about syd

Syd is an online English teacher from the UK. After finishing his first degree in Humanities, he got certified in teaching-English-as-a-foreign-language and moved to Spain. He spent 6 years working as a classroom teacher before returning to the UK. In 2018, Syd completed a masters degree in Poverty and Development at the renowned Institute of Development Studies. His research focussed on the role that buzzwords play in shaping the international response to emerging global problems like rising inequality and climate change.

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Our memories work better when our emotions and senses are being stimulated.


An approach which is sensitive to the differences in the way we think and learn.


Learning a language can be nerve-racking. My approach gives you the space to gain confidence.

A blog for my students...

Come Rain or Shine
Dear Diary #4 Come Rain or Shine
In the UK, autumn can sometimes be quite a depressing time of the year. The long summer days have drawn to a close and winter is fast approaching. With months… Read More »Dear Diary #4…
be yourself
How to be yourself in another language
I recently read a post by blogger Alisa Jordan, who writes about the experience of living abroad. In this post, she talks about how difficult social situations can be when… Read More »How to be…