Learn English with Brends the natural way!

Professional online English Teacher | Native Speaker | From South Africa | Living in Cape Town

This project would not have been possible without the help of Agata, Graziano, Lydie, Valerie, Romina and Dinah, my beautiful friend, who helped me make this video. I will be forever grateful. Thank you all for enriching my life in ways that I could never have imagined.

English Lessons – $15

General Informal Tutoring with Brends

Topics include teaching you how to Introduce yourself, speaking about your job, your best friend, travel and many more. New vocabulary is fun and exciting to learn. Depending on the topic of conversation, you will learn how to speak about specific topics using the vocabulary that you have learnt throughout the lessons. As an example I will teach you to use the word “trying” as an adjective. I will teach you the difference between “do” and “play” in the sporting context. You will learn how to remember prepositions easily.

Conversation Practice with Brends

A conversation is a relaxed way in which to get to know someone. It’s a way to communicate our feelings, desires, needs and opinions. My conversation practice lessons are centered around IELTS speaking lessons. I am however very curious and love learning and if you are open to speaking, you will have the opportunity to have a conversation about anything that you want to speak about. From more serious topics such as politics, climate change, psychology and GBV to travel and food or families and children to name but a few. 

Conversation practice is also about listening. It’s not possible to have a conversation with someone if we are not listening to each other. You will have the opportunity to speak for the entire hour while I ask leading questions. You will feel safe speaking to me about any topic. I will gently correct you when you make the same mistake over and over again. But mostly this is your space to speak and I would like to encourage you to speak freely.

Job applications and interview practice with Brends

You are welcome to ask me to help you create the perfect CV and cover letter for any job application. Your CV is very important because first impressions last. If you are being interviewed for a job my interview practice and role playing exercises will increase your chances of getting the job.

General Business English with Brends

If you are interested in business my business lesson plans will help you sound confident during meetings and when presenting at conferences. Regardless of your position or industry you will learn how to communicate in the business world. You will feel more confident and you will want to participate in meetings and with your international colleagues.

Academic English with Brends

Are you an academic who needs help editing articles for publication? Or navigating the complex world of PhD’s and dissertations? Understanding the hierarchy within the university structure? Do you need to give a lecture in English? Having worked at The University of Cape Town as well as at Rhodes University in numerous faculties from the Registrar’s office to Journalism and Drama, doing numerous jobs, such as support, administration, teaching and staff training, I know that I can stimulate you and encourage you in your academic career.

Reading with Brends

I love reading and I love having someone read me a story. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. I believe that reading is the key ingredient to learning the English language. I have a variety of books for you to choose from.





Hi my name is Brends and I’m a native English speaker from Cape Town, South Africa. I have been an Online TEFL English Teacher for over four years. Living in South Africa is interesting and I am very lucky to have a view of Table Mountain and False Bay from my home.

Having taught amazing people from all over the world, I have learnt more than anybody at school or university could ever have taught me. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to speak to people from different walks of life and cultures. Being a good listener I’m open minded and always interested in listening to other opinions and ideas. Sharing knowledge and networking is very exciting. My career experience is diverse and includes teaching, selling property, technology (website design) and tourism. I’ve worked in both the corporate and academic environments. 

British English conversation is my specialty but I’m also familiar with American English. We sometimes pronounce words differently. New vocabulary is fun and exciting to learn. Depending on the topic of conversation, you will learn how to speak about specific topics using the vocabulary you have gained throughout the lessons.

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I’m looking forward to seeing you. 

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy


If you would like to cancel a lesson with me, you need to cancel the lesson 24 hours in advance in order to receive a refund. Should you cancel your lesson less than 24 hours in advance, 50% of the fee will be refunded.


If you do not attend a lesson and you do not notify me that you cannot attend the lesson you will NOT be refunded. When you don’t arrive for a lesson which I was expecting would take place, I don’t go out for coffee or phone a friend for a chat. I work on new lesson plans and I do administrative tasks. 


You are welcome to reschedule a lesson with me up to 24 hours before the lesson starts as per my availability.

Why I love being a professional online English teacher

I love learning so you have a great opportunity to teach me. In English of course! None of us are perfect and I make mistakes in English every day. My students say that I am kind, friendly, intuitive and encouraging. Seeing my students gain confidence is so gratifying. It leaves me feeling proud that I have taught and that I still teach people from many different backgrounds such as educational Professors in Italy, Psychologists and Insurance brokers in France, Construction Managers in Russia, Wedding Planners in Switzerland, Staff recruiters in The Czech Republic, Mechanical Engineering Teachers in Germany, Factory Managers in Spain and Missionaries from Brazil who live in South Africa.

My professional online teaching style

As an Online TEFL English Teacher our first lesson will be about getting to know each other a bit better and I will explain how I work and you can explain your needs or express concerns. My style is gentle and flexible, sometimes we might have a plan but not follow it at all! Role playing and laughing is one of my favourites and you might need to be spontaneous. I’ve become a very good listener and good at asking leading questions. Would like to consider my vocabulary as extensive and I will teach you to communicate using the correct vocabulary for any subject. Honesty and integrity are at the cornerstone of all my business dealings. Being self motivated, a self starter and very organised ensures I’m prepared for all our lessons. I am efficient, punctual, democratic, approachable and have exceptional communication skills.

My teaching material

  • PDF file
  • Audio files
  • Image files
  • Articles and news
  • Presentation slides/PPT
  • Video files
  • Quizzes
  • Test templates and examples
  • Flashcards
  • Graphs and charts
  • Text Documents

My professional online teaching environment is amazing. I do have a cozy office, but I love sitting outside in the garden. I’m looking forward to hearing about your working environment.


English Teacher & Social Entrepreneur

I will help you become fluent and confident when you speak English to your international colleagues and friends.

Englisch lernen • online professeur d’anglais en ligneprofessora de inglês on line • učitel angličtiny rodilý mluvčí • שיעורי אנגלית אונליין • profesor de inglés on line • Уроки английского с носителем языка • insegnante madrelingua inglese • angličtina online • μαθηματα αγγλικων online