Tom Hutchinson has taught English in the UK, Germany, and Croatia, and he has given teacher training courses in many other countries around the world. For a number of years he lectured at the Institute for English Language Education at Lancaster University, UK.

With Oxford University Press Tom has published New Hotline, Project, Project English, Lifelines, Lifetime Video, American Hotline, An Introduction to Project Work, Big City and the award-winning Project Video.

Apart from writing textbooks, Tom's interests include the management of change, teacher development, and the teaching of grammar. In his free time he plays golf, likes to watch football and movies, and plays the electric guitar.