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Karen’s passion for English teaching started in a kindergarten classroom in South Korea in 2009. Since then she has taught both adults and children at all levels in South Korea, the UK and online. She has 9 years experience teaching children face to face and online. With a strong academic background in language learning and linguistics, Karen provides instruction that is not only interesting, engaging and fun but matches her students’ learning styles and preferences. Additionally, with many years of experience working in human resources & sales, Karen is equipped with exceptional insight into interview preparation and delivery as well being able to help her students develop language that is fit for purpose in the corporate environment. She also has many years of IELTS preparation experience and has successfully helped students gain grades of up to 8.

Teaching Experience
  • ESL teacher since 2009
  • Taught English to Young Learners in South Korea
  • Taught English for Academic Purposes at University of Birmingham
  • Taught General English and IELTS at a Further Education college in the UK
  • Qualified trainer and Sales Coach
Certifications and Diplomas
  • BA in Applied Languages (German and Spanish)
  • MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language & Applied Linguistics
  • Diploma in Human Resource Development from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (2017)
  • Karen has lived in 5 other countries outside her homeland, Ireland.
  • She loves decorating and interior design.