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Renata Franco Wilmot

Project Manager/ Teacher Trainer/ Academic Manager/ EAP Tutor/

Summary

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

Nov 2015Present

Assistant Programme Manager, Online

INTO University Partnerships- Head office
  • 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
  • SME for an exam preparatory pre-arrival online course
  • Liaising with development team through course development processes 
  • User acceptance testing of new courses and programme enhancement
  • Tutor recruitment & performance management- creation of new PMPD system for Online Tutoring staff
  • Planning and delivery Online Tutor training,refresher sessions, induction  using Adobe Connect
  • Use of a range of learning technologies and authoring tools (Moodle, Snagit,Powtoon)
  • 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
Sep 2012Present

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.
Jan 2015Oct 2015

Teaching Fellow

QMUL
  • 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..
Aug 2014Sep 2014

EAP Pre-sessional Tutor

SOAS
  • 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 2014May 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 2012Dec 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 2012Sep 2012

Programme  Coordinator

SOAS
  • 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 2008Jan 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 2009Sep 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 2008Jan 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 2006Aug 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.
  • Delivery of non-core CELTA input sessions
  • Interdepartmental liaison with IT, Sales & Marketing and HR departments in strategic decisions.
  • Product and service presentations.
Feb 2006Jun 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 2004Nov 2005

Business English Teacher and Teacher Trainer

UP Language Consultants
  • In-service Teacher Training workshops.
  • ACT CELTA trainer for non-core input sessions
  • 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 2003Jul 2005

Partner/ Academic Director

PBF
  • 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.
  • Creation of a weekend topic-based camp: English World Camp
Nov 2002Mar 2003

Guest Services

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

Coordinator/ English Teacher

PBF
  • 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

2014

PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management

The Knowledge Train
2012

M.A. in Applied Linguistics & ELT

King's College London
2012

CELTA- ACT

Bell International
20062009

DELTA

IH London
2007

Post Graduate Certificate in HRM

FGV
2005

EMPRETEC- Business Entrepreneurship

Sebrae
2005

B.A. in English Language Teaching and Literature

PUC-SP
2002

CELTA

UP Language Consultants