My name is Matthew and currently I live in Moscow. Originally, I am from a small town in the UK called Bishop’s Stortford, although I was born in Wolverhampton. Bishop’s Stortford is an old, market town about 45km north of London. I earned a certificate in Teaching English in November 2011 through Language Link International ESOL.
As with any teacher, I am always looking to improve my knowledge in a variety of different subjects. Most recently, I have completed a MOOC course in Marine Megafauna. I have been teaching for 2 years in Russia with a wide variety of students. I have experience in business English and general English, teaching a variety of students including adults and teenagers, in groups and individually. I prefer a class to use as much language as possible so I encourage conversation whenever possible about relevant topics. I prefer not to use a course book as a guide, unless the student prefers to. I have a flexible, relaxed approach to my lessons.