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Hello everyone, I am an Englishman from London. After passing my A-Levels I went to the University of Sussex to study Mathematics with Management studies. Although I was good at maths, my heart was never in it. I then went on to work in the Insurance industry in London for 10 years, but again, even though I was very good at it and took professional qualifications up to the level of Dip CII, the hustle and bustle of the rat race was never really for me. I decided to go travelling in Asia and started working in schools and colleges teaching English, I took my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course and rediscovered my passion for the English language. I then began to teach English online and writing blogs for a rival company. I have been teaching and writing professionally for more than 10 years now. I write articles to order from 'leather fingerless driving gloves' to 'acupuncture' to 'trout fishing'. If I am presented with a topic, I will research it thoroughly and provide a tailor-made piece in a timely fashion.
On a personal level, I love sports. I have a black belt in taekwondo, a black belt in kickboxing, I have also trained in Western boxing and Muay Thai for 32 years. I love swimming too, I used to like running and ran the London Marathon in 2010. Additionally, I have tried some extreme sports such as parachute jumping, parascending and water skiing before. I love travelling, I have travelled throughout most of Western Europe, I have been to most countries in Asia, I have additionally been to America several times, Australia and Africa. It would be my dream to take my wife and daughters to South America and Antarctica to complete the list of continents.
I am a firm believer in self-development and I have a wide-range of interests including: science, history, economics, finance, languages, travel, cooking and sports. I consider myself to have a broad general knowledge and a lot of life experience for my years (I'm only 45). Another point about me is that I am a bit of a computer geek, despite never having formal lessons in this capacity, I can strip a laptop down and rebuild it myself, I know pretty much everything there is to know about software and always keep myself up to date on the new technologies; my typing speed is pretty fast too. I can and have built my own websites before, but I am not good at coding. I have a family who depend on my financial support, so you can always count on me to work my hardest and deliver the goods. In a nutshell, that's me.
Most of my recent blogs are via a competitor, so I don't feel comfortable sharing them with you here. You can check out some old blogs that I started off. This one was about affiliate marketing, I decided to put my own advice into practise though rather than teaching others. It gives an introduction to affiliate marketing, moves on to how to choose the right affiliate company, how to maximise internet traffic including SEO and finishes with a focus on CPA marketing which was a hot topic then.
Similarly, I set up this blog a long time ago as a tool to get traffic to my affiliate link. I took my own advice and traded myself and made some good money. If you are interested, I have a new YouTube channel I have created on this too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85WBMGDEwmw
Why Use Leather Driving Gloves? Well, to answer this question comprehensively, I would suggest we break this down into two smaller questions, namely “Why use driving gloves at all?” and “Why leather in particular?” Why use driving gloves at all? If you ever watch Formula 1 drivers, like Lewis Hamilton, or IndyCar drivers, such as Scott Dixon, you will see that they all wear gloves. This is simply because it gives you more control over the car and helps you to be the best driver you can possibly
Trout Fishing: The Perfect Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon Picture this: it’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining and you make your way down a winding forest path, then you happen upon the perfect river full of trout. You set up your fishing stool under the shade of a large tree, you have your fishing rod ready and plenty of food packed to keep you going. You can hear the sound of the water flowing, there is nobody around for miles, the birds are looking at you curiously, as if they
Acupuncture: An Alternative Treatment for Stress, Anxiety and Depression The Chinese have known about the medical benefits of acupuncture for thousands of years and use it to treat a wide variety of medical ailments, both physical and mental. Needles are inserted at specific acupuncture points on the body with the aim of modifying the flow of qi – the life-force energy of the body. It is only in recent years that the West has caught on to the advantages of using this ancient technique as a real
Forex Trading 101: Foreign Exchange Trading (Forex Trading) is where you trade on a pair of currencies. The Forex trading market is the biggest trading market in the world and trades trillions of dollars every day. The value of one currency against another is constantly fluctuating, this gives us the option to buy an amount of one currency and predict whether its value will rise or fall against another currency over a period of time. With the Forex market you are not physically purchasing stocks
• Teaching conversational English to professionals and university students. • Teaching students business English, such as preparation for job interviews, how to chair a meeting, how to give a performance review, how to present statistical data, how to organise and host an international business conference, etc. • Writing a personalised report for each student giving them feedback on their grammar, sentence structure and lexicon. • Teaching bespoke reading and writing classes for VIP students.
I worked there from 8/2018 until now
Writing blogs for customers on a huge array of topics. Subjects have included: • Fashion • Technology • Gaming • Casinos • Sports • Clothing • Lifestyle • Health • Movies • IT • Books • Cooking
Company: Boost Content
I worked there from 6/2018 until now
• Teaching conversational English to adults in China, both including working professionals, English teachers and university students. • Teaching students who were preparing for their examinations, such as IELTS and TOEIC. • Writing personalised and detailed reports for each student to give them feedback on their grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary. • Helping out students and colleagues with IT issues. • I was also appointed proof-reader for all of the company's lessons presentations.
I worked there from 11/2016 until 7/2018
• A teacher of conversational English, teaching at the highest level. Many students being English teachers themselves. • Correcting and marking essays received from students. As well as giving advice on how to improve. • Teaching business conversational language to CEO’s, directors, and company managers. • Teaching examination preparation, including for IELTS and TOEIC. • Writing a personalised and detailed report for each student. • Helping out students and colleagues with IT issues.
Company: Education First/Englishtown
I worked there from 2/2012 until 11/2016
• Preparing lesson plans. • Teaching English Reading, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Listening, and Grammar to students from the ages of 18-22, but with a strong focus on Business English. • Setting and marking homework. • Providing reports for the students. • Creating and marking the English examinations for the college.
Company: Hatyai Technical College
I worked there from 5/2011 until 12/2011
I was in charge of the whole English department, my duties included: • Preparing lesson plans. • Teaching English Reading, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Listening, and Grammar to students from the ages of 11-18. • Setting and marking homework. • Providing reports for the student’s parents. • Creating and marking all of the English examinations for the school. • Being the head proof-reader and curriculum adviser to the school. • Occasionally, teaching history, geography, maths and science.
Company: The International School of Hatyai
I worked there from 10/2011 until 5/2011
When I have free-time from my day job, I always have other projects on the go. I enjoy doing a variety of jobs, as we say "Variety is the spice of life", "Don't keep all of your eggs in one basket" and it's not always a bad idea to "Have your fingers in many pies". Furthermore, if you have a family and want to give them a good life; if you work hard and exploit your talents to the maximum, then good things will come to you.
Company: Self-employed/freelance (part-time).
I worked there from 2/2012 until now