Mike has been teaching English and IELTS for over twenty years, most recently with Harrow School Online. As well as teaching English as an Additional Language in UK independent schools, Mike has lived and taught in universities and international schools in China and Abu Dhabi. He has held boarding, pastoral and academic positions and helped prepare students for Oxbridge and other leading UK universities. He is an examiner for the CIE IGCSE English as a Second Language paper and has also been an IELTS examiner.
Mike grew up in various locations in the UK and overseas, completing his secondary schooling in Hong Kong. He graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) in International History and Politics, and gained a MPhil in Modern Languages from Dundee University. He is married to Sonya, and they have three children. Mike enjoys football, reading, travelling, and having lived in the Lake District and North Wales, walking and camping in scenic places.