What makes a good teacher is his ability to understand the requirements of the student. Sometimes a student think that he knows what are his mistakes. This is my aim to find and correct the mistakes the student is making but does not know.
From my experience as an economics teacher for high school students, a good relationship with the student allows to a better understanding characterized by relevant examples.
Also, the teacher has to adapt himself to the student’s level, going on step by step. By respecting the student or the students feel safe to express their knowledge, their feelings though learn how to respect the teacher and the other students.
My aim when I am teaching is to reach a high expectations, not only erasing the mistakes of the student but to bring him to a higher level.
Taking account about this fact, a good teacher has to be flexible when a lesson is not working by using other tools and examples to ensure that everyone is understanding the lesson.
From my experience, if the teacher must create a safe relationship with the students, he also must be the leader. A leader means the teacher is not the only one to talk but he is a leader when is creating a relevant discussion with students about the lesson. A lesson is not finished after a session, the student must make his homework after. He must understand that homework are useful for him and his understanding of the matter.
The last but not the least, a good teacher is also someone who loves to teach, to help the students. Being passionate about this work is mandatory and it allows the students to be inspired, to create new vocations.
This is my ideas and my experience as teacher.
What makes me a great teacher is my ability to make a student confident and comfortable with the relationship with me by using the right words and making a full check of the student, including the strengths and the weakness. It allows me to improve the strengths and to erase the weakness. By being professional, I am never going to make a tuition without preparing the lesson at home before. A lesson has to be well structured. Also by being motivated and enthusiastic about my job. It improves the probability to help very well the student and to keep a good relationship.
Hi, I have been teaching Italian in London since 2002, to individuals, groups and companies, from very beginner to advanced. The students were from various nationalities, including British, Dutch, German, French, Indian, Japanese and more. I use the whole range of skills: grammar, listening, writing, conversation, pronunciation, translation, role plays, etc., and I always tailor make the lesson with what the students want to learn. Some of the individuals students have studied with me for up to 2/3 years. My teaching is very successful. One of my students was Japanese and he could not even speak English properly, but really wanted to go to Milan and buy Fashion speaking in Italian. I am quite a demanding teacher and within one year he did it, he went to Milan speaking in Italian. I have supported students who wanted to study Italian as a hobby, business people who wanted/needed to learn Italian for Business, students studying Italian at Universities here in London and needed support with their exams. I have also supported a student with his exams c/o University for Foreigners in Siena, which is a very advanced and demanding exam. I have also supported a Teacher. My teaching method is extremely innovative as I am also an NLP Master Practitioner, which enables me to tailor make the lesson according to the preferred learning style of the students. This is particularly if it is a one to one tuition. For one to one tuition I charge from £30, so I would not accept any job paid below £20 per hour. For Group/Corporate classes the price is obviously more. All lessons are prepared in advance. I am very professional, reliable, organized, hard worker. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.
Kind regards, Piercarla Garusi
I am a great teacher because I am a languages lover myself. I am mother tongue Italian and I love my language and literature. That’s why I try to teach it in the best way I can: I want it to be treated with the respect it deserves. I am also fluent in Portuguese, having studied foreign languages at University. At the moment I am taking Russian classes. I think knowing more languages helps me teaching better because I know how my students’ languages work. Moreover, I am a cheerful person who loves to talk and know new people, which makes me love every single student who crosses my path. I am precise and patient and seeing students learning is my big reward.
My first experience as an Italian teacher for foreigners was during the DITALS (certificate for teaching Italian to foreigners) course, as we had to practice what we learnt during classes. Afterwards I started a cooperation with a local language school as well as with my neighbourhood kinder garden and primary school, where I organised free Italian courses for foreign students’ parents. I use what we call Humanistic method, starting from everyday life dialogues, newsapaper’s articles and student’s experiences. From these, I get to the rules that regulate my language. I normally use books and photocopies that the school management prepares after my suggestion and sometimes I collect material from the Internet. I can teach both to adults and to children, having taken the corresponding DITALS certification. With children I always start from everyday life and never insist on rules. I let the children understand the rule by practicing the language or just present rules as games. When teaching to adults I make a difference between those who decided to study Italian for pleasure and those who have to, which are almost always immigrants. With the latter, I concentrate most on giving them the instruments to communicate in the most independent way, after that, I expand the contents of my lessons.
Hi everyone. I’m Elana, originally from The Ukraine and I teach Polish and Russian to anyone who wants to learn. I’ve been teaching adults for about four years here, but I was a teacher of children in middle school in The Ukraine, ages 9 to 11. I am a very patient teacher and I know that Eastern Bloc languages are very difficult to learn, but I really believe that with hard work and a positive attitude, anyone can become a perfect speaker. Spaseeba (Thank you in Russian) for reading about me and I hope to see you in my classes. Do widzenia (Polish for goodbye).
Li Min Lao – Chinese Mandarin
Nee how students. I am teacher Li Min Lao from the Beijing Province in China. I came to this country to help people learn about the culture of my country, and the beautiful and musical language that I speak. I hold a degree in Chinese cultural studies and am currently working towards getting my Masters degree. I hope to teach everyone about all of the history of China, and we can even learn about Chinese food together. I hope you will join my class, from the youngest student to the oldest, and we can all become lovers of China together.
Adrijana Kajkavian – Serbo Croat
Zdravo, kako ste vi danas? Welcome to my teacher profile. My name is Adrijana – pronounced: ahd-ree-ah-nah – from beautiful Croatia. I only came to this country recently but I have already met many students who want to learn to speak in Serbo-Croat. I was a teacher of geography in my country, and I love to explain how beautiful Croatia is, and the deep and rich history is has built over many thousands of years. I hope you will join to my class, even if you already speak the language, because I have many things to teach you that you maybe don’t already know. Good to you in your studies and I hope vidimo se uskoro, which means, I will see you soon.