Experienced TEFL Teacher

Since graduating in History at Sussex University, my career as an English Language Teacher has centred around working with people of all ages and encouraging them to maximize their potential and building up their confidence in speaking, writing and reading. Through teaching, I have travelled the world – including one year in Japan - and met some wonderful people who have helped me to grow as a person and I also feel I helped them achieve their best potential.

I have always excelled when working in close contact with people. My positive attitude combined with my excellent communication skills attracted me to become a teacher and I have continued to teach at a high standard for all my students.

Last Resume Update January 9, 2011
Address Brighton, United Kingdom
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Experienced TEFL Teacher
May 2013 - May 2018
Career History

October 2008 – Present
English Teacher (EFL)
Brighton Language College

• Teaching students of different nationalities Business and General English • Planning content for classrooms of different ages and sizes • Involved in school activities with students outside the classroom

August 2007 – August 2008
English Teacher (EFL)
Terakoya Language School, Japan

In addition to my teaching whilst in Japan
• Writing copy for newspaper, leaflets and website adverts promoting the school • Writing about my experience in Japan for a local newspaper • Winning a local photography competition

February – July 2007
Theatre Editor (Freelance)
What’s On Magazine

• Liaising with press officers with regards to organizing interviews and obtaining images of the shows • Selecting the best shows of the month in Brighton, and writing copy promoting the show

August 2006 – February 2007
Events Co-ordinator (Temporary Contract)
Financial News

• Working in a team to organize conferences and award ceremonies hosted by the publication • Answering enquiries from readers of the publication about subscriptions and upcoming events • Researching and collating the contact details of prominent readers into a spreadsheet and sending
out invitations for upcoming events

January – July 2006
Press Officer (Temporary Contract)
Arts Council England

• Answering journalist’s enquiries • Writing press releases • Daily monitoring press and broadcast coverage of the arts concerning the Arts Council • Arranging press conferences, news briefings, and public events • Keeping up to date with current issues and public opinion • Collating a daily archive of Arts Council media coverage and distributing it to the Executive Board

September – December 2005
Education Officer (Temporary Contract)
Arts Council England

• Answering enquiries from UK school staff concerning the Arts Council’s arts grant • Collating information concerning which schools requested an arts grant

August 2005
Freelance Journalist (Freelance)
Edinburgh Evening News

• Developing relationships with press officers and fellow journalists with regards to news stories and organizing interviews
• Editing the diary and ‘Jokes of the Festival’ section •
Reviewing various shows from stand-up comedy, street theatre, and world music
• Conducting interviews with various performers


Bachelors Degree
May 2018
September 2008
TEFL CELTA (Cambridge)

February - June 2007
City College Brighton and Hove
NCTJ Diploma in Magazine Journalism

2002 – 2005
Sussex University
Bachelor of Honours, History (2.2)

2000 - 2002
Mill Hill County High School
A’ LEVELS - History (B), Politics (C), English Literature (C)

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