English Tutor with over 16 years experience (CELTA Certified)
Nachhilfe auch per Skype/Online möglich
In 2000 I left New Zealand, my country of birth and travelled to the UK to do a Ph.D. in composition. In 2004, the same year I gained my doctorate, I also met my wife who is from Austria.
Since 2005 I have been teaching English in Vienna to children (aged eight – eighteen), university students, and to adults working in a wide variety of industries including: engineering, medical, finance and the gaming industry.
In 2008 I completed CELTA which gave me the tools to teach English far more effectively.
I have tutored many children from primary school until they finished secondary school (most for 8 years or more). I have always worked hard to find out where the child’s weaknesses are, and then tailored my teaching to strengthen those areas. I have a profound understanding of the ESL curriculum in Austria and use a wide variety of material to help the children understand the grammar they are expected to learn, and to give them the tools to be able to communicate effectively in English.
My goal is not simply for the children to get good marks in their tests and exams, although that is extremely important, but also to encourage the children to use English just as they would their mother tongue. In so doing, the tests become a formality.
References are available on request.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.