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I am a native-english speaker based in Brussels offering English lessons

I am a writer and native english speaker who worked for ten years in the European Parliament as a speech writer and researcher. I hold a Bachelors and Masters degree from British universities and taught english to secondary school students in Southern China for a year.

I have a car and am happy to teach at a location of convenience to the student.

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Location

At student's location: Around Brussels, Belgium
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Skills:

English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School

Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
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Student level:

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Duration:

30 minutes
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The class is taught in:

English, French

About Me

I'm a serious but very approachable person, who recently resigned from the European Parliament to focus on writing. I have some spare time and would be delighted to offer my expertise in the english language to young or mature students.

Education

Secondary school completed at prestigious Secondary School in Reading, UK.
Bachelors degree in political science from Loughborough and Strasbourg Universities.
Masters degree from Bath University and Sciences Po Paris.

Experience / Qualifications

10 years working as a speech writer and researcher for British MEPs in the European Parliament.
1 year as an english teacher in a prestigious secondary school in Southern China

Reviews (1)

Un cours avancé, du sur-mesure pour progresser sur la prononciation, l’écrit, l’aisance orale. Beaucoup de précisions dans l’approche générale et l’évaluation des besoins, et pour autant des conseils simples, des astuces efficaces. Je suis très satisfait des cours de James qui est par ailleurs une période sympathique qui met à l’aise dans le cadre des conversations in English of course !

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  • Instructor since April 2018
  • 1 repeat student
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