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What they say



Exam Preparation: CAE and CPE

Nov 2014-May 2015 (CAE) & Sept 2015-present (CPE)

The course is very well organised combining the speaking, listening, writing, and the grammar aspects of the CAE exam. The teacher made me realise my weaknesses and adapted the course to my needs. Various subjects were put under discussion, which made the course very interesting and challenging. I was very pleased to obtain the CAE certification.

Tom is the perfect teacher. He is always well prepared and he provides new/additional information for every topic. He is patient and explains clearly the grammar points, always giving examples. Tom is very encouraging, and he creates a comfortable ambiance that makes you feel at ease. He challenges me by asking the right questions in such a way that we have an interesting exchange of views.



General English

Nov 2014-Sept 2015 & Mar 2016-present

I’m glad that I can have the lessons with Tom. He immediately and perfectly fits the course to my level and needs. Everything is very well organised with topics which interest me. Tom has something special inside of him. I immediately lost my worries to talk. He taught me that it is better to speak with some faults without needing to be perfect. He is encouraging me all the time, and with patience explains to me the grammar. Tom is very intuitive, intelligent, adaptable, polite, and always well prepared. He easily understands what I’m trying to say and it makes me feel comfortable. Now I’m back in Czech Republic and because I think that it is impossible to find better teacher for me, we continue lessons via Skype. Tom sends me the grammar and vocabulary by email. I need a lot of practice and we are still working on my weak sides, but I gain my self-confidence and it was something which I really needed. So, thank you, that I can learn English with you!

Charles & Fabienne

Wealth Managers

Pronunciation / Business English

Mar-Jun 2016

The course was a tailor-made course and matched our expectations. The teacher was flexible, and we improved our pronunciation and confidence. Tom is a flexible and open-minded teacher able to listen our wishes, and correct our mistakes concerning conjugation and pronunciation.



Exam Preparation: FCE

Oct 2014-May 2016

The thing that i liked most about the course was the topics that we discussed and that our conversations were not just about the lesson but also for our daily life. My teacher was excellent. He was very kind and helpful, and thanks to him I was able to accomplish my first goal, and now I officially have the FCE degree.



Exam Preparation: FCE

Sep 2014-May 2016

Vaggelis felt very confident after the exams. No matter the results, me and Katerina feel very privileged and lucky to have you as an English tutor. All the family admired the talent you had to make Vaggelis love ENGLISH and to look forward to every class you had these two years. Once again a big thank to our talented English tutor. Thanks for the punctuality you show. Thanks also for the kind offer for the last class. It was an honour for us.



Academic Writing

Sep 2015-May 2016

I would like to thank you very much for your help with David. He is very happy with your help and I appreciate your engagement very much. I do hope you will be available as of September. He would like to go on with the same schedule.



Exam Preparation: IELTS

Apr 2016-May 2016

I really enjoyed Tom’s method to improve my writing skills by checking my essays and by giving some precious tips to me. Personally I found it extremely well organised and I would not change anything. Tom is a great teacher and I am really pleased to have had the opportunity to come along in my English with him.


Job seeker

Business English/ Professional Writing

Feb 2016-May 2016

The teacher immediately understood what I wanted to study. This why we could easily establish the content of my courses. The communication was really smooth and consequently I was able to go further in my English knowledge. I would like to highlight the help ,which I received when I had asked for a correction of my writing test, was an enormous privilege for me! Also, I have to say that all of the duration of the classes was 60 minutes, never shorter, and one hour was full of exercises ,so I was never bored. It was really professional. Very helpful. Easy communication with him. He gave me confidence to speak and use English, and is serious in his work, and well prepared for every lesson.



Pronunciation/ Business English

Aug 2015-Oct 2015 & February 2016

I want to thank you for your help and for your professionalism. Honestly, you make a difference with the rest of the English teachers I had in Brussels and in Spain. I´ll need more support in the future so if you agree I´ll contact you once I am installed. Thanks again for your help. All the best.


Web Designer

Exam Preparation: IELTS

Nov 2015-Dec 2015

I really liked that the course was tailor-made, which helped me particularly to strengthen some weak points. It was perfect and the teacher was professional, patient, and resourceful.


Key Account Manager

Exam Preparation: BULATS

Nov 2015-Dec 2015

The program perfectly fitted my needs. Thanks to those additional exercises, I have reached my goal and I passed my exam. Tom is a gifted teacher. He finds a variety of useful teaching methods to ensure you learn what you need to. His calming personality makes you feel very comfortable, even when you're making mistakes. He is always supportive and positive.


Legal Assistant

General English/ Professional Writing

Jun 2015-Sep 2015

I liked the fact that the course is dynamic and allows you to learn by discussing and writing about topics you’re interested in. Overall it was very positive!!!


Communications Consultant

General English/ Professional Writing

July 2015-Oct 2015

I strongly recommend these one-to-one lessons, as the professor managed to tailor a course for my own needs, providing me with useful sources and exercises in order to improve my English skills in due time. Every minute was well-used, practising my writing, speaking and listening. I got useful tips and tricks about how to avoid the mistakes commonly made within the Brussels international environment. The teacher is dedicated and very punctual. He has selected good exercises and theory and he has taken into account all my requests regarding the course. He managed to design the right structure for our lessons, keeping a balance between writing and grammar, speaking and listening.



General English

Mar 2015-May 2015 & Oct 2015-present

What I liked the most is the possibility of tailoring your own course with your needs and requirements, with a very competitive price. The teacher is attentive and rigorous, but open to opinions and suggestions at any time. He adapts the course perfectly to your level and your learning speed, so you see that you are really improving.


Communications Officer

General English/ Exam Preparation

Apr 2015-May 2015

I had a very specific request, namely improving only my spoken English. The course was very useful to me, as it was completely tailor-made. It wasn’t just a course that was the same for everyone. During the first lesson, the teacher took the time to listen to what I expected of the course and what I should or hoped to learn. This helped me to improve my English very fast, and finally helped me to pass the exam I was preparing. The teacher was very qualified. Not only is he a native speaker, but he also knows how to explain the grammar, which is not always easy for a native speaker. He made the course very diverse, by choosing different topics throughout the courses, which kept it interesting. Furthermore, the course was very structured, as all exercises nicely fitted in. I would recommend everyone who wants to make fast progress take courses at “English Teacher Brussels”.



Exam Preparation: IELTS

Feb 2015-Jun 2015

I have studied only those things that coincided with my demands, nothing undue. My goal was to get 6,5 for IELTS and I’ve done it in a short time! The teacher helped me to understand my weak sides and we balanced these 4 parts of exam very reasonably. He provided real individual attention to me and I appreciate it and I want to continue. For me he is a standard sample of Englishman from London with his unspeakable sense of humour, inimitable portance, style and attentiveness to details.


Consultant European Affairs

General English

Feb 2015- Apr 2015

I really liked the fact that the course was very interactive and that Tom adapted it each time to what I needed or wanted to do. We talked a lot and it helped me to gain confidence while speaking English. I also liked that we repeated at the beginning of a new lesson what we did previously. I think it is really the best way to make progress.. Tom listened carefully to what I needed and was very open to adapt the course. Moreover he was a very nice and open-minded teacher and his explanations were really clear. Thank you for your help. Of course I need to continue practicing but you really helped me to gain self-confidence which was my target no. 1 with this course.



Academic Writing

Jul 2014-Feb 2015

I followed the English classes to improve my academic writing skills. This implied learning an advanced level of English. I must admit that the classes were very well prepared and well structured. Although due to my busy and stressful work life I could not find time to do my homework, I still noticed significant progress in my writing skills within a short period of time mostly due to the very dedicated effort of the teacher. I found the teacher very dedicated and hard-working, always prepared for a lesson offering a variety of tasks and exercises. I would recommend the teacher to anybody who needs to improve his/her spoken or written English.



General English

May 2014-Oct 2014 & May 2016-present

The course helped me because it was a one-to-one course, so we did what I needed to improve with the subjects I like. It was really great that I had to speak only in English and not to ask the teacher to help me in French. My teacher is very nice and patient, and he understood directly what I wanted to learn (in my case I wanted to speak more than learn grammar, vocabulary, etc.).