Experienced, award winning ESL teacher. CELTA qualification. Interest in pronunciation. Prefers teaching adults.

Work Experience

Jan 2019 – Present

  • Private online tuition with clients in China


April 2016 – Jan 2019            Education First (EF), Shenzhen, China                                    Teacher


  • Named nationally as one of the company’s 10 ‘star teachers’, was the subject of marketing articles & won many local/regional awards
  • Continued own CPD + launched own activity that drew 80+ people to the centre every week


July 2015 – Oct 2015              International College of English, Auckland, NZ


  • Taught English to adult migrants from China for 3 months


March 2015 – May 2015        UNICEF NZ, Auckland, NZ           


  • Worked as a door-to-door fundraiser for UNICEF
  • Became adept at pitching ideas to the general public & learned a lot about Auckland

July 2012 – July 2014                          Education First (EF), Shenzhen, China


  • Taught English to adults in Shenzhen, China
  • Attended training numerous in-house training sessions & continued my professional development
  • Voted as the person whom other teachers + sales staff most like to work with


Nov 2009 – Jan 2011       Apex College, Manchester


  • Taught English to adults from a variety of countries at this college for over a year.
  • Gained experience in teaching exam-based courses (FCE).
  • Continued my professional development.
  • Taught private 1-2-1 lessons in my spare time.
  • Maintained the computer systems.


2009 – Dec 2010                     Private Tuition


  • Gave a lot of private English lessons (CELTA qualified) to people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Pakistan.
  • Observed multiple lessons & IELTS preparation classes in local schools to supplement the skills gained from my CELTA qualification.
  • Gained valuable teaching experience.


2009 – Dec 2011                     Home Fundraising, Manchester



  • Worked as a door-to-door fund raiser for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Oxfam.
  • Gained invaluable experience at interacting with the general public.


2007/2008       & 2011/2012   Travel jobs/volunteering


  • Worked/Volunteered in Australia (gardening – 2 months), Thailand (teaching English – 4

months), South Africa (teaching English – 1 month) and Mozambique (working in the hospitality     industry – 2 weeks).

  • Extensive travel has helped me to develop effective negotiating, budgeting and planning skills, cultivated language/communication skills and helped me learn to adapt to unanticipated situations and to do the most with what I've got.


2006                            Asral NGO, Ulan Bataar


  • Taught English to street children in the capital of Mongolia (Ulan Bataar).
  • Worked to create a gardening co-operative and taught locals how to grow vegetables.
  • Distributed aid at a settlement in the Gobi Desert.


2004                            Brown McConnell Clarke McKee, Belfast


  • Worked with this firm of chartered surveyors for a year.
  • Created an electronic database of their archives resulting in improved organization and efficiency.
  • Worked extensively with specific chartered surveying software & sent out ground rents.


Interests and activities

  • I love travelling! At last count, I've visited 40 countries. Travel has helped shape me as a person.
  • Citizen journalism, geo-political and sociological issues.
  • Kick boxing, jogging & capoeira
  • Open Source projects

Additional Skills


  • Proficient IT skills (including functional knowledge of multiple MS programs, Statistical

Analysis Software, OpenOffice, Chartered Surveyor software and various Linux distributions).

  • Comfortable working with technology, communicating with others and planning projects. Interest in emerging technology.


Last Resume Update November 27, 2019
Address Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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Manchester Academy of English
CELTA qualification
Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
Obtained my CELTA qualification many years ago.

I also have a BA (Hons.) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.

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