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Sergio
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Sergio
« Perfect! Maany is the best teacher on here. If you're looking to reduce your accent Maany is the one. I already spoke English but I had a really strong accent and not very understandable when speaking. I wanted to speak more clearly and have a better accent and intonation and Maany has helped me to reduce my accent and sound more native in just a few lessons. I've taken classes with a few other teachers on here and they only focus on making you talk not really on technique or explaining. Maany is different. Since lesson one, she gave me a full lesson and taught me so much. Yes, she went straight to business and I was delighted. She focuses on teaching techniques (in my case, phonetics because I asked her to) and the reasons why native speakers talk in a certain way. After you explain your goals, she listens to your accent and makes a plan for you with a different topic every week to make sure you can achieve your desired goals. In every lesson, she teaches you something new. She pays lots of attention when you're speaking so she can find your errors and explains what you're doing wrong so you can work on it, not to mention the fact that she explains everything very clearly and easy to understand. She answers every question you may have. She comes prepared and delivers worksheets, which makes you realize that she actually prepares every lesson beforehand. I've only taken 6 lessons with her and I've already seen so much growth and improvement; my pronunciation and accent have changed so much. I sound a lot more neutral. I'm so happy I choose her. Thank you, Maany, for being an incredible teacher and teaching so well. P.S. I know I write a lot, I still need to practice on making my sentences shorter haha, but you know I come from a romance language. »
$20/h
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Response Time 16h
Lessons offered by Maany
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

English ESL IELTS PTE lessons at affordable rates in Chatswood from Certified teaching professional!

Methodology

I base my lessons on the students' target score and areas of interest. My lessons are fun and interactive with major focus on student involvement. I want my students to learn to use the language naturally in conversations and my approach is to train them to use the language in their everyday life rather than focus entirely on passing an examination. Natural usage always leads to high scores!

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Maany will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

I have been teaching as a ESL and IELTS trainer and assessor to university students and professionals for over 2 years. I have acquired a GA Level 3 Certificate in TEFL. I also have a Masters degree in Food Technology. I am a native English speaker and have been passionate about teaching my whole life and want my students to have fun while they learn with me!

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $20/h

Details

For lessons where travel is involved, the price is variable depending on distance of the student’s location from Chatswood.

Lessons offered by Maany
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Maany's resume

- Master’s degree in Science from University of Queensland, Australia

- GA Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

- Worked as Trainer and Assessor at Englishwise Academy for 6 months

- Worked as a English Tutor at University of Queensland for over a year

-Training students and professionals to take on the IELTS and PTE tests

-Conducting both group classes as well as private lessons

-Designing assessments

-Designing lesson plans based on students’ level and background

-Teaching the 4 major skills including speaking, writing, listening and reading

-Teaching academic, thesis and report writing with focus on cohesion and vocabulary

-Accent reduction and pronunciation practice

The 18 reviews on Maany
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Sergio

Perfect! Maany is the best teacher on here. If you're looking to reduce your accent Maany is the one. I already spoke English but I had a really strong accent and not very understandable when speaking. I wanted to speak more clearly and have a better accent and intonation and Maany has helped me to reduce my accent and sound more native in just a few lessons.
I've taken classes with a few other teachers on here and they only focus on making you talk not really on technique or explaining. Maany is different. Since lesson one, she gave me a full lesson and taught me so much. Yes, she went straight to business and I was delighted. She focuses on teaching techniques (in my case, phonetics because I asked her to) and the reasons why native speakers talk in a certain way. After you explain your goals, she listens to your accent and makes a plan for you with a different topic every week to make sure you can achieve your desired goals. In every lesson, she teaches you something new. She pays lots of attention when you're speaking so she can find your errors and explains what you're doing wrong so you can work on it, not to mention the fact that she explains everything very clearly and easy to understand. She answers every question you may have.
She comes prepared and delivers worksheets, which makes you realize that she actually prepares every lesson beforehand.
I've only taken 6 lessons with her and I've already seen so much growth and improvement; my pronunciation and accent have changed so much. I sound a lot more neutral. I'm so happy I choose her. Thank you, Maany, for being an incredible teacher and teaching so well.
P.S. I know I write a lot, I still need to practice on making my sentences shorter haha, but you know I come from a romance language.

Maany's response

Sergio is very interested to learn and words hard on his pronunciation. He has been improving quite a bit in his American accent and I am hoping that with more lessons, he can work on his sentence stress and diction of specific ‘r’ and ‘th’ sounds too. Keep it up Sergio!

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Eunyoung

Perfect! Maany is a good teacher in ESL students! She could motivate students to write and speak freely and make joyable lesson. My daughter liked her lesson. Thanks!

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Rachel

Perfect! Having English Lessons with Maany really helped me to improve my grammar and my English in general. Each lessons are very well-prepared and she explain it very clearly. This makes the whole process of learning much more easier for me to understand and take in. Super recommended!!!! :)

Maany's response

Rachel is very keen to learn grammar, she also does here worksheets every week which is commendable. I am sure she will improve further as we touch on other grammar areas. Keep it up Rachel

Shree

Perfect! Very structured way of teaching, within seconds she knows which area to be tuned.

Maany's response

Being a fast learner, I am confident that Shree would definitely be making progress with his accent once we go through English pronunciation and phonetics. He needs to focus on his word stress for now, and practice the areas where a native speaker would stress common words so that he could improve his communication.

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Payal

Perfect! I have completed an honours degree in Australia and have been working in a senior role for more than 5 years. In order to progress in my career, the next goal post was to gain my professional registration. To achieve this, I have attempted English proficiency test at least three times. Unfortunately, I missed out each time on achieving desired results by loosing fraction of mark in writing module. I couldn't work out where I was loosing marks as no one was able to give me feedback. I was frustrated at times and in desperate search of someone who could give me constructive, precise feedback that can assist me to excel in writing. That someone for me is Maany. She is a god send person for me. I have had three out of five tutorials with Maany and I already feel confident that I am on the path of sharpening my writing skills. Maany is excellent at identifying the areas where an individual needs to improve, customises the tutorial accordingly, provides suitable material to work on and reviews the attempted tasks efficiently. I definitely would recommend Maany if you are someone who wants a clear guidance and assistance which is customised to your own needs.

Maany's response

Payal is already very competent with her command over the English language. We had worked specifically on the format of writing for IELTS tests. She needs to specifically focus on incorporating complex sentences and sentence structures in her writing, with focus on linking her sentences using advanced connecting words. If she practices to write more essays over the coming weeks using the tips we had worked on, I am sure she can score a 7.0 band in her writing. All the best Payal!

Μαρία

Perfect! Very good teacher that knows how to find your weaknesses at the English language and help you improve them.

Maany's response

Maria is quite good at learning skills quickly. She was able to try using a few tips I shared with her on writing and implement them into her letters. She was also quite confident with her speaking, but had to specifically work on her tenses and prepositions while speaking. She also would benefit from allocating more time to practicing tests at home, specifically practicing while timing herself.

Solip

Perfect! Manny is best tutor.
She always prepare a lot of materials and give useful information about English language.
She has taught me from basic grammar to very details of pronunciations.
She is very kind as well!

Maany's response

Solip is very enthusiastic and inquisitive about learning new aspects of the English language. Even though she already has a strong foundation of grammar, we go through them in some classes to enable her to learn English passively while refreshing grammar. This has helped her work on her overall vocabulary and pronunciation. If she focuses on developing her English naturally and at the right pace, I am sure she will be a successful English-speaking professional in the future.

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Roya

Perfect! Manny is very capable and competent English tutor. In first session she would quickly recognize her student strengths and weaknesses and give precise feedbacks. Manny manage the time and the content for each session perfectly so that the student would be satisfied with their learning experience at the end. She is also flexible with the time and the teaching site. Overall I am so happy with Manny's teaching performance and recommend her to those who are looking for a high quality excellent English teacher. Thank you so much Manny.

Maany's response

Roya came to me to work on IELTS. She is already doing well in terms of her speaking but we had to focus quite a bit on listening and writing. After our first few lessons, she had a chance to retake her exam and given her preference, she has decided to test out studying the format of PTE. I am sure she can get her target score of 70 if she works towards it and books her exam once she is confident with her skills.

Evgeny

Perfect! I came Maany for some help with my accent. She was very quick to respond and we started studying in no time. After our introductory lesson she tailored classes around areas I needed to work the most: intonation, stress and pauses. She also said that I need to work on my “w” and “au” sounds. She prepares all the material beforehand and explains everything in easy to understand manner.
I enjoy working with her because she is very knowledgable, attentive and easy-going and I get to learn something new every time. I can recommend Maany to anybody who needs to improve their English.

Maany's response

Evgeny is very hard working and comes to his lessons with an open mindset to learn. Even though he has had prior experience with English pronounciation and grammar, he is very mature to learn them in a new format or in a new light which I appreciate. He just needs to work on his rise and fall and vowel sounds to be sounding just like a native speaker. He has progressed so much already so I am sure he is always getting one step closer to achieving his goal!

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Natalie

Perfect! Maany is very professional and has been a great help in assisting me with my writing. She has very clear teaching objectives and her tips are very useful and easy to follow. I have greatly enjoyed my classes with her.

Maany's response

Natalie is very keen to improve her writing. She is already pretty good so all she needs to do is work on minor tweaks to her essay structure and prepositions to get her a band of 8.0. I am pretty sure she will do well in her IELTS in the next couple of days!

6 recommendations

Aditya

Maany was one of my colleges at an English Coaching Academy ( name not to be disclosed). She was popular for being the favorite teacher by all her students because of her uncanny ability to form a very strong student -teacher relationship, judge the students current skill sets and come up customized teaching plans to suit their individual needs.

Being a natural pedagogue and also blessed with a good sense of humor her teaching style focuses on student participation and providing anecdotal references for various scenarios to establish a solid foundation of complex grammatical concepts.

She also has a thorough grasp of requirements of various English exams like PTE and IELTS(General & Academic).

I highly recommend Maany to other superprof members and hope to most of you guys have the privilege of experiencing learning English from Maany.

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Angela

Attention to details, check up on progress, planning to cut target to doable blocks, and willing to support are a few of top characters Maany presents. Those are very important to be a great tutor. That's why I highly recommend Maany.

Ravi

Maany helped me gain confidence in my pronunciation and conversational speaking and writing skills. She helps in practising grammar through interesting conversations steadily increasing the complexity of vocabulary.Would highly recommend as she has extensive knowledge on the subject and is a fluent speaker. Very patient and approachable perfect for anyone wanting to develop their English skills - at any level. Best tutor I've had!.

Rohit

I've known Maany as a student-colleague since the year 2013. She's got an exceptional vocabulary and an extra-ordinary teaching style. She's very good with what she does and really good at explaining it too. Maany's taught me casually about her area-of-study (Biotechnology) more than a dedicated 1010 course could. She secured a 9 Bank (Individual and Overall) in her IELTS Language Test. I've only communicated with Maany in English all this time and she's as good as a Native English speaker to me now. If Maany ever gives you any reason to be disappointed, feel free to reach out to me and I'm sure you'll never need to find my contact details.

Olivia

I have known Maany for almost six years, she is a very caring and patient person. I was struggling on my IELTS exams last year and Maany helped me with the exam preparation, gave me many useful tips on how to achieve my dream score. And I finally made it, it won’t be done without Maany’s help. I would highly recommend Maany for this position.

Olivia

I have known Maany for almost six years, she is a very caring and patient person. I was struggling on my IELTS exams last year and Maany helped me with the exam preparation, gave me many useful tips on how to achieve my dream score. And I finally made it, it won’t be done without Maany’s help. I would highly recommend Maany for this position.

Interview with Maany

QUESTION 01 | 10
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Maany — I had always been a good story-teller, even as a child. I developed a passion for teaching as I enjoy sharing stories and experiences with my family and friends. My previous experience working in a teaching academy exposed to me, some of the challenges my students were facing with group classes. I felt inefficient and constrained, not being able to invest time into each of my students’ personal development. That was the turning point when I decided to spend my time in private tutoring, where I could work with my students with individual attention and personalized lesson plans.
QUESTION 02 | 10
Tell us more about what you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Maany — I teach English to non-native English speakers who want to improve their general English, or those who are preparing specifically for an English exam like IELTS or PTE. I always encourage my students to discuss their long-term goals with me, so that it enables me to see what motivates them in life. I also am interested to understand their background. The hardest topic to teach and discuss has always been English Grammar. I try my best to make it encouraging and fun when I can, so that my students don’t doze off by the end!
QUESTION 03 | 10
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Maany — My role model when it comes to teaching had always been my mom who is a professor of the Tamil language. I learnt from her, that language and literature required a certain art to teaching, one simply cannot teach a language if they don’t full enjoy the nuances of it themselves. She had also inspired me to pursue what I love, even if it meant I need to invest some extra time into it.
QUESTION 04 | 10
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Maany — I think the most important quality to be a successful tutor is resilience. I think some of you might find this hard to believe, but as a teacher, I never give up on my students. I think everyone has their own pace of learning, some slower than others. Having said that, I think the tutor’s patience to stay with their students through this learning journey, constantly encouraging them, despite the mistakes and the misconceptions, really defines a good teacher.
QUESTION 05 | 10
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Maany — ‘Everyone can be Shakespeare’
QUESTION 06 | 10
What is the main difficulty in learning English and what can help the process of learning?
Maany — English language has no rule-book, there’s always exceptions to every grammatical rule. The biggest challenge, that I still struggle with, is to ignore the rule and accept the exceptions. I tell my students, if there are no exceptions, there is no beauty in English.

Another difficulty I think is to fully understand the many colloquial aspects of the language. The vastness of its usage also means that English is spoken differently in different continents with expressions which probably would not make any sense in other regions. As a non-native speaker, this is the hardest aspect of learning the language.
QUESTION 07 | 10
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Maany — I love teaching in general, but I am particularly passionate about teaching English writing. Being a writer myself, I tend to enjoy the thought processes I go through, the mid maps I create, before I begin writing. To be able to share this with my students makes it a rewarding experience.
QUESTION 08 | 10
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P)?
Maany — I am a Superprof because I believe every student can improve some aspect of themselves 😊
QUESTION 09 | 10
Did you grow up speaking this language? Or were you inspired by a trip abroad, an individual or a certain aspect of the culture?
Maany — I grew up speaking Tamil at home, but my entire schooling from kindergarten onward was in English. In that way, I could say I enjoyed the best of both worlds. Grounded in my own tradition, I got to explore the ideals and cultural beliefs of some of my favorite English authors too.
QUESTION 10 | 10
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
Maany — William Wordsworth, if you read his poem ‘Daffodils’, you will know why 😊

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