My name is Phil Williams, I work as a freelance writer in Brighton, and tutor English language. I run two other websites, Copywrite Now and Write Right Now, for business writing and creative writing. I have a background in media and education, have worked as an English teacher, a media researcher, a copywriter, a magazine editor and a creative writer. If you need help with any of these areas, please contact me for tutoring, writing and editing services.

I have been teaching since 2006, and have teaching qualifications in Trinity TESOL, through Oxford TEFL (2009) and Trinity IBET (2010), for Business English, through St George International. I have also been trained in copyediting and proofreading by Chapterhouse Publishing, and hold an MA in History from the University of Nottingham.

English language skills that I can help you improve include:

  • Speaking skills
  • Listening skills
  • Grammar skills
  • Writing skills
  • Reading skills
  • Pronunciation
  • Exam preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Public speaking
  • Business Correspondence
  • Advanced English language
  • Creative writing

For more information about English lessons in Brighton, please contact me directly. For testimonials of my professional skills, please follow this link. If you’d like to know more about my experience, continue reading below.


Private Tutoring

I have been teaching English to private students in Brighton and the UK since 2011, after a year in Russia where I taught private students and helped establish a local English language school. I previously tutored English and History in the UK in Hertfordshire, 2009.


School teaching

As well as helping the new school in Russia, I taught young adults at English First in Brighton (2011). I also taught for SABIS in the public school Shatibi in Ghayathi, UAE, 2007-8.


Languages and levels

I have taught children of all ages and abilities, from 3 years old to 18, and adult learners, including businesspeople and academics. I have the training and experience to teach all ages and all levels, though I specialise in advanced language use.



My teaching materials are based on students’ individual needs. Usually, I teach based on areas identified for improvement in lessons. I sometimes use existing material sourced from other tutors and web resources, adapted to suit our private lessons, but I rarely work from textbooks in lessons. I do, however, encourage self-study from some textbooks, and am writing my own series of self-study aids.