I am a British TEFL teacher, I have been teaching for 15 years in classrooms and online. I speak Spanish and English. I welcome students from all nationalities. I have an additional 7 years online experience coaching IELTS and TOEFL and ets training for TOEFL, I have worked for live schools as well as online schools from serving as a TOEFL invigilator with physical schools to private and company classes with well known language schools.
I am also a professional writer, author with a background in environmental science, journalism.
I currently work for one of the largest English teaching companies as their only IELTS and TOEFL teacher. I can still offer students here on Verbling, practice mock IELTS or TOEFL tests for speaking. I can help you improve your scores, most of my students score above 6.5 to 7.5+. I not only give you an evaluation according to the IELTS and TOEFL rubric but I also point out your strengths and weaknesses and help you improve by giving you tips and strategies to get the score you need.
I've also worked in physical classes for public schools in poor areas 15 years ago I started teaching in poor schools of Guatemala and Ecuador where I also taught ecology and worked as an environmental project developer and journalist.
My Degree background is in Environmental Science and Journalism as well as a TEFL in teaching English. I also speak Spanish as well as English. I offer classes via, Skype, Zoom or QQ and payments can be via paypal or other methods, transferwire, or cryptocurrency payments are also accepted.
General English Classes-
In the Art of Conversation, I provide tailored lessons to my students personal needs to help improve their weaknesses and their confidence. I specialise in building my students confidence in speaking as naturally and fluently as possible for the art of conversation, you can opt to have a free flow conversation or we can use Daily News articles broken down into vocabulary to practice pronunciation of new words, reading, listening, discussion and debate.
TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate. Grade A, 80 hr
2004 - 2005
Introduction to Journalism.
2000 - 2003
UEL, University of London
BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation-2: 1
1999 - 2000
Birbeck College, University of London
Diploma in Ecology and Global issues
2017 - 2017
Wall St English - Quito, Ecuador
I helped students prepare for their TOEFL exams.
2013 - 2017
I have worked with several different private schools, public schools and private companies as well as teaching English privately. All levels of English, Business English and Cambridge Exam Preparation.
2005 - 2017
Freelance Environmental Journalism
Contributing articles to various magazines and organizations:The Ecologist Magazine• Entremundos• The SocioCapitalist• War on Want at the European Forum • Planet Save.com• emagazine.com• VEGA (Vegetarian Economy & Green Agriculture)• The Alternative Energy Company• Ascodimaya
2010 - 2015
Director and Project Manager
Founding Director and Project Manager at Evolve to Ecology. This is the second environmental organization I have established. Development of Conservation and Ecological Education projects in Ecuador for Tropical Wildlife Conservation. Ecological adviser for volunteers working on our projects.
2006 - 2009
Founding Director of a Charity
Down to Earth International was a charity I formed to focus on Environmental Education in Guatemala. I taught and co-ordinated volunteers to teach English and Ecology in two different Mayan Schools.