Hello, my curious visitor!
My name is Sergey Larin.
I can help you with learning British English.
I graduated from Gorlovka Teacher Training Institute in 2009 having studied for an advanced 5 year degree in teaching English with psychology. I started teaching before taking my degree, so in total I have taught English for 8 years.
After my graduation I tutored adults in Donetsk which resulted in one of my students being able to move to California. At the beginning I would give lessons at my flat using Russian textbooks then I progressed to teaching through distance learning on the Internet, which I have been doing for just over two years.
I have experimented with various different teaching styles and found that students learn better through using British Oxford books. At our lessons we discuss a variety of topics, which can be anything from food to travelling. Most of my students aim at becoming fluent in speaking, but I also like explaining grammar and pronunciation. I try to encourage people with a variety of activities, like reading newspaper articles, watching and listening to videos and audio recordings, writing essays, and role playing dialogues. I try to be consistent by providing rules as a basis and then propose a large amount of practice, because practice makes perfect.
It is in my nature to study and to polish my skills. I’ve been having lessons with a British teacher for two years and it is my aim to pass the CPE exam which would prove conclusively that I’m a fluent speaker, and close to a native one. I have five friends in Britain; three of them in Birmingham, one in Coventry, and one in London. They often help me with my linguistic problems and I sometimes ask them questions which my students send to me.
With my twenty years of studying English and 8 years of working as a private tutor I hope I`ll be of help to you! I am able to teach all levels, from beginners right through to advanced; I have also recently started giving lessons in Business English — for Intermediate learners — and I don’t teach more than fifteen students at any one time. This enables me to give a high level of support to my students which allows them to learn faster.
My CAE (Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced) (lower or here):