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Hi, Welcome to my website
I'm  Steve

I am a British, professionally trained and qualified, experienced English Language Teacher and Teacher Trainer.

I have taught different nationalities in the UK and abroad for over  20  years and worked as a teacher trainer for the British Council.

My one-to-one Zoom lessons are personalised to meet your needs. I do not have a set course that fits everyone. It is important that we discuss your requirements, what you wish to use English for and find out what your current level is.

Although I teach all levels, I particularly enjoy tutoring more advanced levels - pre-intermediate B1, intermediate B2, Advanced C1 and Proficiency C2 - especially learners wishing to sit for Cambridge Englishexams or IELTS.


I recommend that learners use a student's book from the Cutting Edge Series, according to their level. They have an extremely high professional reputation and include audio. Some are shown below.

For learners wishing to achieve Proficiency Level C2, I recommend the excellent Cambridge Objective Proficiency.


Whilst acknowledging the predominant role grammar plays, I am a strong advocate of also using Lexical Chunks of language - fixed expressions, collocations, phrasal verbs and idioms - to develop fluency.

Cambridge English books I use are shown below.

Placement Test

If you would like to assess your current level of reading/use of English and vocabulary you can download a free placement test here.

Or you can use the video below.

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I can also provide the official Cambridge Listening and Reading placement test. Please note that the test must be taken using a computer, not a phone or tablet. 

Please contact me if you are interested.

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LinkedinTestimonials by British Council Managers of Teacher Trainer/Mentor Projects in Malaysia and Thailand


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Here you can read reviews from my colleagues,  former English students and teachers. I have trained. if you have enjoyed and benefitted from my English lessons, please leave me a review.

"I had to prepare for a very tough English exam so I decided to ask Steve to help me in order to pass it! It was absolutely amazing his lessons and so helpful to focus on my aim and get results! 

Natascia F, Italy

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