I was born in Plymouth, in the south west of England and later lived in London for many years. As a native English-speaker, I have been involved with teaching for over 40 years. English was my favorite subject at school and the one in which I achieved the highest results.
Some years ago I attended a training seminar in Toronto, Canada, where I studied accelerated learning methods for teaching English.
Shortly after that, I started an online tuition service through Skype. I have taught hundreds of students individually from all over the world, helping many to reach their goal of qualifying for a university, or emigrating to another country.
A large majority have been professionals or business people who need English to expand their career or who would like to work for an international company.
My credentials are as follows:
Advanced Certificate in T.E.S.O.L. from the Canadian Institute of English to teach advanced learning.
Bachelor of Education Degree specializing in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
Band 9 in IELTS (I took this exam to gain a better understanding of how to help students who are preparing for IELTS).
My personal library reflects a lifelong interest in the English language with numerous books on vocabulary, word structure, and etymology.