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Kevin Dunn English Tutor

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Kevin Dunn

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From New Zealand

has taught 7 sessions.

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Introduction

Hello, my name is Kevin and I am a freelance English teacher and experienced IELTS examiner and teacher (10 years).
I have over 15 years of English teaching experience including mostly business and academic English and have a CELTA certificate. I have also been an EIKEN, BULATS, TOEFL teacher and examiner.
I like to go surfing in summer and snowboarding in winter. I have traveled and lived in countries around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France and Spain etc.
I wrote and published an IELTS test preparation guide book (currently Japanese only) and am studying a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A. TESOL)
I am an expert in teaching the IELTS test and love helping people quickly improve their scores. Students tell me my lessons are always friendly and supportive, professional and clear.

Work Experience

Victoria University

March 31, 2014 - March 31, 2017

EAP and IELTS teacher Victoria University, Wellington. Teaching groups of
international diplomats and students’ academic speaking/ writing skills and IELTS test preparation.

IELTS text book writer

April 30, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Sole author of a top-selling comprehensive IELTS test preparation guide published in Japan.

JASA

February 28, 2011 - January 31, 2013

IELTS writing and speaking instructor. JASA Tokyo, Japan. Teaching small groups and private lessons to students working on improving their IELTS test scores. Also, present seminars to large groups on the IELTS test, and help students in their applications to overseas universities including personal statement writing and interview preparation.

BEO

April 30, 2005 - March 31, 2017

Academic English and IELTS teacher. British Education Office (BEO). Developing
curriculum and teaching Academic English and IELTS skills. Help students pre
their graduate study applications including resume, personal statements, and interview
preparation.

Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

February 28, 2009 - June 30, 2014

Academic English, ESP and IELTS teacher. Instruct ministry employees preparing for postgraduate study abroad preparation for overseas Japanese embassy posts.

British Council

September 30, 2010 - August 31, 2011

Academic English and IELTS teacher. British Council Tokyo. Teaching adults working to improve their general and academic English including reading, writing and speaking skills.

IELTS Examiner

March 31, 2008 - March 31, 2017

Testing students in the IELTS speaking and writing examination.

Various

September 30, 2004 - May 31, 2006

Freelance Business English instructor. Teaching business English lessons at various companies including Panasonic, Pfizer, Casio, Mitsubishi HI, Ministry of Affairs, Ministry of Defense and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

ELS

July 31, 2006 - April 30, 2008

Academic English Skills Teacher. English Language School (ELS). Preparing and teaching grammar, writing/reading, and conversation based lessons to groups of 5 to 15 full-time adult students planning to study abroad.

Education

University Manchester

December 31, 2012 - December 31, 2016

Masters TESOL

University of Manchester

February 28, 1987 - February 28, 1990

English Linguistics

Certification

CELTA

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TEFL

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Bachelor of Arts English Linguistics

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  • The duration of a trial session is about 25 minutes.
  • The duration of a private session is about 50 minutes.
  • If you purchase more than 5 sessions, you will receive a discount. (According to the price the teacher set. )

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  • Enter the website 10 minutes before the class starts. Click “Calendar” on the function bar, find the class, click “Go to class”, and then you will be in the classroom on ZOOM!
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  • In order to have a successful class experience, we suggest you use a microphone or headphones/microphone combination, and ensure that your network is stable prior to the class. You may also use a high-definition video camera (optional).
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