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Doug Jewsbury : English

Doug Jewsbury
Subject : English Native
United Kingdom
( / ) Lessons
97%      
(31) Total Reviews
30 Positive Reviews
Last class : 2 days
Yesterday
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45 Min : $22.10 / £16.99 / €19.65
Trial: 50% OFF
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 been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet.com since September 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, French, Spanish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

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 10 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 :
2 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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