Country: The UK/located in Wales
Teaching Experience: 20+ years
Courses: General English, Conversational English, Business English, IELTS and TOEFL preparation, Presentation skills, Medical English and academic writing
— TEFL Certificate
— TESOL Diploma
— Diploma in Management Studies
Hello, I’m Bryan,
For the last three years, I have worked as an online English teacher, mostly tutoring IELTS, TOEFL and academic writing. I’m pleased to report that many of my students improved their scores. One student increased his IELTS score from 5.5 to 7, another achieved a score of 111 in her TOEFL, yet another came first in a speaking contest. For those interested, I am happy to provide details of these students. Naturally, over the years I have accumulated an awful lot of material to assist students with these academic subjects.
In my spare time, I enjoy researching different industries and writing articles on my findings. In fact, I continue to write part time for perhaps the largest investment website in the USA. Given my breadth of knowledge of different industry sectors and previous business experience, I have, in the past, been a popular teacher of business English.
Overall, I have worked as an English teacher for around 20 years. As previously mentioned, for the last three years I have worked as an online teacher for students based in China. Primarily, my role involved teaching academic and business English. Prior to this position, I worked for a number of years in the Middle East, most recently in one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious universities, Prince Sultan University in Riyadh.
As regards teaching methods, I endeavour to make lessons as enjoyable as possible as I feel people tend to learn more when they are having fun. In common with most teachers, I may present a concept, then work through examples with students to help them fully appreciate the idea. Finally, students get the opportunity to practice alone and at their own pace.