cHRISTOPHER PETRIE

Work History

Work History
Apr 2015 - Present

Centre Director

Explore Learning
  • Current Centre Director for Explore Learning Wembley, a Maths and English Learning Centre for children aged 5-14
  • Responsible for all staff and children in the centre and all centre operations. Currently 300 children attend. Centre capacity is 400
  • Business planning
  • Setting targets and strategising how to meet them
  • Data analysis
  • Analysing team needs and providing necessary training
  • Literacy Trainer: training less experienced managers in Explore Learning's curriculum and literacy elements of the National Curriculum
  • Interacting with children and parents on a daily basis
  • Designing learning plans for every child
  • Tutoring children in Maths and English according to the National Curriculum
  • Holding parents' meetings and information sessions
  • Ofsted and HR responsibilities
Dec 2013 - Apr 2015

Assistant Director

Explore Learning
  • Interacting with children and parents on a daily basis
  • Tailoring tuition to suit the individual child
  • Managing a team of tutors and support with the running of the centre
  • Building relationships with schools and the wider community
  • Working closely with colleagues to strategise on how to grow the business
  • Develop knowledge of the National Curriculum
  • Managing sales events
  • Regular face to face sales interaction
  • Tutor recruitment
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

English as a Foreign Language Teacher

EF Manchester
  • Planned and delivered English lessons to adults 

  • Taught English lessons from beginner to advanced level
  • Regular testing of students
  • Created my own lessons as well as from textbooks set by EF
  • Lessons ranged from grammar and vocabulary lessons to communications and functional language skills
  • Taught group lessons and 1:1
  • Taught business English lessons
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

English Language Teacher

DEC Camp
  • A six week summer camp for children aged 5-17. 
  • Delivered fun and engaging English lessons
  • Lessons were mostly project based ranging from designing their own inventions to writing song lyrics
  • Ran games and sports events
  • Pastoral and care duties 
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

English Language Teacher

London School of English, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Planned and delivered English lessons to children and adults from beginner to advanced levels
  • Good communication skills were required whilst working alongside Ukrainian colleagues
  • Creativity was key when delivering engaging lessons to both adults and children
  • Worked to strict deadlines having to deliver up to 17 lessons per week
  • During May and June I taught in the schools' summer camp delivering fun and creative English lessons to children as well as running sports events and preparing a performance at the end of the session.
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Sports Instructor and English Teacher

DEC Camp
  • Planned and ran sports events for children aged 5-17
  • My main focus was football and volleyball training
  • Planned and ran evening events such as talent shows and games nights
  • Pastoral and care duties
  • Promoted to English teacher for final two weeks of camp 

Education

Education
Oct 2010 - Jul 2013

Social Sciences

Glasgow Caledonian Univeristy 
  • BA Social Sciences History 2:1
  • Minors in Politics
  • Dissertation on the Spanish Civil War and the Scottish involvement in the International Brigades
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010

Highers

Monifieth High School
  • Advanced Higher in History - B
  • Highers in Music - A, Psychology - A,  History B, Art - B, English - C, Graphic Communication - C
  • Intermediate 2 Maths - A

Interests

  • Recreational: Films, music, playing guitar
  • Sport: play football weekly, running, wall climbing