About Me


Personal Info

Name: Jenny White
Nationality: British
Location: Yorkshire, England
Skype: jennywhite1998
Email: jenlouwh@gmail.com

Professional Experience and Qualifications


I am a qualified, freelance English tutor with over 20 years’ experience. I started my teaching career in Warsaw, Poland in 1998, then taught at the University of Manchester for 13 years. I have also taught on pre-sessional courses at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Leeds.

The courses I taught at the university were highly rated by students, and I helped hundreds of students pass the IELTS, FCE, CAE and CPE exams. I now teach students individually and in small groups over Skype.

In addition to teaching, I have extensive experience of proofreading commercial documents and academic writing.

I have three postgraduate qualifications in teaching English as a second language: CELTA, Trinity Diploma  and a master’s degree from the University of Manchester.



University of Manchester

University Language Centre

2003 - 2009 / 2010 to 2017
  • General English Group Tutor: Responsible for a group of 15 students. Preparing students for university study and professional English language use. Teaching optional modules focusing on British Culture and English for Academic Purposes. Writing a blog about British culture (www.harukanapeng.co.uk) and an upper-intermediate-level handbook to improve students’ academic writing skills.

  • IELTS, FCE, CAE, and CPE Exam Preparation Tutor: Teaching on intensive evening courses. Helping students to improve their exam scores by developing strategies for different parts of the exams.

  • Pre-sessional Tutor: Preparing international students for their undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Facilitating the development of students’ academic skills and language proficiency; focusing on essay writing, referencing, avoiding plagiarism, note-taking, summarising, and seminar and presentation skills. Guiding student through the process of writing a 2,000-word study project, supervising their research, planning, drafting and editing.

  • In-sessional Tutor: Supporting international students by delivering weekly sessions on academic writing skills and academic speaking and listening. (Including writing material for the latter).

Manchester Metropolitan University

The Language Centre

2009 – 2010
  • General English, EAP, and IELTS Tutor

Language schools in Warsaw, Poland


1998 - 2002
  • General English Tutor: Teaching general English to children and teenagers (mainly Cambridge exam preparation)
  • Business English Tutor: Teaching business English to Polish professionals in large private sector companies on a one-to-one basis and to small group

Education, Qualifications and Training

Equality and Diversity / Interviewing

University Staff Training and Development

2016 – 2017


University of Manchester

2011 – 2014

A 16,000-word dissertation based on original research on the usefulness of drama and role-play in the EFL classroom (Distinction)

Additional Education

EAP Teacher Development Course, Heriot Watt University


Trinity Diploma in TESOL City College, Manchester


Cambridge CELTA, Leeds Metropolitan University


BA (Hons) English (2:1), University of Leeds

1995 – 1998

Contact Me

Want to work with me?

• Do you want to improve your spoken or written English with a highly-qualified and experienced teacher?
• Do you need help to prepare for the IELTS, FCE, CAE or CPE exam?
• Do you need to practise the writing or speaking parts of these exams?
• Are you looking for someone with a proven track record to proofread and edit your academic writing, exam essays or business documents?

If you are interested in working with me, please fill in the form detailing your level of English and your aims.



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