More About Me
Articulate, Effective Communication
The power of English and articulate communication lie at the heart of my professional life. For over 20 years, I have taught adult and young adult learners in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, working online and face to face with individuals, companies, universities and schools.
Teaching runs closely with my background in professional writing, editing and communication skills training. This wider experience in diverse sectors shapes my dynamic, responsive approaches to successful English learning.
MY STUDENTS come from varied professions and academic backgrounds, but they share one common worry at the start. They are frustrated by their Intermediate English; it is limiting their career development and blocking their personal ambitions.
My role is to help you drive your English forward again. I lead motivated learners on the stimulating journey to Proficient English and confident fluency. With personal plans to meet your specific difficulties and goals, we will build your English confidence, range and flexibility - in all skills. In parallel, I strengthen grammar accuracy while expanding your vocabulary and idiomatic language for different professional, academic and wider social contexts.
I am a native UK English speaker with no regional accent, and I work extensively with learners on 'neutral' English pronunciation, stress, intonation and native-speaker delivery. Alongside this, I give specialised coaching in public speaking and presentation techniques.
As a former British Council Examiner, I also guide many students to success in IELTS and other professional language assessments. The key here is to understand the exam demands, build grammar accuracy and vocabulary range - and develop test-specific skills and strategies to achieve high scores.
Business & Professional English
Advanced General English
English for Academic Purposes
Public Presentations - Structure, Tone & Technique
Speaking - Pronunciation, Intonation & Accent Reduction
IELTS Exam Preparation