Hi I am a British TEFL teacher, I speak Spanish and English. I welcome students from all nationalities. I am also a professional writer, author with a background in environmental science, journalism, copywriting and I have many years of experience preparing students for IELTS and TOEFL, I have even invigilated TOEFL exams with ETS.
In the Art of Conversation, I provide tailored lessons to my students personal needs to help improve their weaknesses and their confidence, with natural conversation and debate on a wide variety of topics, making sure my students get as much new vocabulary and fun stimulus while practising speaking. You will gain a much large vocabulary and far more confidence with my teaching style. I look forward to meeting you!
I specialise in building my students confidence in speaking as naturally and fluently as possible for the art of conversation, you can opt to have a free flow conversation or we can use Daily News articles broken down into vocabulary to practice pronunciation of new words, reading, listening, discussion and debate. We will have discussions on enjoyable topics from science and technology, controversial debate topics, Ted talks, art, culture, innovative design,current news, environmental issues, psychology, personal development, globalisation and other diverse materials.
TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate. Grade A, 80 hr
2004 - 2005
Introduction to Journalism.
2000 - 2003
UEL, University of London
BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation-2: 1
1999 - 2000
Birbeck College, University of London
Diploma in Ecology and Global issues
2017 - 2017
Wall St English - Quito, Ecuador
I helped students prepare for their TOEFL exams.
2013 - 2017
I have worked with several different private schools, public schools and private companies as well as teaching English privately. All levels of English, Business English and Cambridge Exam Preparation.
2005 - 2017
Freelance Environmental Journalism
Contributing articles to various magazines and organizations:The Ecologist Magazine• Entremundos• The SocioCapitalist• War on Want at the European Forum • Planet Save.com• emagazine.com• VEGA (Vegetarian Economy & Green Agriculture)• The Alternative Energy Company• Ascodimaya
2010 - 2015
Director and Project Manager
Founding Director and Project Manager at Evolve to Ecology. This is the second environmental organization I have established. Development of Conservation and Ecological Education projects in Ecuador for Tropical Wildlife Conservation. Ecological adviser for volunteers working on our projects.
2006 - 2009
Founding Director of a Charity
Down to Earth International was a charity I formed to focus on Environmental Education in Guatemala. I taught and co-ordinated volunteers to teach English and Ecology in two different Mayan Schools.