I am into health and sport and like to be fresh and "on the ball for classes": I hardly ever get ill with a cold or flu. Plus, I currently work in a business center that has cable internet and a backup satellite internet connection - I am a Christian and do not work from Friday-Saturday evenings for this reason (24 hours a week) and I do work on Sundays.
I have been teaching English online for over 12 years, as first started in January 2007 and also first offline in 1996, so have taught very many students in that time - I am well used to online teaching requirements.
I have helped many students online to achieve their goals, for the IELTS exam, business English and general English - I was born in the UK and have a standard UK accent and in addition, I am a grammar specialist.
"I passed my IELTS exam June with the following points on each component, writing 6.5, speaking 8, listening 7 and reading 6. I took classes for two weeks on alternative days it really helped. thank you Philp for the help and support." - July 2019
Nghi in Australia improved IELTS speaking from 6.5-7 after a short course in February 2019, although unexpectedly did not pass in her strong area of reading, having got 8 before in a previous non-Spires coached exam - after another exam soon after (not with classes) she passed the exam, including reading again.
"I passed 9, 9, 9 and Writing 7" - Shannarae from Australia, IELTS exam result in February 2019.
Rajesh from America (IELTS exam) - January, 2019: "I got the required score. Cleared the test. Thanks for you help - L-8, R-8.5, W-7, S-7".
Ranem from Syria successfully passed the IELTS Life Skills through an intensive study course on Spires, in November 2018.
knowledgeable, has all the tips one needs about English language, useful links are provided, always ready to answer all the queries. friendly.
Philip delivered a great quick review of my written work, and helped to correct mistakes and to rephrase the sentences to create a more academic style essay. Perhaps because of the tight timeframe, I thought he talked a bit fast so I couldn't follow for a few seconds but soon picked it up again.
yes Overall good.
Philip provided awesome feedback for writing tasks. He also provided me with online resources where I can review and study grammar. He also gave me a resource to start practicing reading tasks. I feel I am improving thanks to his classes.
Philip went through all the homework with me, and gave me extra time and explained most questions well
Philip reviewed my writing work thoroughly and pointed out weaknesses and places to make improvements. Really happy with his feedback.
He reviewed written tasks 1 and 2 and gave me suggestions on how to improve my written skills to get a good score for IELTS.
I have multiple English teaching certificates, an English Literature Major and additional Creative Writing Minor from the University of East Anglia (UK) and also an "enhanced DBS" security check.