Homepage
Become a Tutor
alt_photo

Andrea

Ambassador

  • Hourly rate $24
  • Response Time 14h
  • Number of students 30
Book a lesson

1st lesson free!

1st lesson free!

ENGLISH TUTOR - IELTS COACH! HAVE FUN learning and keeping up a great English level - Let's practice online!

Ambassador

One of our best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Andrea will be happy to arrange your first ESL (English) lesson.

About the lesson

My classes are based on an effective teaching. First I explain concepts. Then I give to students handy examples in an interactive session. Finally we apply vocabulary and grammar in a specific case to use what we learn in each class. Besides, I love role games to strengthen concepts and words in context.

subjects

  • ESL (English)
  • Business English
  • English Grammar
  • +2

    IELTS

    Accent Reduction - English

languages

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

levels

  • All Levels

About Andrea

I am a fun English Teacher with experience living in USA & Australia. I have a certification for teaching IELTS and I have prepared different people for both types of exam written and computer delivered test. I enjoy what I do and I have fun teaching.

Rates

packs

  • 5 h: $120
  • 10 h: $240

webcam

  • $20/h

free lessons

  • 30mins

Details

Unless we find a point in between, I will charge 10AUD more for travel expenses.

Learn more about Andrea

  • 01

    1) Did you grow up speaking this language? Or were you inspired by a trip abroad, an individual or a certain aspect of the culture?

    English has become my Second Language. I got inspired to teach English after I took the first course in a good quality language institution. I understood what it is, the advantages I can get from knowing it, and how I can use it in order to communicate my ideas in a totally different way. With English things are explained straightforward.

  • 02

    2) Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?

    It is hard to just mention a character. All I can think of is the American animated sitcom, The Simpsons. They were always part of my childhood and one day, I heard it in English. The fascination of learning words and expressions grew watching this funny and sarcastic TV show. It helped me to keep up with my learning goal and build part of my pronunciation foundation.

  • 03

    3) Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or expression in the language that you particularly like?

    It is not that I like it, but there is a word I learned in context and it really surprised me when it came up. This word was DATE. For me, it was just 'day/month/year'. I was not aware of its second meaning and I was forced to learn it when I lived in the USA for a year. By that time, I was learning English immersed in an Anglo-Saxon country. I was really shy and I kept conversation simple with people who spoke English. After the first couple of times, I went out with an English native speaker, he thought we were "dating". In my culture we hang out with friends, if we are interested in each other, we let the other person know and that is it. We do not label that situation. One day, he told me this word DATE and I had a cultural shock. I was confused at first but I let him know I was "dating" nobody. Despite the whole misunderstanding, he took time to explain to me that 'date' is not just a number in the calendar but also a way to say you go out with the person you have a crush on. From that experience, I got that words are not just symbols but also they have a wide range of meaning that represents culture as well. Since then, for me words can be small and beautiful written but they may bring with them a deeper meaning.

  • 04

    4) Why does speaking this language matter to you?

    Speaking this language has allowed me to reach many goals. Have unique jobs, meet awesome people and get access to unbelievable information.

  • 05

    5) What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?

    People only do exercises and practice the skills they feel good at. An example of that is how some people say they can read and listen with little difficulty. But if they are exposed to speaking or writing, they run away. Most are afraid to commit mistakes. They may not feel they have the right tools to produce what they are expected to after so much input with listening and reading.

    All four abilities in English are important and people need to practice them individually due to the fact that they are so different from each other. Include in your study plan exercises with all skills and give extra time to those you struggle with the most. Finally practice every day at least a couple of minutes switching the skills if you like, because that would be the only thing that makes you better.

  • 06

    6) Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.

    At school, I only translated books and copied my friends' homework. It is something I am not proud of, but that was the first contact I had with English. Fortunately, years later I had the chance to go to a great place to study and with a conversational focus. It was the moment I start talking like a toddler.

  • 07

    7) How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?

    I travelled to the USA and lived there for a year. This year I improved my English level and also grew personally. I became more fluent and I learnt expressions that helped me to speak almost like an English native speaker. I also learnt that if I speak, it does not mean I know how to write. The lack of practice can affect someone's performance.

Similar ESL (English) tutors in Toowong

  • UQ Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing give English lessons in Brisbane

    Demi

    Toowong

    I'll definitely go by textbook material, but I would also want to do some off-script methods, like listening to music, as...

    • $35/h
    • 1hr free
  • •UQ master's degree of TESOL;    •Bilingual teacher who is a native Chinese speaker and an advanced English user (IELTS band 8.0);    •Good at teaching English reading and speaking skills.

    Yidi

    Saint Lucia

    5 (7 reviews)

    In the current era of globalisation, I encourage my students to focus more on English language use or communication skills...

    • $37/h
    • 1hr free
  • I tailor my lessons according to the individual's learning speed and ability. My teaching method is very patient, lively and indulging. Come, fall in love with English. :)

    Nikita

    Taringa

    5 (4 reviews)

    I tailor my lessons to the individual's needs. I do not follow a stringent approach as I understand that everyone learns at...

    • $18/h
    • 1hr free
  • University of Queensland TESOL postgraduate student provides English lessons to high school and uni students in Brisbane

    Jianing

    Toowong

    My teaching methods are mainly Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT). The nature of...

    • $24/h
    • 45mins free
  • CELTA and UQ graduate gives ESL classes to high school and university students in Brisbane.

    Tomas

    Toowong

    My teaching method depends on the specific needs of students. I aim to have the students speaking as much as possible, as...

    • $24/h
    • 1hr free
  • EAL, English & Music Teacher. Graduated from UQ. Currently studying B Laws (Hons) at QUT.

    Sophie

    Taringa

    My teaching methodology is to make my lessons engaging and easy to understand. I don't want to confuse you by over-loading...

    • $45/h
    • 1hr free
  • London School of Economics alumni gives IELTS lessons for university candidates in Brisbane

    Sidney

    West End

    My teaching method is the following: 1) We meet and discuss your needs and objectives and I will assess your level in the...

    • $22/h
    • 30mins free
  • Native English speaker teaches English Language for IELTS and other English examinations.

    Faith

    Toowong

    My teaching method is low tech and student centered. My approach will be audio-visual and audio-lingual, Which will feature...

    • $30/h
    • 1hr free
  • I have a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, taught in an international foundation year and was an examiner of IELTS for 12 years.

    Lee

    Taringa

    I have been a teacher for 30 years & currently teach in a Private boys school, where I have been for 11 years. I previously...

    • $30/h
    • 1hr free
  • UQ Masters students teaches ESL for 1+ years. Adaptable, fun and exciting

    Simone

    West End

    Depending on the skill level of the student I will structure the lesson accordingly. An example of this is with my primary...

    • $35/h
    • 1hr free
  • Friendly, fully qualified tutor gives lessons in academic writing skills and English language in Brisbane

    Karen

    West End

    My teaching methods are personalised to the needs of the student and type of course. For General English, lessons are based...

    • $35/h
    • 1hr free
  • English teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience giving lessons in Brisbane today! Improve your English now!

    Renee

    Taringa

    I have over 10 years experience teaching English to students from all over the world - Asia, Europe, South America,...

    • $40/h
    • 1hr free
  • Student at UQ teaches English for non native speakers, everything you need, from TOEFL and IELTS prep to vocabulary and communication skills

    Joao

    Saint Lucia

    I tailor my teaching to fit your major needs. My focus is to work around what your objectives and aspirations are in the...

    • $21/h
    • 1hr free
  • Marketing and Visual Communications student with strong Tourism and Management background available for private or small group lessons .TESOL certified with experience teaching english to children in

    Elspeth

    West End

    I am a bubbly happy and positive person which is expressed greatly in my teaching style .Im very supportive , patient ,...

    • $20/h
    • 1hr free
  • Mature qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language - specialising in Conversation, Accent and Business English

    Lisa

    Milton

    My general teaching method would initially be to define topics that are required and used often by the student and expand...

    • $35/h
    • 1hr free
  • University of Queensland student gives English lesson in Brisbane *suitable for English as second language person*

    Choe Ye

    Taringa

    My teaching method is based on what you are keen to learn. This means that I am a flexible kind of guys when comes to...

    • $25/h
    • 1hr free
  • UQ Student with experience teaching school and private lessons for several years in Korea looking to teach English to willing students!

    Daniel

    Taringa

    I always aim to emphasise fun while learning through my positivity and energy while ensuring student make progress in class.

    • $25/h
    • 1hr free
  • Brisbane based high school teacher that can teach you English, practice for your IELTS, or get better at speaking/reading/writing!

    Sam

    West End

    Engaging and relatable lesson topics. Sick of reading out of textbooks that are boring? Learn with me, and all your topics...

    • $30/h
    • 1hr free
  • Supportive professional English teacher of six years, with a background in journalism and creative writing.

    Anna

    Bardon

    I prefer to teach one-on-one, so I can best identity and respond to the learner’s needs. In group learning experiences, my...

    • $80/h
    • 1hr free
  • Experienced Postgraduate Arts Executive Manager tutoring in English, Drama, Music from Brisbane

    Erica

    Ashgrove

    My teaching methods are creative, collaborative and positive. I base my classes on values of respect, trust, and with clear...

    • $50/h
    • 1hr free