I am TESOL qualified (Trinity College, London) and I have taught English at all levels in Indonesia, Italy, Spain, the US and the UK over the past eight years. On top of this, I have taught English online to students across the globe for almost three years. I have helped countless numbers of English learners, Business people and professionals to improve their confidence and language skills in a range of different business and social situations. Tailoring courses to individual students needs has proved to be a very effective way of developing student skills quickly as well as effectively. I enjoy making the English language come alive for my students! I enjoy bringing humour and imagination to my classes, and I really like to motivate my students so they are constantly challenged and stimulated in my classes. Often students are too focused on grammar and nervous about speaking, so I create a relaxed atmosphere where mistakes are positive and used to learn from. Laughter is also very important. It breaks down barriers to help my students speak freely in English
– Assistant Director
01/04/08Self- employed indpendent business venture. I was responsible for drving sales and new market opportunties throughout the UK in the Natural Products industry. BIOselect is a collection of high quality plant products for face, body and hair. It was essential in this role to identify ethical and conscious consumers.I maintained relations with existing customers as well as seeeking new opportunities through retailers,additional distributors, exhibitons and product promotions.
Virtual English Teacher– Online teaching programme. Teaching English to professionals across the globe, using a state of the art learning platform in “live” audio and video. Emphasis is firmly upon interaction and conversation using Power point presentations. Business English concepts and terminology are at the forefront of the lesson material and client specific interests. I am able to draw from my own real life business experiences and knowledge to reinforce client understanding and learning. I currently also provide professional private tuition, at my home or my clients` home, and develop lesson plans to best suit my clients needs and goals.
Sep 2008 - Present
Developing an understanding of the role of the online language teacher. Managing the technologies afforded by internet-based synchronous learning environments or tools Planning, preparing, and conducting appropriate synchronous online language lessons in a variety of scenarios, with a variety of language learners for a variety of purposes.
Involving: language systems and language-related issues as commonly taught in beginner to advanced syllabuses, an understanding of the current principles and practices of language learning and teaching and the showing of an ability to demonstrate these in the classroom. Observed teaching practice took place in Godolo, Hungary.
Sep 1997 - Jun 2000
The University of Huddersfield
Involving: Managerial Human Resource Analysis, Managerial Operations,
Managerial Decisions, Change and Diversity, Law and Administration,
International Business, Business Ethics, Cross Cultural Behaviour,
Business to Business Marketing and Pacific Asian Studies.