My name is Gordon Freeman. I am a professional English teacher from Scotland, but I like to think of myself as being European.
My teaching style can be varied to suit the learner. If you need a serious teacher who will push you or a relaxed conversation class, or perhaps even your child needs encouragement and confidence building, then I can teach according to your needs. I can help with CV prep and review; job interview training; written/spoken English; IELTS, TOEFL and much more! I have a CELTA and am also a professional proofreader.
I believe language learning needs to be practical and realistic: this means you need to practice using the language in real-life ways. However, if you want to go further, I also believe that good old-fashioned hard work with grammar and vocabulary drills and a bit of homework is necessary . It depends on the learner. If we work together, I will take time to discover your needs and style of learning and match materials and a learning style to suit YOU.
I have a BA Hons 1st International Media, MSc Philosophy and am currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy. I am also studying French. Right now I am living in Paris, France but I plan to travel all over Europe in the next few years.
I obtained my CELTA in 2014 and spent 2015 living in Thailand working full time as a TEFL teacher. I have taught every type of student: VYLs, Children, Adults, Business Learners, IELTS preparation and university students.
I am also a professionally qualified proofreader and copy editor. I have proofread books for Cambridge professors as well as PhD theses, job applications etc. If you need help with written English, I can help.