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Exercise to fill in the gerund in English

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  2. Exercise to fill in the gerund in English
  3. Practice the gerund in English
  4. Choose the correct gerund in English

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4.97/5

Hi, name is Laura. I come from a small town near Manchester, UK, though I now live in Bulgaria with my husband and two small children. I am an avid reader of fiction and am also particularly interested in current affairs, politics, psychology and education. I teach English full time and thoroughly enjoy my work. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring the Bulgarian countryside, cooking and learning Bulgarian.

Me as a Teacher
I am a qualified teacher with a BSc in Applied Psychology. I have been teaching English for 15 years and have worked with all ages and abilities. My lessons are very communicative and with a strong focus on speaking. I really enjoy getting to know my students and I try to incorporate their hobbies and interests into our lessons.
For the majority of my teaching career I have worked with teenagers and young adults. I have taught hundreds of young people and have found that they enjoy and respond well to my relaxed teaching approach. I am particularly well-suited to helping young people progress and have confidence in their ability.

My Lessons & Teaching Style
My teaching style is open and friendly. I encourage students to speak as much as possible and guide them through their use of English. All of my lessons are tailor-made according to the needs of my students. Whether it is conversation practice, grammar study or exam preparation (specifically KET/PET/FCE), I can help.

Each of my lessons is designed with clear learning objectives and I use a variety of learning methods/materials to make my lessons interesting and to reinforce what we have covered.
I believe learning should be fun and rewarding and students should be able to feel their own personal progress after each lesson. I genuinely care about the development every one of my students.

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4/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.6/5

Laura has over 15 years of teaching experience. She can teach you more than only the language, but also the culture that comes along with it. She adjusts all her classes to your needs! Furthermore, she offers a wide variety of interactive learning materials like for example videos, songs or grammar exercises. She is eager to help you study, and you will surely learn a lot from her!

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Laura Q. Laura Q. GB

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4/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

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5/5

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4/5
4.6/5

My way of teaching is based on my over 30 years of experience. After spending many years providing my students with a lot of grammar rules I decided to start providing them with the necessary tools that support them in breaking down both linguistic and psychological barriers, improving their confidence, building the correct communication code of the language thus lowering frustration and increasing motivation.

My students are happy with such method as they enjoy each and every lesson and never feel under pressure.

I want English to be learnt naturally with the right commitment but with no frustration.

I love my job and I am totally committed to what I do, while continuously working on new material and on finding the best way to keep my students engaged.

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.6/5

Patricia has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is very passionate about her job and is eager to help you study. She is very kind and patient. Furthermore, she has written her own English book and teaches very interactive classes.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Patricia ann W. Patricia ann W. GB

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.6/5

I've been living and working as a Turkish teacher in London for 5 years. I studied Turkish language and literature. I graduated from Kocaeli University in 2009. I have pedagogical proficiency and a Teaching Turkish for Foreigners certificate from Istanbul University.

I have experience at high schools and secondary schools in İstanbul/Turkey for 5 years.

All the collateral will be provided by me. I will give you homework after every lesson and we will check it together.

I use a theory book and an excercise book for my lessons, versions vary according to your level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1). They're all published by Istanbul University and are called `Turkish For Foreigners`

I also use powerpoint presentations during my lessons. It makes it easier to understand the grammar rules.
My lessons are about grammar, listening, speaking and writing.

Lessons are interactive and fun as I believe a playful approach to learning a new language helps retaining information. Games and other devices such as cards will be be used during the lessons.

For more information please do not hesitate to ask me any questions. Thank you very much. Have a great day! :)

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Samet has a lot of teaching experience. He is patient and enthusiastic to learn you a new language. Furthermore, he has lots of different teaching materials that make his lessons fun and interactive.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Samet T. Samet T. TR

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

I have a total of 9 years of experience, teaching a variety of subjects, especially Business and English to all age groups. I have taught in the classroom setting as well as online. I have been teaching English as a second language online for over a year now.
I use creative teaching methods, through case studies and simulated scenarios that are related to everyday life activities. Using a blend of visual, auditory and kinesthetic methods, I ensure that students with different learning needs are catered for. I also use lots of realia and TPR for my younger students. Assignments and homework are always related to the material covered in class to ensure continued learning and practice.
Feel free to join me for a fun and engaging class with lots of smiles! :)

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

Rhoda has 9 years of teaching experience. She teaches for all levels (A1 to C2), she also teaches business language. She has experience in working online and gives interactive class.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Rhoda B. Rhoda B. UG

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

I am a BA in Education graduate, with vast experience in primary, secondary and higher education levels, as well as in other activities related to education. I believe I have a diverse background which makes me a very adaptable teacher and with a lot to offer.
Most of my experience is in high school ,in adult education and university students. I have been able to develop a good relationship with my students, which has translated to better communication and an altogether more rounded experience for them and myself. My lesson planning has always aimed to reflect my students’ needs and interest applied into useful communicative language structures that they can actually use in their lives.
In my last years as a teacher, I have focused on preparing test-takers for the TOEFL. It has been a completely different experience from what I have had before, but I have helped my students accomplish the desired scores in the proposed time.
I believe in making the learning of a new language something exciting and not frightening at all, but challenging and gratifying instead. My material is dynamic and keeps my students engaged and continuesly developing their communiation skills.
I am flexible with my students' time and shcedule; naturally, it is open for deliberation if needed. I look forward to helping you get to the desired goals you set foryourself!

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Daniel is great!He was very kind in every lesson, and patient in explaining things to me that I did not understand. very easy to understand !! I definitely want to continue taking classes with him!

Bustamante B. Bustamante B.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Hello! I am a CELTA-qualified native English teacher offering lessons carefully tailored to your needs. Learn by dynamic conversation exchange, written pieces, songs lyrics, podcasts, and fun and challenging exercises. Try out a trial lesson and let’s work together to bring you closer to your English language goals!
- Intermediate Italian and Spanish speaker -

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

she is a professional mother language teacher. She is strongly problem solving oriented. She offers a wide range of tools to learn the language. She has a nice way of teaching.

Melissa R. Melissa R. US

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Hello, my name is Corinne and I am a qualified ESL English teacher from England. I have been teaching in classrooms and online for over 3 years and I have many satisfied students.

My lessons are student-centred and usually take place on Skype. I treat every student as an individual and tailor my lessons to meet their goals. I use a variety of text books and free online resources including exercises, articles and videos. I usually give out a little homework at the end of each lesson to reinforce what we have done together.

In your first lesson, we will discuss your needs and check your current level. From this, we can decide what sort of lessons will suit you the best. Perhaps you struggle with grammar and sentence structure? Perhaps you need to practice English for a specific purpose, like understanding lectures, making phone calls at work, or travelling? Or perhaps you need a structured course so that you can learn English step by step?

Whatever you need, I’m here to help. I see it as my job to make you feel safe, build your confidence and make your lessons enjoyable. I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you on your path to speaking better English. Book your first lesson now and let’s get started.

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Teaching methodology

4.9/5

Communication

4.98/5

Punctuality

4.99/5

Internet connection

4.97/5

Learning materials

4.94/5
4.96/5

I learn a lot during my lessons with Corinne and I recommend her a lot! She is a fantastic teacher and a really sympathic person. I like her very much.

Corinne P. Corinne P. GB

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Hello! I'm Sandra from Cape Town, a native English speaker with Cambridge certification to teach English as a second language. I have a Master's degree in English with over 10 years' experience as an English language editor and freelance writer. Tell me your goals or interests and I will create lessons around them. I will help you get you ready for any language proficiency exam (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS.) If you need to speak English in a Business or Medical context, I have the materials and the knowledge to improve your fluency. I teach ALL levels for ALL purposes Age 12 years and up. Please state your city/country/time zone in the lesson request. It is helpful if you test your current English level on this website or on the many other free online tests so that we can start at the right level straightaway. We CAN meet free of charge (just message me) to discuss your learning needs/my teaching methods, but I do not offer free lessons.

NB If you are writing a test like IELTS or TOEFL 'in a month or two' and you need to obtain a minimum score to enter a university, remember that according to education bodies like British Council and Cambridge English, it takes an average of 120-130 lesson hours to move from one level or band to the next. So with 'one or two' months, you need to already be at B2 or Upper Intermediate level to start preparing.

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4.63/5

Communication

4.5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

4.75/5
4.78/5

Mary is a very experienced and patient teacher. She prepared well before class and did various exercises in class. After class, she sent me always materials of the lesson. I have noticed my improvement in grammar and pronunciation.

Sandra C. Sandra C. ZA

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
5/5

Have you always dreamed of becoming an expert in the English language? Now you can!
I am a sworn translator and have more than 15 years of experience. Together with me you will be a near native speaker in no time!

My name is Wendy and I have been working as a sworn translator and reviser in the English and Dutch language ​​for more than 15 years. In addition, I occasionally help students and pupils with their lessons, young and old.

Would you also like to become a language professional? Or do you just want to be able to get by in the English or Dutch language, and especially want to practice speaking? Then you're in the right place with me. I would be happy to help you!

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4.67/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.93/5

Wendy is an enthusiastic new teacher. She is very patient and has a passion for the languages she teaches. She has lots of useful learning materials, and you will certainly feel welcome in her class.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Wendy K. Wendy K. NL

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

Hello!
I believe learning should be fun and interactive!

I would love to help you in any way I can, to improve your knowledge of English.
I love making beginners feel comfortable, and developing conversations or grammar with those who are more experienced in English!
I am very used to teaching children whose second language is English.

I love teaching and watching children come alive with individual attention, and tailoring my teaching style to their personalities. I enjoy being animated with my students!
I am comfortable teaching children and adults.
I am a South African and have a Business degree. I worked in Finance and Marketing for 7 years for Volkswagen South Africa.
I am extroverted and I love people!
I have homeschooled my children from the 2nd grade through to the 7th grade.
I have taught Life Skills to 8 year olds at a Primary School for three years.
Currently, I tutor 1st and 2nd graders at a school where the children are learning in English as a SECOND language.
I believe my personality, teaching experience and work ethic make me a great teacher!
Best Regards
Christine Rafferty

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
5/5

Cristina it's very funny and smilimg Person! Her english Is clear! Very good lesson with her! Thanks Cristina!!

Christine R. Christine R.

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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
5/5

Experienced French teacher (FLE), native speaker.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

3/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.4/5

Valerie has over 17 years of teaching experience. She is also a DEFL examinator. This makes her the perfect person to help you prepare for an exam. She is very kind and patient, and you will surely learn a lot from her!

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Valerie X. Valerie X. FR

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

3/5

Learning materials

4/5
4.4/5

Hello everyone! My name is Maryna, and I am passionate about teaching my native language (Ukrainian).

For those of you who find it boring to learn languages without context, I also explain the historical, cultural and ethnic background, which influenced the development of the Ukrainian language. I want you not only to understand and to be able to speak the language but also feel its beauty and melody.

I am a professional teacher of the Ukrainian language, and I would be glad to help you with learning.

I have 5 years of teaching experience.
If you are looking for a professional and cheerful teacher, do not hesitate to text me.
My teaching methods: the communicative approach, task-based method, engage-study-activate.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

4/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

she is a young professional teacher, she has a very high knowledge of grammar and rules and a nice way of teaching.

Maryna N. Maryna N. UA

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

4/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

My name is Julija Mihalova. I’m an enthusiastic Russian language tutor with over 12 years experience. I have a degree in Translation. I also have a certificate from Moskou University to teach Russian as a foreign language.

These individualized lessons will help you achieve the necessary level of Russian in the shortest possible time.

I will be happy to help you :
· learn Russian vocabulary for everyday life and traveling
· learn Russian for professional purposes, the broader job opportunities
· reach the A1/A2/B1/B2/C1 level Russian of the Common European Framework
· if you are someone who is curious about a different culture; OR wants to keep your brain active and fit by giving it an excellent workout.

As your tutor, I will focus on your preferences and provide you with an individualized learning program.

Regardless of the level at which you start, you will be able to communicate in Russian from the very first lesson. I will help you to understand grammar and reading; to enrich your vocabulary, speaking and listening skills through life communication fun games; and will provide activities to help the lessons ‘stick’.

The materials of each lesson will be provided in a visual, easy to perceive, form.

I am a friendly, professional and committed tutor and you will be assisted and supported as you progress along your individual learning curve.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

Julija has over more than 20 years of teaching experience. She teaches to all ages and levels from A1 to C2. She has lots of interactive learning materials. You'll surely feel comfortable in her classes!

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Julija M. Julija M. LV

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

4/5

Learning materials

5/5
4.8/5

I have an Honours degree in Quantity Surveying from the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I have 2 years experience in tutoring in University. The beauty of teaching English online is that there is often an exchange between student and teacher beyond the content of the lesson plan itself. I will be interacting with students of all ages from a variety of nationalities which gives me an opportunity to learn about their languages. My teaching method is I do, you do and we do, this method allows me to interact fully with my students and make the lessons more fun and easy to understand.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
5/5

I loved learning english with Teacher Pumeza. She is kind, she is patient and involves me in the lesson. I like that she involved me in making a lesson plan. Her connection was perfect and I could hear her nicely.

Pumeza J. Pumeza J.

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Teaching methodology

5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
5/5