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Mark Thomas

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Tedesco
B1
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Italiano
B1
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Francese
B1
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Spagnolo
A1
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Inglese

Su di me

ABOUT ME

I am a CELTA-qualified, professional teacher.

I specialize in English for business and exam preparation for intermediate and advanced adult learners. I come from Oxford in the UK and I am a native speaker with a standard, southern British accent.

I have a university degree in Engineering and Management as well as a Cambridge-accredited qualification in teaching English to adults.

For over 30 years I had a successful career in business - in sales, marketing and management. I have worked for a wide range of companies in the UK, Europe and North America - from small start-ups to multi-national companies - dealing with information technology, telecommunications and electronics.

WHY I BECAME A TEACHER

I became a qualified teacher as I really enjoy helping people to develop new skills. I have learnt foreign languages myself and I know how difficult it can be - so my teaching style is friendly, supportive and motivational.

I believe this creates a productive learning environment which is enjoyable for both the student and the teacher.

From my long career in business, I can offer learners valuable experience and insights into how English is used in real business situations.

HOW WE WOULD WORK TOGETHER

Based on an assessment of current ability combined with the learner’s personal aims, each lesson has a specific objective.

I use a broad and interesting range of content for lessons - including authentic material from the learner’s business/industry or real IELTS exam papers - so that the language is highly practical and relevant to the student’s needs.

You will also learn about the cultural and formality aspects of living, doing business or studying in an English-speaking country.

Lezioni Private

60 minuti

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Programma

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2019
Self-employed teacher - 121 English
2015 - 2019
Director
Wye Technology Solutions Ltd - Oxford, UK
Set up a company supplying UK businesses with cloud-based security and communications services.
2001 - 2014
Sales Specialist
British Telecommunications plc - London, UK
Selling BT’s IT and telecommunications products and services to other UK telecommunications companies for resale under their own branding.
2000 - 2001
Strategic Sales
SoftQuad Ltd - London ,UK
Canadian software company which developed XML technologies and commerce solutions for e-business.
1998 - 2000
Sales Development, Europe
Catchword Ltd - Oxford, UK
Business development and account management of European publishers of electronic academic journals.
1995 - 1998
Sales and Marketing Manager
Smartways Technology Ltd - UK
Start-up ISP and networking company with a focus on local government and SMEs.
1991 - 1994
Director
The Natural World Trading Company Ltd - Cheltenham, UK
Set up company distributing audio gift products for U.S. record label.
1987 - 1991
Account Manager
Encore (Gould) Computer Ltd - London, UK
U.S. manufacturer of UNIX and real-time computer systems and software.
1984 - 1987
Marketing Engineer
Analog Devices Ltd - London ,UK
U.S. semiconductor manufacturer.

diploma_2Certificazioni

2019 - 2019
Cambridge CELTA
Warwick University - Warwick, UK
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
1980 - 1984
BSc Degree in Engineering
University of Surrey - Guildford, Surrey UK
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering with Management

Lezioni Private

60 minuti