Experienced Native Speaker from the UK

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Rahana Parveen
United Kingdom
Living In
18 year/s
Experience with
Exam Preparation
Responds in
less than 6 hours

About Me

Hi! My lessons are engaging, and I make the less enjoyable aspects of learning a language (e,g, grammar) enjoyable/fun. I always cater to a student's needs – thoroughly discussing the areas they need to improve on and the most effective way to do this. I believe it is very important for students to have the opportunity to speak. I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the UK in addition to a Trinity TESOL (CELTA-equivalent TEFL certificate). I have experience in teaching both individuals and groups, from beginner to advanced; and in teaching conversational English, English for international exams, general English, and more. But unfortunately, I DON'T teach business English - I'm just not experienced enough to offer that.

I love travelling, I'm also an avid reader (fiction & non-fiction), I'm interested in history, science, gender/feminism, linguistics/culture, ecology/environment, I love hiking (especially in the wilderness),
I regularly go to film festivals and I love different kinds of cuisine (as well as beer and wine!)
I've travelled widely in the Czech Republic, both for the hiking and for the architecture.

Teacher Experience

I have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Masters in Pedagogy) from the UK in addition to a
Trinity Cert TESOL (TEFL certificate) from Prague. I also have a BSc in Peace Studies and a Masters in International Relations. I have taught both individuals and groups, ranging from levels B1-C2 (*I do not teach levels A0-A2), I have taught for a variety of purposes - e.g. general English, conversational English and English for Specific Purposes. On top of that I have prepared students for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS (leading to success in these exams). I've also helped students prepare for presentations and interviews.

Lesson Style

I always try to use authentic materials, such as articles from the Guardian, videos from Ted Talks/Ted Ed/Youtube, books and lyrics. I also try to recommend: websites, apps, books (fiction & non-fiction), films/movies and TV series to my students, so they can do some self-study at home. I also give students homework, review grammar and vocab/phrases from previous lessons. English is my native language, so I'm familiar with all the nuances of the language. I have a very clear British accent. I am also very passionate about sharing a language and culture that I love. I can teach you online using any of the following platforms - Zoom/Google Meet/Skype/WhatsApp/Teams or in-person/face to face (at your home/office or in a quiet cafe).

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Work Experience
2015 - 2016

A teacher of traditional chinese culture course in NSLI-Y Summer Program Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai

2014 - Present

Online/Offline Mandarin and Chinese Culture Teacher Private Online/Offline Teaching

2014 - Present

English Teacher for primary and middle school students Private

2014 - 2018

Bachelor's - English

2014 - 2018

Bachelor's - Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages


Certificate of Completion Beijing Normal University 5th International Youth Leadership Program


Teacher qualification certificate Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China


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