Renata Franco Wilmot

Project Manager/ EAP Tutor/ Teacher Trainer/ Academic Manager


An experienced trainer with over 20 years’ exposure in designing, planning and implementing training programmes and teacher training courses. A highly creative, energetic and assertive leader with over 10 years’ Programme management experience having line-managed over 100 staff in a Corporate Training Consultancy firm. I combine this with sound PRINCE 2 project management methodology, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, a Post-graduate certificate in  HRM  and an excellent understanding of a wide range of tools to develop and deliver teaching and learning programmes that make best use of available technologies and resources.

Employment History

Work History
Nov 2015 - Present

Assistant Programme Manager, Online

  • Course Development - providing academic leadership to new online products which are delivered to 11 partner universities
  • Programme management of the GOLD (Guided Online Language Development) course
  • Project management through course development and online build processes. Liaising with instructional designers and content authors so authored content is kept within scope
  • Creation and management of a Social Media strategy for GOLD
  • Authoring of a new pre-arrival online course
  • Liaising with development team through course development processes 
  • Tutor recruitment & performance management- creation of new PMPD system for Online Tutoring staff
  • Planning and delivering Online Tutor refresher sessions, induction and training using Adobe Connect
  • Student management, performance and resource
  • Budget management & Payroll
  • Academic Research on Online Pedagogy and best practices
  • Establishing operational working practices
  • Quality assurance and programme evaluation
Jan 2015 - Present

Teaching Fellow

  • Teaching EAP on the International Foundation and the In-sessional support programmes to both home and international students.
  •  Responsible for IFP students' pastoral care, marking and assessing written and oral work, as well as material design and lesson preparation.
  • Active team member in the IFP's personal development sessions which involve preparing students to develop soft skills, study skills and oracy skills through debates, discussion forums, presentations and cultural activities.
  • Recently appointed to write materials and design a new bespoke EAP In-sessional course for the 'Science Without Borders' students. This is a Higher Education Brazilian Government scholarship programme which is managed by the UK HE International Unit..
Sep 2012 - Present

International ESOL Examiner/ Materials developer

Trinity College London

  • Test plan, exam questions and materials preparartion for the ISE (Integrated Skills in English) exams which test Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing skills as well as the GESE (Graded Examinations in Spoken English) exams which test oracy skills.
  • Conduct exam sessions for candidates as young as six years old, teenagers and adults from various nationalities both in the UK and overseas. 
  •  Having a flexible, culturally -sensitive approach to problem-solving,and liaising skills with different stakeholders such as centre reps, teachers, coordinators, school principals and directors.
  • Creating useful feedback sessions for teachers in charge of exam preparation classes who need tips and ideas on how to better prepare their students for the exams.
  •  Member of the materials development team designing exam preparation materials for the online learning management system.
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

EAP Tutor

  • Delivering the EAP lessons through lectures, seminars, tutorials with appropriate guidance and support for students.
  • Taking part in standardisation meetings, marking, giving feedback, developing materials and assisting all programme-related tasks.
Apr 2014 - May 2014

EAP Tutor

Anglia Ruskin University
  • Delivering EAP programmes for Business Pre-sessional international students.
  • Assessment, essay-marking, standardisation meetings
  • Dealing with student requests and queries in personal tutorials.
  • Liaising with management and teaching staff to organise and develop teaching materials.
  • Providing detailed feedback in progress reports.
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013

EAP Tutor

King's College London
  • Delivering EAP courses for the International Foundation Programme & Science Foundation, Pre-Masters, Pre-Sessional and Insessional programmes.
  • Assessment, essay-marking, standardisation meetings.
  • Dealing with student requests and queries in personal tutorials.
  • Liaising with management and teaching staff to organise and develop teaching materials for the VLE.
  • Providing detailed feedback in progress reports.
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Programme  Coordinator

  • Providing administrative support and assistance to the Head of English Language Programmes to ensure the effective and efficient running of the Pre-sessional Programmes.
  • Operational management of the EAP pre-sessional programmes.
  • Quality assurance of the programmes.
  • Monitoring applications, student placement and organisation of timetable.
  • Dealing with student requests and queries.
  • Running of staff induction, standardisation and class representative meetings.
  • Liaising with IT and library services.
Oct 2008 - Jan 2012

Teacher/ Teacher Trainer

Bell International Institute
  • Teacher trainer at the Bell Teacher Training campus:       -STEP course for Japanese primary and secondary English teachers.                                                                              -Technology and Language -Development.                         - Methodology for Bavarian Teachers.                                     - Teaching Business English.       
  • General and Business English teaching to groups and one to one students. ESP/EAP courses: Aviation English, TEEP exam, IELTS, FCE, CAE and CPE exams, EAP and English for Nursing.
  • Creation of Business English course outlines, syllabus design and materials development.
  • Proficient user of IWB and software (Promethean-Active Studio and Smart boards).
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

 21st Century Skills Trainer

Elite International Careers
  • Consultancy and Corporate training: Leaderships skills, Communication skills and Business skills.
  • Designing and delivering both technical and behavioural bespoke learning solutions.
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009

ESP Tutor

Chelsea Football Club
  • ESP training to the management staff, footballers and accompanying  family members.
  • Programme design and delivery including needs analysis and assessment.
Jul 2006 - Aug 2008

Director of Corporate Training 

UP Language Consultants
  • Operational management and line management of over one hundred staff (remote and face-to-face).
  • Course planning, design, delivery and quality assurance.
  • Staff recruitment programme design.
  • NPD, technical proposals and Clients’ needs analysis through international testing.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Interdepartmental liaison with IT, Sales & Marketing and HR departments in strategic decisions.
  • Product and service presentations.
Feb 2006 - Jun 2006

Director of Studies

Elite College
  • Responsible for branch management, client needs.analysis and course design.
  • Recruitment, management and induction of new staff
  • Budget management and Payroll.
  • Responsible for British Council accreditation.
  • Teaching exam classes (IELTS, Cambridge CPE,CAE and FCE)
  • Teaching Portuguese as a foreign language to adults.
Jan 2004 - Nov 2005

Business English Teacher and Teacher Trainer

UP Language Consultants
  • In-service Teacher Training workshops.
  • CELTA trainer.
  • Business English Language training to corporate clients.
  • Academic Leader and trainer in topic-based weekend. immersion programmes on: Presentation Skills, Negotiation Skills, Team Development and, Meetings.
Apr 2003 - Jul 2005

Partner/ Academic Director

  • Development and implementation of Marketing and Business plans.
  • Development and delivery of training programmes and operational activities.
  • Staff Recruitment, In-service training and payroll.
  • Line Management of teaching and reception staff.
  • Internal communication and events organisation..
  • Student recruitment and Marketing campaigns design and implementation.
Nov 2002 - Mar 2003

Guest Services

The Walt Disney Company
  • Guest hospitality.
  • Full customer service training on: Guest service, Food and beverage and Quality Control.
Jul 1995 - Jul 2002

Coordinator/ English Teacher

  • Line management of teaching staff.
  • Staff recruitment and Timetabling.
  • In-service training and induction meetings.
  • Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers (all levels).

Professional Qualifications


PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management

The Knowledge Train

M.A. in Applied Linguistics & ELT

King's College London

Bell International


IH London

Post Graduate Certificate in HRM


B.A. in English Language Teaching and Literature


EMPRETEC- Business Entrepreneurship



UP Language Consultants