Lorna L

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£ 25.00-30.00 p/h

I can offer 1-1 or small group lessons. I have been teaching for over 20 years and specialise in English as a foreign language, Academic English, Business English, GCSE English and teacher training. I have CELTA and a Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) and I am currently working towards a PhD in Education. Contact me if you require: Preparation for IELTS, Business English, GCSE English, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Beginners to Advanced English. I have also helped teenagers with Maths and other school subjects. I can travel to venues in and around Birmingham.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I aim to develop a trusting and positive rapport with students which gives them the confidence to ask for help when needed. However, I also believe in building students’ independent working skills to problem solve for themselves. I teach a diverse range of students with different levels, as well as those with dyslexia, emotional and behavioural issues and students with ESOL. Recently, I have supported students to plan, draft and edit their academic essays. I use many strategies to engage young people and adults in the classroom, making the sessions interactive and supportive, as well as challenging. I gain feedback from students on how they are progressing and then talk through steps they need to take in order to move forward. Students are expected to complete self-study tasks in order to consolidate learning in the sessions.

What qualifications do you have?

Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) BA (Hons) Humanities (English, History, Education) Certificate in Education (teaching qualification for Further Education) Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Certificate in Adult Literacy Subject Specialism

Tell us about your experience...

I have over twenty years' experience in teaching English Language and teacher training, as well as delivering and designing a range of courses from Higher Education Diplomas to Level 3 Awards. I have been an Advanced Skills Practitioner, and was responsible for staff development, increasing student motivation and improving inspection grade profiles at a Further Education college. I have managed teaching, learning, assessment and quality assurance for teacher training programmes at a college. I am committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to ensuring that students succeed. I am currently researching continuing professional development in the post-compulsory sector for a PhD in Education.

What locations do you tutor in?

Birmingham and the West Midlands.

What is your personal message to students?

Be committed to the learning journey and enjoy it.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Birmingham, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Alvechurch
Online tutor: No
Subjects: English GCSE
  English as a foreign language IELTS
  English as a foreign language All levels
  Business English All levels