As a teacher with a background in Applied Linguistics, and having taught young learners, CELTA was a challenge for me. Yet Neil was my tutor – one reason I overcame the fear and why I always advise other teachers to take the course. He was so patient, had exceptional methods for teaching, gave precise feedback and would lift the trainees up at any moment they felt down. Neil also dealt with all trainees equally, bringing the best out of each one. After CELTA , he kept in touch, recommending, consulting and always giving a hand when needed. I’m really glad and thankful I had such a tutor in 2016.