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Meet the team
 

 

Your vocab and grammar coach

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Name:

Susie

Superpowers:

Vocab + grammar, energy and enthusiasm

Lessons with me are:

Varied and tailored to help improve specific areas of vocab and grammar that commonly cause problems.

Work experience:

20+ years of teaching and training.  I am an EFL/EAL Teacher, a CELTA Trainer and a Teacher Trainer.  I also teach Creative Writing and run self-development workshops.

Qualifications:

B.A., PGCE, CELTA, DELTA.

 

Your voice and pronunciation coach

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Name:

Adam

Superpowers:

Voice, Pronunciation, Public Speaking

Lessons with me are:

Engaging, fun and physical -

Yes, we get active to improve your voice, confidence, speaking - in any situation!

Work experience:

As an actor, I have 20 years’ experience in film, television and voice-over acting. I have also worked extensively in business and customer relations. 

Teaching –

I have been teaching in several leading drama schools in the UK, and have worked with business clients on voice, pronunciation, accents, and speaking with confidence. 

Acting –

As an actor, I have 20 years’ experience in film, television and voice-over acting. I have also worked extensively in business and customer relations.  

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) in English and Theatre, Postgr. Dipl. Acting (LAMDA), MFA Voice Studies

Your American English coach

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Name:

Noel

Superpowers:

American pronunciation; Focus on high-frequency vocabulary for business; Practice workplace dialogue.

Lessons with me are:

Personal, engaging, helpful, motivational, relaxed, and effective.

Work experience:

Teaching - 

I’ve been teaching ESL both online and in class since 2018. I’ve taught a range of topics including business English and IELTS. I’m very personable and my students feel very comfortable in my classes, which results in positive outcomes.

Environmental Health & Safety Advisor -

I was an EH&S Advisor in oil and gas in western Canada, where I facilitated many safety and risk management meetings as well as safety orientations and training. I communicated regularly between corporate and site to ensure the most current regulations, policies and procedures were adhered to in the field.

Scuba Diving Instructor -

I worked mostly in the Middle East, where I helped teach the Kuwait Navy Seals.

Qualifications:

BSc., TEFL, TESOL

 

Your interviews and work skills coach

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Name:

Annabel

Superpowers:

CVs that stand out; winning interviews and confident presentations.

Lessons with me are:

Warm and relaxed -

I'll give you tips based on my work and acting experience

Work experience:

Corporate life -

17 years for KPMG and PWC in Australia, London and Mexico, advising multinationals on transfer pricing and international trade regulations and responsible for recruitment.

Teaching –

Was responsible for training team members and clients on transfer pricing.  As an actor, I am experienced at corporate roleplay for training, including giving feedback.  I mark mock exam papers for professional qualifications and have been tutoring non-native speakers online.

Acting –

Over 10 years of performing on stage and screen and doing voiceovers in the UK and Australia. 

Qualifications:

BEc, LLB, Admitted as a solicitor, MA (Theatre Practice)

 

Your writing coach

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Name:

Benjamin

Superpowers:

Pronunciation; small talk; vocab and accuracy.

Lessons with me are:

Fun, dynamic and purposeful – I will keep you on your toes!

Work experience:

Acting –

Nearly a decade of working in theatre, film, radio, opera and TV commercials in London and Barcelona.

Teaching –

I have been teaching at some of the best schools in the UK for many years. During my time in Spain, I taught business English to professionals in a wide range of sectors including banking, media and manufacturing. I have been teaching online since 2013, since the launch of my YouTube channel which has now had over 15 million views.

Qualifications:

B.A., PGCE, CELTA.