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Ismail
« Perfect! Nice teacher. Philip is very nice. »
$20/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 11h
Lessons offered by Philip
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • PET
  • British English
  • FCE
  • CAE
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Toronto-based English teacher with 10 years of experience gives ESL classes online.

Methodology

Hi everyone. My name is Phil, I am a native English teacher (from London). I am certified by CELTA and TEFL, and I have more than 10 years of experience teaching English in Latin America and Europe.

My methodology is based on two philosophies:

1) The student should have the maximum possible opportunity to use and practice their language skills in class.

2) All my classes are fun, relevant and interesting for you as an individual.

In addition to these general rules, I also use several specific teaching techniques:

1) Eliciting: Many times, the correct answer is on the tip of your tongue... I use real life drawings, demonstrations and objects so that you understand the meaning of the words I'm teaching.

2) Concept Check Questions: I ask them to really verify that you have understood the ideas I am trying to communicate.

3) Student Talk Time: The main complaint that students have about "bad teachers" is "The teacher does not give me the opportunity to use the language in class." To learn a language, a student must have MANY opportunities to practice the language, and that is why I give you a lot of time for you to express yourself in English. At the end of your first class, you won't believe how much confident you feel with your English skills!

4) Error Correction: There is definitely a right and wrong way to correct your mistakes. My method of error correction is patient and effective, and focuses on helping you understand WHY the mistake was made in the first place so that it doesn't happen again in the future.

All my classes are taught through Skype, and I use an online whiteboard to teach. In addition, I provide you with free books, personalized homework tasks and access to your own DuoLingo classroom. As you can see in my profile, I have a lot of experience in teaching students online, and my positive track record is confirmed by the excellent recommendations I received from my students.

I have free hours (Monday through Friday), and I would love to show you my teaching style, so book a free trial class with me today! :)

Background

Since 2009, I have been teaching English (and training English teachers) in Latin America and Europe. For over a decade, I have been travelling the world and helping people to improve their lives by teaching them English. I am now settled in Toronto with my wife.

I am TEFL/TESOL (2009) and Cambridge-CELTA (2015) certified, and have over 10,000 hours of teaching experience.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $180

Details

Note: All fees for classes are due either weekly or monthly, and must be paid upfront. Cancellation of classes must be advised at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise students will still be charged for the class. All classes include free books (in digital form) and free access to exclusive online English study materials.

Online classes: $20 each
A 5% discount is offered for all packs of 5 classes (to be paid upfront). Therefore, a pack of 5 classes = $90
A 10% discount is offered on all packs of 10 classes (to be paid upfront). Therefore, a pack of 10 classes = $180


Lessons offered by Philip
Individual
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • PET
  • British English
  • FCE
  • CAE
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Philip's Resume

Education

CELTA teaching certification course

Campbell College, Valencia, Spain
July 2015
• One month intensive course, focusing on the theory and practice of English teaching.
• Finished the course with a high grade, showing dedication and good ability to employ the techniques.

Certification in how to teach Business English:

Maximo Nivel S.A., Cusco, Peru
March 2010
• One week intensive course which covered the practice of teaching Business English.
• Completed coursework based on planning lessons to teach Business English.

Certification in International exam preparation:

Maximo Nivel S.A., Cusco, Peru
August 2009
• One week intensive course which focused on how to train students to take International exams, such as TOEFL internet based test, IELTS, Michigan ECPE and Cambridge CAE.

TEFL certification:

Maximo Nivel S.A., Cusco, Peru
January – February 2009
• Four week course focusing on practical teaching (10 hours of practical teaching and observation).
• 150 hours of in-class certification training.
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Professional Experience

English teacher
BEM Idiomas, Velez-Malaga, Spain
September 2016 – June 2019

• I taught students from ages 6-10, often preparing them for the Cambridge Starters exam.
• I also taught teenagers in preparation for Cambridge KET, PET, FCE and CAE exams.

English teacher
Morgan School, Andria, Italy
October 2015-June 2016
• Taught a wide range of levels and ages, from children’s classes to Cambridge examination preparation.
• Certified Pearson speaking examiner (course taken in October 2015).

English teacher
American English Club, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
May 2014-May 2015
• Prepared classes for private individuals, based upon courses that I had created.
• Trained students in class and also on location at their workplaces around the city.

TEFL trainer
Maximo Nivel S.A., Antigua, Guatemala, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, Cusco, Peru
January 2011- April 2014
• Certifying native speakers of English to teach English through an average of 6 hours a day.
• Started up the department in two brand new locations (Antigua, Guatemala, 2011 and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, January 2014).

English teacher
Maximo Nivel S.A., Cusco, Peru
March 2009-December 2010
• Taught approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to all levels of English, from basic to fluent.
• Over 2,000 hours of ESL teaching experience, including international exam prep. classes.
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International experience
Since August 2008, I have travelled extensively throughout Latin America, as well as Vietnam and Canada. I have volunteered in Peru and Bolivia, and I have taught English and trained English teachers in Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Brazil, Italy and Spain. I now live in Toronto, Canada.

The 6 reviews on Philip
  • 5/5

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

Perfect! Nice teacher. Philip is very nice.

Philip's response

Ismail is a very confident student, with a strong grasp of the spoken language. We will work together on some grammar points which will help him to further improve his conversational skills, and I look forward to introducing him to several outside online resources that will allow his English to improve in a short amount of time. Overall, he appears dedicated and hardworking, as well as motivation to increase his level.

5 recommendations

D
Dan

Mr. Philip is the best English teacher I've ever been in, he is a very polite man, broad understanding, patient, professional teaching and very easy to understand, come to his class, you will see it.

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Lucia

Hey! I had Philip as a teacher 9 months. And in this time he became the best teacher I ever had. His methods are really good and he is so funny. I recommend him because you are going to learn a lot.

F
Francisco

Phil gave me english classes for 2 years in Malaga and he always managed to bring something different everyday. He’s such a cheerful person and you can tell by his classes that he truly loves what he does. It wasn’t only pleassure to take part in his classes but my english level has significantly improved thanks to him. I’ll recommend him to everyone on this platform as he is a dedicated teacher who would always do everything he can to help you improve.

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Inmaculada

Philp's class is the best class, I am very happy with him. If you can go to Philp's class.

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Antonio

Fué genial tener a Phil como profesor!.Realmente le apasiona su trabajo.Gran dedicación a sus alumnos,con un método de trabajo divertido y eficaz.Muy recomendable

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