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About Karolina

WORK HISTORY

Aug 2016 – till now

Research Assistant

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Sept 2014 – July 2016

English Teacher of English as a First Language/IELTS/TOEFL/SAT

Hangzhou No 4 High School, International Department

September 2013-July 2014

English Teacher of College English

Hangzhou Normal University, China

October 2012 – August 2013

English Teacher

Strong International Group, Binjiang, Hangzhou, China

• Teaching: IELTS (Writing, Speaking, Listening); TOEFL (Writing, Speaking, Grammar); English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
• Advanced English Language Skills (AELS); AP Literature and Composition;
• Developed curricula for IELTS Speaking, IELTS Writing, IELTS Listening and EAP

(March 2011 – October 2012

Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Curriculum Developer, Book Club Coordinator.

New Oriental Elite, Hangzhou, China

• Spoken English; Grammar (basic and advanced); Pronunciation; Culture English Corners;
Reading

EDUCATION

Aug 2016 – till now

PhD Programme

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

• Second Language Studies

Jun 2009

Master’s Programme

Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland

• Obtained Master’s Degree in English philology with the specialization in British Literature

Jun 2007

Bachelor’s Programme

Higher Business School, Pila, Poland

• Obtained Bachelor’s Degree in English philology with the specialization in British Literature

Jun 2004

Cambridge Proficiency English

Sutton College of Learning for Adults, Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom

• Obtained Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

American TESOL Institute

Obtained TESOL Advanced Certificate

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Certifications

TESOL Advanced

CAE

Language Skills

Polish

English

Russian

Ukranian

Latin

Chinese

BOOK REVIEWS

Gary Halbrody

Academic Coordinator

“I have taken a look at a lot of study guides and author Karolina Achirri’s “IELTS Band 9″ is one of the most thorough and complete guides that I found to excelling at this test, particularly for Chinese students.”

Mary R

Teacher

“(Her) guides are comprehensive and overall I think they will be of great use to students aiming to take the IELTS test. I’ve tutored Chinese students for this test before, and I am glad that I found (her) resources to enhance their learning experience. Thumbs up.”

Melody

Interpreter/Translator

“She has written one of the most effective books for IELTS I have ever seen or read.”

Books

IELTS Band 9 VOL I

IELTS Band 9 VOL II

IELTS Examiner’s Tips

Materials

You can find some useful tips and materials here. Feel free to use them in your teaching and learning process.

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 11.08.18 PM You can download a Powerpoint Presentation here: for students

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You can download a Powerpoint Presentation here: For teachers

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