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Yulia
« Perfect! Kris is a great teacher, very experienced, patient and motivating. He... More »
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Yulia
« Perfect! Kris is a great teacher, very experienced, patient and motivating. He can quickly assess your weaknesses and will do his best to help you to improve really fast. He sent me lots of useful material and his tips helped me to boost my IELTS Speaking score by 1 band just in a week. I would definitely recommend Kris to anyone who plans to sit for an IELTS or just wants to be a better English user for life. Thanks Kris! »
$35/h
1st lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 5h
Lessons offered by Kris
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education
  • Cégep
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

I'm a former IELTS Examiner for Writing and Speaking, I have worked at top colleges in Canada and China and have a CELPIP Teacher Training Certificate

Methodology

Language is a skill, it is not something that should be studied like history or science where you are memorizing facts. To successfully raise language skill, just like improving at a sport, we must train and practice. In this way of thinking, we are not teacher and student, but coach and athlete. The coach writes a training program and the athlete follows it, along the way, the coach sees the athlete's strengths and weaknesses and adapts the program to suit the athlete's particular needs, This is how language is supposed to be taught, this is how I coach it, this is also why I am the last English coach you will ever need

Background

I have been teaching ESL to all ages, as well as Business English for more than 16 years in both Canada and China. I also tutor in Language Arts and public speaking for native English speakers. I am a former IELTS Examiner for Speaking and Writing, and I have a CELTA Certificate from Cambridge University. I have also taken the CELPIP teacher training course and have written my own CELPIP and IELTS training programs which I teach online.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 35/h

Details

I offer a 10% rebate on the price of a 20h lesson package for referring your friends, family, colleagues.

Lessons offered by Kris
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education
  • Cégep
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Kris's Resume


Kris

Work Experience:

Apart from the thousands of hours of private personal ESL instruction and exam
preparation that I have designed and taught in my career, the following are my previous
employers and roles.

Present:

Founder, Teacher at Canadian Mosaic English Language School and Services
Edmonton AB.
Facebook: Mosaic English School

Sept 2014- Apr 2016:
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
English as a Second/Academic Language Instructor
Previously examiner for the NAIT ESL Assessment Exam

Sept 2014-Nov. 2014
LINC Instructor
Clareview Community Center, Edmonton.
TBLT, PBLA lesson plan construction, teaching and assessment

Jan.2011-Jan. 2015:
International English Language Testing System(IELTS)
Speaking and Writing Test Examiner
I have conducted over 3000 speaking test interviews and marked hundreds of scripts.

Private/Business English:
I have trained executives in The People’s Insurance Company of China, Neusoft
Software Company, Emerson-Siemens, Lexington Hotel Shenyang, as well as doctors
and nurses in the Shenyang Children’s Hospital and many other leaders and executives of
companies based in Shenyang China
Mar. 2014- Jul. 2014:
Shenyang University of Technology
Oral English Teacher
Design and delivery of task based English lessons and activities for students in 2+2
programs with Griffiths University Australia.

Mar. 2014- Jul. 2014:
New Oriental Education Group
Corporate English Training for executives at BMW Automotive Corp. Shenyang.

Mar. 2014- Jul. 2014:
Shenyang Korean Canadian International School
Teaching Junior TOEFL to Korean junior high school students.

Oct.09-July 2012:
Liaoning University(China)/Victoria University(Australia)
Asia-Australia Business College
Shenyang, China.
Academic/Business English/University prep. teacher.
Lesson planning and delivery
Student Assessment and Evaluation of students on 2+2 programs.

May 08-March 09:
Director of Education.
Success Solutions Career Training School.
Shenyang, China.
Management of daily academic operations in the school.
Representation of the school and Communications with Canadian Immigration
Consultants and the Canadian Embassy.
Document processing for Canadian Visa applications.
Hiring/firing.
Student/staff discipline.
Student Placement and Assessment/Evaluation
Wrote and taught a 6 week/180 hour IELTS preparation course.
Wrote and taught a 6 week/180 hour Embassy Interview preparation course.
Lead a team of teachers to research, design, and write a 6 level, 10 month Live-in
Caregiver ESL program following the Canadian Government standard Canadian
Language Benchmarks and the Live-in Caregiver Program provided by Sprott-Shaw
Community College, Canada.

Oct. 07-May 08:
ESL Teacher
Success Solutions Career Training School
Taught ESL to students studying to be Live-in Caregivers in Canada.



April 07-Sept. 07:
ESL/IELTS Teacher
Sunbo Foreign Language School
Taught lessons for older students including private one on one lessons, English Corner,
Wrote and taught a 40 hour IELTS program.

March 06- March 07:
Rainsight Education Center.
Shenyang, China.
Taught students of all ages including preschool/ kindergarten age through to university
students and older professionals.
Daily private Business English lessons for a top medical and pharmaceutical supply
company in Shenyang.

Sept 05- Jan. 06:The Office Training Center
Taught students from grades 1-6 in Xunwang #1 primary school, Tiexi district, Shenyang,
China.

Feb 05- Sept. 05:
Red River Advanced Training Institute
Shenyang, China.
English Language Teacher
Lesson plans, student placement and evaluation for university students
Business English:
Designed curriculum and lesson plans and taught over 300 hours of business English
classes at Emerson/Copeland inc. in Shenyang for Red River Institute.

Feb 04-Feb 05:
English teacher
Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shenyang, China
University classes and English Corner
Construction of curriculum and lesson plans, teaching/evaluation of university students.

Jan. 03 -Jan.04
Talenty Elementary Education
Shenyang China
Qi Shan Lu, Huang Gu District, Shenyang, China
English language teacher
Teaching English to Chinese children from four years old through to adults
Lesson Plans, grading and evaluation of students and student placement, organization and
management of field trips and English parties up to 200 students, marketing and
advertisement, and cultural lessons

Sept through Dec, /02
Supply/Substitute Teacher, Moncton School District #2,
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Grades Kindergarten-grade 12. All Subjects, English Language and French Immersion
Moncton Public School District #2 1077 St. St. George Blvd.,
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
E1E 4C9
Various:
Part time experience in lecturing and speeches for audiences up to 400 people, ESL Teacher training, curriculum and course design. ESL Student and teacher evaluation. Exam and interview preparation, 1000+ class hours of self designed Business English teaching experience.

University Education:

Master's Certificate in Teaching English Language to Adults (CELTA) TESOL level 4
Cambridge University delivered through Language Link Beijing.

Graduated Sept. ‘09
Ba. Interdisciplinary Studies
Major: Environmental Studies
Minor: Philosophy; including training in Hermeneutics, Semiotics, Critical Thinking,
logic, Philosophy of Language.

Note: extensive background in Biology (transferred from of BSc. Biology program after
two years)
University of Alberta Augustana Campus.
Camrose, Alberta, Canada.
Graduated May ‘02.

Languages spoken:
Native English speaker
Conversational level Mandarin oral Chinese, functional in Chinese writing/reading.
200 level German(university)
Grade 12 French (High School)

After my 16 years of teaching and learning in both adult and children’s ESL institutions and 3 years running my own ESL/IELTS/CELPIP training center, I know that my background in education, my experience and skill, as well as my professionalism and reliability will
make me a valuable asset to any organization that will invite me to be a part of their team.

Part of my motivation in working in an institution is to fund a Master’s in Education which I intend to pursue starting in 2019.

With Regards,

Kris

The 4 reviews on Kris
  • 5/5

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

Perfect! Kris is a great teacher, very experienced, patient and motivating. He can quickly assess your weaknesses and will do his best to help you to improve really fast. He sent me lots of useful material and his tips helped me to boost my IELTS Speaking score by 1 band just in a week. I would definitely recommend Kris to anyone who plans to sit for an IELTS or just wants to be a better English user for life. Thanks Kris!

S
Seyma

Perfect! very beneficial first lesson

2 recommendations

S
Safwan

Kris is a great teacher. I've been following his work online for some time now. He's hard-working, selfless, and an ocean of knowledge.

A
Ayman

Kris is the best IELTS teacher that can give you IELTS speaking assessment, tell where your weaknesses points are and exact expected score in the real exam based on your level. His speaking assement can help more than you can imagine. Moreover, being a native English speaker he can teach you a lot in terms of English langauge, which will really help you to sound natural during the exam.
Finally, he is very supportive, helpful and kind to all of his students. Whenever you send him a question regarding IELTS or English langauge he will immediately reply to you even one year after the course.
What I really like about kris is that his approach of teaching is based on helping the students to develop diffrent skills themselves by advising the right techinque to do that.
Finally, there is one point I need to highlight your score depends on your English language background and your hardwork. Neither kris nor any teacher on earth can guarantee the band without these two. But definitely selecting the right teacher can help.

When it comes to IELTS, Kris is second to none and I highly recommend him.

Ayman Hany.

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