Hello! I'm Jake from London, UK. I love meeting people, talking and teaching English. I am CELTA-qualified and experienced, and would love to meet you!
Before teaching, I graduated in 2012 from University College London (UCL) in the UK with a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry. As well as my degree, I completed three research internships at UCL, Birkbeck College (University of London) and Rockefeller University (New York), which gave me a detailed knowledge of science, and scientific English, as well as developing my ability to make difficult things more simple when speaking to others.
Following on from this, I worked for KPMG in the UK (one of the Big 4), as a Risk Consultant. My role was to advise my clients, international companies and organisations, how to manage and reduce their risk so they could work more safely and securely. All well as developing my understanding of business, it also helped develop my people skills and ability to communicate well with others.
I wanted to continue to work with people, and build on my love of teaching, so I decided to take the Cambridge CELTA in 2016 and started to teach English. I have experience teaching all ages, from young children through to retired adults, and all levels, from complete beginners through to advanced speakers of English. Using my knowledge of science and business I have been able to teach specialised classes focusing on these areas, ultimately I always tailor my classes to my students' needs.
I have experience dealing with people in all situations, from the most relaxed to the most stressful, and I can bring patience and understanding to every class. My classes are always practical and useful, focusing on what my students want with lots of practice, to help build their confidence in English, whilst being fun at the same time. You learn so much faster when things are fun, so I try to ensure each class balances English and laughter! And you never have to be afraid of making mistakes with me, we are all here to learn. I encourage them, as it helps when learning!
If you would like to learn English with a teacher who is patient, with a large amount of experience in communication who will also ensure you are speaking the English you want to learn from your very first class, please get in contact!
Privately tutoring for English. This has included general English, business English (including presentation skills), test preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC), and interview preparation for study and employment opportunities.
Online English Teacher
DaDaABC - Online (various)
Teaching children English as a foreign language, online, in a fun and engaging way.
2016 - 2017
International House Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand
Teaching English to all ages, and all levels, in a fun and interactive way. Taught general English, business English (including presentation skills), test preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC).
2013 - 2016
KPMG - London
Management and Risk Consultant for a international consultancy firm, whereby I gained lots of experience and skills from working with FTSE100 companies and government organisations, which I take into all my business English classes.
2016 - 2016
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
International House Chiang Mai - Chiang Mai, Thailand
CELTA teaching qualification, obtained through International House (awarded by University of Cambridge, UK)