Experienced, helpful and passionate Native Speaker British English teacher of 25 years rich teaching experience.
For you, I will be ...
-- Job interview coach and CV adviser
-- Business English booster
-- FCE/CAE/CPE and BEC exam tutor
-- Book and Film (cinema) discussion critic
-- Grammar stress mentor
-- Conversation maker
I work with language levels from A1 to C2, and also with Business English (including BEC exams) and RSA/Cambridge exam English students (FCE, CAE, CPE).
CONVERSATION: It's HOW to talk, not WHAT you talk about! Agree/Disagree, Make Suggestions, Interrupt, Get Thinking Time, Compare and Contrast.
VOCABULARY: Say it better with more words!
GRAMMAR: It's really not so bad as you think! If you're having Perfect problems, a Continuous crisis or are Passively poor, then I am the one to make it all better.
GET THAT JOB: CV writing, STAR interview questions, making an impact in English.
BUSINESS ENGLISH - Worried about your presentation tomorrow? Got A Big meeting coming up? Not sure how to "Small Talk"? Let's practice all this together, and you will feel more comfortable.
Successful and dedicated British English Teacher with expertise in building engaging lesson plans and communicating ideas to foster student comprehension. Expert in adapting course materials to meet established standards and individual academic capabilities. Well-versed in motivating students to meet learning objectives.
• Highly experienced native speaker teacher of 25 years rich teaching experience with adult students from A1 to C2 levels
• English Lesson materials designer with video and audio resources, texts, grammar, vocabulary and discussion
• Online English language lesson provider using the Skype and Zoom platforms
• Business English teaching on a one-to-one and small group basis (including BEC exams)
• RSA/Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE) exam training with preparation, skills and language development
• Teacher training on language matters and lesson ideas both in-house and as workshop leader on training days
• English language articles and blog writer for online publications for students and professionals
• Proofreader for business and corporate clients in a business, financial and legal context
• Voiceover artist for company promo videos, fitness apps and publisher promo videos
IN-COMPANY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2020 – now ATOS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY company, online with MS Teams, Poland (B2 level)
2020 – now MEDICOVER MEDICAL SERVICES company, online with MS Teams, Poland (B2 and C1 levels)
2020 – now VERBLING online teaching platform (B1 to C1 levels)
2020 – now FLUENTIFY online teaching platform (A2 to C1 levels)
2020 – 2021 APTIV AUTOMOTIVE PARTS company, online with Skype, Poland (B2 level)
2018 – now BP EUROPA company, Kraków, Poland (A2 to C1 levels)
2016 – 2020 PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL company, Kraków, Poland (B2/C1 levels)
2019 – 2020 SOLARWINDS IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B1/B2 level)
2018 – 2020 ADMINOTAUR IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B2+ levels)
2018 – 2019 INLEO IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2018 – 2019 EUROCLEAR banking and financial services, Kraków, Poland (B2+ level)
2018 – 2019 GETINGE SHARED SERVICES, Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2018 – 2019 NETGURU IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B2+ level)
2018 – 2019 STRIX (formerly BOLD BRAND COMMERCE) IT services company, Kraków, Poland (A2/B2 levels)
2018 – 2019 TESCO SUPERMARKET company, Kraków, Poland (B2+ levels)
2018 – 2019 INTIVE IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2018 – 2019 CODECOOL IT training provider company, Kraków, Poland (B2 levels)
2018 – 2019 ADRENTECH IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B1/B2 levels)
2017 – 2018 CREDIT AGRICOLE banking and financial services, Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2017 – 2018 MAŁOPOLSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU REGIONALNEGO S.A. (MARR), Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2015 – 2017 VISIONA IT services company, Kraków, Poland (B1/B2/C1 levels)
2014 – 2015 GLOWNY URZAD STATYSTYCZNY (GUS), Kraków, Poland (B1/B2 levels)
2014 – 2015 PwC accounting and financial services company, Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2014 – 2015 EC ENGINEERING (ECC), Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2014 – 2015 INSTYTUT ROZWOJU MIAST I REGIONÓW (IRM), Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2013 – 2015 WOJEWÓDZKI URZĄD PRACY w KRAKÓWIE (WUP), Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2012 – 2014 NARODOWY BANK POLSKI (NBP), Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2011 – 2013 OTIS ELEVATOR CO. services company, Kraków, Poland (B2 level)
2011 – 2012 INTERNATIONAL PAPER business services company, Kraków, Poland (B1/B2 levels)
2011 – 2012 ORLEN OIL Sp. z o.o., Kraków, Poland (B2/C1 levels)
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
DTEFLA (RSA/Cambridge) course completed (INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, London, England (2000 – 2001))
CTEFLA (RSA/Cambridge) (HAMMERSMITH & WEST LONDON COLLEGE, London, England (1995))
B.Sc (Hons) COMPUTING & Operations Research (LEEDS POLYTECHNIC, Leeds, England (1986 – 1990))
INTERESTS, HOBBIES AND OTHER INFO
I have many varied interests. Firstly, I very much enjoy using the internet for leisure and for work purposes. It is hard to imagine life without it now. I do not play games much except for strategy games like Civilization and Football Manager.
For teaching purposes, the internet is like a goldmine for ideas and resources. These days it is much easier to find what you need for all teaching situations imaginable. In fact, the large ring binders full of materials I used to have for teaching are almost all gone. No need to keep things that "I might use" when it is all there online.
I have plans to start a YouTube channel in the near future, and this will complement the lessons I do during the week with a 'Topic Of The Week' together with discussion, vocabulary and something a bit extra for students of the English language. But right now these only "plans" as my teaching timetable takes almost all the time that I have for anything more. But ... Watch This Space as this is definitely Coming Soon ;) ...
Apart from the internet, I like travel and photography. I have been to many countries in Europe, and also to Southeast Asia and Australia. It is not easy to say where my favourite is as they all have something different to offer.
I am very much an outdoor person. Walking in the countryside, in the mountains, by the seaside, through a beautiful town or city is a great pleasure for me. And especially good is to try to photograph what I see to remember it in later years.
I cannot say I am a very good sportsman. I always feel I should do more. I try and do exercise at home and, as I have no car, get plenty of walking exercise around the area (AND much exercise around the city centre running to and from lesson locations!). In the past, I did enjoy a game of golf but now not so much any more. Ideas of going to the gym and going out jogging have come and gone - it is always "something for another time".
My most recent new hobby is in watchmaking. Actually it is rather in "watch fixing", and, right now, I can do all the most important things that need repairing in quartz watches - battery replacement, watch strap/bracelet adjustment and changing, watch cleaning and watch crystal (glass) replacement. I am hoping to learn much more on how to fix and get started the mechanical wind-up watches of the world, but for now I am still a beginner on those. Watches are fascinating things on the inside, and the genius and precision needed to create and maintain such beautiful "machines" is something that not many people can appreciate. Why do many people not wear a watch these days? I don't have an answer to THAT, but as we say in English, "each to their own"!