Matthew def; is an English language male given name. It ultimately derives from the Hebrew name “מַתִּתְיָהוּ‎” (Matityahu) which means “Gift of Yahweh”.

English def; the language of Britain, the USA, Australia, etc

Coaching def; to train or teach, especially not in a place of formal education; give instruction or advice to a person or group of people.

A service to adults and professionals

I offer a service to adults and professionals who have studied the basics of English but have rarely, if ever, had the chance to put their knowledge into practice.

I can help you increase your fluency, improve your comprehension and grammar, expand your vocabulary, build your confidence, and hopefully, your enjoyment of speaking and communicating in English.

Let your English do the talking

How do you do that?

‘Practice makes perfect’ that old saying is true.

Once we understand the basics, we improve by repetition, through guidance, building confidence and agility. It is only when we stop thinking about what we are doing that we really begin to do it well. For example, driving a car, playing an instrument, playing a sport, typing, swimming, to name just a few.

It’s practice.

By using drills, written and oral and visual materials, we can focus on where you need to improve and work towards greater fluency, a richer vocabulary, and improved oral and written comprehension. Some examples of the kind of materials I use to help you can be found on the materials page.


I was born in London and I have lived in various regions of Spain and Catalonia over the past twenty years. I have over ten years of experience of English coaching and tuition at all levels. I have also worked as an English-Spanish translator and interpreter, and bilingual administrator. I hold a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. I currently live in Baix Emprordà, Girona.


How often?

In order to maintain a good practice rhythm, I recommend a session at least one hour a week, on a regular monthly basis. Of course, the more you practice, the better you will get. 


Your place or mine, or a ´neutral venue´, like a quiet cafe or bar. Whatever suits you best and wherever you feel most comfortable. I am based in Bellcaire and I am able to travel to addresses in the Empordà area. 

How much?

I charge by the hour on a monthly basis. The amount will depend on how many hours of coaching  you wish to receive, how often, and where you would like to have your sessions. Please use the contact form to indicate your preferences, and I will provide you with an estimate of the cost.


Please use the contact form below. Try it in English if you can!

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