I am a CELTA qualified degree educated English teacher. I specialise in writing instruction for the IELTS essay Task 2 question which is always the hardest to get a high band score in. Although I will also extensively cover all 4 parts of the test.
Availability: I am generally free every day from 2pm-7pm seven days a week.
Willing to travel: 2 miles
Experience: After graduating from University of the Arts London with a BA (Hons) in Communication Seb went on to work as an Art Director and then later as a Creative Director in advertising where he managed, art directed and wrote advertising scri pts for radio and TV and digital media. Along the way, he also started training clients for their marketing and design requirements.
He worked in London for fifteen years and in 2008 went to Dubai as a Creative Director for a multinational advertising agency.
In 2012 he got married and went traveling with his wife and started teaching English with Dubai as a base.
That same year he got a post teaching the academic English course to undergraduates at the Dubai branch of Shiraz University, one of Irans most prestigious universities. This was an incredibly challenging job with large classes of terrifyingly bright young adults studying subjects as diverse as Engineering and Architecture to Finance and Chemistry!
;A baptism by fire like no other.
Following that, he instructed at three colleges in Dubai as a freelancer. He ended up specialising in Business English, particularly in the areas of presentation skills and writing. He studied the IELTS exam and became the prime instructor for this at another college in Dubai. The classes were huge, but a lot of fun! Once a week the class was divided into a smaller Academic group, which he also planned lessons for and taught. These students were predominantly medical professionals looking to work for the NHS in the UK.
When asked why he should be your English Instructor, Seb says: Having worked in the advertising industry for almost twenty years, I feel this gives me a natural edge in the education field because of my ability to effectively communicate difficult ideas and concepts in a fun and engaging and above all, memorable way. My approach is very student centered as a result.
Seb has now returned to London to be an English Instructor
;and Product, Marketing and Content Writer.
Online, The Red Ink is now an invaluable resource for English language students looking to take the IELTS exam as well as a forum for writing and general English language knowledge.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes