Robert Clarke

Robert Clarke

ESL Instructor

  • Plaza Gabriel Miro, Madrid
  • rw.clarke@icloud.com
  • 684 03 34 45

Work History

Work History

ESL Teacher

Language Solutions
Sep 2015 - Present

Teaching corporate and business English in Madrid to company executives. Exam preparation, conversation practice, one-to-one.

I am teaching in large multinational corporations such as EA, Dragados, Allen & Overy, CEPSA, etc

ESL INSTRUCTOR / TUTOR

SELF-EMPLOYED
2011 - Present

Coaching students one-to-one in conversation skills, communication skills, interview technique, and other job-specific language skills.

IELTS INSTRUCTOR

GUANGMING HIGH SCHOOL
Oct 2013 - May 2015

Preparing senior-high school students for IELTS examinations. These students would go on to study at international universities around the world.

Give the students mock examinations and grade performance.

Prepare individual study plans based on the students weak points.

Tutor individual students to be able to pass at a minimum of 5.0.

ESL TEACHER

DONGGUAN MUNICIPAL TRANSLATION CENTER
Jun 2012 - Nov 2014

Preparing course plans for adult ESL students.

Delivering courses through part-time or intensive full-day study.

Assisting the students with preparing an individual study plan based on their needs and ability.

Teaching business English and presentation skills, as well as conversational English.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER

SONGSHAN LAKE FOREIGN LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

Preparation of course plans for middle-school grade 5-8.

Delivery of spoken English course to students with class sizes of 35+ students.

Helping star students prepare for local, regional, and national spoken English competitions.

GENERAL MANAGER

PEACE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Sales and marketing training and support.

Design of logo, promotional items, business stationary, etc.

General HR work such as hiring and dealing with pay.

Training of new teachers and staff.

Outside marketing event management, planning, and delivery.

ESL TEACHER

ENCOOL LANGUAGE VILLAGE
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011

Teaching adult ESL learners conversational English.

Assisting the students with preparing an individual study plan based on their needs and ability.

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

CIEO INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN
Aug 2010 - May 2011

Class teacher for reception class.

Organizing interesting games and activities.

Monitoring progress and achieving basic language skills.

Designing the classroom to be interactive and educational.

Communicating with parents to discuss each child's performance.

ESL TEACHER

ENGLISH FIRST (DONGGUAN)
Apr 2010 - Aug 2010

Teaching adult ESL learners conversational English.

Teaching young learners in everyday English.

Coaching students with their school (English) homework.

Assisting the students with preparing an individual study plan based on their needs and ability.

Leading additional open classes such as movie class, coffee talk, speech and debate, etc.

ESL TEACHER

ENGLISH FIRST (JAKARTA)
Mar 2009 - Apr 2010

Teaching adult ESL learners conversational English.

Teaching young learners in everyday English.

Coaching students with their school (English) homework.

Assisting the students with preparing an individual study plan based on their needs and ability.

VARIOUS ROLES

2005 - 2009

PRE-TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sales and Marketing manager for an international team, based in London.

Sales manager for a real estate company, based in London.

Sales agent (later manager) for BT (outsourced), based in London and Prague.

Customer Service Agent for BT (in-house), based in Lincoln.

Full details will be provided upon request.

Education

Education

TEFL CERTIFICATE

I-TO-I
2009 - 2009

Skills for teaching English as a Second Language.

Specialized in Business English and Young Learners.

Skills

Skills
Local English competition judge

Final, Semi-Final and Heats judge for the Dongguan 5th Oral English Competition.

In the final I gave a televised speech in Chinese/English.

vOLUNTEER
  • 1 week volunteer for Vaughan Town in Barco de Avila, Spain. (2009)
  • 2 weeks volunteer for Pueblo Ingles in Cazorla, Spain. (2009)

WRITING

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