Hi, I’m Brendan!
I hope you’re having a great time in London so far, and now that you’ve decided to take English lessons while you’re here, it’s going to get even better.
I can help you rapidly improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills – giving you more confidence to get out amongst the locals and enjoy your time in the UK.
A typical lesson is conversation-intensive, with you doing most of the talking and me giving you feedback on your pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, to help you quickly improve and build confidence in your English language accuracy.
We often start with a warm-up conversation, then look at a news article to expand your vocabulary and fine-tune your pronunciation. If the environment permits we can also do some intensive listening comprehension work using recorded dialogues, or focus on idioms, prepositions, or any other language points you wish to focus on. If you need to improve your Business vocabulary, or prepare for exams, we can do that too!
Basically, it comes down to what you want to focus on – the lesson is always tailored to your specific goals.
As for me, I’m a fully qualified, university educated TESOL teacher with over 20 years’ experience and a lot of great memories, having met wonderful, interesting and talented people from all over the world.
I hope to meet you next!
Education Background: Bachelor’s – Journalism, Japanese
Work Background: Education, Art & Design, Business, Finance, Food, Government & Civil Service, Management, Marketing, Retail
Teaching Qualification: TESOL
Expertise: Beginner’s Lessons, Conversation Practice, Business Communication Skills, Accent Training, Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary
Languages Spoken: English, German, Japanese
Languages Taught: English
Hobbies and interests:
Art, Cooking, Creative Writing, Cycling, Food, Hiking, Movies, Music, Poetry, Singing, Sports, Theatre, Travelling