Who we are
Laurence has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for over 12 years, in the UK, in Spain and now in Greece. He has a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, and a master's degree in Politics and Sociology, both from colleges of the University of London. He has a particular interest in the social sciences, especially politics, sociology, history, philosophy, education and socio-linguistics. His experience includes many years of teaching IELTS preparatory courses, as well as designing and delivering English courses for Law and Business students at bachelor's and master's levels. He enjoys cooking, hiking and Tai Chi.
Ashley has had extensive experience of teaching English as a foreign language both in this country and in France and Germany. He has enjoyed teaching people from most countries in the world, China, Bangladesh, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria etc. and is fascinated by the range of experiences and learning styles he encounters. Ashley has a masters degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University and has taught French, German, Italian and psychology. He has also worked as a translator from French and German. He lives in London and his interests include sport, cinema, the arts, science and cooking delicious meals.
What we believe in
Over the years we have both realised that the instruction we deliver must be personalised. Each student deserves teaching which is tailored to their needs and reflects their cultural background as well as their own personal learning style.
We also feel that our teaching must be tuned to deliver concrete results. We both feel that any courses we deliver should provide content which is both interesting and effective. The advice we give students is clear, can be acted upon immediately and leads to immediate benefits.
We also feel obliged to offer advice in a variety of different ways. There never has been and never will be one way of mastering a foreign language. We believe that you should act in several different ways in order to achieve significant improvements and we are fully committed to working on developing new methods to assist you in achieving your goals.
Finally, we have both been involved in academia and both fully understand the pressures students face when having to familiarise themselves with and manipulate English to a high standard. We are confident that we can assist you to achieve your learning objectives and that you will be satisfied with the services we are offering.
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