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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. 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

    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. 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

    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. 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)

    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. 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)

    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. Lucy

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

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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 3 hours before // Lesson cancellations - minimum 3 hours before

    Skype username:
    jennifer.ppe

  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

    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. 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

    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

* 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.