Originally from Liverpool, England, I have worked as an English teacher in several European countries including Spain, Portugal and Italy. However, as I have been teaching English in Budapest for the last twenty years, I now feel settled enough in the city to call it my home. As a well-qualified and very experienced teacher of English, I am able to teach students of all levels from beginner to advanced. What I enjoy most of all is teaching and explaining English grammar, but I also have a great deal of experience in helping students to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills. I specialize in both general and business English and can prepare students for several internationally recognized language examinations including Cambridge (PET, FCE, CAE and CPE), Euro Exams and IELTS, as well the Hungarian state English language exam.
Over the years, I have developed my own teaching materials but I am also familiar with a number of well-known course books designed for learners of both general and business English. I am very good at motivating my students both in class and outside lessons by giving them homework based on the material studied during our lesson together. In addition I have always been able to provide my students with the necessary skills to express themselves fluently and confidently in English and to reach their long-term study targets. My interests include travelling, learning foreign languages, hiking, cooking, cinema, playing the guitar and watching football.