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About Me

I live in Highgate, North London and I was born and educated in Scotland, I am an experienced English Teacher and Career Coach with a unique blend of ‘hands on business experience’ gained in the City of London. I was Managing Director of an Executive Recruitment firm, Whitney Selection and Principal of my own Executive Search and Career Coaching consultancy, Jardine Kelso. I also worked with London Business School in establishing Libra Management Group, a management training company, in the former Czechoslovakia, and later as a Career Coach for newly graduated MBAs and Sloan Fellows.

In 2008, I qualified as a CELTA teacher, and changed career. I have subsequently gained over 15 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign language in three continents – in both a business and an academic environment.

I have written and taught tailored English and soft skill training programmes for International Law and Accountancy firms in Vietnam, Laos and Turkey including presentation, negotiating and report writing. In the Far East, I also designed Hospitality English syllabi for the Intercontinental and Centara Hotel Groups in Ho Chi Minh City and Koh Samui.

In 2012, I moved to Istanbul and commuted between Asia and Europe to teach Academic English at the prestigious Bogazici University, before moving to Slovenia ın 2017. In 2017-2022, I worked in Ljubljana, Slovenia teaching a wide variety of students teaching Business English, IELTS , and Conversational English , either in a group or on an individual basis. In Ljubljana, I ran weekly Business English classes, one-to-one classes with schoolchildren and conversation classes with adults. I also wrote and facilitated various soft skill workshops in Presentations, Report Writing and Interview Technique tailored to company needs.

I also coach school children and students, where I focus on speaking, writing and presentation skills. I firmly believe that interactive speaking and listening provide the most effective method of learning and gaining confidence in spoken English.

I host conversation groups for advanced speakers, and we discuss a wide range of topics, from parallel universes to cultural differences, including Book and Cinema Clubs. Excellent for improving vocabulary and fluency.

In addition, I provide Career Coaching for people wanting to work or study abroad, in the form of effective CV writing, interview technique, and achieving the optimum IELTS grades for work or study overseas.

Please feel free to contact me and arrange a free 30 minutes introductory meeting!

How Can I Help You?

Win – Win in Business
  • Winning Presentations
  • Effective Negotiating Skills
  • Breaking down the Culture Barriers
  • Report Writing
  • Email Correspondence
  • Chairing and Attending Meetings
  • Effective Time Management
  • How to Recruit Effectively using Job Descriptions and Candidate Profiles
  • Effective Interview Technique
  • Executive Coaching
Enhancing your Career Opportunities
  • Get the top job with confident and captivating Interview Technique
  • Effective CV writing
  • Match job descriptions and candidate profiles
  • Write a captivating covering letter with a ‘hook’
  • Interview technique and How to Answer Difficult Questions
Get the Grade
  • Get the “magic” number – Academic and General IELTS techniques
  • Go to the university of your choice abroad – Preparatory Academic English
  • Top of the Class – vastly improve your schoolwork with speaking and listening
Converse Confidently
  • Make İntelligent small talk about topics of your choice
  • Book Club
  • Cinema Club
Travel English
  • Maximise travel experience with First Class English
  • Avoid Culture Shock – learn about cultural differences and be prepared

The Price of Success!

One to One classes – tailored for your specific needs

25 GBP for 1 Academic Hour ( 45 minutes) suitable for young children
30 GBP for 60 minutes
50 GBP for 2 Academic hours ( 90 minutes)

Business English Group Classes
75 GBP for classes of up to 6 students for 2 Academic hours

One to One Business Classes
60 GBP for 2 Academic hours

Conversational English including Book Club and Cinema Club
Groups of 2-5 students
Cost per group – 50 GBP for 2 Academic Hours (90 minutes)

Self – Marketing Programme to get the Ideal Job
CV Writing, İnterview Technique, Presentations, Covering Letters and Self Confidence Boosting Skills Analysis.
Programme tailored to individual needs
35 GBP for 1 Hour (60  minutes) face to face, plus on-line homework correction
60 GBP for 2 Academic Hours (90 minutes)

Business Soft Skill Workshops – tailored to meet your company’s needs

1 – 6 attendees

Effective Presentations
Report Writing
Recruitment  – Advertising, Job Descriptions, Candidate Profiles and designing Remuneration Packages
Competency Based Interviewing and Questions

300 GBP for 3 hour workshop – maximum number of attendees 10

Executive Coaching

70 GBP for 2 Academic hours


70 GBP for 2 Academic hours plus Essay Correction

Please, contact me to arrange a FREE introductory conversation, where we discuss a programme tailored to meet your specific needs.

My Contact Details

Carol Jardine

WhatsApp:  + 386 31 283 447
Mobile: +44 7756 743391
London N6  5QP

What they say about me

Clients’ Words

What they say about me

Students’ Words

Contact Me

Carol Jardine

Skype: Isabella.jardine1

Email: jardinekelso@gmail.com

Mobile. +386 31 283 447

Ljubljana 1000