Hi everyone! I'm British, and I've taught English for 14 years. I have two different levels of Cambridge teaching qualifications, so I'm a capable and flexible teacher.
I focus mostly on helping students to learn or improve basic grammar; increase their fluency and vocabulary when their English is more advanced; and to prepare for IELTS or other exams. I also work to enhance students' pronunciation and business skills.
I now live in Mexico City, so I understand the challenges of speaking a different language, and can give special support to Spanish speakers.
I love music, nature, history, and learning about other cultures and countries. I'm very happy to speak about any topic, though.
Me as a Teacher
I have taught students from all continents. In Britain, I helped people to develop the language tools they needed to live, work, and study in the UK. This included preparing them for ESOL qualifications and the IELTS exam. Since leaving Britain, I've also worked with people looking to improve their English for jobs in international companies, or for tourism purposes.
I am adaptive. So I want to know what your priorities are. Do you want more confidence when speaking? Do you need to improve your pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary? Do you need to pass an exam, get a new job, or travel? Or are you learning for fun? Whatever your goal, I'll use all the tools I have to help you achieve it.
My lessons & teaching style
You as students should always be at the centre of your lessons. I don't believe in lecturing you. I believe in providing the bricks - of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation - so that you can be the builders. I'll be there to guide you, but in the end it's your time and dedication that will help you to progress.
I'll seek to get regular feedback from you about how you feel with the classes and what you'd like to do more of or less of. The best type of teaching, in my opinion, is communicative and flexible.
Where are you in your English journey? The start? The middle? Near the end? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Let me know, and we can start moving towards your goals right away!
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DTELLS - University of Cambridge - 2012Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL) in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults - University of Cambridge - 2010CELTA
QTLS - Institute for Learning - 2013Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) status
2005 - 2009
Bachelor’s - Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American StudiesUniversity of Manchester
2009 - 2013
ESOL tutorKirklees College - Huddersfield and Dewsbury, United Kingdom
2013 - 2014
English teacherWall Street English - Mexico City, Mexico
2014 - 2021
English teacherPrivate classes - Mexico City, Mexico
184 lessons completed
Intermediate English (B1-B2)
B1 - B2General1,300 lessons completed
Advanced English (C1-C2)
C1 - C2General552 lessons completed
English (A1-A2) / Inglés para principiantes
A1 - A2General190 lessons completed
English conversation classes for advanced speakers (C1-C2)
B2 - C2Conversation Practice361 lessons completed
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IELTS test preparation
B1 - C2Test Preparation339 lessons completed
Translation from Spanish to English / Traducción de español a inglés
A1 - C2General1 lessons completed
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6 English lessons
Great lesson with Mark. Today, we talked about a presentation I am gonna give for an interview. Mark gave some good suggestions and advice on my presentation and English, which is much appreciated!
Apr 14, 2023
15 English lessons
Mark is an amazing teacher that adapts the lesson to the students' needs.
Mar 5, 2023
هيثم ابو عيسي
32 English lessons
Mr Mark is one of the most intelligent, supportive snd competent teachers that I have witnessed along my journy eith English. I wish you best of luck, prosperity and success, hoping that you continue supporting foreign students to learn and love English as you helped me feel.
Feb 10, 2023
Ana Claudia Oscco Sa
5 English lessons
Mark es un profesor excelente, tiene mucha paciencia y el contenido que brinda es muy entretenido, sin duda lo recomendaría.