Teaching & Tutoring Experience
A specialist in IELTS preparation and English as a second language - including English for Business, I have also taught English Language and Literature for GSCE and A Level exams since 1969. I have also prepared pupils for Common Entrance exams, University entrance and BA degree exams.
I have lived and taught also in Sweden and China in schools, Universities and as a private tutor. I have long experience in distance tuition and have recently started to use virtual classroom technology too.
English literature, world current affairs, architecture, films; cycling, swimming, roller skating, walking in wild places, camping, woodwork.
- BEd, Birmingham U
- QTS, GTC England
- CELTA, Cambridge ESOL
“ Jeff has the gift of making the study of English fun for his pupils, sharing his personal approach and skills in literary analysis and essay writing in particular. Pupils soon overcome their difficulties and begin to believe in themselves. Quite quickly their English grades improve, accompanied by improvements in other subjects, such as History, Politics or Economics, where an analytical approach and essay writing skills are required. ”
“ During my 9 years working as a International Education Program Administrator I worked with more than 50 teachers from all over the world. Jeff was definitely one of the best of them. He was always well prepared for classes and, more importantly, he was passionate about teaching and helping students to make progress. I sincerely think he is a natural teacher because he enjoys encouraging people so much and supporting them to achieve their full potential. He talks to students trying hard to understand the unique personalities and find the best way to teach each one of them. ”
Ying H, Shanghai & Wisconsin