Meet Nazreen - Your Coach & Founder of My English Makeover

In a career spanning 20+ years, I have worn multiple hats in training & development, placements, operations and event management.

My EFL/ESL clients include children and adults (students and working professionals). I’ve been particularly successful in helping learners overcome strong mother tongue (L1) influences to speak fluently, and with a neutral English accent.

I eat, breathe and live English. I believe a language is far more than its grammar. My classes focus on real-world communication and fluency, always keeping in mind, the learner and her abilities. I delight in coaching my clients to become effective and confident communicators.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Jan 2015: Founded My English Makeover
  • Jan 2006 – Apr 2015: Delivery Head – Conferences, QSIT; Program Manager, STeP-IN Forum (STeP-IN: a forum for Software Test Practitioners in India. STeP-IN Forum events were hosted by QSIT)
  • Jan 2003 – Dec 2005: Content Developer and Corporate Trainer at QSIT
  • Jan 2000 – Dec 2002: Freelance English language trainer
  • Jan 1997 – Nov 2000: Regional Placements Head at Aptech Ltd.

Certifications

  • TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) from Cambridge University with a Band 4 rating
  • Certified TEFL teacher from Asian College of Teachers (accredited by Training Qualifications UK and TESOL Canada

Education

  • PGDBA (HR) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
  • B.A. (Economics) from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Nazreen’s clients are located in India, Australia, Botswana,
Singapore, Switzerland, Poland, the US, the UK, the Netherlands,  and the UAE

Testimonials

  • As an architect by profession, I had managed to speak English (ESL) all my life without giving too much attention to the grammatical errors and often, incorrect pronunciations I had in my speech. At the age of 64, I had almost believed that there was no turning back for me to improve my basics. But then, I got in contact with Nazreen. She believed that I could learn and that age should not be an excuse. After several Skype sessions with her, I have significantly improved my understanding of English grammar and corrected much of my pronunciation. I am even surprised that some of the words which were difficult for me to pronounce as a child, are now possible for me to speak correctly. If you are looking for an experienced and professional English teacher, Nazreen is the right person. Not only does she design each lesson as per the individual’s need, but also makes learning happen in a friendly atmosphere. I feel confident and more committed than before to improve my English. However, my search for a good teacher has ended. It’s amazing and, a lifetime experience to learn from Nazreen - an outstanding educator. Thank you for your efforts and patience!

    Kiran Gandhi Architect, Ahmedabad
  • Nazreen has deep technical expertise of English Language learning & development. I had the good fortune of seeing her in action in designing and delivering English language curriculum for our trainees / employees (all of them with basic proficiency in spoken & written English). Her technical expertise, exceptional work ethic and inspirational leadership were the key in keeping the learners motivated through the duration of training - resulting in each one of them improving by leaps & bounds in their English language communication abilities. We are extremely thankful to her for being so relentless in her efforts. She is an absolute master as English language trainer - and is highly efficient across all types of learners.

    P Rajasekharan Co-founder, v-shesh (on LinkedIn)
  • Nazreen is a very intelligent and talented English language coach. I got from her, very useful English speaking skills. I wish her more and more success in her life with this profession.

    Sapna K Bandral MBBS, MPH, the Netherlands
  • I found Nazreen through LinkedIn. She has the capability to capture your mistakes and guide you to correct the same without losing her patience. She motivates you at every step and it works. Very positive with high persistence. I have improved a lot and am very happy to associate with her.

    Kailash Pandey Joint President, Aditya Aluminium, Orissa