Hi. My name is Martin. I'm British and come from the south of England but I was educated in Manchester, in the north of England. You might have heard of Manchester but you may not know much about it. Aside from being the home of two world class football teams, the city is an historical hub of innovation, science and progress. The old Victorian saying, "What Manchester thinks today, the world does tomorrow." still applies today to some extent. Google 'graphene', if you're interested. I hope our classes can reflect that spirit. I aim to push your English beyond the boundaries of what you think is possible. I have lived and worked abroad: Firstly, as a property salesman in Germany and then later as an English teacher at a secondary school in Austria. I have also spent quite a long time in Japan in addition to having visited many more countries including: the USA, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, France, Belgium, Egypt, Belarus, The Czech Republic, Malta and the Republic of Ireland. I have been teaching English online for more than 7 years to many students from all walks of life and from all over the world. Some have wanted to improve their General English and conversation, some have needed to pass an exam such as IELTS and some have required pronunciation training and/or to brush up on their Business English. Whatever your needs, I would love to help you with your English. I am a graduate of the University of Manchester, where I studied Modern Languages and Business Management (specialising in German as my main foreign language). I hold a Cambridge CELTA and am therefore qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. Additionally, I graduated with a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status in the summer of 2018, which qualifies me to teach in British secondary schools (high schools). I look forward to meeting you very soon!