Diane Cattermole graduated from the University of Essex with a BA Hons in TEFL and Modern Languages. She then took a MA Hons in TEFL and is the owner of Connect to English.
She has a wealth of English teaching experience across a variety of situations which will benefit your language learning needs. Her experience ranges from tutoring in Cambridge ESOL to adults to teaching General English and study skills programmes at university. Diane can advise and help you achieve your learning potential.
Diane’s English teaching expertise and knowledge of the latest teaching methodologies means that you can be assured that the course you choose will be right for you.
At Connect to English we will all work to ensure that, whatever your reason for your language learning, you will experience it in a friendly and exciting way allowing you to learn English language while experiencing its diverse culture and people.
You can expect up-to- the-minute teaching methods which are aimed at creating an exciting and authentic communicative language learning environment for you. You will learn by a mixture of engaging with British culture, media and role play making for an interactive student experience. It is important that you enjoy your lessons and here at Connect to English we are dedicated to making sure that you do that.
Pierre Guichard is our French Language and Conversation tutor. A native French speaker, Pierre is widely experienced with language programmes and has been teaching French for over twenty years. This is what Pierre says:
“Hello – I am Pierre from Lyon in France. I am 42 and I currently live in St. Austell in Cornwall. I have been a teacher of French, Italian and Spanish for many years. I will be happy to teach you French via Skype at a time convenient to you.
I can help you in the four skills of Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading.
I love travelling and I have been happy to practise my languages during my many trips abroad.
Get in touch soon for a chat!”
Valeria Bencic is our Italian Language tutor.
Hello, I’m Valeria and I’ve been teaching Italian and English for many years now. I live in Sombor and have worked in England as a teacher and youth leader.
I have been Diane’s friend and colleague for more than twenty years and I was very happy to join the Connect to English team.
I love sports, travelling and languages. My biggest treasure is my students who use their knowledge all over the globe. Hope to meet you soon.
Beccy Smith is our ESOL/General English tutor
Hello, I gained my TEFL certificate whilst living in Spain at the end of 2016, and since then I’ve worked in a variety of ESL teaching roles both in the UK and Spain; in the classroom and on a one-to-one basis. I am outgoing and friendly, with a passion for meeting people from all walks of life. I love teaching English as its very rewarding, but also it enables me to meet people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. In addition to working at Connect2English, I also volunteer teaching ESOL Entry Level 2 and one-to-one IELTS tutoring with Refugees, which is a rewarding and enriching experience.