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All our teachers are experienced, qualified and native English speakers

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We have an excellent team of native-speaker teachers.
Many haveworked with us for many years, giving professional classes together with the highest level of reliability.

We recommend trying different teachers because you will become more familiar with different accents and teaching methods. You can easily go back to your favourite teachers at any time.​ We find that some students prefer to keep the same teacher and this can certainly be arranged if it is your preference.​Many students form an excellent working relationship with their teachers and you will often find that they quickly become a friend as well! Your teacher will always have your personal interests and development in mind.​ If you have any questions about learning English online, you can always ask your teacher. Your teacher is also the best person to advise you on other courses and your future development.

Our teachers have:​
- Qualifications in English language teaching. They have certificates and/or diplomas and many have specific degrees in languages and education.
​- Experience in teaching English online and in traditional language schools​
- Ability to organise your lessons professionally and creatively
​- Understanding of your personal needs​
- Dynamic style which gives energy and variety to your lessons
​- Clear speech and presentation


“All the teachers I have learnt with Speak English Online have been amazing. Professional, friendly and helpful all the time”
Jessenia Zevallos
Meet the team

Our Amazing Team of Teachers

  1. Lucy

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Bournemouth, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 1988, Online since 2010
  2. Teaching qualifications: TESOL - Diploma

    Lesson types: General English, Business, Travel/Hospitality, Literature

    Exam preparation courses: ALL exams courses taught

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (age 16-17 only)

    Interests & hobbies: reading- writing- walking- travel- cooking- theatre

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username:
    lucy-n@tiscali.co.uk

  1. Tiffany

    Nationality: South Africa
    Current location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Timezone: GMT +2 / BST +1
    Teaching experience: Online since 2012
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign  Language

    Lesson types: General English &  Business English

    Exam preparation courses: IELTS & TOEIC

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (all ages)

    Interests & hobbies: Music - TV series & movies - spending time outdoors with family - dancing - baking

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before (12 hours if early morning) // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username:
    .tiffany.ppe

  1. David

    Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Lesson types: General English, Business, Law, Real Estate, Investments, Insurance, Shipping, Transport

    Exam preparation courses: IELTS, TOEIC, BULATS

    Student ages: Adults

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

  1. Leigh

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Estepona, Spain
    Timezone: GMT / BST + 1
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2007, Online since 2010
  2. Teaching qualifications: Trinity TESOL + Certificate in Teaching English Online (Cambridge Assessment English)

    Lesson types: General English & Business English

    Exam preparation courses: All Cambridge exams + IELTS

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (all ages)

    Interests & hobbies: theatre - film - travel - walking my dogs

    Availability: New lesson bookings - minimum 6 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 6 hours before

    Skype username:
    leighmm1

  1. Jennifer

    Nationality: South African
    Current location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Timezone: GMT +2 / BST +1
    Teaching experience: Online since 2009
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Lesson types: General English & Business English

    Exam preparation courses: Cambridge exams + IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (age 7-17)

    Interests & hobbies: Arts and crafts - camping - movies/series - playing with my son - gaming - YouTube documentaries - caring for my dog and two cats

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 17 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username:
    jennifer.ppe

  1. Ian

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Bournemouth, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 1986, online since 2020
  2. Teaching qualifications: Teaching English Diploma & Certificate (A), PGCE

    Lesson types: General English, Business, Finance, Human Resources

    Exam preparation courses: IELTS

    Student ages: Adults

    Interests & hobbies: Badminton, barn dancing, student hosting, dog and family

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before (12 hours if early morning) // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

  1. Lauren

    Nationality: South African
    Current location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    Timezone: GMT +2 / BST +1
    Teaching experience: Online since 2012
  2. Teaching qualifications: Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Lesson types: General English, Business, LLB Law, Photography, Architecture

    Exam preparation courses: Cambridge exams + IELTS, TOEIC

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (all ages)

    Interests & hobbies: Architecture -  environmental issues - nutrition - watching comedians & theatre - cooking - art - singing - yoga - spending time with my cat.

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before (12 hours if early morning) // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: laurendtefl@gmail.com

  1. Janine

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Chile
    Timezone: GMT -3
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2002, Online since 2005
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Pass A)

    Lesson types: General English & Business English

    Exam preparation courses: Cambridge exams + IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL

    Student ages: Adults

    Interests & hobbies: travel - yoga - reading - walking my dogs

    Availability: New lesson bookings - minimum 12 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 6 hours before

    Skype username:
    janinemurray1

  1. Helen

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Swanage, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 1991, Online since 2011. Teacher Training since 1998
  2. Teaching qualifications: Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Lesson types: General English & Business English

    Exam preparation courses: ALL exams courses taught +  Baccalaureate

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (age 7-17)

    Interests & hobbies: travelling - yoga - antiques - walking my dog, Bella

    Availability: New lesson bookings - minimum 12 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 6 hours before

    Skype username:
    helenjr3

  1. Jameison

    Nationality: South African
    Current location: Cape Town, South Africa
    Timezone: GMT +2 / BST +1
    Teaching experience: Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign  Language

    Lesson types: General English

    Exam preparation courses: Cambridge Advanced & Proficiency

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (all ages)

    Interests & hobbies: cooking - reading - spending time outdoors with family

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 6 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 6 hours before

    Skype username: jameison.botha

  1. Paul

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Bournemouth, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 1994, Online since 2003
  2. Teaching qualifications: Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Lesson types: General English & Business English

    Exam preparation courses: No

    Student ages: Adults

    Interests & hobbies: family activities - badminton - tennis - hill & mountain walking

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: englishteacheronline

  1. Sara

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Bournemouth, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 1993, Online since 2016
  2. Teaching qualifications: TESOL diploma

    Lesson types: General English & Business English

    Exam preparation courses: Cambridge exams + IELTS, TOEIC, BULATS

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (all ages)

    Interests & hobbies: Travel - Photography - Writing - Quizzing - Crossword Puzzles - Calligraphy - Music

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: sara.kennedy1

  1. Martin

    Nationality: British
    Current location: Bournemouth, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 1992, Online since 2020
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Lesson types: General English + Maths; Physics; Chemistry; Aviation (basic); Electronics

    Exam preparation courses: IELTS

    Student ages: Adults & Young Learners (age 11-17)

    Interests & hobbies: Swimming - Walking - Quizzing - Music - Playing Guitar - Electronics

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: Not yet available

* Does not apply if booking a 7am lesson (London - GMT / BST) under 12 hours before. The teacher may be sleeping when you book it!

Tony Matthews

Founder, CEO
  1. Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

Tracy Jackson

Designer
  1. Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

Mason Edwards

Developer
  1. Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

Olivia Murphy

PR Manager
  1. Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

Jeremy Kennedy

iOS Developer
  1. Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

Sebastian Evans

Intern
  1. Nationality: British
    Current location: London, England
    Timezone: GMT / BST
    Teaching experience: Offline since 2008, Online since 2011
  2. Teaching qualifications: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageOther qualifications: LLB Law, Legal Executive

    Interests & hobbies: mountaineering - walking - skiing - cooking - gardening - amateur theatre - writing - caring for my dog

    Availability: *New lesson bookings - minimum 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username: david.john.lillie

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As we grow there is often a need for new teachers from various time-zones worldwide. From time to time we look for new teachers with qualifications and experience:​

- TEFL / TESOL Certificate or Diploma
- Minimum 2 years' teaching experience
- IT Skills

Ideally, you will also have:
- Online teaching experience
- Ability to create and adapt resources for online use​​

* Full training given where applicable​

​If you meet the criteria, please complete the form on the left. We would love to hear from you and we promise to get back to you as soon as we can.