Experienced and qualified (CELTA grade A) English as a foreign language teacher and Italian teacher (GCSE preparation and general Italian), offering lessons focussing on your current needs (as per a free assessment made on the first day) and interests.
My students have improved their receptive (reading and listening) and productive (speaking and writing) skills, their grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
I can also assist you in the preparation for Cambridge exams & courses (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, & CELTA). See also `other services` below.
- First lesson is FREE
- £30 (one person, one hour)
- Fees include everything you will need during the lesson, material, preparation of your lesson, marking, and ongoing assessment of your needs, preferences, and progress.
***Lessons are at my place (small fee for going elsewhere close to my area).
- Variety (in terms of materials and techniques used)
- Flexibility (in terms of when our lesson finishes, your preferences and interests).
- I hold a Cambridge CELTA certificate (grade A less than 2% of CELTA candidates in the world get a Pass A).
- I also passed the Cambridge CPE in 2005 (grade B)
- I am British (dual nationality), bilingual and have three years experience, teaching all levels and nationalities, any background and age
- Other languages spoken (when and if needed): Spanish, Italian and French
- Easy going and very sociable
- Job search (CV writing, interview preparation, cover letters, etc.)
Get in touch to discuss your needs and discounts.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Testimonials from students learning English:
Minoo: "I enjoyed every moment of my English lessons with Alex because he is really a good teacher. I felt that he was paying attention to my needs . Our lessons were really fun and we were laughing a lot . He knows exactly what is needed.
Thanks Alex for your lovely lessons."
Kenia: "I improved my grammar with Alex and he helped me improve my pronunciation too. I liked my lessons with Alex cause they were always different and fun . He is patient and explains well ."
Ricardo: "I enjoyed very much my English lessons with Alex. He also helped me create a successful CV and cover letter. I said it was successful because after creating it and sending it over a few job openings, I got lots of phone calls and job interviews.
Finally I got the job I wanted within a couple of weeks.
Thanks Alex for your help!"
Testimonials from students learning Italian:
Thierry: "Alex has been teaching Italian to me for the past 2 years. I am taking a one-to-one class once a week for a full hour with him.
Alex is an outstanding teacher: he is very creative and imaginative coming up with new material each time, using a wide variety of support (TV, radio, blackboard, etc.) and implementing many different ways to catch the student`s attention (e.g. games, questionnaires, etc.). All aspects of the foreign language are covered (reading aloud, pronunciation, listening, understanding, speaking, dictation, translation both ways, etc.). He takes notes of weaknesses in order to specifically address them later whether they relate to grammar or vocabulary. His explanations are comprehensive, precise and clear. In addition he is an excellent educator: he constantly listens to you, he creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, he is flexible and does not ever bother about going over time and taking additional questions. In a nutshell, I would strongly recommend Alex to anyone looking for a very reliable, professional tutor."
Julia: "I can`t recommend Alex highly enough as an Italian teacher. I wanted to learn as much as possible in a short space of time and Alex rose to the challenge of that way of working.
He is patient and easy to get on with and so lessons were a real pleasure. He is also very skilled at language teaching he has an in-depth understanding of Italian and English grammar and is able to both anticipate likely difficulties and to find ways of explaining tricky areas. Alex uses a range of methods of teaching that I found kept my interest and were really effective."
Kat (CELTA trainer): "Alex was an intelligent and dedicated trainee who applied himself and benefited fully from all aspects of the course. His previous experience in teaching was in great evidence but he did, also, maintain an open mind and embraced all new approaches and methodologies with interest. He was keen to experiment and used authentic materials to very good effect. He had a confident, yet approachable manner in the classroom and established a good rapport with his learners. Alex was also very professional and supportive to his fellow trainees. He proved consistently that he could work independently and creatively. He was conscientious and hard working but, also seemed to enjoy what he was doing. I have no hesitation in recommending him, as I believe he would be an asset to any teaching environment."
Westminster Kingsway College grades (Pass A):
Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context: 1*
Language analysis and awareness: 2*
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing: 1*
Planning and resources for different teaching contexts: 1*
Developing teaching skills and professionalism: 1*
* Key to grades
1= Significantly exceeded the Cambridge minimum requirements
2= Exceeded the Cambridge minimum requirements
3= Satisfactory in terms of Cambridge minimum requirements
Availability: Lessons at any time of the week, including mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and bank holidays (same prices apply!) in accordance with availability.
Willing to travel: 1 miles
Experience: Three years` experience of EFL (english as a Foreign Language) teaching and Italian teachingContact this Tutor