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Nigel Houghton - IELTS Teacher in London

Nigel Houghton IELTS Tutor (South West London)

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  • Battersea (SW11) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 20 Apr 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification B.Sc(Econ) Hons, M.A
  • Professional Qualification CELTA
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
My starting point is the STUDENT. I design teaching to match the individual's needs. I can help you improve your communication skills, prepare you for the IELTS exam or help build your confidence using English in the business context.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
IELTS: Learn more about your IELTS writing score. Try my FREE Task 1 Test. For more information write to me at using the word TEST.

General business English and specialist business for executives.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a B.SC (econ) Hons from the London School of Economics and an MA from the University of Minnesota. I am a qualified CELTA teacher allowing me to teach adults English at all levels - though my preference is to teach students who are preparing for college and university education in the UK and business executives . I have considerable international business experience and teach executives at the highest level. I am a qualified mediator and an award winning film maker.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught adults at University and College level. Clients include medical professionals, students preparing for IELTS, senior executives of international companies in property, manufacturing, energy supply, HR, architecture and Fair Trade projects. In the last few years. Students have come from China, Mongolia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Russia, Italy, France, Switzerland, numerous African countries, Bangladesh, Palestine and Syria. The vast majority achieve their goals. In official government inspections, I have been fortunate enough to have my teaching assessed as outstanding.

I also work with senior executives designing their learning to match their specific business needs and I can also assist in writing speeches, essays, business plans and presentations.
How much do you charge?
£50 an hour. If you want to study with a friend the fee falls to £35 an hour.
Where do you teach?
Will travel within the London area.
When are you available?
My hours are flexible.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students from age 18 upwards from pre-intermediate to IELTS and English for Business purposes.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
IELTS and Advanced English and specialist business English
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Not required
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I tutor using Skype
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied for the CELTA qualification in London at a leading training College.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have been teaching IELTS and other levels of English for about 8 years. I have prepared many students for the IELTS exam, the overwhelming majority have achieved their goals. I now teach on a one-to-one basis, though I will work with two students at a time if they are friends or relatives. In the last two years, I have prepared about 20 students for the IELTS exam- over 90%have got band 6.5 to 7.5. In addition, I continue to provide long term tuition to a number of senior international business executives working in areas such as property investment and development, international quality certification, coaching, the oil and gas industries and the organic food industry. I have also been able to help a number of these executives develop their businesses in Britain - discussing trends, making introductions to potential buyers and investment opportunities. Relevance is at the core of my approach to executive tuition - designing English language tuition for executives to match their business needs in the UK.

If you want to know more about what students think of my teaching, I can provide you with contact details.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I will help you achieve your goals, but inevitably you will have to do much of the work. My one promise is that the lessons will not be boring and will be effective.