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Catherine

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Inglese
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Inglese
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Parla

Inglese
Madrelingua
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Tedesco
A2
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Turco
A2
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Francese
A1
,
Cinese Mandarino
A1

Su di me

I originally come from Australia and I have travelled and lived all over the world, in England, Turkey, Hong Kong and – most recently – beautiful Switzerland. I am a native English speaker and qualified English as a Second Language teacher for Secondary School and I have extensive experience teaching English to students from across a range of ages, educational and cultural backgrounds, including at a number of schools and tertiary institutions in Australia and also in England. I also have experience developing and delivering course content, conducting tutorials and marking exams and assessment materials.

I very much enjoy my interaction with students and the stimulating exchange of ideas that teaching brings. And, of course, having lived in so many different places I have also been a language student once or twice myself! As a result, I understand from how much commitment and time it takes and I bring this personal experience to my teaching. I am patient and encouraging and know that frequent repetition and making mistakes are all part of the learning process. I am also a huge fan of on-line language learning – I have been learning online myself for about four years now and I absolutely recommend it to everyone I meet, who is interested in learning a new language.

One of the biggest advantages of learning online is that it is so flexible and convenient. If you don't see a class time which is currently suitable for you, please send me a message and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Programma

Competenze Didattiche

Principiante
Principiante Superiore
Intermedio
Intermedio Superiore
Avanzato
Australian English
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

Curriculum

Studi e Formazione

2005 - 2009
Master of Fine Art
National Art School - Sydney, Australia
Post-graduate degree in Fine Art (Drawing)
1998 - 1999
Graduate Diploma in Education
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - Brisbane, Australia
Secondary School teaching qualification in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Visual Arts
1989 - 1991
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Middlesex University - London, England
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Fine Arts)

Esperienza Lavorativa

2014
English Language Teacher (Part-time)
Self-employed - Zurich, Switzerland
Private English tuition to adults, one-on-one classes
2010 - 2014
Private English Language Teacher (Part-time)
Self-employed - Hong Kong, SAR China
Private English tuition to adults, one-on-one and small group classes
2007 - 2011
Lecturer (part-time)
National Art School (NAS) - Sydney, Australia
Sessional lecturer teaching 1st Year General Drawing to Bachelor of Fine Art students; designer and delivery of Experiments on Paper & HSC Sessional Workshops, NAS Public Programmes Department
2004 - 2009
ESL Teacher (Part-time)
Emanuel School - Sydney, Australia
Collaborative teaching and assessment of ESL students K-12
2003 - 2004
ESL Teacher
Servite School - London SW10, England
Collaborative teaching in mainstream school teaching ESL students
2001 - 2003
ESL Teacher
Colville School - London W11, England
Collaborative teaching in school teaching ESL and refugee students
2000 - 2001
Relief Teacher, Central London Primary & Secondary Schools
Spring Education Teaching Agency - London, England
Relief teaching mainstream and ESL classes Years K-12
1998 - 1999
Sessional Lecturer (Part time)
Moreton Institute of Technical & Further Education (TAFE) - Brisbane, Australia
Teaching ESL and computer skills to adult students; planning and assessment of students’ learning needs in accordance with Australian national framework