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Sean Gittins

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About Me

HI there! I have been living in London for the past ten years but originally come from Wales. Outside of teaching I work as an actor in theatre and film and also play blues and jazz piano. I am an avid reader of non-fiction and fiction books and have spent a lot of time recently learning my native language of Welsh (Cymraeg). I also love taking film photography pictures with my Canon AE-1, making radio shows for Resonance 104.4 FM and, when I find the time, writing non-fiction.

I have been working as a teacher for over seven years. I work mainly one-to-one but also teach groups of students of a wide range of ages. I work at a British Council-accredited English language school in Central London as well as several of London's most prestigious tuition agencies. I did my CELTA TEFL qualification at the International House, London, and have several other qualifications: a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bristol, an MA in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, and a two-year Diploma in theatre from L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier. I specialise in conversational English, academic English and have a wide range of teaching techniques to help you with your English learning.

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2007 - 2008
MA Philosophy
Birkbeck College, University of London - London
Various philosophical modules
2004 - 2007
BA Philosophy
University of Bristol - Bristol
Various philosophical modules

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2011 - 2014
Self-employed - UK and international
As a writer and producer I worked for various international publications including the New Statesman, Red Pepper and Philosophy Now, as well as producing and hosting radio programs for Resonance 104.4 FM on arts, culture and literature.
2011 - 0
Private tutor and teacher
Self-employed - UK and international
I have worked with multiple agencies specialising in teaching learners aged between 6-18 in a range of humanities subjects. I have also worked in China and Africa on specialist placements. I run courses in state primary and secondary schools as well as multiple revision weeks and also worked as an education consultant.
2017 - 0
Course teacher and writer
Exam Papers Plus - UK
I have taught on multiple courses, working with 6-11 year-old students in the key areas of English and numeracy. For the courses, as well as teaching, I write the course material and reports for the parents informing them of their child’s progress on the courses. I also mark exams for the company and recently written and taught their new course on improvisation, creativity and writing for young learners.
2018 - 0
English Language Teacher
Speak Up London - UK
Teacher of English language classes to pre-intermediate, intermediate, elementary and advanced students.


2018 - 2018
International House, London - London
Various modules leading to a language teaching certification
2014 - 2016
Diploma in Theatre
L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier - Paris
Various modules leading to diploma in theatre
2018 - 0
DBS Criminal Background Check
UK Government - UK
DBS certificate for working with under 18s