I specialise in teaching my students to communicate effectively in English. I also help students with accent reduction and pronunciation issues for RP English. Some students need to pass exams such as the FCE, CAE, CPE, Trinity, TOEFL, IELTS, and University entrance exams, and I’m happy to help them do this. I also tutor students in writing.
Accent Reduction and Pronunciation
I teach accent reduction for students from all language backgrounds. I focus on achieving close to Received Pronunciation (RP English).
I use the British English IPA chart where necessary and focus on the problems posed by the student’s native language. Each language has different problems when it comes to pronouncing English correctly. The first language tends to influence the student’s pronunciation.
From my experience over the past decade, I have spoken at length with students from 40 countries and have developed an expert ear for pronunciation problems. I am able to use this vast experience to help students greatly improve their accents.
Pronunciation is more than just producing the correct sounds, and I school students in the correct use of weak and strong forms, in stress patterns, intonation, the importance of tonal modulation, linking sounds, ellipsis, and every other feature of British English pronunciation.
I have helped many students pass their exams over the years. I have experience of teaching the Cambridge Exams from PET to CPE, the full range of Trinity exams, and the IELTS and TOEFL. I have also helped students pass their university entrance exams for English.
Whatever type of class you are looking for, I will always pay attention to your general English skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening. I also correct grammar errors and errors of syntax and pronunciation for all students as they arise during our classes.
As a freelance writer since 1986, I love to teach students the art of writing. Writing is not as difficult as students think, if they follow some simple rules and stick to a plan. Anybody can write well and effectively if they have the right coaching.
Many of my students simply want to practice speaking English with a native English speaker. Conversation classes are ideal for this, and require no homework beforehand.
Even if you live in an English-speaking country, you are unlikely to be corrected on your mistakes by those you are speaking with. Therefore, you continue to make mistakes and never improve. With me, I’ll point out your mistakes, explain why they are mistakes, and help you to correct them permanently.
If your aim is to improve your career prospects through improving your English for the business environment, I can tailor a business English course just for you.
If you are a business looking to invest in your employees because you know that their English skills are vital to the success of your business, I will be happy to arrange classes for any number of employees. Each employee will be provided with a tailor-made course based on their abilities and needs. Because the courses are delivered online, your employees can take their classes where and when they want, without being compelled to stick to an inflexible timetable of classes. Businesses have seen the benefits of online classes in terms of flexibility, convenience, cost, and efficiency.
If you would like to know more about arranging English classes for your employees, email me at [email protected] and I’ll be in touch as soon as humanly possible.
English for Special Purposes
If you need English for a special purpose, such as medicine, engineering, aviation, science, computers, the military, tourism, maritime, or any other specialised English, I can tailor a course to fit your needs.
To discuss your needs, please book an Introductory Class.