I work on language skills: pace, pronunciation and tone of voice, on appearance, and on a composed and confident delivery. I work gently,encouraging clients to meet the challenge of speaking to individuals or panels.
My clients have passed state exams, obtained higher degrees and membership of professional bodies through increased self-estimation and awareness.
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With a Diploma in TEFL, a PGCE, an MA in Applied Linguistics, and a teaching certificate in the Alexander Technique, I have 30 years experience of teaching, and 18 of international oral examining. I have worked with many clients: secondary school students, undergraduates, PhD candidates, and professional people preparing for oral exams, vivas, interviews and presentations.
Judith M Brennan
Hosting and teaching residential students 2016-
International ESOL examiner in Europe, South America and Asia: Integrated Skills 2001-18
and Graded Examinations in Spoken English,.
Editing Services 2001-
A specialist service for non-native speakers of English, professionals and
*Primary subjects, ESOL, GCSE and A Level English, oral presentation skills
*English GCSE for students with Asperger's Syndrome
*EFL online for Japanese, Chinese and Arabic students
*Preparation for independent schools 11 Plus examination
Alexander Technique Teaching practice 1996-2011
Self-management through the study and modification of habitual behaviours
Middle School, Newcastle upon Tyne 1999-2004
EAL Support - Consultancy
Responsible for preparation of first EAL action plan, policy and handbook for
teachers; initial and continuing assessment of pupils; teacher and classroom
assistant training in EAL issues and use of handbook
TEFL for Japanese and Korean company employees and families 1995-2002
Individual and groups at all levels; Course and material design for courses in
social and business English for adults, and academic English for children
Private EFL Tuition to adults and children Komatsu UK 1995-2000
In-house and home teaching English language teaching of Japanese employees
International Paid Employment
Malaysia, Brazil and Uganda, teaching and writing course materials. 1979-1981
Education and Qualifications
The Centre for the study of Jewish-Christian Relations 2006
Certificate in Citizenship and Interfaith
University of Northumbria at Newcastle 2005
MA in Applied Linguistics with distinction
Training in Learning Methods 1998-2002
Fellside Alexander Training School 1993-1996
Alexander Technique Teaching Certificate
City and Guilds 1991
Initial Certificate in teaching basic communication skills
Richmond College, Sheffield 1977-1978
Dip RSA TEFL
The Victoria University of Manchester 1972-1973
PGCE in Primary Education
St Hugh's College, Oxford 1967-1970
BA Eng Lit (MA awarded June 1979)
• Twice yearly training two day training
and assessment conferences 2001-2019
• Newcastle Conference on the Education of Refugees 2002
• International Alexander Technique Gathering, Rouen 2002
• Weekend Alexander Technique Workshop 2001
on Trauma – Leeds
• Assessment of EAL Learners Conference 2001
• Training day Key Stage 3 Literacy 2001
• EAL Literacy- Half -day Training 2001
• NASSEA Conference on refugees 2000
• LearningMethods 5 day Course, Edinburgh 2000
• LearningMethods 3 day Course, Edinburgh 1999
• Conference on EAL Assessment 2000
• Learning Methods 5 day Residential Course, Bordeaux 1999
• Giving Voice - Residential, Aberystwyth 1999
• STAT Spring Seminar on Depression 1998
• STAT Annual Conference 1998
• Voice Movement Therapy 1996-1999
French: post A level
Portuguese: competent reading skills
Italian: competent for conversation and translation into English
Spanish: competent for conversation and translation into English
Languages: see above for details
Interviewing: Oral examining, EAL language level assessment interviews
Listening and Counselling: Alexander Technique, EAL support
Delivering Training: Development Education, EAL support
Judith was helping me with writing during my study at the business school. Not only is she very professional but also really interested in what she does, which helped me to reach my study goals. Also, she is very understanding and flexible. My experience couldn't have been better. I strongly recommend Judith!
I would like to thank Judith for her proofreading of my master dissertation. She was there ready to help whenever i needed her advice. I appreciate your academic feedback and guidance and I definitely recommend her to any undergraduate or postgraduate student.
Thank you again.
I have been using Judith services for 4 years and have been 100% satisfied with her works. She will go the extra mile to ensure that your homeworks are returned to you on time. Judith is an amazing 5 stars proof readers, a focus professional and a trustworthy person. I was lucky to have found her. I will recommend Judith without hesitation to all.
Six years ago I came to this website for a proof reader to help with my English translation homework. Judith was the most conscientious linguist I had ever found, and then as we cooperated more often her literary sensibility impressed me even more. With Judith’s guidance, I felt I could breathe life into what I wrote. Editing my own essays became a pleasure rather than a perfunctory grammar toil. Since then we’ve been keeping in touch regularly. We enjoyed our time when we could meet and went for a poem reading, but often times, while at different places in the world, we got used to exchange long emails, discussing word choices, weird English metaphors or collocations that both bewildered and intrigued a foreign language learner.
Over the years, Judith supported me at every key moment, working with me on numerous subjects (because of the encyclopaedic nature of translation work), and on texts in a range of different forms. I am delighted that more cooperation with Judith awaits in the future!
Judith has helped me with writing for over 4 years. She’s responsive, reliable, and quick. I very much appreciate all her help with my many published articles, as well as my doctoral dissertation. Her work has been essential to me, in that it has allowed me to communicate my research both to the academic world and wider public.
I want to express my appreciation for the tremendous job you did proofreading my technical reports on telecommunication.
One of your strengths is that you are available at a moment's notice, so I don't need to panic when meeting report deadlines. It is a pleasure working with you.
You have a warm personal approach, and do your job very well. I hope to be able to use your help again, and I can highly recommend your proofreading services to anyone who needs your professional support.
I appreciated your help during this exam period. You are efficient and supportive. It was good to receive your clarifications. I came up with a very satisfactory translation inspired by your explanation! I also found your comments penetrating and to the point, which was very helpful for a smoother translation
My son. finds it very difficult to work with people he does not know due to his Asperger Syndrome. However Judith was extremely understanding and quickly built up a good working relationship with him as he began the process of getting his Asperger Syndrome diagnosis.
Without Judith's help and support I do not believe my son would have gained his C grade GCSE.
I have known Judith since my son was nine. He was brought up in Spain from the age of three to seven, and on coming to England was behind with his English grammar. Judith took the task on and today, at the age of 14, he is a confident young man ready to do his GCSE's next term. I find Judith a breath of fresh air when she comes into our house. We would not have got through these difficult times without her being so patient, kind and caring.
Thank you for your editorial work on my PhD thesis and for your help in preparing my viva. You are a great coach.
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