Doug Jewsbury : English

Doug Jewsbury
Subject : English Native
United Kingdom
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(31) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
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45 Min : $21.03 / £15.99 / €17.89
Hello, my name is Doug Jewsbury and I'm 62 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since September 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, French, Spanish.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I'm an enthusiastic professional English teacher living near Blackpool, on the west coast of England.

About 15 years ago, I changed from a career in software development to working as a teacher of English as a foreign language. I've never regretted it!

Qualifications & Experience

I have held the Trinity College TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) since the year 2000.

In my early teaching career, I worked for several language schools in Andalucia, Spain in a traditional classroom environment. Now I have returned to the UK, where I work happily from my desk at home, teaching English to people all around the world.

I currently work both on my own account and for some well known online schools based in Paris and Moscow. On top of my classroom teaching background, I have more than 3 years' experience teaching English online via Skype and other programs.

Before I became an English teacher, I worked for 16 years in I.T., developing software for various organisations, including banks, insurance companies and public transport organisations. (Teaching is much more rewarding!)

I speak Spanish fluently, and have a working knowledge of French.

Teaching Approach

Students have different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different objectives for their study of English. A good teacher needs to be able to respond to the needs of the individual student. That is what makes teaching so challenging and rewarding.

I'm a patient and easy-going person. My teaching style is relaxed and informal, but at the same time purposeful and targeted. Learning a language takes a lot of work; there's no doubt about it. But that doesn't mean that it can't be fun too. For that reason, I believe it's also important to remember to laugh from time to time!

I enjoy teaching students of all levels, whether the requirement is for general or business English. In fact, my years of experience of working in information technology in a variety of organisations were great training for teaching English as it is really used in business.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
30 Jul 2018
By : misadvor
Subject : English 
It´s very fine conversation with Doug. I learn new words, phrases etc. Thank you.
 
04 Mar 2018
By : BrunaV
Subject : English 
Amazing teacher! :)
 
20 Feb 2018
By : Vladimir Z
Subject : English 
It was interesting lesson, Thank you!
 
19 Feb 2018
By : Vladimir Z
Subject : English 
Great as usual!

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