Hello. My name's Steve and I'm from the UK. During the last four years I have taught young children, teenagers and adults, in England, China and Vietnam. I’ve taught at universities, numerous public schools and language centers. I also teach hospitality English at a 5 star hotel.
Recently I taught my first student from Saudi Arabia which was great. I used to study Russian and got to the stage where I could read a little. I also did a GCSE in Spanish. I never continued to use these languages so that's the main reason I never kept them up. I traveled to many Arabic countries for short trips and only practiced a few Arabic words.
I studied law at Derby University. I have legal, medical, financial and teaching qualifications: A certificate of higher education in law; Financial Planning Certificates 1, 2 and 3. The medical courses undertaken include: First Person on Scene Intermediate; Medicine in Remote Areas; and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support. Also, I qualified as a First Aid Instructor. In addition to teaching English as a foreign language, I have Level 3 in Education and Training.
My other previous work experience, is quite vast. I’ve provided armed security, protecting ships in the Indian Ocean. This job involved advising and training captains and crews about how to evade being hijacked by Somali pirates.
After working in anti-piracy, I became a freelance trainer with the Health and Safety Group in London. I trained various medical professionals, such as care staff, nurses and occasionally doctors. I taught Basic and Paediatric Life Support; Equality Diversity and Human Rights; Health and Safety and Fire Safety Awareness, Food Hygiene, Infection Control, Manual Handling, Conflict Management, Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children.
Before maritime security I provided face to face financial advice, working as an Independent Financial Adviser in the UK. I specialized in pension transfers and gained a great deal of exposure to the world of business.
I also did 6 years in the Royal Marines, one of the hardest military training courses in the world. I did active service in Northern Ireland.
I work very hard to help and motivate students to learn English and I always endeavor to have some fun without losing focus on the learning objectives. Work hard and work smart: students are motivated by enthusiasm and results. I am very reliable and I respect hard work and integrity.
In my free time I like walking, swimming, socializing, watching movies and documentaries.
I teach all age groups and all levels, including IELTS. I enjoy teaching English and look forward to meeting you.