Native English teacher with a creative background
My name is Nadine. I have a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures; I've always been very passionate about arts and culture. I am a very creative, energetic and enthusiastic person. The most important thing in anything I do is making sure there is a genuine connection - whether it be with the people I’m working with, or the subject matter I’m dealing with. I have had a very international upbringing, so I can genuinely relate to people from all kinds of backgrounds. Moving around so much as a kid, as well as my more independent travelling in recent years, has taught me that each person is different and has something special that can be built on. Therefore, I always treat each student as an individual and try to understand them by discussing their particular goals. At the end of the day, whatever the student’s goals are will be my goals too.
I spare no effort in trying to encourage a sense of personal meaning and value in the material used to help them achieve more clarity and confidence in the language. I feel confidence is key in overcoming any kind of fear, so I make sure that students get through this, step by step, with practice and communication both inside and outside the classroom. I’m very laid back, but I’m also a perfectionist in the sense that I don’t like to do things ‘half way’; I would rather complete a small task and build things up step by step to produce quality results, rather than do a large and overwhelming task which will only give poor results.