I have taught English to students in China for 11 years, specialising in IELTS, TOEFL and business English. I have good teaching skills which I use to help students at all levels achieve their potential in English.

I possess an engineering degree, with a background in operational management in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.In Australia, I also operated my own business. I have also specialised in writing articles for IELTS Tests which good grammar and original material.

I find that my background prior to my teaching career helps my teaching skills especially in areas such as leadership and business English.


Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter)


1970 - 1973

Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter)


1970 - 1973


Hampson School of English, Tianjin, China

English Tutor

2009 - 2014

Please note that I worked part time for this school. Also, I have worked part-time for other schools teaching primarily IELTS preparation classes from 2005 to 2014.

Tianjin University of Science and Technology

English Teacher

2004 - 2011

EF English First School, Dong Ying, China

English Teacher

2003 - 2004

Frederick Duffield Pty.

Branch Operations Manager

2000 - 2001

Frederick Duffield (NZ) Ltd


1995 - 2000


Mines Manager

1973 - 1994