From United KingdomLiving in Shanghai, China (23:27 UTC+00:00)
Legal English Specialist (currently in Shanghai lockdown so available every day!)
italki teacher since Apr 1, 2022
I am a UK national and a native English speaker. I graduated with a degree in law from the University of Manchester and I also obtained a masters degree in International commercial law from the University of London.
I work as a lawyer in an international law firm specialising in cross-border law, particularly cross-border tax. I help my clients with their investments into other countries such as through agency agreements or joint ventures. I also deal with cross-border MA work such as carrying out due diligence, assessing corporate structures, identifying the ideal corporate and tax structures and also negotiating and drafting agreements.
Me as a Teacher
I have conducted a number of in-house training projects for my clients and enjoyed the experience so much that I decided to spend more time teaching. Most of my teaching time has been spent with in-house lawyers within companies but I have also spent time training business owners and managers. I have also taught students on their LLB and LLM courses.
My lessons & teaching style
The first thing I do with every corporate client or individual student is to identify their goals. From that I work with the student to create a training plan so that they can achieve their goals in the shortest time. The training plan will include not just the topics we will cover in class but also videos, tv programs and articles they should try and read or watch in their own time so that our limited classroom time is used effectively. This saves them time and money!
I use a wide range of materials such as PPT's, flashcards, quizzes, articles and mind maps to make the learning process more interesting and stimulating.
My teaching material
Articles and news
10 lessons completed
B1 - C2General104 lessons completed
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16 English lessons
I have been having regular classes with the tutor who not only helped me understand legal terminologies, but also shared his knowledge, experience and insights as an international lawyer.
The classes have been absolutely tailored to my needs, and as a foreign lawyer, I found it very helpful to my learning English law and beyond.
Sep 23, 2022
2 English lessons
Sep 1, 2022
2 English lessons
It’s an interesting class,Shaji is a patient and kind teacher and I can learn something new about legal English.
Aug 22, 2022
27 English lessons
This lesson is so gooooood for me. He navigatedme in the right direction in my career and we discussed a lot of legal issues. That was awsome! Can’t wait for the next class!