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  • (4 reviews)
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Srdjan
« Ian is incredible teacher, trustworthy, easy to follow and... More »
S
Srdjan
« Ian is incredible teacher, trustworthy, easy to follow and resourceful. Thanks Ian for everything you thought me. »
R150/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Ian
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary -  English
  • Business English
  • English Grammar
  • EFL
  • British English
Levels
  • All Levels

Business English teacher with a Bachelor's in Business degree, a CELTA teaching certificate and many years of training and coaching experience in the corporate environment offering effective teaching

Methodology

I am a professional, but good-humored and friendly Business and General English teacher. I use the lesson framework that is applicable to the type of lesson I am teaching, for example for grammar, vocabulary and functional lessons I shall use the Test-Teach-Test or Text-based methods, but when teaching receptive and productive skill lessons I use frameworks that are applicable to those skills. I aim to make lessons stimulating but effective by including audio and video and different activities like stimulations and role-plays. Before I start with any lessons I do a needs analysis with the student or students to establish what is it they want to achieve from the lessons and thereafter I shall design lessons that meet their interests and goals. If needed I shall also have a placement test done to determine their appropriate level of English grammar and usage.

Background

I am a Business English teacher who has been training and coaching employees in the corporate environment for the past 27 years, where I have assisted employees in acquiring the various skills they need to be successful in their career for example telephone etiquette, negotiating, presentation, selling and marketing skills. Currently, I am teaching adults of different levels English online. I have a Bachelors's degree in business and a CELTA teaching certificate.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : R150/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : R600
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : R1125
Lessons offered by Ian
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary -  English
  • Business English
  • English Grammar
  • EFL
  • British English
Levels
  • All Levels

Ian's CV

WORK EXPERIENCE
English Language Teacher
Freelancer
06/2020 - Present
Responsibilities:
Planning, preparing and delivering lessons
Helping pupils improve their listening, speaking, reading
and writing skills via individual and group sessions

Owner/Founder
Online Travel Agency
01/2019 - 05/2020, Online Travel Agency
Responsibilities:
Marketing and selling packaged and tailor-made holidays
and travel insurance, domestic and international

Regional Manager
Metropolitan Life
06/1993 - 12/2018, Empangeni
International Financial Services Group
Responsibilities:
Teach, coach, mentor and supervise branch managers and
financial advisers to enable them to meet and exceed set
performance standards
Recruit, select and retain high-quality branch managers
and financial advisors by ensuring an optimum mix of
talent in each management and adviser category in order
to built capacity to meet current and future staffing
needs
Contact: Mlungisi Ziqubu - Provincial General Manager - +27 76 703 2953

CERTIFICATES
Cambridge CELTA (06/2020 - 07/2020)
Travel Industry Operations (03/2019)
General Writing Course (06/2018 - 03/2019)
Business Acumen Course (2007)
Internal Company development program

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Administration degree
University of South Africa
2012 - 2015

SKILLS
Verbal skills - English Written skills - English
Patience Lateral thinking Confidence
Communication skills Time management
Problem-solving Enthusiasm Organisational skills
Respectful Teamwork Multi-tasking
Adaptability Empathy

ORGANIZATIONS
Community Chest - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
(2003 - 2006)

HONOR AWARDS
Captains Challenge (2014 - 2015)
Metropolitan Life Company incentive - Due to the excellent performance of the sales team
I trained and led, I qualified for an all-expenses-paid trip to Mauritius.

Captains Challenge (2013 - 2014)
Metropolitan Life Company incentive - Due to the excellent performance of the sales team
I trained and led, I qualified for an all-expenses-paid trip to Namibia.

Top-performing Branch Manager in the Eastern Cape
Province (2011 - 2015)
Metropolitan Life Annual award for best trained and performing sales team

LANGUAGES
English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Afrikaans
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

INTERESTS
Travel, Reading, History, Architecture,
Museums & Creative writing

4 reviews on Ian
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

S
Srdjan

Ian is incredible teacher, trustworthy, easy to follow and resourceful. Thanks Ian for everything you thought me.

E
Ernst

A wonderful teacher with a sense of humour, always has a listening ear and is always willing to help even after lessons if need be. Ian is a very likeable guy, and at the same time a professional.

K
Karen

Ian is very passionate about assisting people in reaching their goals. He has a warm and friendly personality that makes interaction with him a pleasant experience.

A
Asanda

Ian is my manager I have worked under him for 5years, he is a man of transparency and integrity, there is never a dull moment in his presence, he is easily approached by anyone sometimes we even forgot that he was our superior, he is trustworthy.

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