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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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Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Francis
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Creative writing
  • Test prep
  • Essay Writing
  • Oral expression
  • University Entrance
Levels
  • All Levels

Want to a)REDUCE/ELIMINATE time wasted on Pre-University Foundation Programs, b)ENHANCE/IMPROVE ON your IELTS/TOEFL score, OR c)IMPROVE your chances of being accepted to an Irish College? CONTACT ME!

Methodology

Firstly, I undertake a COMPREHENSIVE academic needs analysis and ASSESS your CURRENT English score and then I create a short, intensive course of study in Academic English (with an emphasis on the skills required to participate in Higher Education (either Under-/Post-graduate) which will greatly improve your chances of being admitted to Irish Colleges or Universities. I then supplement this with fundamentals in your targeted area of study (e.g. Business, Science/Technology/Medicine, Arts/Humanities, Law, etc) as well as Presentation Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Speaking Skills, Rubrics and Styles particular to the college/university).

Experience

I am a Private Tutor in Academic English (with foundation course elements similar to foundation programs stipulated by Irish Colleges and Universities). I have taught on pre-admission foundation programs for large and small learning institutions for more than 10 years and I teach IELTS/Cambridge/TOEFL/SAT test preparation courses AND I am an Examiner for these exams/tests.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : €15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : €55
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : €100
Lessons offered by Francis
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Creative writing
  • Test prep
  • Essay Writing
  • Oral expression
  • University Entrance
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

-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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