Nationality: English DOB: 11.11.1973
Experienced English teacher/private tutor. Economics graduate. Before teaching, I was a manager in the British government and a team leader for a major logistics company. I now live in France and have intermediate French language skills.
Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) International House, Newcastle, 2005
BA Economics Sheffield University, 1995
A Levels: Physics B, Economics B, Maths C, General Studies C
GCSE: English Language A, English Literature A, Maths A, Physics A
Chemistry A, Economics B, Design & Technology C, French C
April 2011 – May 2011: Arrimage Langues, Montpellier, France
Short project, teaching Business English and culture to adult groups.
Sept 2010 – March 2011: Self-employed, Lille and Montpellier, France
Teaching privately to individuals, couples and groups in and around Lille. Organising all my own advertising, logistics and administration.
Dec 2010 – Feb 2011: Perpetual Study, Lille, France
Language consultant (part-time)
Producing educational games for language learners. Involved testing the games, checking the instructions and translating database information from French to English. I ensured that the games' content and marketing material was clear and accurate.
Sept 2010 – Feb 2011: L'Institut ESHotel Association, Lille, France
Professeur d'anglais (part-time)
4 hours/week. Developed a program of professional, business English language training at Master level to prepare students for management positions. My focus was on building industry knowledge, and developing core skills in communication, interviewing, negotiation, and presentations.
Sept 2009 – Sept 2010 Self-employed, Bristol & Edinburgh, UK
January - June 2009
Teaching individuals, couples and small groups of various nationality: general English, exam preparation and interview practice. Topical discussions and role play. Structured grammar sessions and reading practice.
July & Aug 2009 St Bedes' International Summer School, Sussex, UK
Classes of teenage students. Worked closely with my academic manager to plan resources and helped to find suitable materials to supplement the syllabus. Each week, I completed a creative project with my students. Due to consistently high performance, I was selected from my group to do extra weeks at an associated boarding school.
Feb 2008 – Dec 2008 Hess Language School, Taichung, Taiwan
I used many activities to bring the syllabus to life. Built excellent working relationships with chinese staff and colleagues from around the world. I completed regular training sessions and developed my skills in class management, lesson planning and effective communication.
Sept 2006 – Nov 2007 DTS Logistics, Newcastle under Lyme, UK
Logistics team leader:
Responsible for the efficient distribution of fashion items in a large-scale warehouse. 5 staff members. Liaised with engineers to fix mechanical faults and produced management reports.
July 2006 – Aug 2006 Stafford House Study Holidays, Portsmouth, UK
Summer school classes and outdoor activities. Also supervised day trips to local areas of historic interest. Additionally responsible for pastoral care and night duties such as securing accommodation blocks and dealing with any problems students had.
May 2004 – Feb 2006 Dept. for Constitutional Affairs, London, UK
IT projects manager:
Managed the IT maintenance and procedures for several offices. Planned resources and schedules and rolled out upgrades. Presented plans to other departments. Ran a help desk for end users and organized training events for staff.
June 2002 – April 2004 Holmes Place Gym, London, UK
Group inductions and one-to-one consultations on health and lifestyle. As part of a council project, I specialized in programmes for the elderly and heart patient rehabilitation. Helped management to organise facilities and prepare marketing materials.
2000 - 2002 IT Net, Birmingham, UK
Developing software. Testing new code to meet customer needs. Volunteered to help modernise business processes and created flow chart models for senior business analysts. Worked overtime to eliminate 'millennium bug' problems.
2009 Bristol council: Certificate in Leadership
2006 DTS Logistics: Communication & Leadership Certificate
2002 UK Immigration: Civil Service Management Program
All aspects of management with a focus on people skills.
2001 OCR: NVQ Level 2: Business Technology & Software
Life long learning: reading , documentaries and current affairs.
Language, science, culture and travel.
Music and guitar.