I am a native british speaker, but moved to the Czech Republic about 9 years ago.I have two beautiful, wild, curiosity filled, and pure energy fulled children, who keep me on my toes and off LOL, I have a twin sister who is embarking on the journey of motherhood for the third time, (one of us had to win the ‚ who -has- the- most- children game‘ 😉 ). And I have one older brother who resides in beautiful, sunny, albeit somewhat dysfunctional france.( but ViVa la french cheese, Mňamka!). My dad is a retired art lectora and a mild bohemian at heart :), and my mum is a retired speacial needs teacher, who still teaches. Come on, we all know that teachers never really go into retirement ;). I live in a house in a little village with my family which includes our dog,a big soft gentle white swiss shepheard called… Nanook, apparently it’s a type of ice-cream, (but, sshh, we haven’t told him for fear he might lick himself to death).
So that’s enough off the personal stuff. Now for the professional stuff.
I have about 3 years experience teaching business
English, FCE and PET. and about 6 years experience teaching
conversation and grammar. The level of students I have taught have
have ranged from beginer to advanced, from individual lessons (my favourite type of class 🙂 ) to groups of 10. There is a gap in my teaching career where I spent my time learning how to be confident mummy, for those first time mums, ‚ No you aren’t doing it wrong ,and, yes your baby is normal! ‚ 🙂 ) I do feel I am a very sympathetic teacher and am considerate and understanding of the needs of my students as an individuals, and as part of a group, therefore my lesson are taylor made to fit the student/s.
Living in a foreign country has not only given my a greater apprecitation and love for my mother tounge but it has also given me a great insight
into some of the problems which english language
learners often experience, and because of that I am able to offer
simple and helpful explanations to aid and
encourage confident understanding and learning of english.
I do not have a strict method of teaching, (no canes, for beating knoweldge into you! 😉 ) I believe laughter and regular doses of positive encouraging is key to allowing my students to feel confident about speaking and experimenting with english, as it creates a relaxed and unpretentious enviroment. ( every one is a winner here! 🙂 ) I believe that, as a teacher, if I can meet my student’s expectations, they will meet the expectations they have of themselves. Yes, you can use that quote if you like 😉 !!
I would be privileged to have the opportunity to guide you on your journey of english langauge learning.