Lena (Tutor in London)
I am a Swedish journalist who moved to London on my life savings 2013 to pursue music and comedy. When my schedule allows it I´m happy to take on Swedish students.
My style of teaching is very pragmatic. I have my students talking Swedish from day one, and I never speak a word of English to them. With a background in acting, I find that the body language takes you really far when it comes to communicating with beginner level students. Kind of the way you would teach a child to speak. Any further explainations needed I e-mail after the lesson. So, very little focus on grammar and spelling initially, and instead making sure the students are confidently chatting away.
After about ten lessons, my students are usually quite confident in expressing themselves in Swedish, when it comes to basic things like asking directions or buying food. They understand a lot more, though! If they want to, we then move on to written Swedish, and start looking at grammar.
The nature of my freelance work makes it hard for me to commit to the same time every week, but I will not take on new students unless I have at least one free hour per week to offer.
So, as long as you are a little bit flexible with the schedule, feel free to contact me.
I`m happy to travel up to three miles to teach, so with students who live further away than that I normally find a quiet cafe somewhere half way where we can meet. (Tutorhunt shows you how far away you are located, so please double check before you purchase my details, if you are very keen on being taught at home.) If you are open to lessons via Skype, even better. I hope to hear from you!
Availability: Daytime, evenings, weekends
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I`ve worked as a Swedish teacher in Sweden, and as a drama teacher for children. For many years I also worked as a journalist/producer for the Swedish equivalent of BBC Education, making TV documentaries explaining complicated science about everything from stem cells to fractals!