· Do you want to feel more comfortable with speaking and
· Are English accents difficult for you to understand?
· I can help you improve in a calm and relaxed environment.
· Discounted rates for lessons paid for in advance may be
· I offer voice and accent training.
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.
Rule # 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.
Rule #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.
Rule #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
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 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 honor the canceled lesson. If a lesson is canceled 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 amount outstanding 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 teaching experience across Europe.
Voice over work.
Presenting and using Autocue.
Interests, Hobbies, & Other Info:
One of my biggest hobbies is to play and watch Football, I am a big Tottenham Hotspur fan. I like to go to the Cinema and enjoy going to the theatre when given the chance. Cooking at home and eating out is also a big passion. I love Animals and I have a small dog called Bueno.