helps you improve your English proficiency and prepare for your exams, so that you can continue with the career you've trained for.

Hi, I'm Jane Birkenhead.

I'm an English teacher specializing in TOEFL and IELTS preparation. I've been teaching for 16 years, and I have thousands of hours of experience working with students from all different professions, countries and language groups.

I give every student individual and personalized attention. Birkenhead English isn't a big language school with different teachers and layers of admin. It's just me and my students. Everyone learns differently, and personalized tuition means faster progress.

I didn't start out as an English teacher. In my first career, I was an accountant and I worked for a lot of big companies in the UK. My favourite job was working for a film company in London!  

I studied for many years for my accountancy qualification. Accountants traditionally work long hours, so I used my evenings and weekends for studying. I know exactly what it's like to juggle a busy working schedule, family commitments, and preparing for exams.

After a few years as an accountant, I realized I spent more time communicating and explaining financial statements than actually doing accountancy, and that's when I decided to specialize in teaching English.

My accountancy career taught me to be focused, organized, and have excellent attention to detail. These are all skills that are essential to teaching, and I use them every day to help my students succeed.

Birkenhead English

Exam Preparation Lessons are Effective

If you're frustrated with studying and haven't got your target scores, then you need a different approach.

When you study with Birkenhead English, you'll:

  • Receive detailed feedback about your errors
  • Practice language skills
  • Learn effective exam strategies
  • Have constant support so you stay motivated

If you've been studying by yourself and stuggling,  READ THIS ARTICLE to learn how teachers can accelerate your progress and help you to achieve your target scores sooner.

I can help you.

You'll see my personal logos on all Birkenhead English resources that I share exclusively with my students. I've created speaking and writing structures, reading, listening, grammar, and vocabulary exercises, and I know hundreds of different ways to practice to get the scores you need.

Resources and Study Materials

My name Birkenhead comes from an old English word meaning birch trees. My logos depict 2 birch leaves to reflect this meaning. I like the connection they form between trees and growth, and studying and growth.

These logos were designed exclusively for me. So when you see these little leaves on any study materials, you'll know they come from me, and that they can be trusted.

Where do you like to study?

When you study online, you have the freedom and flexibility to study anywhere you like.

It's convenient, time-saving and highly effective.

Successful Students

Check out the stories of some of the amazing students who have studied with me.

"Jane believed in me when I did not believe in myself and was about to give up on my dream."

Samah, pharmacist

"I'm happy to tell you I made 27 in my speaking after a year of taking TOEFL. May you continue encouraging students and helping them to reach their dreams, You are a blessing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ♥️"

Lea, Nurse

"Can't be thankful enough. My nightmare has ended"

Mina, pharmacist

"The miracle has happened Jane. I passed! Thank you. You are an amazing person and I am happy to have had the chance to know such an incredible and sincere tutor like you."

Meriet, pharmacist

"Jane I passed! I got 27 in speaking and 24 in writing. You are the reason I passed. Thank you so much for your selfless help"

Amna, pharmacist

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Land Acknowledgement

I respect and acknowledge that the land I live and work on is the traditional territory of the Anishnabek, Huron-Wendat, and Haudenosaunee Peoples.

I acknowledge that I'm a settler on these lands, and I'm grateful to all Indigenous communities for their continued stewardship.