With more than fifteen years of experience helping students and professionals of all ages to speak, read, write and generally communicate better in English
, my approach to teaching and learning is always flexible and student focused. People who I train establish clear and achievable goals which are then reached through targeted coaching, a high degree of student output, with clear and concise feedback to monitor progress and continue improving.
Having lived much of my adult life in other countries training top business
men and women from the bottom to the tops of large multinational corporations, as well as having managed a language
school and having developed many courses and progress monitoring systems, I speak several languages and have a clear understanding of what communication skills are needed to achieve success.
Besides my university degree from the University of Washington in Danish Language and Literature
(I also studied language studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark for a year during that time), I also have numerous other qualifications, including a diploma in teaching English to speakers of other languages (from Trinity College London), certification in teaching English for business (from the London Chamber of Commerce), as well as having received certificates from numerous other courses and workshops in One-to-One coaching, teaching English to young learners, and negotiation skills and communication.
I am available to help you improve your academic success if you are studying at university but struggling with the language, or I can help you if you are an international professional who would like to develop your English language communication skills for business. I can also help young learners in certain situations to improve their school work, especially if the English language is an obstacle in the learning process.
In the past few years, I have had a special interest in public speaking
, and have helped thousands of people give successful presentations. In 2010, I was honored to be featured in 'Dynamic Presentations', a publication written by one of the leading authors in the education industry, Mark Powell, and have also written and participated in numerous other publications designed to help people learn and speak better English (both for daily use, and also specifically for business).
As a final note of interest, my years of experience both as student and teacher have led me to understand that nearly all learners are 'visual learners' to some degree. With this in mind, I am currently finishing work on a set of over a hundred PowerPoint
based learning activities that use the power of visual learning with the benefit of motivating, learner focused material. There was standing room only during my recent presentation of this work at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany in 2012; everyone who has seen this work has been excited about it and have all agreed that using motivating, visually stimulating, and personalized material is yet another way to help you as a student learn fast and remember what you learn.
I am willing to travel to any location regardless of distance if travel expenses are paid.