About

Hi, I’m John.

I’ve been teaching English for 12 years. I have CELTA and a Master of Education in Applied LinguiJohnstics. I designed and taught an IELTS preparation course that mixed online lessons with classroom practice, and I’ve taught in many schools and colleges. I had to learn everything about the test so that I could help my students. Now I know all the skills that candidates need to do well.

I’m from Scotland, but now live in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is a beautiful city and is truly international. People from all over the world visit here to learn English, and many stay to study in universities. I’ve taught thousands of students from many different countries. As well as helping students with IELTS, I’ve also taught academic reading and writing to advanced English learners in college.
I love being outdoors, and spend as much time camping, hiking, and kayaking as I can. Check out my Instagram page to see where I live!