Hello! My name is Emma, I ‘m from the UK and I recently completed a Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults) teaching qualification.
I’ve only been in Melbourne since last December so I’m still excited about discovering this city! In my free time I love to read, cook, travel and i’m also learning Spanish.
In the past I’ve worked in hospitality as well as teaching English and used to train people in sales, and product knowledge, which gives me a unique way to work on students rapport as well as their language accuracy.
I have studied Philosophy, English Literature and Interior Design, all of which I believe contribute to my ability to teach students more than just the language of English but also ideas and concepts. I love sharing knowledge of English literature and culture which I believe encourages learners to progress more quickly.
I always provide contact with students outside of lessons to give them extra advice whether it is specific books to read or videos to watch so that they can target their learning more efficiently.
My passion is pronunciation and helping students to sound like a native speaker, I have had students from Spain, France, Italy, Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and China and am able to quickly identify and resolve any particular difficulties associated with that language when learning English.
Because I myself am learning a language, I understand many of the difficulties my students have when learning English as a second language and am able to help overcome them in creative and fun ways!