Director: Mary Thompson BA (Hons) Dip TEFL ITHMA

Mary Thompson is a highly skilled and experienced English teacher who has been teaching general and business English for the last seventeen years in Japan, Australia, Italy and the UK.

Mary has a degree in English and European literature and can speak several languages including French, Japanese and Italian. She also has diplomas in short story and freelance writing and is qualified in a number of alternative therapies. Her students include business people, Premiership footballers, celebrities, university students, housewives and children.

As she has taught a wide variety of different nationalities, she is aware of typical learning difficulties associated with particular learners and is very good at offering gentle support and encouragement where necessary.

Her unique style of teaching is theme based and student focused and in addition to textbooks, she uses a wide range of different materials in her lessons including podcasts, films, magazines, newspapers and downloads.

She regularly prepares students for the TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge exams and her key objective is to keep the lessons interesting, relevant and fun.