Highly experienced IELTS and EAP Instructor

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30.00 USD /single lesson (60 min.)
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nick toadbass
country Thailand
languages English


Hi there, my name is Russ Elliott and I have been teaching English for over 30 years. I began my teaching career originally in London and then spent some time teaching English in Istanbul, Turkey. I settled down in Bangkok, Thailand and I have lived and worked here for 30 years now. I have worked mainly in universities, including two pre-sessionals at the University of Sheffield, England. My main focus is IELTS and I have many years of full time experience in this field. In addition, I have over 25 years of teaching EAP at university level. I am a very easy going, friendly teacher and my main objective is for my students to achieve the Band score they desire. I set very high goals and aim to achieve them with my students. I have many successes with IELTS candidates and many reach their target Band scores. I am very familiar with and very interested in all four skills tested, but also, micro skills such as fine-tuning pronunciation and also critical thinking. While teaching EAP, I have guided students through extended writing from start to completion. This has been of great help when teaching IELTS tasks 1 and 2

RSA CELTA - Bangkok

HND Art and Design - Bournemouth University

Graduate Certificate - TESOL - University of Southern Queensland

Masters Degree - Applied Linguistics - University of Southern Queensland

Experience: 30 years

About me

Hello, I am a highly qualified teacher of English with 30 years of wide ranging experience. I have lived and worked in Thailand and have a deep understanding of what it takes to acquire a decent level of language proficiency. I speak Thai.

I originally left England to travel and see the world before settling down, eventually arriving in Thailand where I have lived ever since. 

I am as passionate about teaching as I was when I first began this career and really enjoy meeting and working with new people and helping them to reach their goals, whether that be for entrance to universities, to increase their employment opportunities or to improve their basic English language skills.

I have been teaching online for over a year now and I am really enjoying this method. Given the stresses of modern city life and the inconveniences of travel to and from work. I am looking to work more from home. I firmly believe that every student is different and requires a finely tuned bespoke approach to tuition, so I can build lessons specific to my students individual requirements.