Professional Teacher
Highly Qualified ESL/IELTS Professor (MA TESOL, CELTA) with over 14 years experience teaching ESL.
From United KingdomLiving in Seoul, Republic of Korea (10:14 UTC+09:00)
About Me
italki teacher since May 18, 2018
Interest topicMusicMedical & HealthcareHistory
About me - Native English speaker from the United Kingdom - Standard British accent - 14+ years experience teaching English as a second language to hundreds of students (kindergarten children to adults). - BA (Hons) Politics and Contemporary History -MA in TESOL -CELTA qualified -IH COLT Certification in Online Teaching *Please note: I am currently unavailable to teach children*

English Lessons

Trial Lesson
57 lessons completed
USD 10.00+
English Conversation for Intermediate Students
A1 -  C2


372 lessons completed
USD 25.00
Package with 6% off
Language Arts-For Teenagers & Adults
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

240 lessons completed
USD 60.00
Package with 16% off
English Conversation for Upper Intermediate Students
A1 -  C2


700 lessons completed
USD 25.00
Package with 20% off
English Conversation for Beginners
A1 -  C2


263 lessons completed
USD 25.00
Package with 20% off
Business English (Pre-Intermediate)
A1 -  C2

136 lessons completed
USD 20.00
Package with 10% off
IELTS Speaking Test Practice & Guidance
A1 -  C2

Test Preparation

300 lessons completed
USD 25.00
Package with 6% off


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261 Reviews

21 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
John is a great teacher who is patient, professional and knowledgeable. I’ve taken his IELTS lessons for more than a month and successfully improved my IELTS speaking score from band 5.5 to band 6.5. I’m so grateful!
Dec 23, 2022
Serin Cheu
28 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
John is a great teacher. I took emergency IELTS classes from him and in just 9 days (28 classes) he taught me a lot of exam strategies and gave me good advice. We focused on my needs and it really helped! We studied around 3 hours a day but I never got bored because the lessons were so fun and he had a lot of high-quality learning materials. He was prepared and that made me feel more relaxed cause I knew that I found the right teacher for my needs. I know that it's really hard for a teacher to teach the whole IELTS in 9 days but he didn't hesitate and he took the risk with me! I took the test yesterday and if I hadn't studied with John I could've failed it. I haven't received my IELTS results yet but I know that I did well and I'm not stressed about it at all. He's definitely the BEST teacher you can find on italki, I feel so lucky to have a teacher like John and I hope to learn more from him in future!
Sep 15, 2021
Pramit Baul
11 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
I signed up with John for an IELTS trial lesson and he exceeded all expectations. He teaches all four sections of the IELTS which is hard to find on Italki. He doesn't pander or try to stroke your ego and offers constrictive feedback to maximise your chances of getting the best score possible. It's also pretty clear that he knows the test inside out and is able to answer any question regarding the test. I highly recommend working with him, especially after you've tried out lessons with other teachers. People here are nice and friendly, but professionals like John truly stand out.
Aug 11, 2020
10 English lessons
Great teacher!!
Aug 16, 2023
1 English lesson
It is a great start with first lesson by John. His approaching and teaching is more practical, and i'm interested in the course. I'm looking forward to studying with him in upcoming sections.
Jun 26, 2023
1 English lesson
The lesson with John was well-prepared and very structured. I practised IELTS speaking questions and learned a lot of tips during the Class. Thank you so much John! :))
Jun 17, 2023
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