Hi Everyone! My name is Yasmin and I am from the UK.
I am a CELTA qualified English teacher with three years of experience teaching children and adults in Hungary, Spain, China, Nicaragua and online. I have a first-class bachelor's degree in Biology from Imperial College London and a master's in Health, Population & Society from the London School of Economics.
Due to COVID-19 I have more availability to teach as I am no longer working in my main job, delivering education programmes for a marine conservation charity. I would love to connect with people from all over the world and do something postive in these challenging times.
When I first meet a student, I spend time getting to know them, their abilities, skills, and motivations for learning English. Using this information, I create unique courses that will help them to improve the skills they need to, using topics and activities that they will enjoy and get excited about. My courses include a learning plan, free resources, weekly feedback and weekly homework activities. Whether you want to improve your English to use in your business, chat with family, or apply to University, I can create a course that’s perfect for you.
I have specific experience in, and can help you with the following:
- Conversation skills: free talking, regional expressions, idioms, etc.
- Listening, reading & writing exercises
- CLIL: Content & Language Integrated Learning
- Young learners*
- College, University and moving preparation
- CV / Resume proofreading
- Job application proofreading
- Essay writing
- Social studies and current topics including climate change, politics & gender.
*I charge a higher hourly rate for young learners due to the increased lesson preparation I carry out and specialist skills required. Please message me for prices.
PLEASE NOTE: My lessons are 45-50 minutes long and this is reflected in the price. This is based on my experience of finding the optimum time for students to get the most out of their classes and stay engaged throughout. I am not strict though, if we're having a great chat, we will, of course continue until we come to a natural end
I understand the challenges that language learners can face, and I also experience them every day as I try to learn Spanish. Some days, the language doesn’t make sense and you feel like it’s just too hard. I understand, and I have been there. Over the years I have developed a few tricks and practices that can help students to stay on track and make learning a language easy, fun and rewarding.
As well as teaching English, I have worked at a University as a Sabbatical Officer, representing students interests to the University and outside parties, managing a large team of staff and volunteers and providing training in financial planning and student engagement. I have also worked for a children's charity as a writer, for a marine conservation charity designing and managing education programmes and for a sustainable development charity, providing training to volunteers and managing logistics. Having worked with people from all over the world, including in China for one year as an English teacher, getting to know new people and learning about different cultures is something I love.
In my spare time, I love to bake, practice yoga and go for long walks where I live in Cornwall. I’m also an avid reader and take a particular interest in the environment and gender.
Thank you for reading my profile, and I hope to see you in my classroom soon!
Desiging materials and teaching adults of four different L1 languages.
2015 - 2016
MSc Health, Population & Society
The London School of Economics & Political Science - London, UK
Awarded The Economic & Social Research Committee and Population Investigation Committee Studentship. Developed research, quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting skills; gained a greater understanding of the role of policy in public health; developed solutions to read world problems. Completed a 10000-word dissertation on contraceptive use; conducted a detailed literature review; performed secondary analysis on data and presented findings to academic staff and peers.
2010 - 2013
Imperial College London - London, UK
Completed individual and team projects, collaborating with peers to produce scientific reports. Carried out independent research projects in the field in Kibale Forest, Uganda and Richmond Park, London, ensuring academic integrity, ethical reviews and risk assessments were adhered to.
Surfers Against Sewage - Cornwall, UK
• Designing, delivering and managing environmental education programmes for students aged 3 to 16. • Managing a databased of over 2000 schools. • Assessing schools evidence to qualify for programme completion. • Creating content for programme development including education materials to hit key, UK curriculum targets and teacher support materials • Writing news articles and social media content.
• Planned and delivered lessons to classes of 4 – 80 students, aged 3 – adult, meeting course aims. • Implemented additional phonics and reading books for all ages. This complemented course aims, developed student skills and improved engagement. My activities were used across the school. • Designed and taught a yoga and story-book course to students aged 4 – 12. • Integrated overseas University preparation and cultural topics into classes for teenage students. • Prepared students for Trinity and IELTS examinations, designing course materials to specific aims. • Built relationships with academic staff, students and parents to ensure student satisfaction. • Created and implemented a first aid and health and safety reporting system for the school of 900 students; became the first ever first aid officer and created and delivered first aid training to staff.
• Taught lessons of 30 students to ages 6 to 16, utilising task-based learning and projects. • Designed and taught Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) on the topics of Science and Mathematics to teenage students preparing for examinations in English and other subjects.
• Coordinated over 80 young people from a range of backgrounds, tailoring support to needs. • Designed and delivered training to larger volunteer groups on topics including cultural sensitivity, programmatic aims and health and safety. • Developed a communication strategy and wrote content, achieving 95% engagement on Facebook. • Organised national travel and accommodation and supported volunteer fundraising events.
• Integrated into a Nicaraguan community, living with a host family and communicating in Spanish. • Planned English lessons for students aged 6 to adults, designing activities and resources. Improved the test scores of teenage students and increased confidence in speaking among all students. • Established men, women and youth groups facilitating discussions on sexual health and gender. • Took a leading role in the monitoring and evaluation of the project, involving community member opinions and writing summary reports with data collected throughout the programme.
2013 - 2014
Sabbatical Officer Trustee, Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)
Imperial College Union - London, UK
• Responsible and liable for the charity’s activities, reputation and finances, making decisions in accordance with policies and the Constitution. Prioritised work to manage crisis incidents. • Represented the student body of 16,000 to Imperial College and external bodies; led and managed 2,000 student volunteers in running 340 Clubs with an annual turnover of £2 million. • Designed and delivered training and lectures to groups of 5 to 300 student volunteers on a range of topics including annual budgeting, membership retainment, marketing and fundraising. • Pioneered and managed a new and innovative budgeting process and policy; distributing £330,000 to 340 student groups, chairing and facilitating meetings of 40+ to reach consensus.
Teaching young students from the ages of 6 to 16 remotely. Using an in-house programme and a range of activities to engage students in short or long lessons and help them to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.