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Manuela
« Francis is an excellent teacher, with great method and skill. He... More »
M
Manuela
« Francis is an excellent teacher, with great method and skill. He helped me prepare for the IELTS Cambridge exam, and I got an 8.5. Francis makes learning fun and easy, and is very dedicated to his students. He always inspired me. »
€15/h
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Lessons offered by Francis
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • All Levels

IELTS/Cambridge/TOEFL Examiner (qualified 13 yrs) available to help you 'ace' your test!

Methodology

I use a type of Communicative Approach (adapted to test preparation) emphasising natural spoken English and appropriate styles of written English, but using realistic English and encouraging the student to communicate his/her own ideas, in away emphasising fluency and convincing the examiner that the candidate is being natural and at the appropriate level and tone.
I structure my lessons so students firstly forget they are in a lesson and secondly I get them to relax into English by stimulating them to think firstly; before long they are challenging me with ideas...but in ENGLISH! And I use a lot of (BAD) jokes!

Experience

I have been teaching (Ireland, Europe, Asia) for 13 yrs and have taught THOUSANDS of students and helped them achieve their target test scores! I use a lively and fun approach and I provide ALL materials and practice materials.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : €15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : €13
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : €12

Details

I prefer (in the current pandemic situation) to teach online. So a rate of Eur15/hour is for one hour, but if you book 5 hours, the rate would be Eur14; if you book 10 hours, the rate would be Eur13.
For all classes, I provide the option of one-on-one or small group.
For all classes, I provide the student with ALL materials and all practice tests.

Lessons offered by Francis
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • Cambridge First Certificate FCE
  • Certificate Of Advanced English Cae
  • Certificate Of Proficiency In English Cpe
Levels
  • All Levels

Francis's CV

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Master's Degree in Medical Physiology (Neurology) NUI 1992
-Master's in Philosophy (Creative Writing) TCD 2001
-Diploma in Teaching English to Adults Cambridge University ESOL 1999
-Certificate in Teaching English to Adults Cambridge University ESOL 1997
-Advanced Cert. in Teaching English to Children Teachers' College, Columbia University 2016Professional
-Executive MBA Quantic 2021
-Google Educator Level 1 2020
-Google Educator Level 2 (in progress)
-British Council cert in teaching IELTS
-British Council license as examiner in IELTS
-Examiner Cambridge Suite of Exams
-Examiner SAT
-Examiner TOEFL


POFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
-Exam Invigilator, Assessment 2020 - Present Supervision of third party exams and assessments
-University Tutor Feb 2020 - Jun 2020 Dublin City University (Academic Tutor (Foundation Programs)
Academic English)
-Start-up Consultant/Academic Consultant Mar 2019 - Dec 2019 Classin Education, Dublin/Online
(Provided specialist knowledge to a start-up online education company providing IELTS/TOEFL exam/test preparation, General English and General Education training to second/third-level students located in 2nd/3rd tier cities in China. Tested and developed platforms and populated this with VLM (Virtual Learning Material).)
-IELTS Exam Specialist/Tester Sep 2016 - Dec 2018 IBEST, Hanoi (Vietnam)
-Operations Manager/Director of Berlitz Dublin Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
-Teacher of Cambridge Tests/Exams Apr 2015 - Jul 2016 Ulearn, Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
-Exam Preparation Teaching (Cambridge/IELTS/TOEFL); Dublin
-Director of Studies/Education Project Manager - with BP Baku Azerbaijan Apr 2014 - Jul 2015
-Director of Studies Summer School Jul 2012 - Aug 2012 University of Cambridge (UK)

2 reviews on Francis
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

M
Manuela

Francis is an excellent teacher, with great method and skill. He helped me prepare for the IELTS Cambridge exam, and I got an 8.5.
Francis makes learning fun and easy, and is very dedicated to his students. He always inspired me.

B
Bruno

Francis is an amazing teacher! His methods definitely helped me understanding the subjects and I owe him big time for achieving the scores I needed!

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