City / Country of origin: London, United Kingdom
Mother language: English
Spoken languages: Cantonese
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Hi. My name is Nick Varley. I am a 51-year-old British teacher now located in Bangkok. After a varied career, including government service in the UK and Hong Kong, and ten years in various companies at senior executive level, I decided that I wanted to teach. Having gained my first degree in IT and Business Studies many years ago, I went back to university in the UK and became a fully qualified teacher of IT and Business Studies and also gained a Trinity CertTESOL teaching qualification.
After qualifying, I worked in UK secondary schools, watching IT, Business Studies and English to children aged 11-18. I also taught English to all age groups privately. I am a very outgoing person and enjoy meeting people and I find teaching very enjoyable. I can teach conversation and grammar at all levels, even up to UK GCSE level, as I did in UK schools. I am interested in computers and technology, photography, travel, reading, various sports (a lifetime Chelsea supporter!). I am married to a Thai woman and we have an 18-year-old son who is trying to get a professional football contract here in Thailand. Learning should interesting and enjoyable!
Bachelor Degree in IT and Business Studies (London University, 1984).
Trinity CertTESOL (St Mary's University, London, 2005).
PGCE Secondary in IT and Business Studies (St Mary's University, London, 2008).
I have taught English, including to GCSE level, in UK secondary schools (Chesterfield, Hull and Sheffield) to children aged 11-18.
I have English in private classes to all ages, young and old, in London, UK, and Manila, Philippines.
I have also taught Computing/IT and Business Studies, to GCSE and Advanced Level, in UK secondary schools (Hull and Sheffield) to children aged 11-18.
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