Hi, I'm Lawrence and have a BA degree in illustration and I gained my CELTA 9 years ago at the Berlin School of English and taught in Leipzig, Germany in private language schools for 4 years, in-company as well as having a number of private students.
Since returning to the UK, I switched to being a homestay English teacher for Intuition Languages as well as doing hotel consultancy work.
I have taught general English, business English, English for specific purposes e.g. aviation & automotive, and helped students prepare for exams like IELTS or CAE.
To help you achieve your goals, I will create a personalised learning plan which we will discuss in the first lesson. In the lessons, depending on your aims I will use a variety of different activities and materials to help you learn.
I am a patient, resourceful, caring and friendly teacher willing to get the best out of you.
So whether you want to feel more confident speaking when you go on holiday, overcome the fear of public speaking, help advance your career, or sail through that exam, I can help you with lessons made to suit you.
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University of West of England
Bachelor of Arts
Cambridge ESOL level 5*
I have years of experience helping foreign students increase their fluency and can pinpoint where their interests lie and create confidence in actively maintaining and enjoying a conversation in English. This could be for socializing with friends, or for meeting English speakers for travel, or small talk for both leisure and work. I can help in understanding idiomatic language, slang as well as build vocabulary and present techniques to maintaining conversation for those who are more introverted.
As well as real industry experience running two hotels in the past, I have taught business English skills to students from low-level management to CEOs. I have guided people through interviews, CV writing, meetings, presentations and helped share the burden to achieve their goals. Past clients include Deutsche Bundesbank, Porsche, BMW, Thyssen Krupp, Aareon Bank AG, Siemens.
I have helped Brazilian students prepare for IELTS exams for entrance to UK universities.
I am quite resourceful and have adapted to different students needs providing English for specific purposes for different fields of employment. A few examples of past sectors I have taught include IT, banking, HR, medical, automotive, aviation.
I have taught in beginners on intensive courses in private language schools and company employess; for example Deutsche Bahn.
I have 5 years homestay teacher experience creating programmes lasting one or two weeks where foreign learners have stayed with me on courses of intensive general English and English for work. Before that, I also worked in private language schools where students had up to 8 hours a day of intensive English taking them from beginner to B2.
Whilst I have taught differences between British and American English, if you are interested in this I recommend you seek a native American teacher for the accent.
I am a native speaker born in the UK and of a neutral accent so have helped students who want an alternative to North American English. I have taught UK culture, customs, idiomatic language, slang, and even swearing.
I have used a variety of materials and exercises such as roleplays to help learners feel more comfortable getting around on holiday where English is often the lingua franca. As a homestay tutor, I have escorted students around the city and made them use their learned skills in real-life scenarios providing support without being intrusive.
Have helped Swiss and German students preparing for TOEFL for university entrance exams.
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Have walked candidates through the entire process from making a bullet-proof CV to anticipating and practicing interview questions and creating a good impression on the big day.
I have experience in helping students pass entrance exams and proficiency tests for studying abroad. Sometimes the students need help increasing their scores having not achieved the required level in the past. I also can proofread CVs, cover letters, motivation statements, and applications.
I am a qualified TEFL teacher with 9 years of experience.
I have helped German students pass the TOEIC in Leipzig. Provided coaching with the reading, listening, speaking and writing components.