Profile

Heather

$19.88 (45 min)
Qualification
33 years teaching experience
IUPUI - 1990

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Name Heather
Country Egypt
Native Language English
Preferred student age
Secondary school (12-17)
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Pre Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Can also teach
English
Can speak
Arabic

Subject

English

English lessons for children

Taught preschool through Year 6 for seven four years.

Intensive English

I've worked one on one with students preparing for IELTS and TOEFL who had deadlines and specific score targets to hit.

English for beginners

9 years teaching graduates and adults in both academies and private lessons

Business English

17 years teaching business writing, presentation skills and soft skills, as well as specialized courses for specific professions, and Accent Sensitization

Conversational English

17 years teaching graduates and adults in both academies and private lessons

Working with English people

Having English friends

17 years; developed a course I called Sarcasm and Humor for Charismatic English

Reading and writing English

17 years; developed a course I called Sarcasm and Humor for Charismatic English

Understanding English movies

33 years teaching all ages in schools, businesses, academies and private lessons

English lifestyle and culture

33 years; developed a course I called Sarcasm and Humor for Charismatic English

Marrying a native English

17 years; developed a course I called Sarcasm and Humor for Charismatic English

About Tutor

…teaching since 1986

Having been born into a family of generations of teachers, my mother started teaching me before I uttered my first words. By the time I began school, I already had a Year 6 reading level and knew how to multiply, divide, add and subtract. At age twelve I took the college entrance exams (SAT) and scored in the top 2% of the United States.

Starting in middle school I tutored professionally in all elementary subjects. In high school I tutored students in Spanish, Algebra, Geometry, Philosophy and Music Theory. I also edited reports for college students, clubs and businesses.

Coming to Egypt in 2000 was like finally coming home. Here I spent 5 years as the North Africa /Middle East Manager for a multinational English academy, but teaching called to me. From here I taught Accent Neutralization, Presentation Skills and Soft Skills at Cairo, Ain Shams and Helwan universities. I taught staff and upper management at Orange, RWE (German Petroleum Company), EFC (Egyptian Fertilizer Company) and EGPC subjects including Accent Neutralization and Sensitization, Business Writing and English as a whole.

In my free time I write. Friends and business people often ask for help with presentations, business promotions, web content and emails. I have written several books and a film script. I have also assisted in writing a children’s program for television, and there is never lack of opportunity to edit.

Experience

33 years in teaching; 17 years teaching English as a second language and Accent Neutralization.

Teaching Approach

I want to make you sound as native as possible. We'll work on the basics like grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and lexicon, but your accent will be targeted as well. I've been trained to teach you how to pronounce words properly; however,

... my number one teaching philosophy is to incorporate fun and humor into every lesson. It is my belief that it is much easier to retain and use English if you enjoyed learning it to begin with!