Lektor Clay Dean (Warszawa) język: English

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Joined: 10 Apr 2015

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Available for lessons

Who's ?

Professional with B.Ed. +10 Years Experience in Żoliborz/Świętokrzyska

Personal Information

First name: 
Clay
Surname: 
Dean
Gender: 
male
Primary language: 
English
Country of origin: 
Canada
Current city: 
Warszawa
Degrees: 
TEFL/TESL
Certificates: 
Bachelor's degree (BA, MS, BEd, BFA, etc.)
About me: 

I am a professional teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Education (English Lit. major) from the University of Alberta, a few TEFL certifications and 9 years of experience teaching ESL.

 

I'm originally from Alberta, Canada. I attended the UofA and then moved to South Korea where I taught ESL for 5 years.  When I first moved to Poland in 2011 I lived in Radom for 9 months. It was a nice experience and I met a wonderful woman. It was, however, too quiet for my tastes and after traveling in Turkey for a few months we moved to Warsaw. I have been living in Żoliborz, Warsaw since October 2012 and working at a single private language academy for all that time.

 

My accent is similar to that of Americans from the Pacific Northwest and mid-western states.

 

I use real-life materials such as newspaper articles, editorials, radio broadcasts, TED Talks, political speeches and short stories in my lessons.

 

For individual clients, my primary focus is to identify the student's needs. This includes your current level and any gaps you have from previous learning. I'm also interested in how and why you plan to use English.

 

After your needs have been established I apply a variety of strategies to move forward. These strategies may include:

English conversation with correction

reading for comprehension and discussion

vocabulary learning in context (identifying meaning in context)

direct grammar instruction and practice

reference to online materials for at-home practice

pronunciation with a focus on clarity

listening activities with or without transcripts

writing casual correspondence such as emails

semi-formal writing for business

presentation and speech making skills

job interview preparation

 

 

 

 

Education, Qualifications, Experience: 

Bachelor's Degree in Education - English Literature major/Social Studies minor

TEFL Certificate
Business TEFL Certificate

9 years of experience in teaching ESL at all levels to all ages.

I have taught in public schools in Canada and South Korea, as well as a public library and a few private language academies.

 

I have experience with groups of up to 45 students but prefer smaller groups or individual clients.

 

I have also done exam preparation for Matura, FCE and CAE students in Poland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interests, Hobbies, & Other Info: 

I have many hobbies including, but not limited to:

playing guitar and didgeridoo (circular breathing for meditation)

painting (I've had two exhibitions in Warsaw)

screen printing (mostly t-shirts)

reading (anything written in English, but mostly fiction)

photography 

woodworking and carving

travel

climbing (although I haven't gone in a while)

My most recent project was making a ring out of an old silver coin.

 

I'm also interested in discussing any number of topics including:

art and architecture – especially street art

history and politics

science and technology

culture and anthropology

psychology

movies and music

literature

travel

 

I have also been studying Polish.

 

 

 

 

Teaching Information

Availability: 
Available for lessons
Languages taught: 
English
Voivodship(s) where you teach: 
mazowieckie
Possible lesson location(s): 
clients may come to teacher's home/office
Possible lesson location(s): 
teacher can travel to client
Possible lesson location(s): 
online (Skype, video chat, etc.)
Levels: 
Beginner
Levels: 
Pre-Intermediate
Levels: 
Intermediate
Levels: 
Upper-Intermediate
Levels: 
Advanced
Levels: 
FCE
Levels: 
CAE
Levels: 
Matura
Age groups: 
Students (18-26 years old)
Age groups: 
Adults (26 years old and up)
Starting price: 
80zł
Teaching since: 
2006
Can you issue invoices to clients?: 
Yes
Do you work on the weekends?: 
No

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