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$62/h
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Lessons offered by Farhaz
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
  • TOEFL
  • Trinity
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

English as a Foreign Language Teacher in Croydon (IELTS Specialist / Accent Reduction / EFL / ESOL)

Methodology

I like to tailor my classes based on the needs of my students. Although I have taught a wide range of ages and levels, I currently mainly teach adults who need to improve their English (IELTS) for work or study.

For most of my students, we begin with a quick course in Pronunciation and Accent Reduction. We go through all of the sounds of the English Language by studying the International Phonetic Alphabet, and I teach all of the important tips and tricks to help you sound like a native speaker of English.

We then move onto a crash course in basic English grammar, covering everything you need to know - from the very beginning (Present Simple, Past Simple, Present Continuous, etc.) all the way through to the more advanced grammar points (Passive, Past Perfect, Reported Speech, etc.)

After that, we can focus on exam practice. I use a variety of Official Exam Preparation Materials and Practice Tests to ensure my students are well prepared for their exams.

I am committed to the success of my students - if you work hard and follow my guidance, you'll certainly get the grade you need in your exam!

- Which subject(s) do I teach?

EXAM PREPARATION:

IELTS: Academic (Specialist)

IELTS: General

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Cambridge English: First (FCE)

GENERAL ENGLISH:

English as a Foreign Language (EFL/ESL) from Beginner to Advanced

- How much do I charge?

Prices start from £15 per hour.

- Where do I teach?

I can teach at my home in Central Croydon (12 minutes from London Bridge / 15 minutes from London Victoria) or online via Skype.

- When am I available?

I am available to teach on weekdays and weekends.

- Which ages and levels do I teach?

I teach Young Learners and Adults at all levels.

I have never had a student who has achieved less than a Level 7 in the IELTS exam - and I intend to maintain this record!

I will make you a confident speaker of English, and I am happy to focus on the skills you want to improve (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking). Not only will I significantly improve your Grammar and Vocabulary, I will also train you in each of the four skills so you can implement excellent Exam Technique and Strategy.

I am an expert in Pronunciation and my aim is to reduce your accent, so you can sound like a native speaker!

I am committed to the success of my students - if you work hard and follow my guidance, you'll certainly get the grade you need in your exam!

Background

I'm a native speaker of English with extensive experience (6 years) as an IELTS Specialist. I have taught various levels of General English (from Beginner to Advanced) for a number of years, as well as other exam preparation courses such as FCE, CAE, Trinity, etc.

I have taught students from all around the world and I am everybody's favourite teacher because teaching English is not just my job, it is my passion! I believe the best way to learn the language is by taking risks and having fun. My lessons are interesting but challenging, and I believe it is important to enjoy yourself when learning a language.

- What kind of experience do I have?

SCHOOL EXPERIENCE:

I have taught at several leading private language schools in Central London, as well as various secondary schools in South London. More recently, I have worked at an outstanding secondary school in Croydon as Head of ESOL.

I have taught all levels of General English (Beginner to Advanced), as well exam preparation classes such as Trinity College London: GESE. Throughout this time, I have become an expert in Speaking and Pronunciation - I taught the highly successful free Conversational English class (all levels) daily, which was the most popular course at the school.

I have gained ample experience teaching large groups (up to 30 students), as well as delivering one-to-one lessons to tailor individual students' needs (such as English for Specific Purposes, Business English, etc.)

I have acquired considerable experience teaching students of all ages (from young children to teenagers and adults) from all over the world.

UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE:

I am currently Head of Academic English at a university in London. I manage and deliver the programme designed for all international students to improve their Academic English. I also manage and deliver the Pre-sessional English programme which is an intensive course for prospective international students to drastically improve their IELTS Academic score. Until now, I have a 100% success rate of ensuring all my students achieve the IELTS Academic requirement of the university.

PRIVATE TUITION EXPERIENCE:

Since I started working as a Private Tutor, the majority of my work has been IELTS Exam Preparation (Academic). I have taught a plethora of students from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds. Most of my students need the IELTS to study at university, while others need it either for work or for a UK Visa, as well as to emigrate to other English speaking countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

I use a variety of Official Exam Preparation Materials (written by IELTS Examiners) and Practice Tests to ensure my students are well prepared for their exams.

In addition to General English and Exam Preparation, I also provide Career Advice / Employment Coaching. I can offer CV workshops and can help you improve your interview skills and techniques, body language, etc. I have helped many of my students write Personal Statements for their successful applications to some of the top universities in the UK.

- Do I have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I am DBS Certified.

- Where and with whom did I train?

CELTA (Language Link, London)
Delta (International House London)

- Do I belong to any professional organisations?

I am a member of Cambridge English Teachers (Professional Development).

I am extremely lucky to have so many students from all over the world, such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, Venezuela, India, Russia and Vietnam! Most of them are professionals who work in a range of fields - doctors, nurses, veterinary surgeons, biologists, speech and language therapists, care workers, electrical engineers, etc. Most of them are preparing for the IELTS (Academic), which is what I mainly teach at the moment. Some need to improve each skill (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and others prefer to focus on one or two skills. My other students are currently preparing for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

I mainly teach one-to-one, although I have group classes twice a week.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $62/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $49
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $37

Details

I charge £50 per hour for one-to-one tuition.

Each class is two hours, so my rates are:

£100 per class (less than 4 hours per week)
£80 per class (4 or more hours per week)
£60 per class (10 or more hours per week)

Lessons offered by Farhaz
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • Accent reduction - English
  • TOEFL
  • Trinity
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Farhaz's resume

PERSONAL PROFILE:

I have excellent communication skills, which allow me to work well as part of a team or as an individual. My leadership skills complement my ability to achieve my goals whilst motivating and encouraging my peers to use their best potential. I am a hardworking and honest individual who is always keen to apply my ideas to maximise opportunities. I work well under pressure and am flexible and highly organised.

Graduating with a degree in (BA) Linguistics with Arabic combined with my CELTA qualification makes me an ideal candidate for a career in teaching English. I am ambitious, analytical and multilingual with a keen eye for attractive opportunities. I have gained valuable life experience having lived in various regions of the Middle East and North Africa.

EDUCATION:

July 2020 - MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching (King's College London)

July 2020 - Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

July 2014 - CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

May 2014 - BA Linguistics with Arabic (Salford University Manchester)

EMPLOYMENT:

Jun 2018 - Present: Head of Academic English (Ravensbourne University London)

• Managing and delivering the Pre-sessional English programme for prospective international students

• Preparing and delivering general academic skills classes and discipline-specific language and discourse workshops that meet the needs of creative students

• Managing the diagnostic testing of students throughout the programme, marking summative tests and assessment tasks and participating in standardisation meetings

• Evaluating students’ formative oral and written work, monitoring progress and providing clear, detailed, timely and effective feedback

Dec 2014 - Present: IELTS Exam Preparation Specialist (Self-Employed)

• Syllabus design for General English, specific skills (Speaking, Writing, etc.) and exams (IELTS, CAE, etc.)

• Planning, preparing and delivering one-to-one and group lessons to a range of levels

• Delivering further education and employability advice sessions (university applications, CV workshops, etc.)

• Marking and providing appropriate feedback on all oral and written work

• Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources

June 2016 - October 2016: Head of ESOL (The Write Time Ltd)

• Providing a high quality learning experience for students aged 14 to 16 through effective and innovative teaching of ESOL and Functional Skills qualifications at various levels, as well as PSHRE lessons

• Teaching students with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties and ensure access to the curriculum, using Differentiated Learning Tasks, Counselling and other therapeutic strategies

• Motivating and sustaining interest, promoting improved application to learning, developing self-esteem and raising the standards of achievement of pupils with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties

• Preparing appropriate lesson plans, schemes of work and evidence to support achievement of qualifications

• Preparing students for re-engaging into mainstream education or to achieve qualifications so as to access further education and / or an apprenticeship

• Working with colleagues to ensure there is feedback regarding student attendance, behaviour and attainment; helping identify any problems that may cause the young person to disengage with education

• Providing operational direction and support for The Write Time ESOL programs, ensuring growth of provision through partnerships with existing and new schools

• Being responsible for the provision of ESOL and ESOL employment programmes to all age groups across the School

• Collaborating with other staff in the production of ESOL Pupil Profiles and ensuring that the information is relayed to teaching staff and made available on the School’s IT system

• Preparing ESOL pupils for external exams such as Cambridge PET, IELTS, CIE, IGCSE and make arrangements for them to sit these in other examination centres

• Providing students with guidance on educational and social matters relating to their studies and future careers

• Providing necessary information towards the weekly pupil progress reports compiled by The Write Time for each student

• Actively participating in meetings

• Participating in any arrangements for further training and professional development

• Keeping all teacher materials up-to-date for the department

• Promoting ESOL teaching and learning in the school and on the website

• Maintaining good order and discipline with all students both inside and outside the classroom

• Safeguarding the Health and Safety of students in my care

• Participating in arrangements for preparing students for their external examinations including marking and recording coursework

• Supporting learners to access appropriate learning programs using a range of diagnostic tools and assessment methods

• Establishing precise learning objectives, content and clear learning outcomes for all teaching undertaken

• Developing appropriate learning styles and delivery methods which meet the needs of learners

• Engaging in the analysis of data and target setting to raise standards of retention and achievement

• Acting as a personal tutor and supporting students in managing their own learning

August 2014 - November 2015: English (EFL) Teacher (Speak Up London)

• Syllabus design

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of levels and age groups

• Classroom management

• Running specialist courses requiring prior scientific, technical and commercial research

• Delivering employability advice sessions (CV workshops, interview skills and techniques, body language, etc.)

• Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work

• Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources

• Preparing and devising weekly tests, examination papers and exercises (IELTS, Trinity ESOL, etc.)

• Organising and partaking in social and cultural activities such as competitions, dinners, parties and outings

The 10 reviews on Farhaz
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All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

10 recommendations

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India

I highly recommend Farhaz as a tutor. He is a friendly, supportive and helpful person. I appreciate his way of teaching. I have learnt the main tips and techniques of IELTS writing tasks from Farhaz. I am aiming for a band 8 score.

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Isabel

I would like to say that I've been attending Farhaz's lessons for two months, getting ready for the Advanced exam, and honestly, he is amazing. He is a great teacher, kind, and undoubtedly prepared. His method is absolutely practical and useful, so that you won't lose a minute with him. Moreover, he will focus on your own needs and you can contact him at any time to solve any of your doubts . So it's a pleasure for me to recommend him as a teacher, and you will think the same after a few lessons.

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Mercedes

I really liked every lesson, very enjoyable and well worth. At the same time I´ve been taught not only exacly what I wanted but also more new vocabulary and grammar for daily as well as formal situations.

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Fausto

Farhaz helped me for 3 months improving my general English and preparing my IELTS Test. His support and enthusiasm were the key to develop my learning process and reaching my goal.

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Paola

I took English lessons with Farhaz for a couple of months to improve my english and get ready for the IELTS exam. The lessons focused first on grammar and vocabularies in order to have a good basic preparation; then we started with interactive simulation tests with good tips and technique to succeed in the exam.

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Linda

After failing the writing part of the IELTS twice (had a 6.5 where I needed at least a 7) I took tutor lessons with Farhaz. It was convenient for me, as it was close to home. Farhaz is a friendly teacher and he was able to not only teach me vocabulary or grammar, but also some tips and tricks to write an essay in general. Writing an essay is still not my strongest point, but at least his lessons let me pass the IELTS.

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Malka

After struggling with the writing tasks in IELTS, I started taking lessons from Farhaz. The classes were precisely to the point, where I could identify the exact mistakes I was doing so far. He was very helpful and encouraging, which are the reasons I think he should be recommended to someone.

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Ahmad

Farhaz was my tutor for the Academic IELTS exam. Although I am a native speaker I wanted help with exam technique and to refine my essay writing. Farhaz was really good, he always made the lessons interesting and fun. I feel that my essays improved greatly and I hope I get the score I need!

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Fotini Aiko (Greece)

Farhaz helped me improve my writing, and speaking skills. Although my English level was already quite good, I needed some extra tips and guidance. He also helped me reduce my accent with his overzealous attention to pronunciation. He is really passionate about his job!
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Diana

I am pleased to write a reference for Farhaz J. Farhaz has helped me with my personal statement for universities, engaging and supporting me throughout.

Thank you very much.

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