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Nafiseh
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Nafiseh
« Perfect! It was a great experience! Kris is a kind, patient teacher and very knowledgeable with a very effective method. I strongly recommend his lessons. »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 4h
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
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

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. I also teach academic reading, writing, research

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

Ambassador

One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Kris will plan your first lesson with care.

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 : $ 40/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
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

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

April 2019-Present:
Action for Healthy Communities
Senior's English as a Second Language program writer and trainer

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.
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)




With Regards,

Kris

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The 13 reviews on Kris
  • 4.9/5

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

Perfect! It was a great experience! Kris is a kind, patient teacher and very knowledgeable with a very effective method. I strongly recommend his lessons.

Kris's response

Great class, practice makes perfect!

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Kuanysh

Excellent! Kris is a great tutor. He teaches straight and useful techniques without any redundant information. I personally recommend to improve writing skills. Thanks Kris

Kris's response

Great class, practice makes perfect!

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Darshan

Perfect! Kris is an excellent teacher. His experience in teaching English is very clear when you talk to him. He is reassuring, compassionate and good communicator.
I recommend Kris to anyone preparing for IELTS or other exam.

Kris's response

Great class, practice makes perfect!

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Yoko

Perfect! Kris is an amazing teacher!! His instruction is very clear and he gives me study tip materials. My IELTS reading score was band 4 before , but I could receive band 5.5 after I took his class three times! Also, he responses my message promptly and always try’s to answer my schedule request as much as he can! I appreciate it!! I’m lucky to have such a wonderful teacher Kris here:)))

Kris's response

Great class, practice makes perfect!

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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!

Kris's response

Great class, practice makes perfect!

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Seyma

Perfect! very beneficial first lesson

Kris's response

Great class, practice makes perfect!

7 recommendations

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Lily

Kris is an expert in test preparation. I reached out to him only a few days before my CELPIP exam based on a friend's recommendation. Kris was kind, encouraging, and efficient throughout our interaction. I only worked with him for a bit over an hour, when he offered feedback to my writing samples. The session increased my confidence for the exam and I was clear where I should be paying more attention. I got level 10 for my writing in the CELPIP and I don't think I would have gotten it without Kris's help.

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Chris

Teacher Kris is such a nice person and professional Teacher , There's never any boredom during the learning process I loved him practical and challenging assignment.

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Tanu

Thank you, I would like to thank Kris for all his hard work, patience, kindness and expertise. He has helped me enormously and given me great confidence for my speaking skills.I would recommend Kris highly to anyone looking for a IELTS or Celpip tutor .His one of one session's helped me to achieve my desired score.

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Sheik

He will always try to correct our mistakes and share his knowledge to make the best from our end.

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Mohammad

Kris is a very understanding and helpful. He would take me step by step through the things I did not understand and explain it to me patiently and very clearly. Kris is a great teacher and very accommodating, he is also flexible and supportive.
I strongly recommend Kris as a tutor because he guides his student to success.

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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.

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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.

Kris's interview

QUESTION 01 | 04
1) When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Kris — I've been teaching ESL and IELTS since nearly 20 years ago, when I first went to China to teach. What has driven me to the top of my field and kept me passionate about my work is meeting all the inspiring people who contact me to help them succeed in their plans for the future. Seeing the passion these people have to make their dreams come true inspires me to be the best I can be too, in order to serve them.
QUESTION 02 | 04
2) What makes you passionate about your subject?
Kris — When my students succeed, I succeed.
QUESTION 03 | 04
What makes me a 'Superprof' is that this is my full- time business, I support my family off my private tutoring, so my reputation as a qualified and skilled professional is what puts the bread on my table.
Kris — 3) What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
QUESTION 04 | 04
4) Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you? Please explain.
Kris — I've been lucky enough to have many inspiring teachers throughout both my careers as a student and as a teacher, but the lesson that they all had in common was that to be successful, we must care about what we are doing, and care about the people and the world around us. Then we must work smart as well as hard to ensure our dreams come true. By working together, we can help make the world a better place.

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