Here is an interview I did recently. You can find a lot of information about me and my services in the answers to the following questions...
What products/services/information do you offer?
I offer free, interesting and useful English language information in the blog posts on my website.
What can people do with the products or information you offer on your website?
People can improve their English skills.
They can learn and be able to understand about how the English language works.
They can get information about topics which they may find confusing and unable to find answers to.
People can also find new and interesting information about English culture.
Blog posts & Lessons
They can book crash courses and lessons with me to improve their exam technique.
What makes your products or ideas unique?
I think of and focus on areas of the English language where it is hard to find good explanations online, e.g. collocations.
These topics are generally related to the types of information you need to know in order to pass Cambridge English exams.
My lessons are unique because of me.
Firstly, I have learnt another language....so I can understand the types of difficulties that students face.
I also have a lot of experience teaching exam preparation. Most of my students have passed their exams and I have excellent feedback from my students.
While my courses follow a structure...the class sizes are very small, so lessons can be flexible and tailored to student needs.
I am experienced and very flexible, so I can focus on any part of the English language that a student wishes to improve.
I can focus on specific areas of the Cambridge exams which students find difficult.
How will your products/services enhance your students’ lives?
My lessons and information on my website will help students pass Cambridge exams. If students pass these exams they have a qualification and proof of their language level. With these qualifications students will be able to get better jobs in their own and English speaking countries. They will be able to study in higher educations and institutions. Perhaps most importantly, they will have a sense of pride in what they have achieved. Exams give students goals and targets to aim for and hopefully achieve. I think this is very important and many of my students take my lessons and sit exams just for their own feeling of accomplishment.
Why should people buy the products/services on your website and not on another (e.g. cheaper or better known) website? Or why should people read your information and take your advice instead of information on another website?
I am very careful whenever I buy anything online.....and I take a lot of time looking at the different options, sellers, reviews etc. Knowing whether to trust what you are buying or not can be a difficult and sometimes frustrating process. What I say to my students is, you can avoid this process, by meeting me for a free chat or looking at some of my youtube videos. These will firstly give you a good idea of what I am like as a person and how I like to teach.
If you are still unsure about me, the quality of information I offer or my lessons after this, then you can read more information about my qualifications and experience teaching here.
In summary, I passed one of the best and most well accredited English language teaching/TEFL/TESOL (or whatever you want to call them) courses there is. The name for this course is CELTA and it is run through the University of Cambridge. Since then I have taught Cambridge English preparation classes online and in two language schools in the UK to hundreds of different students from around the world.
What’s the reason you’re offering these products/services or information, besides making money?
There are a number of reasons I can give to answer this question.
Firstly, I would say I am very lucky because I have a job which I love, where I feel I can make a real change to individual people's lives, but also to humanity as a whole.
I offer my services because I see and work with so many intelligent people from around the world who, simply by improving their English and having English exam qualifications as proof, can help the world to keep advancing and improving. These people often need English skills in order to get the jobs or university qualifications that they want or need. Then their lives and the lives of others will improve as a result.
For those people who do not have the money to pay for my lessons, I hope that the free information I offer can provide them with some useful material which they can learn from. I also hope that I can help these people to help themselves. I offer tips and tricks for passing exams but also useful advice in how to effectively learn by yourself.
More selfishly - imparting knowledge is a wonderful feeling!