ABOUT CHRIS PHILLIPS
I was born and raised here in N.Y.C., on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Actually, I am a fifth-generation New Yorker.
My schooling was at New York’s famous Collegiate School (founded 1628) and also in England, at Eton College. I graduated from Yale University, where I majored in East Asian history and languages.
After Yale, I lived and worked in England, Scotland, Israel, Taiwan and Hong Kong. I have traveled very widely in the U.S.A., Europe, Asia (East, South and Southeast), and some in Latin America.
I began as an English teacher when I lived in Taiwan, many years ago. There I taught at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Training College and other E.S.L. schools and also gave private English lessons as a private English tutor.
More recently, I have been a professional editor (at The New York Times, and also in London, Hong Kong, Jerusalem and Los Angeles). I have also been a book publisher in England, and a translator.
I have studied 10 languages to various levels. I speak French and Dutch (fluently); Chinese (comfortable fluency in everyday Mandarin); Spanish, Hebrew, German and Modern Greek (basic to intermediate); Japanese and Italian (basic); and Latin (academic study).
With my knowledge of languages and my international background, I can help you feel truly at home speaking English – and truly at home in my city, New York.
Call me at (646) 266-5023 for a FREE FIRST MEETING.
LET’S BEGIN OUR WORK TOGETHER!