I teach ESOL - English to Speakers of Other Languages and EFL - English as a Foreign Language to adult learners and children

No student is ever the same. Every person has different abilities and experiences. I build on the existing strengths of my students and encourage them to work on their weaker areas. I help my students to learn English for life, not just for the classroom. My students become more confident speakers, listeners, readers and writers of English.

I have extensive experience in teaching ESOL and EFL across all levels to learners from very varied backgrounds, ages and cultures.

This includes teaching in a traditional class room face-to-face setting as well as teaching online for remote learners. I enjoy small classes, 1-1 tutoring or large classes. They all have their own requirements. 

For “Haringey Learns”, the adult learning centre of the Haringey Council, I have successfully delivered exam classes as well as Skills Development classes in person, remote or in hybrid modules over many years. Haringey Council is one of the most culturally diverse boroughs in London with over 180 languages spoken by its residents.  

Since returning back to Austria I have started to work with the “VHS”  and “WIFI” and deliver tailored English classes for small groups face-to-face as well as remote online classes.

Additionally I offer 1-1 tutoring for children or teenagers to help them prepare for their A-Levels (Matura), help them with any weak areas and generally build up their confidence communicating in English.

Having lived in the UK for over 20 years I use and teach English in a very natural way focusing on the ability to communicate fluently and confidently for all my learners.

Before becoming an ESOL Tutor, I worked as an Executive Secretary with an international investment bank in London, UK and I spent many enjoyable years working for the Irish Public Tradeboard in Sales, Marketing and Office Management in Vienna and London.

I am a mother of two children, who are growing up bilingual. In my spare time I enjoy reading, socialising, travelling and walking my energetic Irish Setter dog.



I take bookings for individual or small group lessons. Prices depend on size of group, number of lessons, location and level/topic specifications.


Haringey Learns (remote lessons for UK residents) and VHS and Wifi Austria (traditional class room lessons / remote classes). For VHS / Wifi please see https://wissensturm.linz.at/vhs/ and  https://www.wifi.at/start for their current course programme.  If you would like tme to deliver lessons for your organisation, or you would like to start a personalised course with some friends - please contact me to discuss your needs further. - fedquinn@gmail.com 

Please contact me to discuss your needs further. fedquinn@gmail.com


Cristina B.

„Ich hatte das Vergnügen, mich zusammen mit Doris auf ein betriebsinternes Assessment Center in Englisch vorzubereiten. Dabei unterstützte sie mich nicht nur mit zahlreichen Vokabeln/Formulierungen, sondern auch beim Brainstorming zu aktuellen Themen meiner Branche.

Doris begleitete mich über 3 Monate, was nicht nur mein Englisch deutlich verbesserte, sondern durch die angenehme Atmosphäre auch jedes Mal viel Spaß bereitete. Ich kann die Zusammenarbeit mit Doris somit wärmstens empfehlen und werde auch selbst in Zukunft bestimmt wieder einmal auf ihre Dienste zurückgreifen.“



Ich habe in der Schule sehr große Probleme in Englisch gehabt und war bei etlichen Nachprüfung dabei, jedoch bot mir Doris vor zwei Jahren ihre Hilfe an und seitdem ist es bergauf gegangen.

Dank ihr wurden meine Noten besser und ich konnte 2022 erfolgreich in Englisch maturieren.

Aufgrund ihrer Lernmethoden und einem sehr freundlichen, sowie geduldigen Umgang mit mir kann ich sie nur jedem herzlichst empfehlen


Doris hat mich sowohl in der Online- als auch Präsenznachhilfe 1 1/2 Jahre unterstützt. Da ich für die Oberstufe sehr viel nachholen musste haben wir meine Englischkenntnisse von der Basis an wiederholt und gefestigt.

Doris hat mir auch zwischen unseren Terminen immer wieder Texte korrigiert und Aufgaben gesendet.

Ich habe mein erstes Jahr in der Oberstufe Dank ihrer Hilfe positiv abgeschlossen. Doris gestaltet den Unterricht strukturiert und abwechslungsreich. Mit ihr lernt man Spaß an der englischen Sprache zu haben.

Sophie M.

My dad came to visit from France for 4 weeks in order to learn English.

We first looked into intensive English classes in the City on a 20 hours/week basis which was pretty intense! After a week my dad was not entirely satisfied as the classes were big and even though he learnt a lot, he didn't have many opportunities to practice his speaking.

We then decided to try 2 hours/day with Doris on a 1 to 1 basis and my dad was absolutely delighted with her services.

Doris followed a similar programme to the school but she made sure that it was tailored to my dad's needs and focused on practising conversation just like he wanted. She was very patient and always made the daily lessons fun and relevant.

Within 2 weeks he felt a significant improvement in his comprehension and felt much more confident about speaking.

We highly recommend Doris to anyone wishing to learn or improve their English!

Azeb Mefin

One-to-One lessons with Doris made all the difference for me. Doris identified and focused on my individual weak areas.

She has a very clear and practical way of explaining. All lessons were in a context relevant to me. This means I could apply what I learnt directly and instantly.

Within a very short time I have overcome many old persistent problems and I am much more confident in my personal and working life.