Teachers

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At OTUK, our native English team brings together interesting and enthusiastic teachers from a range of diverse professional backgrounds. Each teacher has his or her own specialist subjects, natural teaching style and personal interests.

Esther

Esther i

My name is Esther and I am from London. After completing my CELTA qualification at International House, I taught English in Mexico for a year. I have experience teaching a wide range of students and levels – from Beginner to Advanced. I also have experience teaching both conversational and business English and preparing students for the IELTs exam.
 
I absolutely love teaching, especially seeing my students grow in confidence and improve. As a native English speaker, I have expertise in all areas of the English language, especially grammar and pronunciation and I strive to tailor my lessons to my students’ needs and goals. I look forward to meeting you online!


Esther
Age: 31
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native)
Background: CELTA, MSc Comparative Politics, BA Politics
Teaching experience: 2 years
Specialist subjects: Business English, Conversational English, Exam Preparation
Karen

Karen i

Hi! My name is Karen. My passion for English teaching started in a kindergarten classroom in South Korea over 9 years ago. Since then I have taught adults and children at all levels in South Korea, the UK and online. My extensive experience ranges from teaching general English to very young learners up to Business / Medical English to busy professionals. I am also experienced in preparing students for both IELTS and Cambridge Exams.

With a strong academic background in linguistics, I provide instruction that is not only engaging and fun but provides my learners with tangible results at the end of every lesson. To do this successfully, I put my learners at the heart of every lesson ensuring that I provide them with learning materials that suit their style and preferences. I look forward to helping you improve your English!


Karen
Age: 35
Nationality: British
Languages: English (native), German (advanced), Spanish (Intermediate)
Background: BA in Modern Languages, Master of TESOL, CIPD in Learning and Development
Teaching experience: 9 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Business English, Exam Preparation, English for kids
Emma

Emma i

Hi, my name is Emma and I’m a British English tutor living near Cambridge. After completing my CELTA certificate, I taught English in London for over five years to many different nationalities – in particular Russians and Eastern Europeans. I have also taught English to Japanese businessmen and Brazilian bankers. Many of the children I have taught passed their school exams with confidence and became very fluent speakers.

I love languages and have studied Russian and French, which helps me empathise with my English students. I like to encourage my learners to immerse themselves in British culture by watching the news and reading papers or watching TV and films with subtitles. I will provide all the material you need for the course and tailor it around your interests and goals. I will teach you to speak perfect clear English. I look forward to meeting you online! 


Emma
Age: 53
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Russian (Intermediate), French (Intermediate)
Background: BA Hons History of Art & Architecture, CELTA
Teaching experience: 5 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Business English, English for Kids, Exam Preparation
Kevin

Kevin i

I’m Kevin and I’m a British national living in Wales. I’ve taught, trained and mentored many students over the last 15 years both in the UK and also in Asia and Spain. I particularly enjoy online teaching as it allows me to get to know the student and focus on making real improvements to their English.

I offer General English as well as Business English and I also enjoy helping students to prepare for job interviews. In the past I worked as an accountant and owned my own business, so I have a huge amount of experience on which to draw. I think carefully about each lesson so as to make them challenging but fun.


Kevin
Age: 60
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Spanish (intermediate)
Background: UK Chartered Accountant, CELTA
Teaching experience: 15 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Business English, Job Interview Preparation
Julia

Julia i

Hi! My name is Julia. I was born in Russia, but grew up in Cyprus, which is where I currently live. I studied Business in Cyprus and Law in France. I give English lessons via Skype to beginners as well as more proficient students in General, Legal and Business English. I can also assist you with your job interview preparation.

I like teaching because it is an interactive and social activity, which allows me to meet new people, learn about their culture and share my own. Besides teaching, I work as a freelance legal consultant. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, trekking, yoga, and reading.

I create my English lessons around my students’ individual goals and interests. This helps my students stay focused and engaged. I look forward to meeting you online so we can take your English further!


Julia
Age: 30
Nationality: Cypriot
Languages: English (native), Russian (native), French (fluent), Greek (intermediate), Italian (intermediate), Spanish (Basic)
Background: Master of Law, Business English
Teaching experience: 4 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Business English, Legal English, Interview Preparation
Richard

Richard i

My name is Richard and I am a British ESL tutor from Manchester in the north of England. My teaching experience covers the UK, Asia and Europe. I am currently based in Spain and provide one-to-one tuition via Skype. As well as offering general English courses, I specialise in business English and exam preparation – including Cambridge (FCE, CAE), TOEIC, Trinity and IELTS.

Before becoming a teacher, I spent 20 years as a Management Consultant and Trainer. I also hold an MBA and understand the requirements of higher business courses and degrees. My lessons always focus on the individual level and study goals of the student, in order to ensure content is relevant and classes remain engaging. In my spare time, I enjoy writing books, listening to music and playing electric guitar.

I look forward helping you with your English!


Richard
Age: 64
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Polish (intermediate)
Background: B.Sc., TEFL, MBA
Teaching experience: 25 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Business English, Exam Preparation
Chris

Chris i

Hi, my name is Chris! I am English, and I live in Cardiff, in Wales. I have been teaching English for about twenty years at language schools, privately and online.

I offer formal classes on vocabulary topics, grammar, and areas of exam preparation, as well as conversational English lessons. I also have experience of preparing students for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS exams. I use a variety of teaching styles to suit each of my students, including the Callan Method.

I like to encourage self-study through homework between lessons and am happy to help you with any areas of your English that you would like to improve. All of my lessons are tailored to suit your individual level and study needs so the course is always relevant and interesting.
I look forward to helping you with your English!


Chris
Age: 52
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), French (intermediate)
Background: BA in English and Philosophy, TEFL, Callan Method
Teaching experience: 20 years
Specialist subjects: Exam Preparation, Conversational English, Academic English
Sarah

Sarah i

My name is Sarah and I am from Liverpool in the north west of England. I have been teaching English for 3 years now; in Africa, South America and Europe, and I have experience teaching of all ages, levels and subjects! Although I specialise in Business English, I am also passionate about creating unique and engaging lessons to really focus on improving the fluency and confidence needed to develop your English to the highest standard.

I always strive to provide individually tailored lessons and love students who are as involved in the learning process as I am! Whether you want to focus on delivering that key presentation, passing your IELTS exam or just improving your general conversation skills, I am here to help you every step of the way. Whatever your goals may be, I look forward to assisting you with your English. 


Sarah
Age: 26
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Spanish (intermediate), Portuguese (intermediate) 
Background: TEFL
Teaching experience: 3 years
Specialist subjects: Business English, Exam Preparation, Academic English
Ian

Ian i

My name is Ian and I live in Luton, which is approximately 50 kilometres north of London. I have been teaching English for more than 16 years in the UK and Russia and have experience of teaching students at all levels and ages. I enjoy all aspects of teaching and love to see students achieve their goals, especially with IELTS exams, where many of my students have obtained scores of 8.5 (9.0 being the maximum). I have written 3 books and thousands of news articles, and run businesses for myself and others.

No two students are the same, so I adapt my teaching style to take this into account. I like my students to enjoy their lessons, so you will find they contain some humour, which I believe makes them more fun and the learning process much easier. I will provide all the material you need and much of this will contain easy to follow examples. I also use a different method to help with pronunciation, and this technique automatically helps to apply the correct stress for the word and to deliver it with an English accent.

I look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you with your English.


Ian
Age: 59
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Russian (intermediate)
Background: TEFL
Teaching experience: 16 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Business English, Exam Preparation
Gabriel

Gabriel i

Hello! I’m Gabriel and I’m from Brighton, England. I’ve been teaching English for 11 years to people from all over the world. I currently live in Bulgaria, but have lived in Turkey, Russia, England and various countries in the Middle East.

I’m currently finishing off my MA in Applied Linguistics and English Teaching at Portsmouth University. I find linguistics, teaching and learning fascinating and love tutoring and learning languages. Having learned a foreign language myself, I know what it’s like to try and stay motivated and to strive towards your learning goals, so I empathise with my students as we work together to achieve your targets.


Gabriel
Age: 35
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Turkish (Upper-Intermediate)
Background: MA Applied Linguistics, CELTA
Teaching experience: 11 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Exam Preparation, Academic English
Amy

Amy i

After earning my CELTA at the British Council, I spent a year teaching in Mexico City, working with a wide variety of students; from children to radio station staff and teaching business English classes at a drinks company. I fell head over heels in love with the place and its people.

I have been teaching online since returning to the UK and find my work fascinating as it allows me to learn about other countries and cultures through my students. It is an extremely rewarding job and I am very proud of the improvements my students make and their results in exams like IELTS.

I am a real language geek and spend my free time memorising alphabets and learning vocabulary. Unfortunately, I find it difficult to dedicate myself to one language and so have a handful of words for about twenty different ones! I am a very energetic person and involved in many athletic pursuits. My other interests include art and writing.


Amy
Age: 29
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Spanish (proficient) French (studied to A level), Russian (basic) Arabic (basic)
Background: BA (hons) in English Literature, CELTA
Teaching experience: 4 years
Specialist subjects: English for children, Exam Preparation, Academic English
Jonathan

Jonathan i

My name is Jonathan and I live in the beautiful city of Palma on the island of Mallorca. I have been teaching English and linguistics for just over 5 years, both in the UK and across Western and Eastern, and have taught students from a wide range of different language backgrounds and cultures.

My experience before teaching was in the sphere of Human Resources and I have worked within some major multinational organisations based in the UK. I specialise in business English, as well as, job interview and exam preparation. Given my business background, I am able to engage with my students on a commercial and operational level and empathise with the professional challenges they face within their specific disciplines and industries. As such, we can use English within the lessons in a very implicit way which will really help you when you need to use it for real in your day to day business activities.

I also have particularly strong depth of expertise in preparing my students for the IELTS, BEC and CPE exams and love to have a shared goal and achieve the desired outcome. I will be with you every step of the way and show a level of commitment which will inspire your own work ethic for the exam.

I provide all of my students with material for the entirety of their courses and each lesson has a clear and defined goal.


Jonathan
Age: 34
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Italian and Spanish (basic)
Background: Joint Honours Degree Politics and Sociology, CELTA
Teaching experience: 7 years
Specialist subjects: Business English, Exam Preparation, Interview Preparation
Luke P.

Luke P. i

Hello! My name is Luke and I am a British English teacher from Stroud, which is a small town in the county of Gloucestershire in the South-West of England. My hobbies include reading and playing games (board games, card games and computer games). I have a CELTA qualification from the Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology and I have a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Russian and German Studies. I speak British English, Russian, German and a little bit of French.

I provide lessons over Skype, specialising in conversational English, English grammar and IELTS preparation. I can also provide lessons in general English and job interviews if required. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your English-language development.


Luke P.
Age: 24
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Russian, German, French
Background: CELTA, BA Hons German and Russian Studies
Teaching experience: 3 years
Specialist subjects: General English, Exam Preparation, Typical Russian Mistakes
Sophia

Sophia i

I am a professional English Teacher with ten years teaching and business experience. I have taught adults in further education colleges in London and recently I have been working with Russian and Eastern European children at private English schools in Varna.

Previously, I worked for Sony UK in business and marketing; organising trade shows and travelling world-wide. I also worked in customer service, public relations and publicity. I gained valuable experience dealing with different cultures and helping them improve their English.

My qualifications include a post-graduate degree in teaching – specialising in EFL, a Diploma in Business & Marketing and a TESOL Certificate. I have lived in the UK, USA, Africa and Bulgaria – I believe this helps me understand the needs of my clients. My hobbies include dancing, writing short stories and enjoying nature.

I would love to teach you and look forward to having a good student-teacher relationship. My lessons will include a variety of up-to-date topics that I will adapt to help you achieve your personal goals. I am really looking forward to hearing from you!


Sophia
Age: 52
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native)
Background: TESOL, Business & Marketing
Teaching experience: 10 years
Specialist subjects: Business English, General English, English for Marketing
Jacki

Jacki i

Hi! My name is Jacki and I am looking forward to teaching you. I am from theUKbut moved toBulgarialast year. I now enjoy my new life in a small mountain village with my husband, two dogs and two cats. I am a very experienced teacher and have been teaching in schools and colleges for 19 years. I am a friendly, enthusiastic tutor who believes that education should be fun. My priority in teaching you will be to make sure you learn the English language skills you need at a comfortable pace. I am skilled in teaching both children and adults and always ensure that my lessons are lively and motivating. I fully understand that learning a new language can be challenging as I am now learning to speak Bulgarian, consequently I always work patiently with my students.

As well as teaching, I write articles about art, interior design and architecture, I enjoy painting and photography and I am passionate about art history. I am widely travelled and have had many exciting life experiences. My interests and background enable me to communicate with you about many useful and fascinating topics. So your English lessons with me will never be dull!


Jacki
Age: 56
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native), Greek, Bulgarian
Background: BA hons Fine Art, PGCE
Teaching experience: 19 years
Specialist subjects: English for Kids, Exam preparation, Academic English
Rufus

Rufus i

Hello, my name is Rufus and I am an English teacher from Lincolnshire in England. Currently, I am living and working in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, where I teach an advanced adults’ group in class and an intermediate student online. I also teach classes of children aged between 7 and 17 years old in schools and children’s camps. Previously, I have taught groups of pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper intermediate adults. In addition, I have helped one student prepare for an IELTS speaking exam and I have covered some conversational English classes.

It is my strong desire to teach online much more because I strongly believe in a personalised approach to teaching. I want to teach you the English you want and the English you need. I also want you to be able to learn at your own pace. I know from personal experience how important this is. I am a friendly, approachable and understanding person with a good sense of humour. Learning English with me should be a pleasant, fun and comfortable experience for you.


Rufus
Age: 33
Nationality: British
Languages: British English (native)
Background: TEFL
Teaching experience: 3 years
Specialist subjects: General English, English for IT, Job Interview Preparation

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