Pro Tips to Improve English from experts

Meet the team

Ben - Business English Coach

Your Business English Coach

Name:

Ben

Superpowers:

All business skills (meetings, presentations, negotiations, telephoning, emailing), grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. Fully focussed on the most effective use of your time to meet your specific needs. 

Lessons with me are:

Relevant to your situation, interests and needs. So they can be as intensive as you want them to be. The aim is to be productive and get results while always remembering that learning English can and should be enjoyable.

Work experience:

I have 20 years experience in teaching and training business and general English. My clients come from all sectors of Industry (from middle management to Board level), Politics (Members of the European Parliament and National Members of Parliament) and other areas (international musicians, FIFA legal team, international football players and one international football manager).

Qualifications:

DELTA (Teaching diploma)
CELTA (Teaching certificate)
Cambridge Certificate Teaching English Online
BA Hons: Modern Languages and European Studies

 
 
Susie - vocabulary & grammar coach

Your Vocab and Grammar Coach

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.

 
Adam - Voice & Pronunciation coach

Your Pronunciation Coach

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

 
Benjamin - Writing Coach

Your Writing Coach

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. 

Annabel - Interviews and Work Skills Coach

Your Interviews Coach

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)

 
Helen - American English Coach

Your Accent Coach

Name:

Helen

Superpowers:

Accents, diction and clarity.

Lessons with me are:

Energising, fun and usually hilarious. It is always my intention to put clients at ease, to push you in a rigorous yet nurturing way and to have fun together while doing so.

Work experience:

Acting -
Award-winning actor with 20 years’ experience working in international film, TV, theatre, commercials, improv, and voiceover, as well as communication training within the corporate and medical role-play world. She also writes and produces her own film content.

Teaching -
Helen coaches actors 1-2-1 on accents. She also helps clients of Hone Your English to speak clearly in a way that can be easily understood by their colleagues.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Theatre & Acting at Leeds University. Speech and accent training from Knight Thompson, Karen Strassman and Gaby Santinelli.