Tariq Ben Porter - Business Developer, Business English Trainer, Business Owner

Tariq Ben Porter balances running a business, teaching soft skills, leadership, managerial skills and Business English. He believes that teachers are dynamic professionals who have so much to offer the world and by exploring opportunities, have the opportunity to do bigger and better things using the skills they have developed as effective teachers.

1. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for this interview.  Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?

I currently teach in two primary capacities at the moment: for Gulf Business Training Center where I handle business development responsibilities as well as soft skills, leadership and managerial skills training; at ELC Excellence I do business development and teach business English.

2. Can you describe a typical day?

An average day is spent preparing engaging training sessions for clients and seeking out new clients and/or putting together proposals and customizing program outlines for...

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Camelia Martincu, Business English Trainer, Language School Owner

Camelia Martincu started her own language centre after she realized that teaching children was not her "cup of tea".  Camelia has great advice for teacherpreneurs including the importance of investing in yourself by continuously learning and surrounding yourself with inspiring people who help you grow.

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I teach general and business English, IELTS and Cambridge exams to adults and teenagers at my own language center, BETTER ENGLISH, in Lasi, Romania. I also deliver in-company training (mostly to IT companies, but not only) and assist HR departments with linguistic auditing.

How long have you been teaching?

I’ve been teaching for almost 13 years now. I started teaching at a local private school in 2004, straight after graduating from university, but I realized that teaching young children wasn’t my cup of tea. Then, for two years I taught Business English courses in-company with International House...

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Lalitha Murthy - Freelance Consultant, Business English Trainer

Lalitha Murthy has successfully transitioned from classroom teacher to freelance Business English trainer.  Lalitha feels strongly that we should never wait to start something new and that we need to take risks and keep learning new skills as teacherpreneurs.

Lalitha - thanks for your time.  You are my first teacherpreneur interview from India. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I train adult engineers in the IT Industry. These engineers interact in English,  almost on a daily basis, with customers all over the world. I live and work in Bangalore, India.

How long have you been teaching?

I taught in schools for over 25 years all over India and moved into business English training in 2002. I am at present a freelance trainer working with various companies. I worked almost exclusively with a single company for 13 years and became an independent trainer in 2016.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

A typical training day starts at 9.30 a.m. and...

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