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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese

Male, From London, United Kingdom, Living in Curitiba, Brazil

Local time: Nov 28, 2015 09:21   (E. South America Standard Time)

I am an English teacher with a CELTA qualification. I offer General English, IELTS Preparation (Speaking and Writing) and Business English. I was born in the USA and worked in London as an editor for 25 years. I love the English language!
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210 ITC per hour
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Professional Lessons  

210 ITC per hour
IELTS Preparation: Speaking or Writing
  • English
  • 410 completed session(s)
  • Package
210 ITC per hour
210 ITC per hour
Business English for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
  • English
  • 39 completed session(s)
  • Package
210 ITC per hour

30 minute trial session

50 ITC 30 minutes

About Douglas

I am an English teacher with a CELTA qualification, and I love words and language learning. I was born and educated in the United States but I have lived most of my adult life in England, so I'm very familiar with both American and British English. I am now living in Curitiba in Brazil, where I am teaching English and also learning Portuguese. So at the moment I am both language teacher and language student, which is really fun! I also speak French, Dutch and German, and a little Italian. I have dedicated my life to helping people communicate well in English. For 25 years I worked in reference book publishing. I wrote and edited many books, and I managed and trained large teams of editors. The books produced by myself and my editors won many awards and were translated into 30 languages. My lessons will provide practice in speaking, writing, reading and listening, and will be designed to help you get to the next level of English. The focus will be on good communication, but I will make sure that you understand the grammar too, so that you can speak and write in English with confidence. My areas of specialist knowledge include: journalism, publishing, music, tourism

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Teaching Specialities

  • Business

  • Test Preparation


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Work Experience

    • Editorial Director, Publisher of the Eyewitness Travel Guides
    • Dorling Kindersley, Penguin Books
    • 1989 - 2011
    • London United Kingdom
    • Editorial Director, illustrated reference books
    • Editions Didier Millet
    • 2011 - 2013
    • Singapore Singapore
    • Deputy Editor of WINE Magazine
    • EVRO/Haymarket Publishing
    • 1987 - 1988
    • London United Kingdom


    • Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
    • 1978 - 1981
    Bachelor's , Bachelor's Degree in Music and Art History
    • City University, London, England
    • 1984 - 1985
    Other , Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism


    • CELTA
    • British Council, Singapore
    • 2014
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 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 890
Students 132
Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceMay 04, 2014
Last session Nov 11, 2015