Improve English with a contemporary fine artist
I have enjoyed many years as a private tutor working with Japanese who wish to improve both their conversation abilities and understanding of English language and British culture. I have helped many Japanese including art and university students, visiting university professors, researchers, civil servants, diplomats and company executives, and their spouses with a fun and interesting style of teaching. I am a practising contemporary fine artist. I was educated at Eton College in England, Columbia University in New York City and Georgetown University in Washington DC.
The best way to develop your confidence and ability to speak and understand English is by having the chance to discuss a variety of subjects which are interesting to you. This will surely improve your time in London and broaden your perspective, whether you are studying, researching, working or simply living here in this most extraordinary city of cultural wealth. Alongside my fine art practice, I have worked in film and music production, marketing and management, fashion, and creative thinking consultancy within a range of industries.
I live in Notting Hill - a minute from the Portobello Rd. Because I am a single father of an 11 year old girl, I am only available during the day. I like to offer competitive rates and am very understanding of and flexible with any changes in your schedule and last minute cancellations. However, in order to do so, I prefer to take lessons where I live and have my studio - it is a good, stimulating and very comfortable space. My students have always loved it here.
Over the course of each lesson, I make extensive notes relating to whatever comes up in our conversations, including vocabulary, interesting and useful phrases and expressions, nuance and general information. These study notes can be very useful revision aids to take with you after each lesson.
The lesson structure is very casual. I have found over many years and working with many Japanese that with a relaxed and comfortable style and with easy flowing and interesting conversations, my students have developed very good confidence and with that make excellent improvements in their English language skill - using real contemporary English, both formal and informal.
I offer proofreading of essays, reports and dissertations with additional dissertation tutoring if required.
My rates are:
90 minutes ￡25
120 minutes ￡30
60 minutes ￡20
I look forward to answering any questions you might have. Please don't hesitate to e-mail or phone if you would like further information or to book a time for our first meeting.
To learn more about me please visit my portfolio website at www.timshepard.co.uk