$24 (45 min)
PhD - Sociology
St. Petersburg State University - 2010

University of British Columbia - 2000

Name Gregory
Country Canada
Native Language English
Preferred student age
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Upper Intermediate
Can also teach
Can speak



Intensive English

I have taught intensive writing & thinking courses for students & teachers

Business English

Starting a company or engaging with international partners & colleagues? Business English is full of jargon, common expressions and basic features that can be learned & tried in practise.

Conversational English

Are you a conversationalist or do you want to become one? Do a series of exercises to stretch & expand your conversation skills.

English for traveling

As a globetrotter, I can travel along with you as you seek to have a better travel experience with key phrases, questions, expressions & topics for conversation & inquiry.

Working with English people

Cross-cultural & many language work places have been common in my experience.

Reading and writing English

What kinds of things would you like to read & write about? Let's find some common topics of interest.

English lifestyle and culture

Curious about Canadian lifestyle & culture? I'm ready to discuss as a re-pat to Canada.

About Tutor

I'm a native English speaker from western Canada.
Ready to take on new students for challenging, fun, curious, interesting lessons.
Former professor of sociology and communications, current small business owner.
I enjoy working with students of all ages by exploring contemporary issues through the lens of language learning and self-expression.
My schedule is flexible, so if you don't see a time listed that is available for you, then please write to me with your preference.


I have 15 years experience teaching and specialize in oral & written communication skills to adults & youth, across a range of fields and industries.
I have created courses for university communications courses and taught writing & thinking skills to students & teachers in multiple countries.
My conversation lessons aim to make you more comfortable listening to, writing and speaking English.

Teaching Approach

I offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for authentic social or situational conversation practice
My aim is to help you become more comfortable using what you’ve learned, but haven’t yet tried to express in conversation
My classes are engaging, encouraging and either informal or organised as you prefer.
I use stories, music & current events to keep lessons interesting & entertaining.
I write new words, phrases or expressions from the lesson into your own personalised internet lesson document (Google Docs)
I help you discover regular insights during the lesson that will be applicable in daily English usage
I direct you to additional or supplementary resources for reading, viewing or listening

I look forward to meeting you and helping you become fluent in English!