Curriculum - Profesorado de inglés online
My name is Karolina and I have been teaching English to both children and adults for over 23 years in various countries and organizations. With a great deal of blood, sweat and tears and of course, love, I also built my own online English language training company which had always been a dream and goal of mine. Parallel to that, I joined Verbling 5 years ago and continue to love working here! My love and passion for the English language has been a constant in my life and has over the years developed into a deep interest to help as many language learners reach their learning goals as possible. As an ambassador’s child, I had the privilege and joy of visiting and living in a number of incredible countries and living the life of a nomad! Being born in Switzerland and moving to Canada at the age of 3, English quickly became my native language. My parents, realizing that English would not only be an asset but a necessity growing up in various countries, chose to enroll me in American International schools throughout my school education. I have rich and beautiful memories of growing up in South Africa, Greece and as a young adult moving to Germany and then later The Netherlands. Over the course of these years, my love of the English language only grew and deepened, and at a very young age I embarked on the path that would eventually lead me to where I am today: a teacher who truly loves what she does! As a teenager, I first fell in love with the language through poetry and literature, immersing myself in the beauty of words that I felt could almost magically create new worlds and capture feelings. This led me to my own experimentations with poetry and writing which to this very day are things I enjoy dearly and are very important to me. I was fascinated at how language allowed people to communicate with one another, brought people closer together and managed to bridge incredible gaps. As time went by and I began moving from country to country I also very quickly understood how valuable English was as a language and as a tool. Being the only common language everyone spoke in many of the countries I visited, I realized just how incredibly important it was to have a grasp on the language if I wanted to truly communicate with and understand others. Fast forward twenty years and this is more vital than ever before. In a world led by globalization and one where the international language of commerce is English, having the ability to speak English is truly no longer an asset but rather a necessity. As a young adult in Germany, I came to the realization that I wanted to turn my passion for the English language into a career. From that moment on, I invested my time and energy into attaining my goal of becoming an English teacher. I took my first step by gaining my CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) which then led me to my first teaching positions at language schools in Berlin. Over the years I taught both General and Business English in various companies including Wall Street School of English, Ebay Germany, Jaguar and Thyssenkrupp among others. I soon followed my certificate with an Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics and eventually a Masters in Education (Applied Linguistics), solidifying and expanding my knowledge on the foundations of the English language, how it developed over the years and how we can as teachers successfully help others learn the language. I continue to further educate myself at every opportunity, most recently completing the “Foundations of Virtual Instruction” course through the University of California. I realize that the face of education is rapidly changing and moving ever more towards online learning; more accessible and flexible learning. It is a trend that I believe will continue to develop over time, which is why I chose to focus on expanding my online teaching career. The other equally important reason for moving into online teaching was my interest in and desire to work with people from around the globe- what an incredible opportunity! Finally, I find myself after many years back in Greece realizing my long-term dream of starting my own business where I can share with others my knowledge of and passion for the English language. Nothing brings me more joy and fulfilment than helping others attain their language learning goals and supporting them through the often challenging but always exciting path of learning a new language. I always strive to make each students’ learning experience a unique one; one filled with support, patience and encouragement. I have had the fortune of working with truly wonderful individuals who have inspired me and continue to inspire me, and who remind me- though I never need reminding!-just why I became an English teacher. I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet and work together very soon. Sincerely, Karolina Thomoglou PLEASE NOTE: Last minute and same day cancellations will NOT be refunded unless there is an emergency situation. If you book a lesson and believe you won't be able to make it- please unschedule or reschedule it as soon as possible. Teacher will wait up to 15 minutes before opening the hour to other students. There are no refunds for missed lessons- if you think you will not make it in time- please inform me so that I may reschedule our lesson.
*Specific needs* If you want advanced classes such as IELTS training and exam preparation, please be advised that I cannot teach at the advertised rate; high preparation time means I cannot justify the hourly rate. Please also aware that lessons for children will cost more due to increased planning time. *Class Length* Please be aware that I teach 45-minute classes rather than 1 hour. This is because research (and my experience) shows that concentration can only be maintained for a certain amount of time, and the student isn't necessarily getting value from the last 15 minutes of a 60-minute class. The shorter class time is reflected in my prices. ---------- I am a CELTA qualified, professional English teacher, with experience teaching people from diverse backgrounds, from wealthy businessmen to fishermen in Malaysia. I have worked for private language institutes and public schools, as well as designing and delivering courses for charities I have worked for. I love to develop friendships with students based on common interests, and to incorporate these into classes, meaning they are engaging as well as useful for the student and me. Although I am the teacher, I believe that learning a language should be a shared learning experience and cultural exchange for student and teacher. My passions include travel, cooking and spiritual development as well as spending time in the outdoors, whether I’m climbing, hiking or relaxing. This translates into a love and respect for the natural environment, and I have a keen interest in how we reconnect with nature to preserve the environment, specifically what we can learn from indigenous cultures. ---------- I have experience teaching students who want to achieve the following goals: *Succeed in IELTS and Trinity examinations. *Learn specific business English. *Learn English as a young learner. *Develop English alongside other topics, such as Environmental and Social Responsibility (CLIL) *Improve conversational skills for travel My approach to language learning is to focus materials and lessons on the interests of my students, meaning learning becomes a more natural and entertaining experience. Having lived abroad in China, I understand the difficulties of trying to adapt to new cultures and learning a complex new language, so you'll be having lessons with someone who can relate to the fears you have. At the moment I’m based in Chile, where I’m using immersion to learn Spanish. Chileno is a very unique language and difficult to get your head around, so I can definitely relate to any difficulty you might be having understanding accents and regional variations in English. I'm primarily trained in teaching through the communicative approach, leading to the acquisition of natural, meaningful language, but I also like to incorporate task-based learning, working with you on multi-week projects based on your interests to focus on a particular skill or language point. Some examples of projects I've worked on with students include solutions to climate change and designing sustainable tourism plans. I'm excited to meet you soon!
Trinidad y Tobago
Do you need more confidence when speaking English? Are you afraid your accent is not understandable? Do you need practice communicating in every-day situations? Then you've come to the right place! Hello! My name is Jair! And I will gladly help you reach your language goals. I am patient, and I stick with you until you're satisfied and reach a comfortable level in your English skills. I'm originally from Trinidad & Tobago, two little islands in the Caribbean. There we speak English and Spanish. I've lived and worked as a flight attendant in the US and had the pleasure of visiting many countries worldwide. I LOVE meeting new people! Now, I live in France and I'm studying French. Sometimes learning a new language is hard, but with my teaching training (TEFL & TESOL) and experience (over 3 years of teaching) I know I will help you achieve greatness! I'm happy to teach you the techniques of language but "conversation" is always for me, the most important aspect. We will listen to recordings, read, learn grammar and vocabulary, and play games. Communicating is what matters most! If you're ready for a relaxed and fun environment while learning - take a FREE TRIAL and let's go! =) Be sure to check my "Sample Teaching Video" found below! En Français: Avez-vous besoin de plus de confiance lorsque vous parlez anglais? Avez-vous peur que votre accent ne soit pas compréhensible? Avez-vous besoin de vous entraîner à communiquer dans des situations quotidiennes? Alors vous êtes au bon endroit! Salut! Je m'appelle Jair! Et je me ferai un plaisir de vous aider à atteindre vos objectifs linguistiques. Je suis patient et je reste avec vous jusqu'à ce que vous soyez satisfait et atteignez un niveau confortable dans vos compétences en anglais. Je suis de Trinidad & Tobago, deux petites îles des Caraïbes. Là, nous parlons anglais et espagnol. J'ai vécu et travaillé comme hôtesse de l'air aux États-Unis et j'ai eu le plaisir de visiter de nombreux pays à travers le monde. J'aime rencontrer de nouvelles personnes! Maintenant, je vis en France et j'étudie le français. Parfois, apprendre une nouvelle langue est difficile, mais avec ma formation en enseignement (TEFL & TESOL) et mon expérience (plus de 3 ans d'enseignement), je sais que je vais vous aider à votre intentions! Je suis heureux de vous enseigner les techniques du langage mais la "conversation" est toujours pour moi, l'aspect le plus important. Nous écouterons des enregistrements, lirons, apprendrons la grammaire et le vocabulaire et jouerons à des jeux. Communiquer, c'est ce qui compte le plus! Si vous êtes prêt pour un environnement détendu et amusant tout en apprenant - faites un ESSAI GRATUIT et c'est parti! =) Assurez-vous de vérifier mon "exemple de vidéo d'enseignement" ci-dessous! à bientôt
Hi, my name is Ivan. I am a native English speaker from Australia and have been a teacher's assistant and English tutor for school aged kids since 2017. I enjoy working with children and have been a volunteer in a number of different programs. I have also worked with older teenagers as well as those who need assistance with preparing for English tests and helping them fill out applications for various English and other educational studies. I moved to Bosnia with my family as a young child but English is still very much my native language. My lessons are fun, informative and I have lots of materials that are easy for young students to follow. I am also happy to work with any materials my students have, especially if it will help them with their regular school work. As a student learning a different language, I understand the difficulties and this has motivate me to further my studies to become a fully qualified English teacher. I look forward to getting to know all the young, and young at heart English students out there so send me a message and introduce yourself.
I specialize in Fluency and IELTS Speaking and Writing. I have a Master's in Education and a BA in English. I have been teaching since 2012. My focus is on intermediate to advanced learners. Lessons include: my English Fluency book, a Library of lessons, an English Planner, a Natural English Conversation book, a tailored syllabus designed for you, and much more!