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Helen Lunney

Native English Teacher, CELTA and DELTA qualified, Teacher Trainer and Assessor

What I could talk about for hours:I could reminisce for hours about my childhood in the 1980s! Over a glass of wine my friends and I often get the photo albums out and laugh at our hairstyles and clothes. I love getting together with my family too and joking about our mad holidays on our boat, and arguments and games in the car. Such fun!
What I would take to a desert island:I’m not sure how many things I am allowed but let’s say three. I’ll limit this to things rather than people. First I’d take an iPad jammed with books - mainly thrillers. Second a generator powered by coconuts so I could charge my iPad! Thirdly, something practical like a toolbox or maybe a fishing rod.
In the last 12 months I have…… seen a lot of big changes in my life. I have entered a new decade and 150 miles from the South West of England to South Wales. I am beginning to learn a little Welsh which is hard. I have also, randomly, earned off by heart a long poem by Roald Dahl about Little Red Riding Hood.

Hello there! I’m Helen and I am a native English teacher from Cardiff in South Wales.

I’ve been teaching English since 1994 when I took my CELTA. For my first three years I worked overseas with International House in Macedonia, Spain and Portugal. I then came back to the UK and have worked as a Teacher, a Senior Teacher, a Director of Studies and a Teacher Trainer.

I have lots of experience teaching levels from absolute Beginner to Proficiency; and all ages from 7 years old to 83. As well as General English I am very experienced teaching for exams, especially PET, FCE, CAE, BEC and IELTS as well as designing and teaching tailor-made courses for ESP such as Business English and English for Travel and Tourism.

My own educational background is in Law so this is also an area I can specialise in – I love teaching Legal English! I trained and qualified as a DELTA teacher trainer and assessor in 2009 and regularly assess candidates on their lessons. This means I have to keep up to date on teaching methodologies (which also comes handy for the Professional Development course for non-native English teachers), and make sure my grammar knowledge is at its peak. Teaching English is my passion as well as my job. I am very lucky!

When I am not teaching, one of my main hobbies is acting and I am part of an improvisation group and we perform locally and even at comedy festivals. I also love spending time with my husband exploring the UK in our little caravan.

As an English teacher I am very conscious that the lesson is for the student and that he or she always needs to go away feeling they have learned something useful. I like my online English lessons to be fun, though-provoking and challenging. If you make an error, I’ll help you correct it and understand it. The joy for me in my work as a teacher is to be a part of YOUR journey. Contact me if you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!

Laura Kelly

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified

What I could talk about for hours:Music, travel and almost anything really, I love to chat!
What I would take to a desert island:My dogs, record player and a good book.
In the last 12 months I have…… finished renovating my house, moving on to the garden now. Vegetable patch is in and doing well! I’ve also been getting out and about with my dogs and exploring new places.

Hello, my name’s Laura and I’m from England. I have over eleven years’ teaching experience. I taught in the classroom for seven years in the UK, before moving to Portugal five years ago, where I started teaching English as a second language, mainly online.

I have a BA honour, qualified teacher status and a CELTA. I love the opportunity teaching online has given me to teach students from around the world with a multitude of cultures and backgrounds. I have taught all ages, at a variety of levels from Beginner to Proficient. I have years of experience in teaching IELTS and Cambridge Exam Preparation, Conversational English, Business English, English Writing Skills and Job Interview Preparation. 

I think learning should be fun and make my lessons as interactive and energetic as I can. I want to provide an enjoyable and engaging environment where students feel able to express themselves and comfortable to learn. I am passionate about what I do and committed to helping students through there learning journey. I tailor my lessons to the individual needs of the student using a range of resources and mediums.

As well as teaching adults, I also love working with young children and teenagers and I thoroughly enjoy the fun and energy in the classroom with Young Learners. The youngest I teach is 3 years old, all the way up through the teens. Even though it’s a challenging task to teach very Young Learners, especially when they don’t read or write in their own language yet, with the right help and interaction, they are very capable of keeping still for our short lessons of 25 minutes. I am very experienced and make my lessons visual and interactive, with lots of songs, stories, games, props, flashcards and puppets. I can also teach native speaking Young Learners, for example those moving to the UK, helping them to adopt and follow the National Curriculum materials, or just those who are struggling with English at school and need a bit of extra help.

In my free time I have a multitude on hobbies of interests. I love music, reading, cooking and gardening. I enjoy traveling, camping and being outside in nature exploring with my dogs. I also enjoy sports, such as skiing and rock climbing. Get in touch to arrange a free Demo lesson with me and discuss how we could achieve your learning goals. I look forward to hearing from you!

Isobel Campbell

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified

What I could talk about for hours:My dog, food, good books and snorkelling in the ocean.
What I would take to a desert island:After living on one for two years I would definitely bring my snorkel, my dog and a Swiss army knife for all of the fruits!
In the last 12 months I have…… read a lot of books, watched too much Netflix, swam in the Indian Ocean, flown over 10,000 kilometres, rescued a cat, driven to Sicily and complete my Masters research proposal.

Hello, I’m Isobel and I’m a native British teacher. I have a BA honours degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Leeds and I am in the process of preparing my final dissertation for my Masters in Education with the University of Glasgow. I also have a CELTA and have spent the last ten plus years teaching English in Madrid, Spain, Berlin, Germany and the island of Réunion, France. In my time teaching I have had the opportunity to teach children in pre-school, primary and secondary schools, and adults in university and in various businesses. 

I believe in learner centred education and putting the needs of the student first. I like to get to know all of my students to cater to their needs and learning styles. It is important for the learner to feel included in their learning and to have activities that work best for them. 

Over the last ten years I have prepared hundreds of students for the various Cambridge exams and IELTS, given Business English and General English lessons tailored to all levels from Beginner to Proficient, as well as helping young learners from the age of 5 y.o. begin their English learning journey.

Get in touch to arrange a free Demo lesson with me, I look forward to hearing from you!

Katy Muench

Native English teacher, CELTA and DELTA qualified, Teacher Trainer

What I could talk about for hours:Recipes, animals, nature, travel plans
What I would take to a desert island:Several cats, art supplies and tea bags
In the last 12 months I have…… started a postgraduate course, won a materials writing competition and joined a cycling club

Hello! I’m Katy and I’ve been teaching English for 12 years. I grew up in Birmingham, and my first career was as a newspaper reporter in nearby Wolverhampton. After a few years of writing about court cases and council meetings, I needed a change, and decided to go to New York to take the CELTA course. I then went on to take the DELTA. I spent 12 years living and working in Turkey, and have also taught in Poland, Hong Kong, and Italy.

I also have experience as a speaking examiner for IELTS and Cambridge exams, so I know the exams very well and can help you prepare. I’ve taught IELTS to PhD and Masters level students, and TOEFL as well.

As well as teaching, I also train teachers on CELTA courses, online and across Turkey.

In my lessons, I take time to get to know my students and then create interesting lesson plans based on their interests and needs. I particularly enjoy teaching  Conversational English to teenagers and adults. I’m looking forward to meeting you online, sharing cultures and helping you improve your English. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.

Natalie Thoren

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified, MA in English

What I could talk about for hours:Sherlock Holmes stories, TV comedies, food and cooking
What I would take to a desert island:Paper, pens and paints
In the last 12 months I have…… embraced all forms of online entertainment, fully explored the area where I live on foot, and done a great deal more cooking than usual

My name is Natalie, I’m a native English teacher with over 12 years experience of teaching English. I’m originally from London, but spent many years living in Spain in both Madrid and Malaga. As a result, I speak pretty fluent Spanish. Now I have settled in Leeds in the north of England. I received my degree, an MA English at Glasgow University, and later studied CELTA at International House in London. I have a vast experience of teaching General and Business English for all levels from Elementary to Proficient, and very successfully taught students for Cambridge exams as well. I particularly enjoy creating tailor-made materials for my students, and progressively introduce new vocabulary and grammar, making sure students can practise and test new knowledge straight away.

I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and in my free time I help organise Fan Club meetings with fellow ‘Sherlockians’. They’re great fun! I also love walking (briskly in the hills in all weathers), gardening (although I’m not very good at it), playing with my cats, watching films, comedy, cooking and eating!

Although I take my students’ lessons very seriously and prepare for them very carefully, I do believe learning a language should be fun. It should not be thought of as only hard work. I’m pleased when my students laugh but learn at the same time. I can be quite strict on the grammar though! Most importantly, I will treat you, as my student, as an individual with your own language learning needs, and I will make sure that your lessons are interesting, fun, and exactly what YOU need to make good progress. Get in touch if you have any questions, I’m always happy to help!

Zahra J

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified, MA in English

What I could talk about for hours:World cultures and traditions.
What I would take to a desert island:1. A barbecue (I love summer barbecues!) 2. A digital radio for listening to all my favourite podcasts 3. My sister for endless laughter!
In the last 12 months I have…… visited lots of castles and historic buildings across the UK.

Hello there! I’m Zahra, a native English teacher with over 8 years of teaching experience. Originally from Staffordshire, England, I now live in the countryside near my hometown. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Law and a master’s degree in English, specialising in linguistics, I also hold a CELTA certification, which has enabled me to teach both in the UK and abroad. My teaching journey has taken me to the Middle East and Asia, where I’ve found particular joy in helping others to achieve their language goals.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of instructing students of all ages and levels. I have also taught and currently teach a diverse range of courses including General English, English for Young Learners, Job Interview English, and Exam Preparation for IELTS and Cambridge exams. In addition, my prior industry experience in the field of Law has thoroughly prepared me for teaching Business English and Legal English to professionals.

As well as teaching adults, I also have a special fondness for teaching children, especially very young children (as young as 3 years old) and teenagers. My teaching style emphasises hands-on, visually engaging methods, making learning not only effective but enjoyable. With young learners, I incorporate props, games, quizzes, and flashcards to ensure active participation and retention.

Teaching is very rewarding for me, and seeing my students’ grow into confident English speakers brings me great joy. I’m very lucky to call my career my greatest hobby.

If you’re excited to start your language learning journey, let’s connect for a free Demo Lesson. I’m excited to discuss how we can work together to achieve your learning goals. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Richard James

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified, Postgraduate Certificate in Education

What I could talk about for hours:Photography and archaeology
What I would take to a desert island:Olympus OM1 or OM4 camera, and my trowel
In the last 12 months I have…… been working and exploring Poland

Hello, my name is Richard and I’m a native English teacher.

I am English, born in Nottingham, Robin Hood’s city, but have lived for many years in Brighton on the south coast. I have been very fortunate to have been able to travel extensively and I’ve lived in 11 different countries, as well as visiting many more. When I left school, I worked in a photographic shop, and then as a photographer for British Rail. Photography is one of my great passions!

My second passion is archeology. Once I left university, with Environmental Archaeology BSc and MSc under my belt, I was very fortunate to have a regular position as an archaeologist, firstly with the Museum of London and later with Oxford… only having to leaving when my knees could not take the perpetual kneeling on stoney ground and the breaking of the ice on cold winter morning! Still, it was an amazing period of my live.

Upon leaving archaeology I was free to peruse my third great passion – teaching. I did a PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Brighton University, gained a Certificate in Financial Administration and also attained a CELTA. Armed with my new qualifications I headed east to China to teach in a state school in Chengdu for two and a half years, which was a wonderful experience. I then returned to Europe and taught in various language schools – enjoying every one of them!

My speciality is in teaching Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency level students. I like the challenge of pushing the students to learn more and more and to develop their confidence in their English skills.

I am also very experienced in teaching Business English to professionals, not just general Business skills but also English for various professions, such as English for Banking, Accounting, English for Finance, English for Sales, Business English Writing Skills and many more.

I find teaching extremely rewarding and I love seeing my students grow and develop into confident English speakers and confident professionals.

I look forward to meeting you online and exchanging ideas about our various cultures and, above all, helping you learn and improve your English language skills. You can contact me any time if you have any questions.

Natalie Outhwaite

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified

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What I could talk about for hours:My family and friends, Design and food
What I would take to a desert island:Pens, pencils and paper, tarpaulin and tea
In the last 12 months I have…exhibited my paintings, lived in Italy and explored new landscapes

Hello! My name is Natalie and I’m a native English teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience. I am from the South West of England with its rolling rustic coastline and green fields but have been living in Southern Italy for the past two years, just under Mount Etna.

Let me tell you a little about myself. Teaching is my life and my passion! I began teaching Arts before I graduated from university studying for a Fine Art BaHons degree, and always knew my passion was in teaching. For me, the pleasure of guiding my students in their learning journey and creating a learning environment intuitively, is a very special experience and one I take very seriously.

Many years later, I am now a designer and painter and have been exhibiting in Europe for many years. I have worked with The National Trust as an artist in residence and have created design work for the front cover pages of some national magazines. In 2013, I decided to get my Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and combining my Art and Design background with my English Language teaching.

Since I obtained my CELTA, I have taught General English to all levels from Beginner to Proficient and all ages from 2 y.o. young children through to adults, as well as Business English, the IELTS exam preparation, OET exams, Cambridge exams, KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE. Also, I have experience teaching native and non-native children in a Primary School setting.

I am an extremely dedicated and passionate teacher and take pride in preparing well thought out and tailored English lessons. Every student has an individual need and reason for starting a learning journey. For me, it is absolutely key to create intuitive, thoughtful, structured lessons, utilising student’s existing skills as well as helping therm to develop new skills and making their experience engaging and proactive.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, I look forward to hearing from you and helping you (or your child!) on the English learning journey!

Jo Stone

Native English Teacher, TEFL, Cambridge Examiner, Senior examiner with the British Council, BMAT marker

What I could talk about for hours:Paranormal
What I would take to a desert island:A good book
In the last 12 months I have…….walked my dog Hugo for over a thousand hours

My name is Joanna and I am British, born in the UK. I have been teaching English for the last 19 years and my students have come from all over the world with different levels. I lived in Italy for a year near Milan and then 6 years in Sicily where I had my own teaching business. After that I came back to the UK and have been teaching at local schools.

I am a qualified First Certificate and CAE written exam marker and BMAT (Medical exam) marker with Cambridge English, and I am very experienced with IELTS, PET and KET. I have recently been promoted to Senior Examiner with the British Council where I oversee all the Written and Spoken exams for all levels from A1 to C2.

Regarding my education, I studied Psychology at Royal Holloway University and held a Research Post at Liverpool University as a Criminal Profiler. I then went travelling around Europe visiting Italy, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Slovakia. After I came home from travelling, I did a teaching TEFL qualification and my teaching life began… I absolutely love teaching and my specialities are Conversational English and Exam preparation.

In my spare time, I love learning new things and I have spent a lot of the last year, training to become a relationship coach. As I am interested in the paranormal and have been on many ‘ghost hunts’,  I also did a paranormal course and have increased my knowledge in that area. But above all, I really enjoy taking my long haired miniature Dachshund called Hugo on long walks.

When I’m teaching, I like to make sure that I listen to my students carefully and that they always feel they are getting better and better. I look forward to ‘e-meeting’ you and helping YOU improve your English!

Cindy Reynolds

Native English Teacher, CertTESOL qualified

What I could talk about for hours:… about the power of language and its ability to connect people from different backgrounds.
What I would take to a desert island:A survival kit with essentials like a multi-tool knife and fire starter, along with a collection of my favorite books and a comfortable hammock.
In the last 12 months I have…….dedicated time to learning Spanish, making progress in the language and confidently integrating it into my life.

Hi there! I’m Cindy, originally from England and now proudly calling Spain my home for the past seven years. My journey into the world of teaching English has taken me from the vibrant streets of Barcelona to online classrooms connecting with students from all corners of the globe.
My teaching adventure began with a TESOL certification from Oxford House in Barcelona, where I honed my skills in both adult and children’s education. I then transitioned to a private academy, serving as the sole native English teacher. There, I crafted and implemented my own curriculum, preparing young learners for the Cambridge Movers and Cambridge Fliers examinations.
Venturing into the digital realm, I embraced online teaching, engaging with diverse students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Whether it’s one-on-one sessions or group classes, I strive to keep each student captivated and provide tailored instruction, including conversational English from Beginner A1 level to Advanced C1, to Business English and much more!
A diligent worker at heart, I find teaching to be a profoundly rewarding career, allowing me to exchange experiences and cultures with individuals worldwide. Every day brings new lessons and learning opportunities, enriching both my students’ lives and my own.
Outside of the classroom, I’m a passionate event planner, lending my creativity to curate memorable experiences in and around Barcelona. Music and dancing are my soul’s rhythm, and I find joy in exploring new destinations, meeting new people and uncovering the world’s wonders one adventure at a time.
If you’re ready to embark on an exciting English learning journey or seeking guidance in achieving your language goals, I’m here to help. Let’s connect and explore the endless possibilities together!

Brydgette Bryon-Edmond

Native English Teacher, CELTA and PTLLS qualified

What I could talk about for hours:Medieval and Tudor History, woodwork and renovating old furniture, photography, yoga, cooking, learning Spanish and the etymology of language – especially idioms!
What I would take to a desert island:Books, camera, some of my tools, a couple of interesting people and a survival kit!
In the last 12 months I have……. bought and (nearly) renovated a house in Spain, been adopted by a stray dog, missed my family a great deal

Hello! I’m Brydgette. I am English, but I live in Spain after selling up in the UK and travelling around Europe for a few years.

At the beginning of my career I studied a degree in Marketing and Multimedia, and taught Drama to children, then went into business for more than twenty years, as a business consultant and director of a radio station. I then went back to college to study CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) and PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector), and I soon realised that I wished I had been a teacher for many years – it’s so much more fulfilling!

I have been teaching English for around seven years in various countries and for a whole range of lovely students. Utilising my experience of working at the University of the Balearics as a senior tutor, I now specialise in the IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC) and in teaching General and Business English as well as EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and industry-specific English.

My other speciality is teaching English to young learners. Over the last few years I have taught many children and teenagers, both General English and the English School Curriculum.

For the last year, I have been renovating an old Cortijo in the Spanish countryside. We, and especially the dogs, love it here! I love to cook, take photographs of the amazing scenery around our house and of people, work with wood and renovate old furniture. I am also studying Spanish and yoga, so I can empathise with the struggles of learning a second language! I read a lot – usually about the history of Great Britain and Europe and anything about how our languages have developed.

But, most of all, I love to teach my language. I like to make my lessons interesting, varied and personal to the learner. Everyone is different and has particular needs, and I love tailoring lessons for my students. Get in touch and let’s discuss how I can help you improve your English and achieve your learning goals!

Andrew Wicks

Native English teacher, CertTESOL qualified

What I could talk about for hours:travel, music and films
What I would take to a desert island:a smile and a boat
In the last 12 months I have…… re-adapted to English weather

Hello! My name is Andrew and I am a native English teacher. I have been teaching English since 2012 and I have taught mostly in the UK, Spain and Saudi Arabia, as well as online. I have taught students from all around the world, and of every level, from Absolute Beginner to Proficient. My speciality is IELTS Exam Preparation, OET Exam Preparation, Trinity Exam Preparation, Cambridge Exam Preparation, as well as General and Business English, English for Academic Purposes and industry-specific English such as Financial English, Technical English, Medical English etc. I have taught most ages during my career, though the majority of my experience has been with adult and teenage language learners.

After graduating from my university degree, I took the Trinity CertTESOL qualification and started teaching English both in the UK and abroad. I am currently in the finishing stages of the Master’s degree level Trinity DipTESOL, which I decided to take to provide the best possible quality of teaching to my students. In my free time, I like to learn new things, exercise, watch documentaries or read.

I like to tailor my classes to meet the student’s needs, as every person has their own reason for studying, inclinations, time frame, and goals. So lessons could be fun and conversational, fast-paced and challenging, or a mixture of both, depending on what is needed at the time. Get in touch and let’s discuss how I can help you improve your English and help you achieve your learning goals.

Roberta Lee

Native English Teacher, Teacher Knowledge Test 

What I could talk about for hours:Music from the 70s
What I would take to a desert island:A Kindle with lots of books downloaded
In the last 12 months I have…… become a Yogi 🙂

Hello! My name is Roberta and I’m a native English Teacher. I have a passion for linguistics and have spent years studying foreign languages myself – my fascination began at school in Cambridge where I was taught by a truly inspirational French teacher. Not only did I love learning about the structure of language, I also realised how languages could open doors to new cultures and opportunities. So, after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a first class honours degree, I moved to Spain.

Living in Andalucia, I achieved my Teacher Knowledge Test qualification whilst teaching English at a state school. I gained considerable experience teaching a range of ages (from 3 to 16 years old), following the Cambridge Assessment for English and preparing students for their Cambridge KET, PET and FCE exams as well as helping them improve their Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading skills. What I find so rewarding about teaching young learners is seeing their improvement from lesson to lesson; they absorb language so quickly! It is such a joy to witness  and to share an enjoyment of language learning.

My speciality is teaching the young learners and teenagers online. I aim to make every class as educational, engaging and fun as possible. My lessons are well structured, and highly engaging as I tend to use the full range of materials  – pictures, flash cards, texts, audio and video. It’s important to me that the students feel at ease in the class and confident in communicating. I strive to create this positive learning environment and I always tailor the class to the interests and needs of the students. Everyone learns in different ways and at different paces so I’m sensitive to this in my teaching approach. Get in touch to discuss how I can help you achieve your learning goals, I’m always happy to help!

Harriet Stevenson

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified 

What I could talk about for hours:I prefer to listen!
What I would take to a desert island:My dog, a piano and some vegetable seeds
In the last 12 months I have……. grown a lot of tomatoes!

Hello! My name is Harriet and I am a native English speaker, born in the south of England. I have completed the CELTA qualification for teaching English, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Master’s in International Development. Following my university studies, I completed an internship with the United Nations Development Programme in Namibia, during which I decided to dedicate my future career to education. In 2007, I moved to Spain to gain more experience as an English teacher and I have been based here ever since.

Over the last thirteen years, I have gained extensive experience teaching General and Business English to all ages and levels, both in academies and giving private classes. I particularly value having had the opportunity to work for the British Council in the north of Spain, where I was able to attend a variety of professional development courses and further develop my teaching techniques. I have also taught in Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania and the UK. Three years ago, when I moved to a very rural area, I switched to teaching online and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that online classes can be considerably more effective for language learning. I’m happy to teach all ages from 5 years old and I have successfully prepared a large number of students for the IELTS and Cambridge exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE).

In addition to teaching, I pursue a keen interest in science and technology by collaborating with a journalist and transcribing interviews with scientists, covering diverse themes ranging from artificial intelligence to giant atoms. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my beloved dog, swimming, gardening, music (I play the piano and clarinet) and generally being creative. Feel free to get in touch with any question you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you improve your English!

Emma Heath

Native English Teacher, CELTA qualified

What I could talk about for hours:Travel and food
What I would take to a desert island:Journal and pencil
In the last 12 months I have…… attempted to learn French and Arabic

Hi! My name is Emma and I’m a CELTA qualified native British teacher with over 12 years teaching experience. Since my first Teaching English as a Foreign Language training whilst I was still in University, I was always interested in teaching and always had a dream to work and live abroad. That’s why, after 5 years of working in hospitality management in the UK, I packed my bags and jumped on a flight to Madrid… and haven’t looked back since. 

In Spain, I was working at the British Council Adult Centre getting invaluable experience in teaching business professionals through teaching English at numerous large companies such as Deutsche Bank, Euler Hermes, Orange, Telefonica etc. This is when I gained a distinction as an International Business English Trainer with an examination board Trinity College London. I enjoy teaching Business English to busy professionals and I believe that with my years of experience in management, I can help English learners to develop not only their communication skills in business but also their professional skills as well.

I qualified with a Diploma in Academic Management which led to further roles in ELT such as Teacher Trainer in Malaysia  and then Teaching Quality Manager in The Philippines. In Malaysia we used a Mooc to train primary and secondary school teachers to teach English. In The Philippines we used video conferencing equipment to deliver English classes to primary school children in Uruguay. 

After 5 years in Asia, I moved to a new continent and started working in Mauritania in West Africa, as a university teacher to young Mauritanians studying a course delivered fully in English, and as a Teacher Trainer to local secondary school teacher trainees. I truly enjoy teaching English to teenagers and encouraging them to set personal objectives and develop their critical thinking skills as language learners. 

Over the past 12 years I have helped prepare many students for English exams such as FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS as well as delivering specialised courses for Marketing, Legal English, Medical English, English Language Development courses for non-native Teachers of English, English for Engineers, English for Finance and and other industries

Regardless of student’s requirements I can help them to improve their English in a very dynamic learning environment where the priority is always the learner. I believe motivation is the key to success and, through my enthusiasm and positivity, I keep my students motivated to achieve their goals. Get in touch to discuss how I can help YOU achieve yours. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you improve your English!

Gillian Kell

Native English Teacher, BA Open degree, PTLLS and TESOL

What I could talk about for hours:Travel, cultures, food, books, films and cooking
What I would take to a desert island:A good book and some suntan lotion!
In the last 12 months I have…… been busy creating the perfect mango and chilli sauce… and testing it on my children:)

Hello! I am Gill. I am English and I have been teaching English language for 18 years in state schools, colleges, private academies and online, to both children and adults. I first decided to become an English teacher after teaching English in Greece and Romania during my holidays at University. I fell in love with my native language and I decided to train to become a qualified English teacher. I now live in southern Spain with my twin sons, dog and three cats. I enjoy cooking and sport, and of course giving online English lessons! I hold a BA Open degree from the University of Chichester and the Open University, and a TESOL Certificate from Trinity College London. I have also participated in many teacher training professional development courses with the British Council: Preliminary Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Certificate in Phonics, Certificate in Assessment for Learning, Certificate in Language Integration, Certificate in Teacher Training and PTLLS (Teaching in the lifelong learning sector).

I consider myself to be patient, professional, flexible and friendly. I like to encourage my students to speak as much as possible and I always correct mistakes, when necessary, in a supportive manner – after all, I know how difficult it can be to learn a second language! My lessons are fun and dynamic, and I will always answer your questions about new vocabulary, grammar or pronunciation. In my free time you will find me either horseriding or kayaking with my twins, and in those rare moments I get to myself, I like nothing better than to be curled up with a good book. I also love going out to eat Indian food with friends and trying to replicate the exotic dishes at home.

For the past four years I have taught online students from China, South East Asia, Russia and Europe. I have extensive knowledge of exam preparation, in particular IELTS, Trinity and Cambridge, General and Business English, and also Conversational English for very young children and teenagers. I look forward to meeting you and helping you improve your English. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.