About me

My teaching journey

Hi, my name is Rachel and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my teaching experience. 📝

I have been teaching English for over 25 years now, first starting out teaching English in Japan after I graduated from university. I really know what it is like to learn a foreign language ( I had to learn to use Japanese to communicate every day while I lived over there ) which I think is very important as a language teacher because I can understand how my students feel. It’s not easy! I have taught English in Australia for about 20 years to many different students from all over the world which I absolutely love. I have also taught Japanese to Australian students.

I am a teacher trainer which means I have taught the Certificate IV in TESOL, teaching and training people to become English teachers. I have worked as an academic manager for about 8 years , which involves managing, training and supporting teachers as well as academic counselling for students and overseeing classes .
I love teaching all levels of English from elementary classes to advanced exam preparation classes.
I am very experienced in teaching TOEIC and Cambridge Exam preparation courses (PET, FCE, and CAE).
I also teach IELTS and PTE as well as proofreading and editing essays for university or any written text.
I think online teaching and learning is fantastic as I can teach people from all over the world and I’m looking forward to meeting you!

My qualifications: 🎓

Bachelor of Arts (Languages) – The University of Adelaide

•Graduate certificate in TESOL – Bond University

•Diploma of TESOL

•Cert IV in Assessment &Workplace Training

Read on if you want to know a little more about me
As I said on the home page, I’m a language geek and I just LOVE languages and teaching English. Apart from teaching, I love travelling to different countries , socialising with family and friends, helping out at my messianic church and teaching the youth in our congregation, heading to the beach, going to gym classes, cooking and reading. I’m also an avid animal lover.

Please click on the video below to see one of my lovely students learning about the present perfect tense.

Some students are happy to study online while others prefer face to face classes 📝

It is wonderful to meet online students in person and enjoy some time practising English over a meal together. Big smiles all round

English conversation time with some of my lovely students over a snack and a drink 🍷
A fantastic day meeting a fabulous student face to face for the first time after teaching her online for many months 🥰

It was such a delight meeting my students in Adelaide for the first time in person after teaching them online.
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