INTERVIEW WITH PHILLIP ORANGE, OUR NEW NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHER AT ONE TO ONE INTERNATIONAL…March 2013
Here below we introduce you to our new teacher, PHILLIP from the UK. He’s very talented
and look like a typical British, red color hair, white and brown eyes and tall. Quite funny and
peculiar in Peru where the majority are black color hair, brownish with black eyes. We wish
him all the best in this new experience…..Webmaster/Cynthia
ENGLISH TEACHER: Phillip Orange.
NATIONALITY: British, I am from a small post-industrial city in the North of England called Bradford in the region known as West
LANGUAGES: English & Beginner Spanish.
WHERE YOU TEACH NOW: In One to One International Language Academy in San Isidro.
FAMILY: I grew up with my mum, dad, my five brothers and two sisters. Currently I living
with my Peruvian girlfriend in Lima, Karen.
STUDIES: I went to secondary school where I had a keen interest in science and history, so I study
Pre-Columbian cultures. I like to listen to music and read too. After I went on to studying
Microbiology in college and university. Later I took a TEFL course provided by TEFL England
giving me an insight into teaching in other countries.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN PERU: On March 16th, 2012.
PLACES YOU VISITED: In my time here I also traveled to Ecuador and Chile. Traveling is
one of my favorite things.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK SO FAR ABOUT PERU AND ITS PEOPLE:
I first started teaching in San Juan Lurigancho. My first impressions were not too good, so
I didn’t stay long and left. Soon after I found a job in a telecommunications company, I did
not like this job with long hours and poor pay so I left it 3 months later. This happened again
with another telecommunications company so I quit. I realized that call center jobs was not
my thing and ventured out into the world of English teaching once again finding a job with a
small institution first. I enjoyed my time in this company, however work eventually dried up
and I was once again left without a job.
Later I decided that in the time that I was unemployed, I would do a course valid in Peru to
help develop my teaching skills which I’m doing currently. When I felt confident enough
with my teaching skills, I started applying to other medium-sized o big English schools.
Then I found work with One to One International, which I enjoy as I am allowed to develop
and train as an English teacher. I also work at home part-time writing articles for various
blogs and such.
YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: I would like to study history at university or an institution.
Hopefully I can stay here in Peru and continue teaching too. Me and my girlfriend love to
live in Peru, it’s a great country.