Hi, I am Jessie from South Africa. I am a certified online English Teacher and have been teaching English since 2012. I am experienced in teaching all levels from beginner to advanced. I've probably done over 7000 online lessons which has really helped me develop a flexible approach to teaching. I tend to structure my sessions according to my student's needs rather than following a set program. In most of my sessions I will provide corrections (verbally and orally) without interrupting the flow of conversation as I think it's important to learn in a natural setting. Growing up in South Africa has given me a couple of benefits in terms of teaching languages, firstly it's a very multi-cultural country so I am so I have a lot of experience regarding cultural differences, additionally we have 11 official languages here so I am familiar with some of the difficulties of learning a new language. So I will do my best to be understanding and patient. I've had successful results helping students prepare for exams, particularly for Cambridge exams such as IELTS and CAE but also others like TOEFL and TOEIC. To me, knowing what is expect is important in any exam so I often focus on mock tests or simulations, in addition to providing helpful grammar, vocabulary and feedback. As I really love the English language I enjoy teaching grammar, I tend to focus on firstly understanding the uses of structures and then try to create scenarios where they can be used independently. If you're looking to improve your vocabulary I like to use contextual learning, especially by using topics that you can relate to which makes it easier to use new words.