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Claire Hillsmith

I provide engaging lessons in a comfortable environment. Let's work together to improve your English skills :)
5.0
(87 reviews)
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Teaches:
English
Native languages:
English
Other languages spoken:
Chinese (Mandarin), German
I provide engaging lessons in a comfortable environment. Let's work together to improve your English skills :)
Students say:
Great conversation (4)
Great lesson plans (4)
Inspiring & motivating (3)
Personalised lessons (3)
Shares great materials (3)
Teaches:
English
Native languages:
English
Other languages spoken:
Chinese (Mandarin), German
Specialities:
CAE
General learning
FCE
Conversation
Vocabulary
Travel
Oxford & Cambridge
Writing
Qualifications:
CELTA
Bio:

**APRIL & MAY GENERAL ENGLISH / SPEAKING CLASSES ONLY** I specialise in teaching ages 18+ with levels B1-C1. I enjoy helping students improve their written and spoken English, helping them achieve their goals (such as preparing for interviews or exams), and working to discover new idioms, phrasal verbs and vocabulary. I believe everyone should be able to enjoy English in an enjoyable and safe environment and my classroom is one of those places! :)

My teaching methodology:
  • *APRIL & MAY GENERAL ENGLISH / SPEAKING CLASSES ONLY**
When you study with me, you have two choices. 1. Prepare for academic exams. 2. Learn everyday English. For academic exams, I follow a course book for structure and use other materials for extra learning and a bit of fun. For General English classes, I like to use authentic materials such as TED talks, newspaper and magazine articles, books and podcasts. I prefer my lessons to be fun and relaxed, but I am determined to help my students reach their goals. I set homework and offer progress tests if the students wish, and am happy to customise lessons depending on what the students need. Some students only want to focus on being confident speakers and others want to work on everything. Whatever you need, let’s have a chat and see how I can help you.
My teaching background:

I have been teaching since 2017 and enjoy both General English and Cambridge exams classes. I specialise in helping students prepare for the Cambridge Advanced (C1) exam, so if you’re looking to take this in the future - let’s connect! Most of my students are from Taiwan, Spain, Italy and Germany and have a B2 / C1 level of English. However, I have experience teaching students from 3 to 65 at levels A0 to C1. I have been lucky with my jobs and have taught in Taiwan, Poland and England.

My background outside of teaching:

Before I became a teacher I was a content writer. I wrote for newspapers, magazines and also wrote for online purposes such as blogs, social media adverts and captions. I still write during my free time and also love reading. I also love learning languages. I learned Chinese and French at school, but I have self-studied German, Spanish and Swedish, so I completely understand how difficult it can be to learn a new language. I also know how much FUN it can be!

Price per lesson
30-minute trial lesson: FREE
Lesson length:
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15 Apr - 21 Apr
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6 am - 12 pm
12 pm - 5 pm
5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 6 am
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Reviews for Claire from other students  
5.0
(87 ratings, 19 written reviews)