I am a passionate traveller and I have visited many places all over the world - I have travelled throughout Asia, Europe and North America and I am now living and traveling through South America. I love sport - I watch and play a LOT of football (soccer) and am a big fan of Manchester United! I love keep fit and am currently enjoying a new boxing / cardio regime.
Aside from this, as a former accountant and economist, I love following the news around the world and this leads to some fantastic debates with my students - which is the best way to pick up a new language!!
Having spent many years working in Finance in London, I developed a passion for coaching. I used to teach people from non-financial backgrounds how to manage multi million dollar budgets. Through this experience I realized I had something to offer - helping people to help themselves.
This is key to my teaching technique - I don't just teach, I coach. I don't tell people what to do - I advise them on the best strategies that will boost their language learning.
I design my classes with my students. I consider myself to be an adviser and coach as well as a teacher. As a learner of Spanish myself, I realize that I must be prepared to help myself and learn for myself as much as I want a teacher to teach me new things. This is core to my teaching technique - giving my students the confidence and skills to explore language for themselves OUTSIDE of class as well as enjoying their English in class with me.
I consider this to be a partnership approach - you and me working together to boost your English!