Bernadette is a TEFL certified teacher from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Bernadette has a wealth of experience, due to working for various online companies where she won the Private lesson award for three years in a row. She is certainly a most passionate and unique teacher, having worked in the field of education since 2010, where she started off with teaching child art. After earning her TEFL qualification in 2011 – she decided to move into the field of Teaching English as a Foreign language, full-time.
Bernadette has a special flair for communication, utilizing an eclectic methodology – her approach to pedagogy is related to students needs – whether it be task based activities with a communicative approach, Grammar orientated sessions, General conversational strategies or Pronunciation and elocution lessons.
Motivation and bolstering confidence, is a key aspect in her classroom, as is encouraging a positive self-evaluation. Bernadette has had tremendous success in preparing students ahead of the FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS exams. She has worked with Business students, preparing them ahead of presentations, meetings and related Business topics- Telephoning, Negotiations and Business Correspondence. Her aim is to provide lessons in a comfortable and caring environment – she has a love for people, the creative arts – especially painting in oils, music as a medium for learning and helping students attain realistic goals.