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Career Awards

  • SINA National Golden Teacher Award  - 2014
  • Career Development Award - EF TIANJIN - 2012
  • Exceptional Contribution - EF TIANJIN - 2011

Work History

July 2016Present

English Department Regional Academic Supervisor 

Etonkids International Education Group -  International Montessori Kindergarten
  • Managed Tianjin, Xi'An and Zhengzhou regions as well as provided National support.
  • Provided national training, education and teaching practices seminars for teachers & parents 
  • Formal & informal academic observations of foreign and local teachers.
  • Campus Audits & Monthly Campus Checks, Reports, Action Plans
  • Professional Development - personalized as well as Professional Development training events, ongoing professional development plans, needs based training
  • Monthly Academic Curriculum Meetings 
  • Curriculum Review and Analysis
  • Recruitment & Hiring of new staff - full support of process from interview, visa process, on-boarding etc
  • Motivational Projects & Staff Engagement Initiatives
  • One to one mentoring and support for all foreign staff
  • Head up ONLINE TRAINING PROJECT for Etonkids s- producing online training content from best teaching practices to developing resources for use in the classroom.
  • Building bank of training resources for use nation wide
  • Train the trainer - coaching trainers in how to be more effective in their roles
  • Marketing support / R&D Support / HR Support / International Education Services Support
2015Present

Freelance Writer - ESL related content

Various publications
  • Managing and producing content for a new website www.tattooedteflteacher.com
  • Writing ESL related online content including articles & blogs for various social media platforms including ESL SUITE, TEFL LEMON, THE FUNKY BUBBLE BOX
  • Regular contributing writer to KIDS MAGAZINE on English Language Learning & Early Learner related content.
  • Content writer for Nupathe Health & Medical Solutions
Jan 2016Present

Freelance Recruitment Associate 

ESL SUITE Recruitment Company -  China
  • Interviewing candidates for potential ESL teaching positions
  • Full interview process from first contact to final placement
  • Guiding and mentoring candidates on related issues: visa processes, living abroad, teaching.
  • Providing ongoing support to placed candidate pre and post arrival (adjusting to lifestyle, teaching practices, etc)
Sep 2014Dec 2015

Marketing & Special Projects Coordinator Full time English Teacher

EF English First, Tianjin, China

  • Mentor new and less experienced teachers according to the EF National Academic Development Program guidelines.
  • Assist the EF TIANJIN DoS (across 6 centers) with the development and marketing of courses and induction of sales and implementation and training in new products / EF initiatives.
  • Develop and produce special events, related academic contributions and initiatives for EF, Tianjin schools (Summer Carnival, The Green Show, Hello 50 Music Video, etc)
  • Observe teachers, offering insight and feedback into teaching techniques & methodologies.
  • Developing training plans for all academic staff
  • Teach 20 hours per week while maintaining all duties
  • Implement all course management procedures as directed by EF English First guidelines
  • Organize, administer and ensure the quality of the placement testing and interviewing of new students.
  • Organize and participate in centre social and marketing events
  • Support other teachers and willingly share ideas/activities for the teaching of courses and other associated duties
  • Maintain center image.
  • Attend training seminars and be actively involved in my own professional development.

Marketing Coordinators are responsible for training foreign and local academic staff in marketing demonstration classes (MFL) as well Oral Placement Testing as well as training local service and sales teams in academic methodology and information to improve communication to customers on the benefits of studying with EF.

  • Standardize marketing across 6 centers in Tianjin.
  • Mentor new and less experienced marketing teachers.
  • Implement all new marketing initiatives and projects.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing department to ensure brand awareness and quality of company image.
  • Organize and participate in center social and marketing events city wide.
  • Organize, implement, oversee and train staff to execute off site marketing events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local community members to create awareness of the EF brand and market to potential clients.
  • Organize and oversee training and implementation  for peak seasons (Winter and Summer Courses) as well special events (Halloween, Christmas, EF Conference etc)

Nov 2012Sep 2014

Director Of Studies 

EF English First, Tianjin, China

The DOS is responsible for improving the quality of teaching and driving the educational direction of EF learning centre(s). This position involved the day to day management and leadership of a dynamic and culturally diverse team of teachers.

Main Responsibilities:
1.Training, staff development and management
2.Recruit teachers and potential candidates.
3. Scheduling and teacher utility
4. Administrative routines
5.Centre development and operation

Jan 2011Nov 2012

Senior Teacher and Marketing Coordinator

EF English First, Tianjin, China

Senior Teachers are responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities of the teacher role as well as taking on additional responsibilities. This position involved supporting the DoS on a team of 15-20 teachers.


• Substitute for the DOS in his/her absence or as directed.
• Aid the DoS with administrative responsibilities and/or projects as directed.
• Mentor new and less experienced teachers.
• Assist the DoS with the development and marketing of courses and induction of sales and teaching staff into the practices of the training centre.
• Observe teachers, offering insight and feedback into teaching techniques.
• Teach 18 hours per week.

Marketing Coordinators are responsible for training foreign and local academic staff in marketing demonstration classes (MFL) as well Oral Placement Testing as well as training local service and sales teams in academic methodology and information to improve communication to customers on the benefits of studying with EF.

  • Standardize marketing across all centers in Tianjin.
  • Mentor new staff 
  • Implement all new marketing initiatives and projects.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing department to ensure brand awareness and quality of company image.
  • Organize and participate in center social and marketing events city wide.
  • Organize, implement, oversee and train staff to execute off site marketing events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local community members to create awareness of the EF brand and market to potential clients.
  • Organize and oversee training and implementation  for peak seasons (Winter and Summer Courses) as well special events (Halloween, Christmas, EF Conference etc).
Jan 2010Jan 2011

Full Time English Teacher 

EF English First, Tianjin, China

Teachers are responsible for delivering EF educational products and courses to students and providing a first rate customer experience and positive image of the brand.

Main Responsibilities:
• Teach 20-26 hours per week.
• Give lessons to the highest standards of English language teaching.
• Develop and use suitable supplementary materials as necessary.
• Expose students to the use of CALL, and the Internet for language learning purposes
• Administer, correct and record the results of progress reports, tests and assessments for students.
• Be responsible for students’ welfare and progress.
• Maintain student and class records.
• Assist in the placement testing and interviewing of new students.
• Carry out teaching related responsibilities including, but not limited to demonstration classes, LifeClubs, tutorials, seminars and presentations.
• Attend and participate in workshops in teacher development offered by the centre

Aug 2009Dec 2009

Specialist English Teacher to Medical Professionals - Private Contract

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Weekly English classes to doctors from various African states and countries active in an exchange program.
  • Specialist English classes focusing on cross-cultural lessons & my own developed course "English with Empathy - a course in bedside manners"
Jul 2009Dec 2009

English Teacher

Cape Town International School of Languages
  • Teaching mixed cultural adult classes.
  • Maintaining student records and reporting on results.
  • Developing teaching materials and resources.
  • One to One English Classes for students active in the PROJECTS ABROAD program.
Apr 2009Jun 2009

Volunteer English Teacher to Refugees

Scalabrini Community Center, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Adult English lessons to large groups of refugees to South Africa.
  • Volunteered 2 hours a week
  • Levels ranged from Beginner to Advanced
Jan 2000Present

Professional Actor, Choreographer, Vocalist and Voice Artist

Freelance
Professional Acting for Camera - TV and Film Professional Performance for Stage - Drama, Musical, Comedy Professional Singing and Voice Artistry - Voice Over, Live Performance & Radio Broadcast Professional Dance and Choreography - Stage and Film Master of Ceremonies & Hosting / Presenting for Broadcast (Live and Recorded) Specialised in Physical Theater SHOWREEL & PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Education

20032007

 ASSOC. DEGREE Film Production Double Major Scriptwriting

Cape Town Varsity
Scriptwriting for Film and TV Media Studies Media Literacy Visual Literacy Professional Editing Techniques & Theory Directing for Film and TV Professional Camera Techniques and Theory Lighting Design for Film and TV PROFESSIONAL SHOWREEL AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
20002006

ASSOC. DEGREE Drama

Cape Town City Varsity
Physical Theatre Live Performance Acting for Camera (Film and TV) Presenting (Live Broadcast & Recorded) Professional Voice Techniques (Radio, Live Performance, Voice Over) History of Theatre Directing and writing for live performance Script analysis techniques Production Techniques for stage PROFESSIONAL SHOWREEL, VOX REEL & PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 SKILLS 

Writing - content, copy, blogs, curriculum, articles, etc

Writing is a passion of mine and my work as a freelance writer is something I am very engaged with.   I have produced writing for various genres, publications, etc while keeping the audience and client in mind.  My main focus has been to write in the ESL industry and Early Childhood Development.  They say "write what you know" - I know teaching.

Knowledge of teaching & Ongoing Professional Development

I consider teaching to be one of the most dynamic careers.  New methodologies, resources, materials and concepts are constantly developed and it is the responsibility  of the educator to stay up to date with the most recent developments.

Time Management & Organizational Skills

Planning your time means increased productivity and sustainable quality - whether it be in a project or daily activities.  Over the years I have developed my own system known as "Organized Awesomeness"  and have trained colleagues and mentored new teachers in this area.  Please feel free to request a training session with me face to face or on SKYPE!  

Public Speaking, Master Of Ceremonies & Performances

I am a regular host and Master Of Ceremonies for professional functions.  I have hosted live Conferences for EF, performed in and choreographed dances and performances of staff and students.  I have hosted yearly functions for customers.  

Interpersonal  & Cross-Cultural Communication

I am at ease talking to large groups as well as one to one.  I am often seen as, and make a point of being,  direct and to the point, while still being approachable.   I maintain an awareness of personal and cultural differences in communication.  

ESL RELEVANT CERTIFICATION & QUALIFICATIONS

TEFL 120 hour - EF, CAPE TOWN, 2009

Cambridge TKT Young Learners - Band 4 - Cambridge University, 2010

Cambridge TKT Module 1 - Band 4 - Cambridge University, 2009

Cambridge TKT Module 2 - Band 4 - Cambridge University, 2013

Cambridge TKT Module 3 - Band 4 - Cambridge University, 2012

London Teacher Training College - Teaching Grammar - 2014

Cambridge TKT CLIL - Band 4 - Cambridge University - 2014

Cambridge TKT KAL - RESULTS PENDING 

Teaching Grammar - London Teacher Training College

EF SHANGHAI - Academic Management Certificate - 2012

HBDI analysis of strengths - 2014

References

Christopher Ribeiro 

Owner of ESL SUITE Recruiters