- EXPERT, PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH COACH: MORE THAN 8,500 HOURS TAUGHT ON AND OFFLINE TO ADULTS SINCE 2003. STARTED TEACHING ONLINE IN 2010 BEFORE VERBLING EVEN EXISTED.
- MY METHOD: LEARN ENGLISH WITH LITTLE GRAMMAR WHILST HAVING FUN
- GRAMMAR EXPERT: ENGLISH GRAMMAR BOOK AUTHOR
- RECEIVE FREE ENGLISH TEACHING: ENGLISH GRAMMAR PODCAST PRODUCER
- MANY, MANY SATISFIED CLIENTS: MANY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WITH ME FOR 10 YEARS +
- EXPERT LINGUIST: MASTERS IN TRANSLATION (SPANISH, FRENCH AND NORWEGIAN TO ENGLISH)
- BUSINESS OWNER: FOUNDER OF MY OWN ONLINE ENGLISH SCHOOL
GET IN TOUCH TODAY AND YOU WILL SEE HOW YOUR ENGLISH WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT ME:
What can I say? I just love what I do! And I’ve done it since 2003! And my students just keep coming back for more! I've taught more than 8,500 hours to many happy students from different backgrounds some of whom I've had for more than 10 years!
My goal is to make your English much better in a quick, fun and easy way whatever your objective! I’ve been the main reason why students from countries such as France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil, Finland or Switzerland have achieved and surpassed their English goals. If I’m still doing it after all these years I guess it means I’m a great teacher but that is for your to judge with a free trial!
I am British and have lived in 7 countries. I have a friendly and relaxed teaching style, yet it is also critical for my students to significantly improve in every class and have fun as much as possible! As I get to know you better I adapt the material more to your interests, objectives and your personality!
I will get you enjoying and feeling good about English. I will instil more confidence, more fluency, more precision, more vocabulary, improved pronunciation and more fun with English! I eliminate grammar study as much as possible by concentrating on and eliminating your common errors, thereby avoiding boring grammar classes. You will receive personalised grammarexercises unique to your English that you study in your own time. I instruct about what grammar to study so as to achieve a really high level thus avoiding studying grammar that you really don't need!
Over the years I’ve taught around 8,500 hours (online and offline) to groups, to businesses, to the Official School of Languages in Spain, to adult professionals, to adolescents and civil servant English teachers in Spain! … I’ve even taken clients hiking for the day so they can spend the whole day speaking English. In addition, I’ve had students stay with me at my house in England for a full English immersion programme. Furthermore, I actually personally visit some clients if I am in their country. These students typically invite me to dinner, let me stay at their house or show their city to me in exchange for free English and the pleasure of actually meeting a student in person.
I understand my income and my family depends on the quality of the classes I offer so my commitment is to be better than any teacher you’ve had before and always look to improve my service for you. I know I am more expensive than many other teachers on Verbling but you will actually save money since you will learn at least twice as much with me than with any other teacher. Remember, what's cheap turns out to be expensive. So try my classes for free by booking a 30 min free trial today!
A SUMMARY OF MY SERVICE:
- Free trial:
Take a no obligation free trial so you can see how good I am. This is a chance to check out the method and explain your objectives and requirements e.g. improve fluency, confidence and eliminate common errors.
- A unique service:
I offer a unique and personalised teaching method to satisfy individual student requirements whether that be an English exam (Cambridge, Trinity, IELTS, TOEFL, EOI...), an interview in English, medical or business English or general English conversation.
- Free responses to grammar queries outside of class:
If you have grammar doubts or need a quick correction to a phrase for an email, you can send me a message on Verbling when you want and I will respond in quick time!
- Study little grammar:
You don't like studying grammar? No problem! With me, you will study grammar lightly to ensure you enjoy the English classes. On the whole, I look at grammar only when errors are made during conversation. The amount of grammar studied will of course depend on your level and it is personalised to you so you are not wasting time and energy studying useless grammar which so many students do.
- I am trilingual:
Being that I speak French and Spanish fluently, I know better than most what it takes to learn a language and the problems you may endure. I will help you overcome those issues in a way you have never experienced before.
- I have a Masters in Translation:
This is better than a TEFL certificate. This shows a deep linguistic capability and critical thinking ability.
- Error correction method:
My method is about correcting your common errors. A language is too complex to be studying all the grammar. For homework you will get a list of mistakes you have made in the class to be corrected for next time. I encourage you to converse as much as possible as this is usually the main objective of my clients.
- Possibility of a personal visit:
I often personally visit students if I am in their country. Then you would get to speak English for free over coffee or a meal for example.
- I have a written an English grammar ebook:
This book was designed to help Spanish speakers learn more effectively and more quickly. It is called 101 common errors Spaniards make when speaking English. I include excerpts of the grammar from this book in every class to ensure you are progressing every class with your grammar knowledge!
- Business English:
My first degree was a business degree and I have professional experience in banking, tourism, and the property industry. I am great for interviews, CV/resumes, meetings, sales and marketing, negotiations, emailing and the like!
- Founder and director of online school for Spanish market www.clasesinglesonline.com:
I have run this for years and it is still going strong!
Mark Davies MA PG (dip), BA (hons)
"Tengo 42 años y he estado estudiando ingles toda mi vida, clases particulares, academia de inglés, cursos online, inmersión en UK, etc... Hace dos meses empecé las clases de inglés vía Skype con Mark. Al principio fue duro, en lugar de avanzar tenía la sensación de retroceder pero, sorprendentemente, varias semanas después la mejora empezó a ser impresionante. Los errores escritos y orales empezaron a disminuir, mi fluidez oral y escrita mejoró pero el mayor logro ha sido en la comprensión oral. Nuestras clases son fluidas y mi dificultad de entender a Mark es prácticamente 0. Además, el 99% de mi trabajo es en inglés. Hasta ahora tenía que esforzarme enormemente para poder seguir las conversaciones. Desde hace dos semanas mi nivel de comprensión ha aumentado considerablemente y me siento mucho más cómoda y relajada".
"En resumen, estoy encantada con el sistema, en mi caso los resultados han sido visibles a muy corto plazo. Además, me gustaría destacar la comodidad que supone realizar las clases en casa, así como la flexibilidad de horario. Awesome!!!"
Montse Sandoval, Barcelona, España
"I am grateful for having done an English online course with Mark and I totally recommend him. Today my English is a lot more fluent and I have certainly noted a big difference in my communication when I am abroad. One of the main qualities of my native teacher was the personal focus and Mark definitely knew what we had to concentrate on so I could make big progress in little time"
Maite Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
"Las clases de inglés por Skype con Mark, mi profesor, se me pasan volando, no me suponen ningún esfuerzo y noto que estoy mejorando mucho el speaking, mi punto débil. Si lo que quieres es hablar inglés, te recomiendo las clases de inglés vía Skype al 100%!"
David Amilibia, Pamplona, Spain
Please note, I don´t teach beginner levels (A1-A2). I do pre-intermediate or above (B1, B2, C1, C2).
I studied French and Norwegian to English, my native tongue. The domains covered included economic, business, legal, scientific and technical translation. Worked with computer-assisted translation software and state-of-the-art corpus tools and resources. Equally important, Iearned business requirements so that I acquired the necessary project management and entrepreneurial skills to work as an English teacher.
Self-employed - Pamplona, Spain, Aix-en-Provence, France
Teaching Spanish individuals and companies English in order to achieve a wide variety of goals such as passing interviews, passing exams (EOI, Cambridge, IELTS...), improving conversational English, Business English etc. I even taught civil servant English teachers. I also took some students hiking for the day so they would get more of a chance to practice their English.
2006 - 2006
Pueblo Inglés volunteer
Pueblo Inglés - Soria, Spain
Volunteered for 1 week to assist with Spaniards´ English language learning in hamlet in Soria, Spain. We lived with the students for 1 week.
2006 - 2006
TEFL teaching certificate
I to I - Spain
Course to get initiated into English teaching to foreigners and to learn the grammar basics of English. Helped to get my first jobs!