International Photographer. British and Canadian Dual National. I have lived in USA, Wales, Scotland, England, Taiwan, Russia and Canada.
From a zoologist researching for a Ph.D. to photographic commissions from multi national corporations, the unifying factor to my success has been a solid foundation in the English language and an ability to comminicate with precision and clarity.
As someone new to the language or, indeed, if you have advanced in your fluency the necessity to engage the right instructor with both the internationalism and cultural awareness that can only come from extensive experience of living abroad, is imperative.
Fifteen years ago I made it a mission to qualify as an ESL instructor and graduated with a University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Moscow, one of the most demanding academic environments and most dynamic ESL markets in the world.
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I base my lessons on Grammar, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing and Listening from Cambridge English Teaching and Cambridge Assessment English as prescribed by The University of Cambridge (UOC) through my CELTA training. As an internationally recognized centre of ESL excellence I choose lessons from UOC textbooks and related publications and supplement them with real life English from mainstream media. I also use British Council language resources and recommended curriculum resources used in Canadian, British and American teaching institutions.
I was head hunted in Moscow in 2007 to help develop a business English program in Moscow. As a self made busnessman and entrepreneur my skills in Business English are well developed and I am able to deliver practical Business English tuition for executives and anyone involved in finance or commerce.
I cover in-depth preparation for all common examination platforms eg. IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Advanced (CAE), First (FCE), KEY (KET), BEC and European CEF
I match industry standards and give more..
I commit 60 full minutes to a unit of instruction, not 50 or 45. I charge $40 CAD a teaching unit.
I offer 10% off blocks of 10 lessons, 15% for 15-24 lessons to a maximum of 20% for 25 lessons and above.