Russell de la Porte is a qualified English teacher and trainer – among others, 120-hour Premier TEFL course (TEFL.org) and Digital Language Trainer (linguaid) – with over 20 years' teaching experience. During this time, he has taught learners from all over the world, both onsite and online. He has taught from primary school children to pensioners, at all levels, from beginner to advanced, or from levels A1 to C2.
In addition to being an English trainer, Russell has produced and presented copyediting and proofreading, and writing courses, workshops and training onsite and online. Currently, he offers the 'Freelance and In-house Copyediting and Proofreading Course' from the WriteArt website.
While working as an English trainer, Russell has also worked as an English copyeditor and proofreader. In 2004, he founded WriteArt, an English copyediting, proofreading, training, publishing production, and consulting firm.
With WriteArt, Russell has copyedited various types of texts, including website content, magazine copy; journal, magazine and newspaper articles; Master's theses and PhD dissertations. He has also written and rewritten content of various types.
Additionally, Russell has authored and produced books and consulted with self-publishers. He has held temporary and permanent positions with publishing houses and a publishing production company.
Russell has been in business for many years, and much of this time has been spent in managerial positions. Because of this, he has a good general knowledge of business and would be happy to include the world of business in your classes.
Russell as a teacher is excellent, but as a person, he is even better! I have been studying and practicing with him for some time now for different certificates, and he has helped me a lot to improve myself. His lessons have helped me, and continue to help me, to perfect my English. In the individual lessons, I resolve my queries and practice my new knowledge, and in the small-group conversational lessons, not only do I speak with people from other parts of the world, with different accents, but also I expand my vocabulary with the topics he proposes weekly. I am confident that others can find in Russell the help they need to perfect their English.
Every lesson with Russell is extremely interesting.
We talk about a lot of different things. Today we talked about creative writing and copy editing. I'm looking forward to talking with Russell again, I really enjoy all the lessons .
Another lesson full of fascinating topics! This gives me a lot of practice using different kinds of vocabulary. I really look forward to our next lesson, as usual.
We had another interesting lesson today, I got to talk about some things I usually don't talk about in English, which was very good for my vocabulary.
We had a great conversation again. Just as before, I encountered new topics where I need to work on my vocabulary. I'm looking forward to our next lesson.
Russell is an excellent teacher. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
We always have great, interesting conversations.
A very interesting conversation where we covered a lot. We talked for two hours, but time just flew by. As we like to say in my country, 'When we enjoy something so much that we lose track of time.'
An excellent teacher. You can learn English with him the way you want to: pronunciation, conversation, grammar.
He helps me by correcting my pronunciation and grammar. And he is a nice person! I have learnt a lot from him.
Russell has the interest of his students in mind. He understands my needs, and we have great conversations.