About Me

Thank you for your interest in My Own English Teacher.  My name is Mrs. Mary Maddison and I have been involved with teaching since 1994.  I started My Own English Teacher in 2009 and have been very pleased to help many students in that time.

If you want to learn, it is important that you have the right tools for the job.  You want a trained teacher who understands what it is like to learn and the potential problems that students may encounter.


■       CELTA – Certificate for English Language Teaching to Adults

■       Dip TEFL – Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

■       Dip HE – Diploma in Higher Education

■       ‘A’ Level Business Studies

■       ‘A’ Level General Studies

■       ‘A’ Level Design Technology.

■       11 GCSE passes, including Maths, English and French (and have studied German and Italian at a basic level).

■       Level 3 Diploma and Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (including L2 Maths, English and ICT)


My English teaching experience includes teaching students from 8 – 16, teaching adults, General English, English for travel, Business English, Job specific English including for Personal Assistants and Nurses, Short and Long Courses for students from Beginner through to Advanced.

Most of my other jobs have been with schools, although I spent six years as a reporter and photojournalist for the Helston News and Advertiser. Positions I have held include Teaching Assistant for both Primary and Secondary students.

I currently work in a Secondary school as a Teaching Assistant helping a wide range of students with differing educational needs throughout the age range and the curriculum. Following a 1 year course, I have now completed the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and my Key Skills in Maths, English and ICT in order to have current qualifications.

Additionally, I have undergone a Synthetic Phonics Course which enables me to teach intensive reading support from Reception aged students onwards.

Whatever your needs, please do not hesitate to contact me to find out if I can help.