I am a UK citizen and I live in the ancient capital city of York. For the past 2 years, I have worked as a Business English Coach for professional and aspiring engineers. I am the founder of the Literally England School of English Language and Culture. I specialise in helping ambitious engineers to land their dreams jobs by preparing standout application materials and developing their interview skills. In addition to this, I offer bespoke individualised programmes to support engineers already in jobs to maximise their impact and build confidence by developing their English communication skills.
Prior to this, I worked in education for 27 years as a teacher, senior leader, and Head of Engineering at two of England’s most prestigious state and international schools.
Before I became a teacher, I worked in the construction industry for 15 years. I progressed from an apprenticeship to work in the design office, followed by a spell as works manager, before attending university.
I do not offer standard English lessons: I customise my programmes in response to your direct needs. I focus on end results to ensure that you excel.
Education and work experience
NPQH – Educational Leadership – National College of School Leadership
Content Language Integrated Learning – Cambridge University
Teaching English as a Foreign Language – UK TEFL
Diploma in Personnel Management – ICS
Post Graduate Certificate in Electronics and Communications Technology
Bachelor of Education Degree in Design and Technology – Sheffield Hallam University
Licentiateship of City and Guilds of London Institute – Barnsley College
27 years of teaching experience, including:
Senior leadership roles with responsibility for senior and middle leadership coaching and mentoring programmes.
Head of Engineering roles at two of England’s top-performing state and international schools. I coached numerous students who later secured places to study engineering and product design at prestigious universities.
Influenced curriculum development at a national level in my roles as Engineering Lead Practitioner and Consultant for BBC Education.
C2 English C2|
Language for specific purposes
Education and culture
Electrical/Electronic Engineering ICT
Process engineering and energy
Production and manufacturing