Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham
Canterbury Christ Church University
Birmingham City University
Information about Julia
I am a retired police officer who has retrained as an EFL/ESL teacher. My main hobbies are swimming music, reading, theatre, concerts and travel. As a person I am empathic, patient and kind. I am interested in current affairs both in the UK and worldwide.
I apply to tutoring the same skills that I have used during my extensive time as a trainer - I motivate by encouragement, patience and praise, and use a teaching approach that will suit the learning style of my student. I also enforce strict deadlines and standards in order to maximise the learner`s gain from the teaching time and to ensure that they use their study time wisely and efficiently. My attitude towards learners is that the only silly question is the one which they want to ask but don`t, and that if they do not understand something then it requires me to explain it in a different way. I believe that if a learner enjoys their study they will gain a lot more from it, so endeavour to make lessons and tasks interesting and relevant.
Please note that due to the current world pandemic I am offering only online tutoring.
Availability: Weekdays and weekday evenings
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: During my career I spent 5 years teaching IT in industry. As a police officer I spent 7 years in the Training Department teaching IT as well as Communications Skills, First Aid, Law and Force Policy.
Since retiring I have passed a CELTA course and have taught English in Vietnam for 3 months and Mexico for 4 months as well as a short contract in a high school in Austria. In the UK I have taught at a residential Easter School and two residential Summer Schools, teaching children and adults of all ages and from beginner to advanced level. I am currently privately tutoring adult ESL learners.
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Julia is a fantastic tutor. She really helped me understand so much. She always thinking of new ways to approach subject areas.
Tutors Response :
Hi Abbes. Thank you for the great feedback. Hope you are both well and looking forward to Christmas. See you next year. Regards, Julia