Hugh Elliott

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About Me

***Attention: I'm new on Verbling but a seasoned teacher, my current tuition rate is special for you! Once I get my first few students on Verbling it will return to my usual rate of around 30 USD/Hour. But not for you, if you can trust me to guide you in your learning before I build up some reviews and ratings on Verbling, I will reward you by keeping you on this low rate for the duration of your study with me***

I specialise in teaching Business English, IELTS Prep, Fluency Coaching and Intercultural Communication.

Additionally I have given a lot of public speaking training, so I can help you with that too.

Do you want to be guided by somebody who is invested in your success?

Do you like your lessons to be fun, friendly and interesting?

Would you like to walk away from every session feeling you have improved?

If so we may be the perfect match. Don't hesitate to book a trial lesson with me soon or send me a message!

***Want to get started in under 12 hours? I sometimes have last minute cancellations, message me and see if we can match up our time!***

A little about myself:

Hi there, my name is Hugh (休老师). I am an Australian English Teacher who has been teaching in Asia for more than 10 years. I am certified as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as well as in Adult Training and Assessment (TAE). Additionally I studied English Literature and Linguistics (the science of language, including language acquisition) at the University of New England.

I began my career teaching working for English First in Indonesia🌋. After that I went on to become the English Coordinator at several schools and also an Educational Consultant for language programs👨‍🏫.

I have also worked in Translation 🤖(Ind.En En.Ind), as a TV host 📺🎥, as a MC/Public Speaker 🗣🎙, as an Event Organiser (concerts and festivals 🎶) and in many other positions while I was still a teenager. So I can usually relate to the many lifestyles and career choices of my students.

I have been teaching online 💻 in addition to my regular duties for almost 5 years now. My teaching style is described by my students as friendly, fun and interesting 😎.

My interests include reading 📖, especially but not limited to the classics, business, psychology, education, history and sociology. I also love fitness , nature🐧🌴, motorcycling and cycling 🚲.

I have many students who have been studying with me for years, I love working together with people and developing new friendships 👥 as I help them with their English. Please get in touch with me 📬 if you'd like to experience learning with me.

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Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Indonesian Language and Culture
University of New England - Off-Campus, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
BA in Linguistics and Indonesian with a minor in English Literature

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Online and in person Language Acquisition Coach
Independent - Online and in person
Taught mainly adults English and Indonesian as Foreign Languages
2016 - 2018
Online English Teacher
Cambly - Online
Taught adults from around the world English as a Foreign Language
2018 - 2018
Online English Teacher
Palfish - Online
Taught adults and children mainly from China English as a Foreign Language
2012 - 2016
Educational Consultant
Sinar Cendekia School - Serpong, Tanggerang, Indonesia
Helped set up the inquiry based learning curriculum. Designed the English program. Trained teachers and staff. Taught all students (as a native speaking English teacher) and helped in recruitment.
2011 - 2012
English Coordinator
Al-Syukro Universal School - Ciputat, Tanggerang, Indonesia
Redesigned the English curriculum, taught some grades ESL and trained teachers.
2010 - 2011
Head Teacher
Join and Trust Learning Centre - Sangiang, Tanggerang, Indonesia
Designed the program and business model. Trained teachers and staff. Taught all students at least once a month (as a native speaking English teacher) and helped in recruitment.
2008 - 2010
English Coordinator
Syafana School - Serpong, Tanggerang, Indonesia
Designed the English program, created a language immersion environment. Trained teachers and staff. Taught all students at least once a week (as a native speaking English teacher) and helped in recruitment.
2007 - 2008
English Teacher
English First - Cibubur, Jakarta, Indonesia
Taught all levels and ages English as a Foreign Language


2013 - 2013
Certificate IV in Adult Education Training and Assessment
LP Communications - Geelong, Australia
Certificate IV in TAE Recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework
2006 - 2007
Certificate III in TESOL
Teach International - Melbourne
Certificate III in TESOL Recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework

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