Category Archives: About

Who is Michael Lynch?


As a teacher, teacher trainer and examiner, I work with learners and teachers of all ages and from all backgrounds and cultures.

I specialise in language, literacy and learning skills development and support students and teachers engaged in accessing national and international  qualifications.

My practice focuses on creating learner-centred and learner-empowering environments using communication and collaboration to support the acquisition and development of personal qualities, skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on strategies that minimise stresses caused by the requirements of institution or qualification led education.

I work with learners with recognised and unrecognised issues related to diagnosed or undiagnosed conditions that affect learning experiences including dyslexia, hyperlexia, dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other learning difficulties. I also work with all types of gifted and talented learners.

Who is My Name Is Not Sir?


My Name is Not Sir is a pseudonym from the late-1990s when I worked as a language and literacy teacher in a college in the UK. Many students had been so deeply affected by their experiences at school that they found it difficult to call me anything else.

My name is Michael Lynch. I have been a teacher, teacher trainer and examiner for over 30 years.

With a focus on the development of language, literacy and study skills, I have supported students to achieve national and international accreditation at all levels and in many different subject areas.

I have particular experience and interest in working with students who sometimes find it ‘difficult’ to ‘achieve their full potential’ in conventional learning environments.

Specialising in language, literacy and study skills support for students and teachers at all levels and in all areas of learning for many years, I work in the UK and world wide.

Go here for more information on ethos, experience and current practice.

Go here to book sessions and residencies.

Pay What You Want


My Name Is Not Sir operates a ‘Pay What You What’ system for consultations and sessions for private individuals.

How it works ..

It’s simple! You decide how much you think the session is worth and what you can afford, pay that amount to My Name Is Not Sir by online bank transfer after the session. It seems like a good idea.

Programmes and Residencies ..

For organisations, different arrangements are usually necessary. If you are part of a school, college or any other organisation and you are interested in booking sessions or residencies, please contact My Name Is Not Sir here.