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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 experience

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

19992003

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

TA University International

Skills

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

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