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Liudmila - EFL/ Russian Teacher in Ipswich

Liudmila English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Ipswich)

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  • Central Ipswich (IP4) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 28 May 2018
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification MA (Linguistics) Teacher Training University, Moscow
  • Professional Qualification Level 5 Diploma in teaching Literacy and ESOL, City and Guilds
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
An experienced ESOL teacher with an excellent rate of achievement. I taught at University, school and in the Lifelong Learning Sector in Ipswich. I use an individual approach and make sure that each student realises their potential.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
English as a second language (ESOL), preparation for Skills for Life exams, from Entry Level 1 to Level 2, speaking, listening, reading and writing.

General Russian and GCSE Russian. I have worked at University and on the radio and have got an excellent distinct pronunciation and can help you with yours. As a professional columnist working at a prominent resource, I can give you a hand with writing.

Interpreter/translator. I have worked as an interpreter/translator in various environments including GP surgeries, police station, Immigration Advisory Services and Job centres. My translations were shortlisted as the most sensible.
Tell me about your qualifications.
MA (Linguistics), Moscow Teacher Training University
Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Literacy and ESOL, City and Guilds
Interpreters Course, Glasgow
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching English for twenty years. I taught English as a foreign language at Moscow Teacher Training University, at school, and in the Lifelong Learning sector in Ipswich (Suffolk County Council and Realise Futures) and currently at WEA (Workers Educational Association). I taught students of 16 nationalities from all walks of life. I prepared students for speaking, listening, reading and writing exams and often had a 100% exam pass rate. I always make sure that every student feels at home in my class.
How much do you charge?
£20 per hour
Where do you teach?
In my home or in central Ipswich in the student's home.
When are you available?
Weekdays only, mornings and afternoons are preferable, some evenings are possible.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
ESOL Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ESOL City and Guilds, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2
ESOL Skills for Life, speaking, listening, reading and writing, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1, Level 2
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, enhanced DBS
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Lessons via Skype, and I can check reading and writing papers via e-mail.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
WEA (Workers Educational Association)
Where and with whom did you train?
Moscow Teacher Training University, MA (Linguistics) 1996, Moscow
City and Guilds, Additional Diploma in Teaching Literacy and ESOL 2010, Ipswich
Creative Writing Course, Cork, Ireland
Interpreters short course, Glasgow
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have a very conscientious Spanish student who is determined to impriove her pronunciation. We work a lot on her sounds and she is doing very well. She also wants to improve her grammar and writing.
An English gentleman is taking lessons of Russian as he is going to visit Russia soon and wants to be able to converse and read basic info. He used to torture himself with academic grammar books but now has agreed to change his approach to learning and finds it effective.
I am delighted that I left happy memories and some of my former students have asked me to teach them privately. Two ladies from Eastern Europe are serious about their career opportunities and are working hard on their English. Their speaking and listening skills being good, they want much more than the basics. At the moment English Grammar is at the centre of their attention, and they are improving their reading and writing skills.
Do you have a personal message for students?
If you like to achieve then I am a tutor for you. I can help you set some language goals and achieve them. Being a non-native speaker gives me an advantage because I know what you are going through. I understand why you find English Tenses and Articles difficult, and I can help you on the way to better English. Letters from GPs, your job contract and terms and conditions of your letting agent can actually be understood without the help of your friend or Google Translator.