I am originally from the northeast of England, but have lived in various countries (Georgia, Ecuador, Italy, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan) over the last ten years. In terms of hobbies, I love outdoor activities like hiking and canoeing. I'm a keen reader, and also enjoy playing guitar.
I've always had a passion for languages, and working as a Community Events Planner, I discovered how much I enjoyed working with people. Teaching English seemed like the perfect way to combine these interests. I have since come to appreciate the great satisfaction of seeing my students' hard work pay off when they pass their exam or perfect that really tricky language goal they were aiming for.
Over the years, I have met and worked with many Russian people and always find them a pleasure to spend time with. I have always been very interested in Russian culture, and am a particular fan of the plays of Anton Chekhov. I am also a big fan of any country where there's always a good cup of tea in the near future.
I teach general English, IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation, and have previously taught English for Nurses, Military English, and Business English.
The most satisfying aspect of teaching for me is seeing students grow in confidence and succeed in their goals. I always very much enjoy the friendly, communicative atmosphere of a language class, where everyone is working together to help each other improve.
Преподает с 2011 года