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Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00

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Personal Description:

I am an author and journalist, who has a TESOL qualification and I teach IELTS. I love helping people to learn English and usually help with cultural and practical situations through my work. I am an author and journalist who has written books on cultural history, history of fashion and essays on cultural history through media. I write obituaries and articles for national newspapers and magazines here and in the USA. I also studied Film at University. I have done courses in research, through the London School of Business, worked on financial PR campaigns and prepared speeches, brochures and editorial for various companies. I have worked in theatre and I am currently at work on a screenplay and a non-fiction book.

Teaching Experience:

I have been teaching since 1996 and trained at International House. I have taught children and adults and lectured at museums both here and abroad. I have experience teaching children and adults with dyslexia. I also teach Drama for LAMDA board examinations. I am enjoying teaching English, Theatre Studies, Media and Fashion History. I like to tailor my teaching to the needs and interests of the student, encouraging reading around the subject. I am quite flamboyant, which helps when teaching beginners, but equally enjoy meeting the challenge of teaching advanced learners with an accent on finding material in their own field of interest.

Teaching Approach:

I am keen to tailor lessons to the student's needs in business, work or study. I have recently taught students who needed help to work in the specialist car design industry and a student who studied anatomy at university.I have taught business English and also had success teaching children who need to adapt to new schools. My approach is positive, encouraging and practical. I have two grown children, who have very different learning styles, so I think it is important to take this into consideration when devising lesson plans and marking work.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • International House (1996) - TEFL (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • UEA (1984) - BA English and American Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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