· You want to feel more comfortable with speaking and
· Are English accents difficult for you to understand?
· You can improve in a calm and relaxed environment.
If you’re a professional or otherwise need English for work, and despite your level, you still can’t express yourself clearly, then you’re in the right place. If you’ve had lesson materials that seemed too easy, or if there is a level you can’t reach no matter how much time you spend, you’re in the right place. If you’re dealing with an interview, or meetings, or presentations in English, you’re in the right place!
In order to take the next step in your career (and your life), you need to improve your English. Whatever your dream is, whether it’s a promotion, travel, or just feeling better in your work life, English is what’s holding you back. And there comes a time when simply watching movies or having the same conversations you’ve always had doesn’t cut it anymore:
You’re here because you know you need something more.
And you know it can’t just be the same endless grammar exercises. You need something that’s going to bring you to the next level. If you have an interview coming up, we’ll do mock-interviews. If you give presentations, you’ll give presentations to me. We’ll talk about the things that hold you back (often it’s not even English-related) so that you can break through the barriers that are keeping you stuck.
Ultimately, I’m not an English teacher as much as I am a communication consultant. We’ll discuss the situations where language is holding you back, and then we’ll re-create those situations together so that you have a safe place to practice your skills.
Once you schedule a trial lesson, I'll send you a comprehensive placement test which will show me exactly where your English is weak, and where it's strong. During the trial lesson, we'll discuss the aspects of English that you struggle with, and we'll develop a plan for how you'll improve. That way, even if you never have another lesson with me, you'll have a good idea for what you'll need to do to get better.
A bit about me:
I’m Jordan, currently a resident of Warszawa (centrum), originally from London and lived in Devon in the South West of England for many years, so my accent is clear, with a slight variation on the common RP (received pronunciation/common English accent). I have over 5 years' experience in teaching adults and children and my focus is to work on my students' confidence and help develop their English speaking skills.
My program is the closest thing to immersion in English that you can get without being in an English speaking country.
When you practice with a Native English teacher each week. Your confidence will grow and your ability to speak more too.
What you can expect from your lessons:
# 1: Minimum Interruption – Valuable Corrections
I will not correct you every time you make a mistake. Continuous corrections do not help you learn English. It is impossible for you to learn from every correction and you will lose confidence. Instead, I will pause the conversation from time to time and point out areas you should improve (i.e. sounds you have trouble pronouncing, grammar mistakes, better vocabulary). This approach will maximize the time you practice speaking and also give you some homework projects if required or asked for by the student.
#2: Student Speaks Most of the Time
If you just listen to the teacher and take notes, you will not improve speaking. You need to actively speak during the class. We will make sure the student speaks most of the time during the lesson. The teacher will ask a lot of questions and lead the conversation in a way the student speaks 80% of the time.
#3: Real Conversations
In your first lesson, we will discuss what topics you would like to talk about. Whether you want to focus on TOEFL/IELTS Speaking topics or job-related topics we can help. Examples for conversation topics – politics, literature, technology, sports, careers, culture, travel, health, Hollywood, the stock market, global warming, TED Talks, cooking etc
I am a professionally trained actor, so using these skills I can work with you on accent reduction whilst exploring different English accents and dialects.
My work has included:
Angloville and Tandem Project In Poland and other parts of the world.
Teaching over 170 hours of English in a two-week period.
Samsung, PNG, El Passion, and Citi Bank, Mbank, Uber, TouK, Bank ING
Business English - Angielski Profesjonalny (Nacisk na słownictwo biznesowe, korespondencję biznesową oraz słownictwo).
Guide to starting rates for classes in my apartment (centrum) and Skype sessions:
1 hour at non-peak times (9am -18:00) – 80pln
90 minutes - 120pln
Home or in-company lessons or Peak time (before 9 am) and weekends:
1 hour – 100pln
90 minutes – 150pln
Proofreading guideline prices:
20-50 PLN Per page. ( depending on time frame and structure)
Websites and large texts quote will be based on the inspection of documents.
These rates can be flexible and may be discussed before our lessons if you book in advance please understand DISCOUNTS/REFUNDS - If you wish to book and pay in advance, a 20% discount will be applied to the 5th lesson. In the case of a cancellation by me, I will always honour the cancelled lesson. If a lesson is cancelled by the student with less than 24 hours notice, the lesson will be forfeit. Resignation by a student from our lessons before the end of a booked period will result in a maximum of half of the outstanding fee refunded. It is the student's choice to end cooperation before we have completed a paid block. Refunds will not be issued in their entirety and only at my discretion. In the event that a refund is given please allow a 14 day period from our last lesson to be refunded.
Edit: 30/06/2018 I am now adding a condition regarding payments of blocks of lessons. If you do not finish your lessons within a six-month period unless agreed, your lesson will become void.
Education, Qualifications, Experience:
(BA) The Arts University Bournemouth.
English literature and the English language.
Level 3 national diploma in Performing Arts.
5 years of teaching experience across Europe.
Voice over work.
Presenting and using Autocue.
Interests, Hobbies, & Other Info:
One of my biggest hobbies is Football, being a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan allows me to travel to see them. Other hobbies include the Cinema, I enjoy going to the theatre when given the chance. Cooking at home and eating out is also a big passion. Animals play a big part in my world, I have a small dog called Bueno.