Are you too afraid to talk to the plumber, call an immigration officer and don’t know how to express yourself? This course will help you gain confidence and become more assertive in representing yourself. Based around daily themes such as at the bank, at the supermarket, talking to the electrician, the hairdresser or the internet provider. These lessons contain key sentences, typical conversations for many different scenarios that are used in everyday life. regularly used.

Suggested intensity: 2x60mins/week

Exam Preparation Course

The IELTS and Cambridge Examination Courses (CAE or CFE) are designed to help develop your language and test preparation skills. An IELTS preparation course is available as an elective option within the General English and Academic English courses.

Suggested intensity: 2x90mins/week

clients

work experience

Freelancer ESL Teacher

June 2016 – Present

Currently engaged in private one-on-one tuition helping immigrants improve their English for work, school and socializing. I find great enjoyment in supporting people of all levels and age groups and embrace the multi-ethnic setting that Lower Hutt and Wellington provide.

January 2013 – April 2015

I organized and conducted early English play date sessions for non-English speaking toddlers and their parents with strong cultural focus. Aiming to teach basic life skills, learning through play, adopting nursery rhymes and children’s songs to our theme-based lessons, supported with arts and crafts projects, enhanced by gross and fine motor activities. Alongside this I taught regular English and business English classes, IELTS and CAE, CFE Exam preparation courses.

ESL Teacher at Siam Computer and Language School

May 2010 – February 2011

Recruited by SIAM Computer and Language School I was assigned to work as an ESL teacher at Bodindecha 3 High School, which is one of the most accomplished government schools in Bangkok for students aged 12-18. In the framework of the Extracurricular English Programme (EEP) I taught skill subjects and general English with responsibilities like managing classes with 30-40 students, developing syllabus and course outlines, creating weekly lesson plans, designing mid-term and final exam papers, proctoring exams and preparing students for competitions.

ESL Teacher at Christchurch College of English

January 2010 – March 2010

CCEL is a privately-owned English language school located on the University of Canterbury campus in Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers a range of English courses including General English, Business English, IELTS preparation, Cambridge exam preparation and also offers TESOL courses for native and non-native English speakers. At this renowned institution, I earned my CELTA certificate and I was also engaged in short-term language programmes for Japanese exchange students from Kokugakuin and Tokai Junior High Schools, Tokyo.

ESL Teacher at various language schools

September 2003 – August 2008

During this period I worked as ESL tutor for various language schools across Budapest such as Katedra, London Studio, Concorde, Maria Valeria and Zenit Language Schools teaching adult corporate and community classes. It has given me invaluable experience in classroom management, testing, and feedback, trying out different methodologies, meeting group and individual needs, offering top quality customer service, utilizing the educational aids, tools and cutting edge technologies these institutions supplied.

education

Montessori ECE Teacher Foundation Degree

Hungarian Montessori Association

2014 – 2015

CELTA certificate – Pass A

Christchurch College of English

2010 – 2010

Bachelor’s degree in Economy, Tourism and Hotel Management

Szolnok University

2003 – 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Berzsenyi Daniel University

2000 – 2003