Teaching Experience: 10+ years
— a Trinity TESOL English teaching qualification
Hi I am Gayle and I am originally from Devon in the South West of England and have lived in Southern Spain for over 20 years. I have a BA honours degree in Tourism Management and French and have held a Trinity TESOL English teaching qualification since 1999.
I have over ten years of teaching experience and have worked in both a real classroom and online classroom environment with children between the ages of 3 and 18 teaching general English and exam preparation and also all levels of adults from elementary to advanced English, as well as general conversation classes, Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL exam preparation and business English.
I have taught students online from all over the world and I think teaching and learning online is a fantastic opportunity for students and teachers alike. It makes the world seem a smaller and more friendly place and means that students can learn from the comfort of their own home.
My teaching methods and style are fully flexible and lessons are tailored to focus on students’ needs according to their goals and objectives with emphasis on speaking.
I believe that learning a language should be fun and like to include a variety of different materials and media in lessons to make them enjoyable and interesting as well as practical. Having studied foreign languages myself, I understand how daunting it can be and the difficulties involved in building confidence, expressing yourself and getting to grips with grammar. I speak fluent Spanish and French.
I am passionate about teaching English and get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing my students’ progress.
When I am not teaching I enjoy reading, skiing, creative writing, spending time with my family, visiting new places and of course, learning new languages.
I really look forward to meeting and teaching you.