From United KingdomLiving in Almada, Portugal (12:30 UTC+00:00)
Professional linguist 📚 who loves a good chat 🗣. Modern British English 🇬🇧 this way!
italki teacher since Jul 6, 2021
Not currently accepting new students (21/12/2022) 🎄🎄🎄
My professional background 👨🏻🏫:
👨🏻🎓 MA with distinction in Translation Studies (C2 Spanish, C1 Portuguese, B1 French)
📚 TEFL certified; 5 years' experience; DELTA candidate
🌎 Open to all cultures and beliefs, LGBTQIA+-friendly
🗣 Topics/areas: professional english, academic english, modern English, British English, IELTS, IELTS practice, children, homework, homework help, geopolitics, current affairs, philosophy, LGBT, sociology, linguistics, writing practice, writing class, history, etymology, expression and more!
Me as a Teacher
In 𝟐 words: friendly, but professional ☀️.
In 𝟓 words: relaxed, easygoing, funny, thoughtful and committed 🍃.
In 𝟒 sentences: I'm an English professor with the feel of a community tutor. I am constantly reading and researching new ideas and world events to make sure that there is never a moment of silence or boredom in my class. Corrections and suggestions are introduced in a smooth way to ensure that you learn without constantly interrupting the flow of the conversation. And I will throw as many new expressions and new words at you as I can while teaching you about my culture through its language and news events 🇬🇧.
My lessons & teaching style
Conversations require two people! Bring your best, and I'll be sure to bring mine 💫
We can talk, listen, read, and discuss all the big and small things life has to offer. I will introduce new vocabulary, expressions, phrasal verbs and grammar, so it'll be fun as well as educational. We can do different activities, such as editing writing, accent reduction, mini grammar lessons, all adapted to your needs.
My teaching material
71 lessons completed
English Conversation 101 👨🏻🏫 ('just let me talk!' 🗣)
Every lesson is amazing ☺️
I always enjoy our conversation and look forward to the next one 💫
Dec 15, 2022
20 English lessons
Andy is simply the best. I can't even express my feelings about our conversations in a way that would do him justice. I still can't believe my luck that out of so many tutors out there I managed to find a perfect one. Every lesson is extremely interesting and engaging, the conversation flows, there's never such a thing as a dull moment during our calls, and I feel cheered up after each class with him. Andy, thank you for being you.
Jul 28, 2022
57 English lessons
It is a pleasure to practise speaking English with Andy, as it is every time. Andy knows exactly what moves me forward. I feel so relaxed in the lessons and can speak freely. It's really a great way to be supported like this. I am learning English as a language and culture. This is exactly what I need and want.
Apr 4, 2022
27 English lessons
Great lesson! I enjoyed it very much and really interesting 😊 I had a good time!
Dec 22, 2022
1 English lesson
First class on italki! Andy is a nice teacher who will guide you to think.