I specialize in English for business and exam preparation for intermediate and advanced adult learners. I come from Oxford in the UK and I am a native speaker with a standard, southern British accent.
I have a university degree in Engineering and Management as well as a Cambridge-accredited qualification in teaching English to adults.
For over 30 years I had a successful career in business - in sales, marketing and management. I have worked for a wide range of companies in the UK, Europe and North America - from small start-ups to multi-national companies - dealing with information technology, telecommunications and electronics.
WHY I BECAME A TEACHER
I became a qualified teacher as I really enjoy helping people to develop new skills. I have learnt foreign languages myself and I know how difficult it can be - so my teaching style is friendly, supportive and motivational.
I believe this creates a productive learning environment which is enjoyable for both the student and the teacher.
From my long career in business, I can offer learners valuable experience and insights into how English is used in real business situations.
HOW WE WOULD WORK TOGETHER
Based on an assessment of current ability combined with the learner’s personal aims, each lesson has a specific objective.
I use a broad and interesting range of content for lessons - including authentic material from the learner’s business/industry or real IELTS exam papers - so that the language is highly practical and relevant to the student’s needs.
You will also learn about the cultural and formality aspects of living, doing business or studying in an English-speaking country.