I am a former UK university academic with over 15 years of experience followed by, in the last six years, consultancy and interim management work. I am based in Warsaw, Mokotow (near M1 Wilanowska). I can deliver lessons in my flat (parking available) or at an agreed location.
I am kept busy with a number of personal projects, that I wish to supplement by helping clients in Poland communicate effectively in English (because I enjoy it).
I am looking for a few select clients (individuals or small groups), at or near the CEFR B2/C1+ level, who wish their academic or business English to be brought up to a high professional level. I am charging a high rate simply so I can give a high level of service to a few clients, rather than taking as many lessons as possible. I also wish to focus on doing what I enjoy, am best at, and do it well.
I offer the following services:
1) Business/Technical English. Apart from a scientific academic career (degrees in chemistry and artificial intelligence), I am MBA qualified and have management experience. Therefore I can teach to your specific requirements. I also taught business English in a language school, plus computer science and business in UK universities.
2) Academic English/Writing. I have already taught academic writing with very positive student feedback. I have published numerous academic papers and business reports in English and I would be happy to teach you how to write for publication and/or clients. I am an associate examiner for the University of London and previously supervised PhD theses. I know what university examiners, reviewers, etc look for. If you are working on an advanced thesis (e.g. MBA, PhD) I can help you master writing academic English to a high standard.
3) Copy-editing/proofreading. I am happy to discuss rates - I have worked on high impact reports in the past in business, policy, and academia. If a Polish-English translation is also required, I can refer you to good translators.
I am not interested in working for language schools (I already worked for one of the world's best).
All academic English clients will have to sign an academic ethics and integrity statement. This is to prevent conflicts of interest and make clear what my role exactly is.
I am operating through a (non-VAT registered) działalność gospodarcza and so will issue invoices.