I am a native English speaker who went to grammar school and college. I have taught English in schools and language academies for fifteen years. I have taught test passing - such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC - and use Swan's book of English Usage as my main reference for correct grammar and usage. I have help many students to attain the level they require to enter western universities. I have also taught in-company English for fifteen years for many prestigeous corporations. I know when the Word for Windows grammar feature is too simplistic and I have worked extensively on how to teach students professional enunciation (the clarity of BBC and Oxford accent), Received Speech ( Standard English without regional accent)and Popular Colloquial Diction (eg. " Wacha gonna do?"). The breadth and depth of my knowledge is unhumbling.
I want to use my skills to help students acheive their goals. I come from England, but have spent some years in Brazil and now reside in Thailand.
I am working for a bilingual school during weekdays, at a language academy at weekends, and do corporate training some evenings. Traffic in Bangkok is bad and I would prefer to do online teaching now that it is becoming more interesting.