Tailored English tutoring through Preply.
My name is Iona and I’m from Newcastle, in the North of England. I have been teaching English in Spain for three years, first in a little village in the mountains, and now Alicante. Whether you’re looking to practice conversational English or prepare for an exam, I’d be happy to help you.
I’ve always thought that being able to speak another language is the closest thing to having a superpower. Some of my favourite things to learn in another language are idioms. For example, in Spanish, ‘¡Hoy va a ser la leche!’ (Today is going to be the milk!). In both teaching and learning, I look for the fun. It’s the most effective way to learn.
You should book classes with me through Preply for three reasons.
I have been teaching since 2016, and as such have a wide range of experience in teaching children, adolescents, and adults. I have taught multiple classes in English, including Classical History, Business Studies and Natural Sciences. If you need to learn English to prepare for a job or interview, I can help you with that.
I have experience preparing students for the Cambridge Trinity exams, the PET, KET, FCE, IELTS and TOEFL. I feel comfortable teaching all ages and abilities, from A1 to C2.
Hablo español al nivel de B2. Puedo enseñarte de sumersión en inglés, o en español. Mi conocimiento de los dos idiomas significa que te puedo explicar las diferencias entre las estructuras gramáticas con claridad.
What is my teaching experience?
After graduating from the University of Manchester in 2016 I acquired a TEFL qualification and began teaching in a public school in a small town in the Community of Alicante. While working there I also studied Bilingual Education online with the University of Catalonia. I worked there for two years, and since September 2018 I have been working in a private academy in Alicante. I have worked with students of all ages, from three to seventy-one, and of all abilities, beginner to advanced. I love the variety of teaching, getting to meet interesting people all over the world, and helping them to achieve their language goals!
What are my classes like?
I have trained in communicative language learning techniques and we will focus on speaking and listening in our classes. The best way to pick up a grammatical concept is through practice and verbal play. I will supply material to complete in your own time. I will provide supplementary material in the form of:
Audio files, Video links, Word documents, PDF files, Articles, and Flashcards.
So, if you are interested in improving your English speaking with a fast, fun methodology, book a trial lesson with me through Preply!
You can see my availability and book a class with me here.