James F : English
James F
English Native
Sessions: 1295
Last class: 5+ days
 234 Reviews: 100% Positive
£21.99 / €25.70 / $30.54
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  Hello, my name is James F and I'm 40 years old and currently living in the United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet since January 2014. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 80% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
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26 Apr 2020
 An interesting and constructive lesson. James provides examples and explanations to help you fix and memorize the principles of grammar. 
20 Apr 2020
 Very positive first lesson!  
09 Mar 2016
 Very good first lesson, James is very friendly, attentive and willing to define an effective plan for me! I am booking the second lesson.  
27 Feb 2016
 Great lesson as always, I really enjoy it. :-) Thanks a lot! 
21 Feb 2016
 Thank you again James for the great lesson, khob khun ka. I enjoyed a lot the phrasal verbs. 
13 Feb 2016
 Thanks a lot for the lesson. I learnt many things from today lesson. :)  
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About me - English


My name is James and I live in London, England. Thank you for clicking on my profile.

I have been teaching English as a foreign language for 16 years and have taught English to students from all over the world (beginners English all the way to CPE and postgraduate English).

I currently teach English part-time at a local language school, and this allows me to teach English online 5 days a week. I generally have around 30-time slots available per week, giving you a great deal of flexibility when choosing YOUR lesson times.

I have taught English in the UK as well as the UAE, Thailand and Japan.

As well as living in these cities, I have travelled to all 6 continents and visited over 100 cities. Most of these cities I visited with Emirates Airline, who I used to work for as a flight attendant.

In my free time, I like to play/watch sports, mainly soccer, F1 and tennis. I also enjoy reading business journals and collecting rare whiskies and bottled beers from all over the world.

If any of this sounds interesting, please continue reading about my Qualifications, Experience & Teaching Approach. Thank you.

Qualifications & Experience


University of Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner

TESOL Business English

TESOL English for Young Learners Certification

TEYL(Japan) Teaching English to Young Learners

TESOL Certification

B.A. (Hons) Business & Marketing, Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK


I have taught children, high-school & university students as well as adults and seniors, both in one-on-one situations and in groups. I have taught beginners' level English all the way through to advanced English & exam preparation (IELTS and Cambridge ESOL). My previous two teaching positions were with the Ministry of Education in the UAE and Kansai University in Japan.

I have extra teaching qualifications for Young Learners and Business English. I have taught both IELTS and TOEFL, and I am a certified University of Cambridge Oral Examiner (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE).

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is based solely around what YOU want and what YOUR expectations are.

I like to adopt a communicative approach which set clear, achievable goals for each lesson. Together we can choose topics, such as booking a flight, making small talk to foreign clients, shopping in Paris, TED talks etc. and base the lesson around these situations and what language, phrases, and structures you will need.

1. I will present the new material,

2. WE will practice it together

3. Perform our new language, making sure YOU are speaking for the majority of our time.

Alternatively, many students ask me to proofread presentations/assignments and help prepare them for English exams.

At the end of the lesson, I will give you a lot of positive feedback, and let you know what areas we can improve on. This way YOUR English, especially your fluency and accuracy, will improve quickly.

Learning English should be enjoyable, so I always encourage YOU to do most of the speaking. You can ask questions any-time! Questions help both you and me!

Whatever level, whatever age, wherever you are, I want to help improve YOUR English.

What are you waiting for? Let’s work together and improve your English.

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