Teaching Experience: 20+ years
Courses: General English, Conversational English, English for young learners, Business English (including preparing you for presentations and public speaking/video and telephone calls/negotiations/writing reports and emails/interviews), IELTS and TOEFL preparation, Cambridge exam preparation
— Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary English/TESOL, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
— TEFL Certificate
— Advanced TEFL/TESOL Certificate in Teaching Business English.
Hello, I’m Kayte! (Pronounced ‘Kate’.)
I’m from London, England and have been a teacher since 2000. I have a PGCE in Secondary English/TESOL.
I’ve worked in English state schools, as well as private language schools and tuition centres, both online and offline, teaching children, teenagers and adults.
I have a particular interest in Business English – I gained an advanced TEFL/TESOL certificate in this area in 2019 — and teach students from sectors including IT, communications, law, finance, sales, science and education.
Pronunciation is a specialism of mine, I’ve adapted elements of the British Phonics system to help both children and adults focus on the sounds of English, and speak clearly and confidently.
I’m also experienced with young learners, and can help your child with the building blocks of language, creating personalized lessons, adapted to their interests. (Whether that’s horses or helicopters.) I aim to instill a life-long love of the subject in them.
Many of my students speak Russian as a first language. This means I understand which areas of English might be particularly difficult for you, for example differentiating between the definite and indefinite article, and pronouncing the ‘w’, ‘v’ and ‘th’ sounds.
Whatever your language and life goals, I would love to hear about them…and help you achieve them, by preparing a tailor-made programme of study which suits your learning style and your individual educational needs.
I aim to make you feel comfortable, supported and encouraged throughout the learning process. I believe a classroom should be an inspiring place, but one where it’s ok to make mistakes.
I look forward to speaking to you soon!