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IELTS and ESOL tutor Pretoria

This is to introduce Marlene to you – she’s a highly experienced IELTS tutor in Pretoria South Africa who now provides face to face classes in both IELTS and ESOL. You’ll see below that her philosophy is based on learner autonomy – this an excellent approach as in the end the best learners always learn to teach themselves.

IELTS tutor Pretoria

My teaching philosophy 

I have recently become a private tutor doing one on one classes with English learners.
I believe that the learner needs to be taught in his own context (his age,life experience,cultural background, what he plans to study after his English course etc.)

It is very important to me that I always have visual examples and always work with themes so that
learners can see the bigger picture of the new vocabulary and grammar
All lessons and grammar rules are activated with activities in reading, writing, listening and speaking done by the learners themselves.
Learner Autonomy (with guidance) is important to me.

IELTS examination preparation follows the same teaching concepts as my other lessons.
I make sure that my learners go through three months of thorough reading, speaking,writing and listening lessons which I do with them step by step.

Academic Profile
Bachelor Degree Consumer Science (University of Pretoria)
Train the Trainer (Damelin College)
Assessor Certificate (Services Seta)
Cambridge TEFL Diploma (Language Link)
TEFL Certificate (Teaching English to young children)
TEFL Certificate (Grammar awareness)

Experience Profile – Higher Education

Face to Face IELTS preparation (2 years)
Face to face Esol Lecturer Level 1-6 (7 years)
Lecturer -Consumer Science (10 years)

How to contact me


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Writing Guide

Essay writing guide

Academic task 1 guide

Letter writing guide

Reading guide

Listening guide

IELTS vocabulary

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One Response to IELTS and ESOL tutor Pretoria

  1. Mohammadreza Kiannejad October 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    Hello Dominic,
    I am so pleased to have a chance to know you. As much as I figured out from your profile, you love teaching; well, I love learning instead. So, why are we waiting? I’m ready for your instruction.My main weak point is listening, and as much as I know as an immigrant physician fromIran who lives in Canada, I need to improve my writing as well. I really appreciate your help.


    Mohammadreza Kiannejad

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