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Steven Hobson Business English Teacher (Stockport)

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  • Professional Qualification Extensive International Business Experience
  • Professional Qualification Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
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Personal Message
I have been teaching ESL since 2001, specialising in Business English, fluency improvement, and international exams. I owned a language school in Brazil for 9 years. Now I offer one-on-one, online tutoring. Please contact me for a free evaluation.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Business English (business communication, preparation for meetings, presentations, and interviews)
Fluency improvement (for intermediate to advanced speakers)
My lessons are personalized and completely focused on the student’s goals and challenges with the English language.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
My higher educational background is in Music (BTEC & HND)
What kind of experience do you have?
In 2001, I qualified as a CELTA (Cambridge) teacher and started my journey helping non-native speakers improve their English.

After several years teaching in-company lessons with top schools in Spain and Brazil, I founded my own language school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which provided lessons for company professionals.

I grew the school to more than 25 teachers and 500 students across a variety of corporations. Even when running the company I continued to teach executives for fluency improvement, and prepare them for meetings and business presentations in English. I have over 10,000 hours of teaching experience.

After 9 years I sold the school and decided to focus primarily on my passion for teaching one-on-one and writing about business English and fluency improvement.

In 2015, I started my most recent venture – an online language school, where I provide one-on-one English teaching/coaching for international professionals and write weekly blog articles about business English and fluency improvement.

Over the years, I noticed that one of the main challenges for non-native speakers was a lack of confidence speaking English in important situations at work, such as meetings and presentations. As a solution to this, I wrote the e-book, “How to Become a Confident English Speaker at Work”.
How much do you charge?
£35 / hour
package of 4 hours = £140
package of 8 hours = £280
package of 12 hours = £420
I also offer intensives, which are typically 2/3 hours a day for 1 to 2 weeks. These are also priced at £35 / hour.
Where do you teach?
I only teach online. I use a HD online meeting tool called Zoom Meetings, which has excellent sound and image quality, as well as having useful features, such as screen share and interactive whiteboard.
When are you available?
Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
I do have students within this time period, so please contact me to check availability.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Adults who have minimum intermediate (B1) level of English.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
No. I only teach adults.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
We arrange a (free) one-on-one evaluation, which lasts for 30-45 minutes. During this evaluation, we talk about what you want to achieve with English and assess your challenges. You will also get a better idea about my approach to teaching as well.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I have taught many different nationalities, backgrounds, and professions (CEO's, Directors, Managers, Doctors, Graduates etc) My current students have a variety of different English objectives, from English interview preparation, fluency improvement, presentation preparation, business communication, and improving IELTS scores.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I love helping my students achieve their English goals. I would describe myself as a friendly, committed, and motivational teacher, who takes students beyond their expected capabilities. My international business background, together with running an in-company language school, and 16 years of teaching, help me to provide a beneficial learning experience for my students. Please contact me now to book a free evaluation.