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MonikaVass (Female, 39 y/o)

Hutt City
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English $30.00 /hr
Do you need help to improve your English for work, school, immigration or socializing?

I'm university trained, CELTA qualified and have over 10 years of experience teaching English as a foreign language in three countries, as well as experience of preparing students for exams (Cambridge, IELTS). I have taught English to all ages and all levels of abilities. Having this range of experience allows me to identify and adapt to the particular need of each individual to achieve fast progression in the language.

I can travel to most areas of Hutt Valley or Wellington. I can teach classes on Skype, in your home or any quiet place near where you live or work. If you work shifts or have commitments we can book lessons around your needs.

Get in touch if you want to start making progress quickly.


Hungarian Montessori Association: Foundation Course, Montessori Teacher Education, 2014 - 2015

Christchurch College of English: CELTA certificate, TESOL, 2010 - 2010 Grade: Pass A

Szolnok University, Hungary: Bachelor's Degree in Economy with Tourism and Hotel Management specialization, 2003 - 2008

Berzsenyi Daniel University, Hungary: Bachelor of Arts, English Language Teacher, 2000 - 2003


ESL Tutor, freelancer
June 2016 - Present (3 months)
Currently engaged in private one-on-one tuition helping immigrants improve their English for work, school and socializing. I find great enjoyment in supporting people of all levels and age groups and embrace the multi-ethnic setting that Lower Hutt and Wellington provide.

ESL Tutor, freelancer
January 2013 - April 2015 (2 years 4 months)
I organized and conducted early English play date sessions for non English speaking toddlers and their parents with strong cultural focus. Aiming to teach basic life skills, learning through play, adopting nursery rhymes and children's songs to our theme-based lessons, supported with arts and crafts projects, enhanced by gross and fine motor activities. Alongside this I taught regular English and business English classes, IELTS and CAE, CFE Exam preparation courses.

ESL Teacher at Siam Computer and Language School
May 2010 - October 2011 (1 year 6 months)
Recruited by SIAM Computer and Language School I was assigned to work as an ESL teacher at Bodindecha 3 High School, which is one of the most accomplished government schools in Bangkok for students aged 12-18. In the framework of the Extracurricular English Programme (EEP) I taught skill subjects and general English with the following responsibilities: manage classes with 30-40 students, develop syllabus and course outlines, create weekly lesson plans, add and adapt teaching material, design mid-term and final exam papers, conduct parent teacher conferences twice a term, proctor exams, prepare students for competitions, organize Musical and Art Club, supervise children during morning assembly

ESL Teacher at Christchurch College of English
January 2010 - March 2010 (3 months)
CCEL is a privately-owned English language school located on the University of Canterbury campus in Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers a range of English courses including General English, Business English, IELTS preparation, Cambridge exam preparation and also offers TESOL courses for native and non-native English speakers. At this renowned institution I earned my CELTA certificate and I was also engaged in short term language programmes for Japanese exchange students from Kokugakuin and Tokai Junior High Schools, Tokyo.

ESL Teacher at various language schools
September 2003 - August 2008 (5 years)
During this period I worked as ESL tutor for various language schools across Budapest such as Katedra, London Studio, Concorde, Maria Valeria and Zenit Language Schools teaching adult corporate and community classes. It has given me invaluable experience in classroom management, testing and feedback, trying out different methodologies, meeting group and individual needs, offering top quality customer service, utilizing the educational aids, tools and cutting edge technologies these institutions supplied.


I enjoy spending time with my awesome family which includes my husband and our two beautiful kids.

In my free time I also love travelling, tramping in nature or just sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee soaking up the sun.

Trail running is my go to sport when I'm wary or need to let off some steam. The muddier the track the better.

Recently I became interested and took courses in graphic design and massage therapy. I particularly enjoy giving and getting Swedish, hot lava stone and Chinese acupressure massages.

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