Learn English with Brends the natural way!

Professional online English Teacher | Native Speaker | From South Africa | Living in Cape Town

This project would not have been possible without the help of Agata, Graziano, Lydie, Valerie, Romina and Dinah, my beautiful friend, who helped me make this video. I will be forever grateful. Thank you all for enriching my life in ways that I could never have imagined.

English Lessons

Trial English Lesson – $5

A 30 minute lesson that gives us the opportunity to assess your level and what you require. It’s also a great way for you to see if I’m the right teacher for you.

Let’s chat – $10

Pick a topic and I will teach you new vocabulary and phrases around that topic. If you are not sure how to start you don’t have to worry. I’m very good at making conversation with anyone.

Informal tutoring/Job application preparation and interview practice – $15

We will start with updating your CV and making sure that everything is correct. Once we are happy with your CV we will update all your social media profiles. e.g LinkedIn I then teach you some core vocabulary and phrases for interview practice. We role play the interview and have a lot of fun. I have helped so many students through this process and it has been very worthwhile for all of us.

English Reading Lesson – $10

I started reading the Greek Mythology story of Hercules (for kids) to Liam, my son, when he was a baby. Every night at bedtime I would read to Liam. He used to love it, I love reading and I love having someone read me a story. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. Reading, I believe, is the key ingredient to learning the English language.

If you do not have a paypal account you can use “login to paypal as a guest” and you will be able to book lessons using your debit/credit card.

AT A GLANCE

TEACHES: ENGLISH

SPEAKS: AFRIKAANS (C2), FRENCH (beginner)

EDUCATION

Hi my name is Brends and I’m a native English speaker from Cape Town, South Africa. I have been an Online TEFL English Teacher for over four years. Living in South Africa is interesting and I am very lucky to have a view of Table Mountain and False Bay from my home.

Having taught amazing people from all over the world, I have learnt more than anybody at school or university could ever have taught me. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to speak to people from different walks of life and cultures. Being a good listener I’m open minded and always interested in listening to other opinions and ideas. Sharing knowledge and networking is very exciting. My career experience is diverse and includes teaching, selling property, technology (website design) and tourism. I’ve worked in both the corporate and academic environments. 

British English conversation is my specialty but I’m also familiar with American English. We sometimes pronounce words differently. New vocabulary is fun and exciting to learn. Depending on the topic of conversation, you will learn how to speak about specific topics using the vocabulary you have gained throughout the lessons.

Please view my calendar below.

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Calendar and Video

In order to have English lessons with me click on your preferred lesson type below and follow the instructions. Please make contact if you are not sure about how to book a lesson. 

At my discretion, regular loyal students can also expect a free lesson for their birthday! It’s the best way for me to gift you for your special day. You can choose the date and time.

Brends

English Teacher & Social Entrepreneur

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy

Cancellation

If you would like to cancel a lesson with me, you need to cancel the lesson 24 hours in advance in order to receive a refund. Should you cancel your lesson less than 24 hours in advance, 50% of the fee will be refunded.

Absence

If you do not attend a lesson and you do not notify me that you cannot attend the lesson you will NOT be refunded. When you don’t arrive for a lesson which I was expecting would take place, I don’t go out for coffee or phone a friend for a chat. I work on new lesson plans and I do administrative tasks. 

Rescheduling

You are welcome to reschedule a lesson with me up to 24 hours before the lesson starts as per my availability.

Why I love being a professional online English teacher

I love learning so you have a great opportunity to teach me. In English of course! None of us are perfect and I make mistakes in English every day. My students say that I am kind, friendly, intuitive and encouraging. Seeing my students gain confidence is so gratifying. It leaves me feeling proud that I have taught and that I still teach people from many different backgrounds such as educational Professors in Italy, Psychologists and Insurance brokers in France, Construction Managers in Russia, Wedding Planners in Switzerland, Staff recruiters in The Czech Republic, Mechanical Engineering Teachers in Germany, Factory Managers in Spain and Missionaries from Brazil who live in South Africa.

My professional online teaching style

As an Online TEFL English Teacher our first lesson will be about getting to know each other a bit better and I will explain how I work and you can explain your needs or express concerns. My style is gentle and flexible, sometimes we might have a plan but not follow it at all! Role playing and laughing is one of my favourites and you might need to be spontaneous. I’ve become a very good listener and good at asking leading questions. Would like to consider my vocabulary as extensive and I will teach you to communicate using the correct vocabulary for any subject. Honesty and integrity are at the cornerstone of all my business dealings. Being self motivated, a self starter and very organised ensures I’m prepared for all our lessons. I am efficient, punctual, democratic, approachable and have exceptional communication skills.

My teaching material

  • PDF file
  • Audio files
  • Image files
  • Articles and news
  • Presentation slides/PPT
  • Video files
  • Quizzes
  • Test templates and examples
  • Flashcards
  • Graphs and charts
  • Text Documents

My professional online teaching environment is amazing. I do have a cozy office, but I love sitting outside in the garden. I’m looking forward to hearing about your working environment.

Brends

English Teacher & Social Entrepreneur

I will help you become fluent and confident when you speak English to your international colleagues and friends.

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