• Moscow

Edward Goltsman

ESL Teacher

Summary

  • More than 20 years’ experience as an ESL Teacher.
  • As classroom teacher, built rapport with students and families from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

  • Created trusting atmosphere through sensitivity to students' strengths, weaknesses, and personal learning styles.

  • Engaged students through humor and activities designed for maximum interaction in large and small groups.

  • Developed curriculum and other materials that were appropriate to students' learning abilities and reflected their needs and interests.

  • Achieved maximum results by breaking down seemingly large learning tasks into meaningful and manageable segments.

  • View teaching and learning as a dynamic and interactive process.

Work History

Work History

ESL Teacher

  • 2006-present, ESL Teacher, Tom's House, Moscow, Russia
  • 2000-Present, ESL Tutor, Private tutoring, Moscow, Russia
  • 2006-2009, Owner of Lingua Viva ESL school, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004-2006, ESL Teacher, EF , Moscow, Russia
  • 1995-2004, ESL Teacher, Private ESL Tutor, Israel

Young learners:

  • English as a second language (ESL) to children of 3-17
  • Textbooks used: Let's Go, Family and Friends, Jazz Chants for children, etc

Exams:

  • Exams taught KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, EGЕ, OGE and BEC
  • Taught mixed ability/level classes
  • Taught for exactly the right version of the test, e.g. the updated version of TOEIC, the TOEFL writing or iBT, or the IELTS General / IELTS Academic).
  • Used a wide range of exam preparation textbooks and other materials

Business English:

  • Famous companies I have taught in: Gazprom, Rosneft, Syngenta, Scania, Mercedes, Olympus, Megafon, OBI, Gozznak, Rusal, Volvo, MailRu Group, AAS of Moscow, Heidelberg, Pfizer, Boeing, Erricsson, Beeline, Carlo Parolini, Severstal, Philip Morris...
  • Business English textbooks and other materials used: Market Leader, Business One:one, Total Business, Intelligent Business, Business Builder, etc.
  • Found and/or compiled writing materials for students with very specific needs
  • Taught specific skills like Presentation Skills, Emailing, Dealing with Customer Complaints, Cultural Awareness Training, etc.
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Taught mixed level and mixed needs classes from complete beginner to proficiency

Education

Education

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

1999 - 2003
TA University International

Skills

Skills

Sports (hold black belt 3d dan in Taekwondo), Arts (painting) , Reading, Languages (Hebrew, German, Spanish, Russian), Business, Marketing, Psychology, driver’s license

REFERENCES

Available upon request