Catherine has completed and passed, with the top grade, the CELTA (Certifcate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages). She has experience teaching English to both adults and children of varying levels, tailoring her sessions to the needs of the student.
Having taught in a variety of countries where children have English as an additional language, Catherine has an excellent understanding of the difficulties children have in communicating and understanding their formal lessons in school. Catherine develops an individual learning plan to enable children to adapt to their new environment as quickly as possible.
After an initial assessment, Catherine focuses on developing students speaking and listening skills through the use of games and activities. While emphasising both grammar and pronunciation, Catherine ensures that her students speak clearly and develop confidence in their abilities. Alongside this, Catherine uses phonics to teach reading and writing.