iTalki Lessons

Lessons can be conducted using Skype, We Chat, and the iTalki classroom.

All lessons, except Informal Tutoring and Kids English, will feature language assessment. Generally, the Informal Tutoring lessons are unstructured and do not involve preparation before the lesson.

If you need to cancel a lesson, please try to do so at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time. Failure to do so many incur a penalty.

I am developing a points system for the accumulation and purchase of special favours, such as being able to make a late cancellation.

In time, I will have a shareable Google Documents portfolio for each lesson type.

As a teacher, you are able to develop your own personal teaching policy limiting, say, the number of times a student can request to reschedule a lesson.

Generally, a student should give 24 hours notice before changing the lesson time.

Teachers and students can communicate with each other through SESSION MESSAGES.

PACKAGE TYPES

Informal Tutoring.
Conversation Practice
Common Grammatical Mistakes
Business English for Career Advancement
Writing and Editing
Material to be covered during the lesson need to be sent to the student before the lesson starts.


BUSINESS ENGLISH
This course will debut on iTalki on March 1, 2018. Includes job interview preparation, resume rewriting and so on. For more details, click here.


CONVERSATION PRACTICE
Are you living in an English-speaking country, but don't have a chance to communicate with the locals? Or are you a resident of a foreign country who wants to improve your overall English skills?

The goal of the Conversation Practice package is to give students who have studied English in the past, a chance to practice what they have learned. The lesson is designed for people who know a lot of English, but rarely have the chance to speak to a native speaker.
While this is might see like a casual format, it is actually structured. There are several streams, including Daily Living, Australian Culture, The Science of Conversation, and so on. The Australian Culture stream will include a video link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO9_4snOmog&list=LL0eXnB6DF-DVsFE5S9EwMvQ.
During the course, I will determine if there any barriers which are preventing you from becoming more fluent.
Starting a Conversation (incluing Conversation Prompts.
Basic Introductions.
Follow-up questions.
100 Common Phrases and Sentence Patterns.
Speaking with a Purpose (from PTE guidebook for teachers.) This includes repeating, informing and explaining. In the first lesson, both teacher and student will make a self-introduction.
Disclaimers.
Phrasal Verbs.
Polite vs impolite language.
Pronunciation.
Send 500 Real English Phrases PDF (use of words and phrases such as "Awesome!", etc.)


COMMON GRAMMATICAL MISTAKES
Grammar textbooks often use an exhaustive approach to teaching grammar, starting with the basics, and moving on to the advanced, in a methodical fashion. In this course I focus instead of commonly made errors...

Commonly, mistakes are made by speakers of the same language.

There is/there are.
Topics covered:
(For more details on this package, click here.)


IELTS PREPARATION
Many people need to take the IELTS test in order to study or work abroad. I can correct and mark essays and other tasks.
Read here for more information.


KIDS ENGLISH
Covers phonics, spelling and so on. In the United Kingdom, phonics is taught to children under the age of 5. There are 44 sounds in the English language but only 26 letters to represent them.
CAMBRIDGE STARTERS textbook (for pre-A1 level students).
Read here for more information.


PRICING
It is not possible to offer discounts for packages, or for Informal Tutoring and Kids Lessons.

CONTENT
iTalki recommends Teachit as a teaching resource.

Indicate on Skype when I am free to chat, and not. Film lessons from time to time to see how I can improve my craft! Could ask student to do homework before the next lesson, and then email it to me! Use Scripd to embed files on this screen (such as lessons).

Here is a resource I can use: BBC English Online..


EXTRA SERVICES
Students are entitled to receive two special "favours" when they have their first lesson with me (such as arranging a lesson outside my regular schedule, asking for feedback, and so on). After those are used, they need to take an extra 5 lessons, to earn another favour.