Frequently asked questions
I am from Australia. English is my first language, my parents’ first language, my grandparents’ first language and so on.
And I love English!
- a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English from Flinders University
- a Graduate Diploma of Education from Adelaide University
- a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Cambridge University
- a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Livingstone Training
- a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Curtin University
I started teaching English professionally in 2009 and have been working as an English teacher ever since.
I love English and I love teaching English. I like reading (my favourite books include “The Princess Bride” and “Don Quixote” ) and watching movies (my favourite movies include “The Princess Bride” and “Casablanca”). I enjoy keeping fit; I often go to the gym and also like to run occasionally. I’m also learning to speak Polish and will be very proud if I become fluent one day.
I can help you to prepare for any English exam, including: IELTS, Cambridge exams, TOEIC, TOEFL, PTE, or Matura. Let me know what exam you plan to take, when you plan to take it, and (for IELTS, TOEFL or PTE), what score you hope to achieve.
I will work with you to make sure that you are prepared for the exam and get the best possible outcome, but unfortunately I can’t make any promises about your result.
Of course! I am happy to read essays in English and give corrections and feedback to help you to improve them. Please note that I do not offer essay writing services or participate in any form of academic dishonesty. In other words: I will help you to fix the language in your essay, but I will not write it for you!
I have experience teaching adults and teenagers; unfortunately I do not currently provide lessons for younger children.
I teach all levels, from beginners just starting out in English, to high-level English users who just want to polish up a few things.
Yes, I can definitely make arrangements for larger groups of students, including for corporate clients. Please contact me with your needs to discuss availability and pricing.
First we will arrange a time for the lesson. At that time, I will send you a message to check that you’re ready, then call you to begin the lesson. I conduct lessons with video and audio, but if you prefer, we can just do audio lessons instead. During the lesson, I will ask you questions and give you exercises to do. I might send you sentences, short texts, or other files, or send you a link to a video or other website. After the lesson, I will send you homework via message or email.
I do! Please refer to the services section of the website.
I speak a little Polish — my level is currently around A2, but getting better all the time. I take Polish classes with a teacher twice a week and study every day.
For lessons in Szczecin, I am flexible about locations — I will discuss with you the most convenient location for both of us.
Online lessons can be conducted via Skype or Facebook Messenger.
For face-to-face lessons, cash or bank transfer is fine.
You can also pay online, using a payment portal.
Of course! Invoices or receipts are available for every payment.
It will be helpful to have a notebook and pen handy for your lesson.
You should also have any questions or anything that you need help with. If there is something you want me to check, bring it or send it to me. If there is something you want help with, or want to discuss, bring it or send it to me.
For online lessons, check that your internet, audio and video are working. It may be a good idea to have headphones/a microphone available.
Contact me to discuss the times when you would like to have classes.
I have a fairly flexible schedule so we may be able to work something out.
Standard lessons are 60 minutes long. If you would like to arrange lessons of another length, please let me know.
I recommend at least one session per week–two or three per week is even better. If that is not possible for you, let me know and we will discuss how we can work together around your schedule.
We will discuss what you want to do and what fits your schedule, but I recommend studying English between lessons and will give you homework if you are willing and able to do it.