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Improve your English skills and knowledge with a native English-speaker, with over 20 years of teaching, lecturing and copywriting experience in many countries around the world.

About Me

I’m a TEFL-qualified English teacher, who has been writing and editing copy (print & digital) and teaching in English for more than 20 years.

I have an MSc and BSc (Hons), a TEFL Diploma and a CIM PG Diploma in Marketing & Communications, plus other professional qualifications.

I’m currently a PhD candidate in Territorial Engineering at IST-Lisboa.

I’m also an experienced practising urbanist and urban planner, and  provide specialist translation and copywriting services to architects, engineers, planners and public authorities at local, metropolitan and national level.

English Language Teaching

I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years in many countries around the world.  I offer 60-minute one-to-one teaching sessions online, using Zoom, for clients with Intermediate level English (CEFR B1) and above.

I teach general and business English; and technical English for cities & the built environment eg. architecture, planning, engineering, construction.

I also provide bespoke support packages for students taking accredited English Language examinations eg. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge English.  Contact me with details of your requirements for a quotation.

Elsa (business English)

Kerri is an excellent teacher!  She defines a learning plan with you, according to the student’s needs.  And she’s great with pronunciation, teaching you how to pronounce the different English sounds in a very easy way.

Andre P-B (business English)

Kerri is an amazing teacher.  She is a very special ally to help you improve your English skills.  Anyone that wants to learn the language will be very lucky to have her as their teacher.

Sergio (business English)

I’ve been taking classes with Kerri for the last 3 months and it has been great.  She’s very dedicated and precise.  Highly recommended.

Anabelle (business English)

I recommend Kerri.  I learned more in my first 5 lessons with Kerri than in all my years of school, university and work!  And I have a clear workplan to help me improve my weaknesses.

Teresa (general English)

Kerri has been a great support to improve my English, in writing and speaking.  We have agreed a workplan, and in each lesson the topics are very clearly explained.  After the lesson she provides a full ‘grammar guide’ for the topic studied; exercises with answers; and suggestions for resources to do extra practice.  I enjoy Kerri’s classes a lot!

Andrea (business English)

I’ve been taking English classes with Kerri for 5 months.  We have agreed a study plan, but I have the freedom to change this based on my work schedule and life plans.  She is really good at teaching pronunciation and explains correct facial muscular articulation, which really helps.  It’s really interesting!  Highly recommended 😀

Tiago (business & academic English)

Kerri has really helped improve my English skills in the speaking listening/domains, and in talking about daily topics.  She is very good at identifying problems and making creative solutions to help me.

Elina (business English)

Since I started taking English classes with Kerri I am more confident and my English has improved a lot – my colleagues at work all tell me this!  She makes all of her classes for you, and is very precise.  Her classes are fun also!

Claudine (business English & interview preparation)

I started classes with Kerri at late notice to help me with a job interview.  She was so helpful with my English and with to improve my approach in the interview, so I was very confident.  I got the new job!  I decided to continue classes because Kerri is such a good teacher.

Pierre (business English)

I needed help to improve my English for business, and I found the best teacher I have had in many years of learning English 🙂  Kerri is very knowledgeable about business, so I also learn lots of useful new information!

Miguel C (general & academic English)

I had intensive classes with Kerri for 2 months to prepare for the IELTS test.  Kerri helped me get a very good mark, and I got a place at the top university I really wanted to go to in the US. Thank you Kerri! 🙂

Hsieh-Lu (business & technical English)

I am an architect and wanted to improve English so I could work for an international company.  I tried different teachers, and Kerri was the best.  My writing and speaking is much better.  I now have a better job where I can be confident to speak English to clients all over the world every day.

Ernesto (business & technical English)

I work in international citizen habitation projects and it is important for me to speak English very well.  I was not good in English at school, and was nervous to start classes, but Kerri made me feel relaxed.  I learned a lot in our lessons and they were full of joy.  My confidence is now high, and I continue classes to improve my skills and knowledge more!

Patrick (copywriting & editing)

Kerri is your dream copywriter!  We needed to create a new website in English for our business to expand our markets. I wanted a native English speaker to make sure the content was clear and correct.  Originally I asked Kerri to proofread the main pages, but she was so good we asked her to write the copy for the remaining pages.  She is now helping us prepare translations for other marketing and sales uses.  She’s precise, fast, and explains her suggestions so that both agree the best solution.  She is excellent value for money!

Jose P (academic, technical & business English)

Kerri helped me to find better translations for my academic articles.  I learned many new and useful things about English from Kerri!  I will keep using her in the future to help me with more articles, and to prepare translations for international lectures.

Jose (business English)

Kerri is currently helping me prepare for the Cambridge English Advanced exam, which I need to pass to improve my chance of promotion in my company.  She has assessed my faults and prepared a learning programme for our lessons twice a week to help me improve.  Kerri explains things clearly and has helped me understand many things I have missed before in other lessons. Now I am confident I will pass the exam.

Bernardo (business English)

I started a new job with an international company 6 months ago, and need to improve my business English vocabulary and pronunciation.  I have had tuition with Kerri for the past 6 months, and it has been very helpful.  We talk about topics which are very useful for my job.  We have a true conversation and share ideas and experiences. I am much more confident in meetings, and I really like my weekly lessons.

My Teaching Style

I create a learning programme for you, to meet your specific needs and learning style. 

My classes will push you to progress as quickly as possible, but always in a focused and fun way!

I restrict the number of students I teach to make sure that you get my focused attention.

Interested?  I offer a free initial 30-minute online session to make sure we’re the right fit for each other: contact me for availability.

Copywriting, Editing & Translation

Do you need to reach customers and win business in English-speaking markets?  Or translate existing documents into English?

I can help make your documents and messaging the most accurate, professional and effective they can be.

I have been writing and editing copy and proofing & translating documents into English for over 20 years, for commercial, professional and academic audiences.

English is my first language, but I speak 3 other languages.  I know the common mistakes made by non-native English speakers, and can make sure that your copy and documents are in ‘natural English’ for the greatest impact.

Send me your copywriting, editing & translation requirements for a bespoke quotation.

Rates

General English

1 hour lesson:44€
5-hour package of lessons:205€
10-hour package of lessons:390€

Business & Technical English

1 hour lesson:50€
5-hour package of lessons:230€
10-hour package of lessons:430€

Copywriting & Editing

Contact me for rates TBA€

Booking Your Lessons

To book your lessons, send me a message with your contact details and preferred day(s) and time(s) for lessons using my contact form. 

Availability

The following days & times are reserved for private tuition lessons, but please contact me to check my current availability.  All times given are Western European Standard / GMT :-

Mondays:  18:00 – 20:30h

Tuesdays:  18:00 – 20:30h

Wednesdays:  07:00 – 09:00 and 18:00 – 20:30h

Thursdays:  07:00 – 09:00h

Saturdays:  08:00-11:00h 

Contact Me

Send a message using this secure form, and I’ll reply as soon as I can

If you are enquiring to book lessons, please check the availability calendar and then tell me your preferred date and time.