My name is Vicki and I am a CELTA-qualified English teacher for speakers of other languages. CELTA is the teaching certificate issued by Cambridge University. I have experience teaching all levels of English and all ages. I currently teach 100 percent online and I highly enjoy getting to know people from all over the world. I also have an academic background (Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought). My time at university has helped developed my English to an advanced level.
As a language learner myself (German), I know how important it is to enjoy the learning process and to feel safe to make mistakes. I am a very friendly and encouraging teacher. My lessons are also very student-centered as research has shown that the more opportunities a student has to practice the language, the better they get at it. I also strive to adapt my lessons to the specific needs, wants, and interests of the student I am teaching to make the lessons more enjoyable and relevant for them.
While I am comfortable teaching a wide range of students, particular areas that I specialize in are as follows:
Academic English: i.e. learning appropriate vocabulary, practicing writing academic essays, and undertaking reading comprehension tasks.
Business English: i.e. preparing a presentation and writing an effective email.
English for Tour Guides: such as tour-related vocabulary and phrasing.
English for Teenagers: I have courses specifically designed for teenagers and their interests. Levels B1 - C1.
Conversational English; many students have a strong understanding of English grammar and vocabulary, but struggle to hold everyday conversations with native speakers. Conversational classes focus on improving students' abilities to speak more naturally and spontaneously about a range of topics.
In addition to language lessons, I can also help with editing texts such as scripts and emails.
Please note, that while I can understand a lot of German my spoken level is A2/B1 and my lessons are normally held completely in English.
Hopefully, I will speak to you soon, Vicki
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13 Lessons | March 21, 2023
The tutor always brings interesting things to learn about. Focusing on vocabulary, speaking this time. Great stuff.
13 Lessons | March 21, 2023
Great topics for the lesson, challenging enough to keep the motivation, enjoying every minute
42 Lessons | March 14, 2023
Vicki is working with all her heart! If you book her as a teacher you would be in good hands!!!
13 Lessons | March 7, 2023
Vicki is an excellent teacher; she is very well prepared for each lesson. We discuss various topics, considering my interest, She keeps me motivated and also gives feedback on my progress.