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Contact Martin


Posting for 6+ years


Private English lessons / IELTS / proofreading from qualified and experienced native teacher

Surrey Quays, London


Posting for 6+ years

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Contact Martin



16 days ago


Hello, my name is Martin Dowsing. Here are some facts about me:

- 10 years’ experience teaching English as a Foreign Language (3 and a half years at a language school, then private)

- Experienced in teaching all levels, ages and most kinds of classes, including Business English

- Native speaker

- CELTA qualification

- BA in Studies in Contemporary Writing

- I’m also a writer and have published three books.

Here are some of the things I can help you with:

- Improve your speaking, writing, listening or reading skills

- Exam preparation for IELTS, IELTS Life Skills, FCE, CAE, etc

- Understand and use English grammar correctly

- Pronunciation

- Job applications - CVs, covering letters, interview questions, etc

- Proofreading (send sample for price)

Here are the other things you need to know:

Lessons can be at my place, your place or an agreed public location such as a café.

Zoom lessons also available.

Prices for lessons in my local area (London SE8 or nearby) / Zoom lessons:

₤30 for a 1-hour lesson, ₤40 for a 90-minute lesson and ₤50 for a 2-hour lesson.

If you want me to travel beyond my local area, please contact me for a price.

Contact me for a FREE needs analysis and grammar level test. I’ll do my best to make sure the lessons fit your needs.

Please get in touch at any time for further information.

I look forward to helping you improve your English!


"Martin is my favourite English teacher in London. After being with so many, I really like Martin's teaching. I started with him last March and my level was around B2 Cambridge and 6 in IELTS. At the present, and thanks to him, I passed the C1 Cambridge exam and I got the score I needed to go to the University on my IELTS. I am still having classes with him because I like his method. In my opinion, if you pay attention to him and do the homework, your level of English will boost over the period you attend his classes. Highly recommended." - Dario Arranz Quevedo, Spain

"Martin Dowsing is a very good teacher, serious and attentive. I have known him for a year and each lesson is an enrichment." - Eliana Rinaldi, Italy

"I would like to share a few grateful thoughts about a very respectful and professional person, who is Martin Dowsing. He is undoubtedly a gifted English teacher who managed not only to help me improve my writing skills and grammar but also to think in English more naturally. I believe that by knowing grammar you can get the key factor for succeeding in learning English and Martin managed to help me with this. Moreover, Martin prepared me for the IELTS exam and I have to say that when I compare my current level with that before our lessons, I easily notice that a huge amount of work has been done. He explained to me passionately every mistake that I made while he was correcting my writing tasks. In other words, he surpassed his teaching performances with every lesson and so did my English." - Oleg Melnic, Moldova

"I began having lessons with Martin in 2017. I was preparing for my IELTS test to enter into my undergraduate studies. He provided all the necessary material and training I needed to do well in the test. I passed the IELTS test with the grades I needed plus some extra points! Recently, I have restarted lessons with Martin to focus on grammar training and I have already noticed a significant improvement in my writing skills. Martin is an awesome teacher that understands your needs as a student well, identifies areas for improvement and teaches very enjoyable classes based on your interest and needs! I very much recommend Martin’s lessons for IELTS training and academic improvement!" - Maria Belen Ruiz, Brazil

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