A professional teacher of English to adults with twelve years experience of working in international environments - in businesses, for academic study and social language development in Europe and UK. I am an exceptional communicator with excellent listening skills, able to anticipate obstacles and choose the best methods for posistive progress. I have also designed and delivered creative development courses into the health care sector and regularly teach personal development privately for groups of people using holistic therapies and multiple methodologies.
|Last Resume Update||November 23, 2010|
Teacher and Trainer
I taught high level intensive English classes to advanced international students from a complete range of professional backgrounds. Student feedback to the college was exceptional.
Jan 10 – June 10 Teacher of Business English, Brit College
I taught business English classes to international students at levels one and two, helped students prepare for exams and supported the development of general English where needed, using a creative variety of materials to enhance the four communication skills.
Jan 09 – Dec 09 Teacher of English as a foreign language
Celtic language school, Wales I managed classes of international students, mostly Arabic and European speakers teaching pre-intermediate, intermediate to advanced levels, including IELTS. I created a highly stimulating learning environment and provided expert knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and the four communication skills in presentation and practice sessions. I taught lessons for people of mixed cultures and motivations to be able to achieve their personal and professional goals and to communicate effectively with confidence.
Jan 08 – Dec 08 Personal Development Trainer / Co-coordinator (self-employed)
I worked with a team of other professionals with backgrounds in personal and professional development to design and deliver creative workshops, based in whole-systems methodologies for working people in North America, Switzerland and northern Spain.
Sept 07 - Dec 07 Teacher of English, Wilson College, London I taught advanced level courses to a complete diversity of nationalities and cultures, mostly for academic purposes and further study. Sept 06 – Sept 07 MA International Journalism, Cardiff University, Wales Full Time study of master’s degree
Jan 1999-Dec 2006 Teacher, “Communications – Academia de Idiomas”, Cadiz Spain Anthony Simmons School, San Pedro
I taught English in a variety of teaching positions to groups, mostly in-company to groups of adults in business and commercial sectors, to banks, lawyers, media, tele-communications’ and construction companies, and also for support to students to achieve academic qualifications in English. Plus, I provided private tuition of one-to-one teaching with adults looking for work, with a complete variety of levels, and different reasons for learning, including professional business people, academic researchers and students and people who wanted to develop their English for social and personal development and travel. My responsibilities as a reliable self-employed teacher were to select appropriate materials, plan lessons, deliver stimulating ideas and methods for the students to work with, individually and as an interactive group.
June 03 - July 06 Research & Development. Quest Financial Services, Gibraltar
I created research projects, part time for financial services developments in the south of Spain, and through networking, provided key information to company managers of location and marketing opportunities to establish and develop new business.
June 01- June 02 Account Manager, Raymond Lloyds Investments, Spain Direct sales management and support for an international investment company. I provided key and complete support to the sales team in promoting company services, and worked with administration departments to ensure maximization of service efficiency, profitability and business competitiveness.
Jan 97 - Dec 97 . Personal Assistant, Claremont Technologies, New York.
PA support to an international technology consultant within this company, assisting in the organization of global business appointments and meetings
Jan 95-Dec 96 Educational Film Production, TV Choice, London.
I assisted in all aspects of production, planning and organizing, including on-site management of people, schedule and budgets for drama and documentaries
I initiated research and development in relation to film location. I worked closely with the director and producer to provide the facilities and practical details required for the whole process of creative production for each film, with exceptional skills of anticipating obstacles
CELTA, 1998: International House, Picadilly. London
Professional qualifications for Shiatsu Bodywork Practitioner (4 years study with European Shiatsu School)
Spiral Dynamics integrals Certs 1 & 2
Landmark Education: Curriculum for Living; Advanced Communication courses
Reiki teaching certificate, registered member of UK Reiki Federation.
Trained to teach digital storytelling with Breaking Barriers & BBC.