This Is My Story…..

Where was I born?

In a small town just outside London.

What did I study at university?

Humanities, with a focus on English Literature, History and Psychology?

What did I do after leaving university?

I took a course to become an English teacher and have lived and worked in the UK, Ecuador and Spain (where I live now).

How long have I been teaching?

I've been teaching since 1996.

What positions have I held?

I've been a Director of Studies at a British Council accredited school in Central London, Course Director of a Training programme for English teachers (Trinity TESOL), and I've also worked as an English for Academic Purposes tutor at King's College (famous university in London) where I prepared international students for post-graduate study in the UK. Now, I am a self-employed teacher / trainer / blogger / course designer and enjoying the freedom.

What other teaching qualifications do I have?

I have an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, a Diploma DELTA (advanced teaching qualification) and an E-tutoring certificate.

Is there anything else I would like to mention?

I prefer to call myself a trainer or coach rather than teacher. Learning a new language is like learning any new skill: you need to practise and train every day to become better at doing it. I hope that people watch my course and then go out and practise speaking English with other people.

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