*I DON'T TEACH CHILDREN* Hi, I'm Mary, from Manchester, in the UK. I've been teaching English as a foreign language since 2012 and am CELTA certified. Beginner/elementary level students are welcome to book trial lessons with me (as well as other levels). *Mira abajo para información en español*.
I have taught students from all over the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. I have lived and worked in Colombia and Spain, teaching English as a foreign language.
My teaching style is individualised. I like to get to know my students and plan lessons around their strengths and weaknesses, interests and learning goals. I provide interactive classes, with the main emphasis on getting you to speak English as much as you can straight away.
My lessons are welcoming, with the aim of you feeling as comfortable as possible. I am a very patient teacher as well. I can help you to improve your grammar, pronunciation and specific language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening.
I understand the challenges involved in learning a foreign language. I have been learning Spanish for a number of years, but know that with time, patience and a good teacher, it's possible to reach the level you are aiming for! My hobbies include playing the piano, learning Spanish and salsa dancing. I hope to hear from you soon!
¡Hola a todos! Soy Mary de Manchester, Reino Unido. Llevo 7 años enseñando inglés como lengua extranjera, y soy profesora certificada (CELTA). Tengo mucha experiencia dictando clases a los hispanohablantes y entiendo los problemas comunes en que se fallan con el inglés, por ejemplo la pronunciación. Soy muy paciente, y mis clases son muy interactivas. La enfasis en mis clases es que los estudiantes hablan en inglés todo lo posible inmediatamente y que sigan mejorando. íSaludos!
Position involved teaching English to students at various levels, in multi-national companies. Communicative lessons, focusing on grammar and language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Marking exams and giving feedback.
2014 - 2015
First Class English - Bogotá, Colombia
Role included teaching English to adult professionals from beginner to advanced level and marking exams. Classes had a grammar and language skills focus.
2013 - 2013
Berlitz Language Institute - Manchester, UK
Involved teaching grammar and skills based lessons at various levels. Completing student reports.
2012 - 2012
Liverpool School of English - Liverpool, UK
Involved teaching English at various levels. Completing student reports. Taking part in leisure and cultural activities.
2012 - 2012
CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)