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Margie - Fortis Green - ESOL (English)

    • Fortis Green
    • at her place
    • at your home
    • webcam

About the lesson

ONLINE LESSONS £17 GBP p/h. The cost of online lessons is extremely affordable and you will also save on travelling time.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

English as a Foreign Language, Business English, Career and Personal Development, English Language Book Clubs, Italian for Leisure and Travel, Play & Learn – fun workshops for Young Learners (these can be delivered in either English or Italian according to needs)

- Tell me about your qualifications.

TESOL Certificate teaching English as a Foreign Language 2010 (Grades A1 with distinction in all tasks)
Intesol Worldwide Accredited by Ascentis and the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC)

London College of Communication (former London College of Printing) – London Institute
Bachelor Honours Degree in Graphic Design – Graduation Year 1995
Grade: 1/1 First Class, commendation in cultural and historical studies

Institute of Linguists Bilingual Skills & Community Interpreting Certificate – Morley College London – 1991
Grade A with distinction in all agencies: legal, housing and medical services

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – South London College – 1989 – Grade: B

- How much do you charge?

£ 17 - ONLINE INDIVIDUAL LESSONS (this tariff only applies to 15 hour block bookings)
£ 25 - if student lives very close to my home or if student travels to my home
£ 30 one-to-one - if I travel to student's home (provided this is within 5 miles of my home address)
£ 10 for groups of min 3 students (I add a £ 5 fee if I have to travel to the student's home provided this is within 5 miles of my home address)

Folk singing workshops, book clubs and play & learn activities can be held if I reach a minimum number, prices range from £ 3 to £ 15 per person,
please check my website for more info and email me to express your interest

- Where do you teach?

I teach individual and small group lessons in East Finchley, North London N2,
but I can also travel to student's homes provided these are within 5 miles of my home address.

I hold Play & Learn workshops and book clubs in community halls, churches, libraries, and nurseries. My folk singing group can be booked at your own home.

- When are you available?

Mondays: mornings 9am to 13pm – afternoons 16 to 21
Tuesdays: mornings 9am to 13pm – afternoons 16 to 21
Wednesdays: mornings 9am to 13pm – afternoons 16 to 21
Mondays: mornings 9am to 13pm – afternoons 16 to 21
Tuesdays: mornings 9am to 13pm – afternoons 16 to 21
Thursdays: mornings 9am to 13pm
Fridays: mornings 9am to 13pm
Saturdays: afternoons 16pm to 20pm

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

From 4 years old to 110!!!
From Non-speakers to Advanced, English for academic purposes, Business English, Lifestyle and recreational activities including music and movement and also Cambridge Esol exams preparation in line with the Common European Framework (All levels from C1 to A2)

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Cambridge Esol Exams preparation: KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, BULATS, IELTS
Market Leader (all levels) in preparation for English 1 and English 2 - Corso di laurea in marketing e comunicazione - IULM (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione, Milan, Italy)

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I am available for online lessons via Skype especially if we have had a chance to meet in person before.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

What is the best course of action for you?
From Early Learning activities for your children to Academic Exam preparation and from General English to Practical Professional Modules, I can help you assess and set your goals for your unique English language pathway of learning. As specific needs can vary depending on your age, circumstances and aspirations I can offer group or individual sessions to assess your needs and tell you more about my method and tools, different type of classes to ensure you and your family and friends can make an informed choice and the most effective investment of your time and effort.

Why choose me as a Tutor?
There is nothing more rewarding in life for me than providing support, cultivating and helping other people develop their knowledge and life skills.
I thrive on creating real opportunities for growth and development for my students and build a sense of community and direction around them.
Preparing conscientiously for lessons, sourcing ad hoc, interesting, surprising and entertaining tailored material for teaching is fun for me, and observing interactions and results in actual time is fantastically rewarding. Giving and receiving immediate feedback to students gives me a great sense of achievement and if people leave class looking forward to the next one then I instantly know if I have done a good job.


  • ESOL (English)
  • Business English
  • +1

    Cambridge First Certificate FCE


  • English


  • Primary
  • High School
  • NCEA Level 1
  • +18

    NCEA Level 2

    NCEA Level 3

    Adult education
















About Margie

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have resided in the UK for over 20 years so I have a native speaker level of English and excellent communication skills. I studied in London graduating from the London College of Communication with a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in 1995. Living and working in London for many years has informed my professional practice and mindset. I have taught general and business English and Italian to professionals high school and university students at all levels, in either individual or group classes up to 6 participants in testing modules, and up to 12 participants in complementary classes. I have worked at Wall Street Institute in Milan, Italy and regularly tested students on their acquisition progress, providing advice on their learning method within WSI guidelines. Additionally I planned and held various 'in-school' activities including themed social clubs and complementary classes such as music and singing workshops integrating grammar and pronunciation points, introducing students to connected speech and practising how to link sentences in spoken English. I also planned literature complementary classes where students listened to audio files, answered collectively to story comprehension tests, were given special glossaries with new vocabulary and practiced summarising skills and role-palying or recounting parts of the narrative to each other and myself.

Young Learners – Play & Learn – Fun English for Kids – Milan and Lake Maggiore, Italy 2007/2010 - Kentish Town City Farm , London Summer 2011
I held weekly workshops in Milan for children between 4 and 12, backed up by materials to trigger interaction, manipulation or games, and aimed at developing children's fluency in spoken English and Italian.
In 2009 and 2010 I have also adapted workshop's contents and materials to 'summer camp' format and worked as activity leader with residential groups of bilingual nursery children in a didactic farm on the hills of lake Maggiore. The workshops were then hosted again by Mini Art Factory in Milan during the 2010 autumn term and attended by young Italian learners of English as a foreign language.

I have created three 'eco-fable' interactive week-ends for youg learners. in May 2010 I have also been commissioned by a local primary school to produce an 'eco-fable' cross curricular module, with printed materials and mask making for 200 pupils, leading to a show and and tied in with language interaction workshops in each class.

I have a full programme of play, move and sing classes for children aged between 3 and 6. These are held in community halls, churches, libraries, and nurseries.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I hold an enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificate issued on 28th September 2011 by the Criminal Records Bureau.

- Where and with whom did you train?

TESOL Certificate teaching English as a Foreign Language
Intesol Worldwide Accredited by Ascentis and the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (ODLQC)

London College of Communication (former London College of Printing) – London Institute

Institute of Linguists Bilingual Skills & Community Interpreting Certificate – Morley College London – 1991

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – South London College – 1989

- Tell me about some of your current students.

In recent years as a private tutor I have helped several students on a one to one basis to reach their English language and communication goals. In some cases my students have chosen to prepare for Cambridge Esol exams, University entry level exams (IELTS), business English exams (BULATS and MARKET LEADER) or asked for support with their practical professional skills for example on how to structure and write a successful CV or prepare for an interview or a presentation in English. Last spring 2011 one of my students successfully passed her Level 1 & 2 business English exams (Market Leader), part of her Marketing and Communication degree course at ILUM in Milan (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione). Another of my students who had been out of work for a year took a 15+15 hour General English course and three professional development skills modules (What next? CV writing and Interview skills) and shortly after she was invited to some interviews and has recently been appointed as Marketing Qualitative Manager by a company in Milan. I have also started a young learners strand of teaching called Play & Learn tm, held summer camps and creative workshops at nurseries and play centres in Italy and in London.

Please check my website where you can read my students' feedback in the comments section.



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