I started tutoring foreign students in English while still at University – I gave private lessons to earn some extra money!
I have two BA degrees – one of them is a combined philosophy/linguistics degree, the other one is a linguistics/cultural studies one. I went on to do a one-year postgraduate teacher training course at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, which gave me a general teaching qualification and a job at a secondary school where I taught Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies.
After completing Trinity TESOL course in 2009, I got a job in St.Petersburg, Russia, where I had been teaching for nearly four years before returning to Scotland. I was mostly teaching Business English in various companies, both international (such as British American Tobacco, DHL, Heiniken, Paulig) and Russian (Tinkoff Brewery, Eurasian Development Bank, Beeline), all over the city.
Since 2011 I am a free-lance full-time online English teacher.
Experience: 10 years
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