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English lessons with a CELTA-qualified native English speaking teacher

Are you looking for a qualified native English teacher (British) with extensive teaching and business experience? If so, I would love to help you!

I have a very simple teaching philosophy. Every single lesson must be challenging, rewarding, and fun – as the best way to learn is with a smile on your face. I adapt our lessons together to your unique needs and goals, including:

• improving your accent and pronunciation;
• helping you avoid steenkool English and typical ‘Dunglish’ words;
• broadening your vocabulary; and
• perfecting your use of tenses.

Most important of all, I can help improve your confidence, which is the key to learning any language.

A speciality of mine is Business English, so I can also help with everything from preparing for an interview or speaking in meetings, to giving a presentation.

While my classes are 100% in English, I can also speak Dutch and Spanish. This gives me a real insight as to why students make certain mistakes, and how to best avoid them.

Extra information

I'm flexible and can teach online (on zoom or skype), at a student's residence, or in a café - whatever works best for you.

I give personalized homework so that you get the most out of our lessons together.

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Frederiksstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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General info

suitcase iconSkills:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch, Spanish

About Me

There is no more rewarding work than teaching, and I take real pride in helping people achieve their English learning goals.

As a native English speaker from the South of England, I speak very clearly with a so-called ‘received pronunciation’ accent, which is perhaps best described as ‘BBC English’. This is the accent taught in British language schools, and students therefore find it very easy to understand me.

When I’m not obsessing with English, Dutch, Spanish or Italian, I can normally be found doing something sport-related (I love cycling, running, football, basketball, cricket, tennis… the list goes on!), socialising with friends, hiking or traveling.

My love for language and words extends beyond teaching. I’ve written speeches for CEOs and politicians, and articles for national magazines and newspapers. I’m also currently writing a book about the English language.

Education

• First Class Honours (cum laude) in Politics with Economics at Loughborough University (2002)
• Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (2008).

Experience / Qualifications

• Nearly a decade's experience in private tutoring;
• Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (2012).

Reviews (13)

I recommend Tom 100%. He can explain to you the reason for an expression in English or its grammar from the perspective of a Spanish speaker. Also, quickly find the points where you need to work more and emphasize them a lot. In addition, he is a warm, close, funny person who will even make you like English more. I got my first job, in my field of study, through an interview in English thanks to Tom's support. He knew how to give me the confidence and the necessary tips to perform well in the interview. Tom, thank you very much!
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Even though I'm married to a US citizen and have been speaking English at home and work for years, I felt I was no longer improving until I started regular lessons with Tom. The lessons are incredibly helpful. I am very much interested in improving my grasp of idiom and usage. Tom is very good at finding my mistakes and helping me to improve my English. He's also very reliable, and he's flexible regarding the timings of the meetings. It's a fun experience, and I highly recommend Tom!
Very nice teacher, kind and very helpful!
Hi is a very nice teacher
Tom is very enjoyable and professional teacher. He asks the right questions regarding what exactly you are seeking to improve and which area(s). He gives the proper feedback and with his background and knowledge, searching for a good teacher you shouldn't look any further. Thank you Tom, looking forward to my next classes and improving the language.
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  • 4 repeat students
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