Gordon's Fun Facts
Gordon Freeman is PhD student and a professional, CELTA qualified English teacher with over 2.5 years of experience teaching online with a wide variety of learners of every level from all over the world. He has extensive experience in Business English, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC CAE, CPE, BULATS and exam preparation as well as teaching Beginners to Upper Advanced Learners. He has worked extensively with French Business professionals of the highest calibre (Senior Managers at Christian Dior & Citroen-Peugot as well as all over France via online learning); Chinese YL from 3 - 18 years old and a wide variety of people from around the globe e.g. Brazil, Switzerland, Thailand, Germany, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia ...etc. via various online platforms. He is also a professional proofreader and can help with all forms of writing skills. He loves teaching all sorts of English to all sorts of learners! His main hobbies are: cinema, television, screen writing, politics, philosophy, travel (he has lived and worked in 10 countries so far!) and has a positive, international outlook!
He is originally from Scotland and currently resides in Spain.
His Current Time Zone is:(GMT +1:00) Europe/Brussels
He Can Teach These Specialized Courses:PET, KET, FCE, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, CPE, English for Banks and Finance, English for Tour Guides, English for Speaking on the Phone, Meetings in English, CV Review and Interview Preparation, Business Correspondence Course, Giving Presentations in English, Negotiations in English, English for Marketing, English for Human Resources, English for Technology Professionals
He Can Teach The Following Age Groups:Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors
I use a wide variety of teaching styles depending on the student and circumstances. I match my methods to suit the student's abilities and/or goals. Hence, I can be slow and encouraging with complete beginners using lots of pictures and phonics to build confidence; friendly and conversational for refresher courses or even like a military sergeant for those expect rigour and discipline to obtain good results! (My last CAE student got 197/200!) I have actually taught an Army Officer and his entire family before. I am also a fully qualified, professional proofreader and have proofed books for Cambridge professors, hence, if you need writing classes, I can help there too.
Hence, don't worry. I am flexible and good at what I do and will create a unique style/method just for you! You're in safe hands!
French B2 Certficated - French B1 working ability
BA Hons International Media (1st) - Goldsmiths, University of London
BA Humanities - French, Film & TV, Philosophy - The Open University (UK)
MSc Philosophy - University of Edinburgh
PhD Political Philosophy and Psychoanalysis - Sofia University, Bulgaria (Completing Jan 2019)
Creative Writing - Screenwriting & Prose Fiction
Boxing - Novice, but trying hard
Rugby - still learning rules
Films - I watch at least 10 per week.
TV - Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, Family Guy, Vice Documentaries
Philosophy - although I study this, it's also an approach to life
Travelling - I love travelling and live/work as a digital nomad