Hello there. My name is Phil, and I’ve been teaching English to adults for over 18 years. I’ve taught in many countries and contexts – from businesses & government ministries to universities & language schools – and I’ve taught people with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, levels and needs. I’ve worked in the UK, in Central & Northern Europe and in Southeast Asia, but my students have come from all around the world, from Argentina & Cuba to China & Vietnam.
My special interest is in English for Special Purposes. This includes exam preparation, e.g. IELTS and Cambridge exams (I’ve also been an examiner for IELTS, CAE & ILEC); Business English (I’ve taught Business English and soft skills in multinationals, local companies and government ministries from the Czech Republic & Hungary to Malaysia); and Academic English (I’ve tutored students in academic skills and English for Academic Purposes at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level at universities in Finland, the Czech Republic, Malaysia and the UK).
I’m an experienced online teacher, and I have certification for teaching online through the British Council, for whom I worked in different countries during 2004-2016. I also hold the Cambridge DELTA and a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. My approach to teaching is, to find out what the client needs to achieve and how they want to get there, and then to help them reach that goal!