I specialise in academic skills courses and exam preparation and have helped many international students develop the skills they needed for their university courses. These skills include academic essay writing (paraphrasing, referencing, synthesising sources), listening (note-taking and evaluating ideas) and speaking (taking part in seminar discussions and giving academic presentations).
My aim with all my learners is to make English less complicated and to teach grammar rules that are easy to learn and to apply, meaning you can feel more confident when you speak and write. I also like to offer lots of opportunities for you to speak English during class. The lesson time we have is a very small percentage of your week and I like to use that time well, so I won’t ask you to do things with me that you can do on your own through self-study.
I’m based in the north of England and when I′m not teaching I like taking walks in the countryside, playing board games, making bread, and keeping up with my Italian by reading and watching films and box sets.
I look forward to meeting you online!