Hi, my name is Jeff, the creator of the English Evolution learning website. I come from Manchester, England and I am a certified English language teacher with a Trinity Certificate in TESOL, BA Degree in Creative writing and English Grammar, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Training. However, before becoming an English teacher, I worked in performing arts and the creative industry.
As a writer I have produced work for print, theatre, film and radio. As an English teacher, I have worked for the University of Manchester, the University of Creative Arts, Manchester City Council, English First in Jakarta and several multinational companies. I have taught a diverse range of clients from Bachillerato students and postgraduates, to military officers, business professionals and company executives.
“Jeff is a great teacher who got me through the most difficult part of my CAE exam with some great strategies for the tests. He has a completely different approach to any of the other teachers I have had before. He helps you really understand meaning in language, not just grammar…”
Virginia, Bachillerato student
“Jeff is a very dedicated teacher and a pleasure to learn with. He always prepares his classes. He has been teaching me for more than 4 years and I can say that my English level has improved considerably. I am 100% satisfied with his work.”
Giorgio, Company Director
Many creative people who were once teachers have gone on to be great writers and performers. George Orwell, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King for example. Music stars Wyclef Jean, Sting, Brian May and Gene Simmonds also worked as teachers; not to mention Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, and Hollywood movie star Hugh Jackman. All of these creative people once used their powers of imagination in a classroom. Now, I try to use my creative experience to inspire my English students to not only learn, but also enjoy learning.
“Excellent teacher, varied classes, and very entertaining. Totally recommended.”
María José, Cepsa
“Highly recommended. One of the best teachers I have ever had. Interesting classes and with a lot of humour.”
Alberto, Havas Media Group
“Jeff is a very good teacher and a great professional. He comes to teach us at work and it’s all very enjoyable and fun. We are making a lot of progress and we are very happy with him. I would recommend him 100%.”
Arancha, Pablo Torré Interiorismo y Decoración
Is it time to change class?
Have you been studying English for many years? Have you had hours and hours of boring, repetitive lessons and felt like you’re not improving much? Have your teachers and their learning materials been uninspiring? Have your lessons mainly been exercises from a book? Do you do enough speaking in your lessons? Do you discuss topics that interest you? If you have had a negative English learning experience, don’t waste all your efforts and commitment and give up. You probably just need a change. As Albert Einstein said; “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”, so now is the time to do something different.
“A teacher of 10! He offers dynamic classes with interesting and varied topics that help to generate and build conversation. In addition, he corrects mistakes and bad communicative practices at all times.”
Gema, Havas Media Group
“I attended Jeff’s lessons for 7-8 months and it was a really good experience… he can quickly figure out each student’s needs. His lessons are very interactive and discussion topics very interesting, so my speaking improved a lot and I was able to learn grammar and vocabulary in an interactive way, which made learning way more appealing. I highly recommend Jeff.”
Every year I take on a limited number of new students. I give all of my students a free introductory lesson to find out their current level of English. I also ask them what their main goal is and develop a learning plan to help them to achieve that goal. Whether you want to pass a Cambridge or IELTS exam, improve your fluency, or speak with confidence in meetings and presentation, contact me to discuss a new course of English classes:
“The best English teacher I have ever had! Jeff! Come visit me in Hangzhou!!! ” – Jing, Havas Media Group