My expert field is communications, both written and spoken. For individuals this can include elocution or accent reduction, coaching for speeches (including wedding speeches), presentation techniques and making sure the image they present to others corresponds with how they see themselves. In the area of writing it can mean improving their English grammar, spelling and punctuation, or showing them the correct way to write reports, letters or academic essays.
If you run a business I can work with you to deliver communications training based on your needs. I can show you how to improve your internal communications and say what you want to say about your organisation to existing and prospective clients.
‘Andy Collins is the foremost trainer in personal communication skills in the North East of England’
I do a good deal of my work though one-to-one tuition, either in person or online. I also run training courses and workshops, particularly in grammar and the correct use of English. In these ways I have already helped hundreds of different people improve their speaking and writing.
Having had years of experience I like to work with my clients in a respectful, friendly and – I hope – fun way. I keep my fees affordable and always make sure my clients know exactly what they are being charged for.
Please note that I am currently fully booked for private tuition sessions and I am not taking on any new individual clients at present
NEW: are you interested in the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)? Click here for a comprehensive guide
NEW: download my book Grammar Gaffes where I have collected and explained lots of the commonest mistakes people make with English grammar – now available here