My teaching method is based on giving the student the opportunity a lot of time to talk themselves, correcting any mistakes later. I believe in giving the student the confidence to talk freely and not worry about making mistakes, as those can be corrected after.
I am an English teacher with an MA degree in Education; Lifelong Learning. I am available for online tutoring and ESL conversation classes at a time that suits you.
I have 8 years experience teaching ESL both in my home country (U.K.) and abroad (South Korea and Thailand).
MA Masters Degree: Education; Lifelong Learning; University of Huddersfield
PGCE: Lifelong Learning; University of Huddersfield
BA: Performance: Theatre; York St. John University
Diploma in Professional Acting; Drama Studio London
120 hour TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
June 2018 - Present, Co-ordinator, Educating Earth, Online
I currently run an ESL company that promotes working abroad as a teacher, as well as conducting workshops to improve English speaking in international school, but am also looking to add online teaching to my skills offered once again, as I have previous experience in this.
May 2017 - May 2018, Recruitment Account Manager (Asia Specialist) m2r Education, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, U.K.
I was responsible for building the Asia side of the business, recruiting teachers for jobs all over the world. My role also involved social media posts and live videos, promoting working abroad to teachers all over the world.
Oct 2015 – April 2017, Teacher of English, Wattana Wittaya Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
I took a role back in Asia where I was invited back to work as a teacher of English in a highly esteemed academy in central Bangkok, Thailand. My role was both in a teaching capacity and as an advisor to other members of staff, assisting trainee Thai teachers in their education courses and assessing their lesson preparation. My experience and qualifications in education also meant part of my role included giving constructive feedback for improvement.
Sept 2014 - July 2015, Teacher of ‘Opening Minds: World Culture’, The Freeston Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, U.K.
As a teacher of 'Opening Minds' in the Academy my role was to deliver classes on 'World Culture' to the students. My role included the creation of a scheme of work, creating my own resources as well as adapting existing material to outline a clear plan for the academic year. A lot of the material I created and delivered during the year was linked to my own experiences working abroad. This meant I was able to teach using resources and presentations that included my own images/media from around the world. I felt that this helped students to be able to engage with the material rather than simply presenting textbook information to them. I was also able to share real-life experiences to support their learning and enable them to acquire a wider perspective on the topics taught. As part of my role I was also responsible for deciding on effective forms of assessment at the end of each learning cycle and maintaining accurate records of results.
April 2013-Sept 2013, SEO International Marketer, Hoardman Consulting, Bangkok, Thailand
I was responsible for the promotion of global businesses targeting specific audiences relevant to each company. The role included using various marketing strategies such as Google keywords to improve the page rank of client’s websites. I was able to liaise with clients in order to generate a plan specific to their business needs, offering an honest consultation service before carrying out the necessary work.
March 2012 - March 2013, English/Drama Teacher and International Staff Liaison, Wattana Wittaya Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
I worked as a drama teacher, designing and delivering the curriculum to classes of varying ages and abilities. I was also responsible for the intake of new students working alongside the foreign supervisor. In addition to this my role included liaising with Thai staff to overcome any misunderstandings or cultural differences that occurred in the international staff department. This was an important role when new international staff arrived from different areas of the world.
April 2011-Feb 2012, Online English Teacher, Worldian Business Language Centre, Seoul, South Korea
In this role I was responsible for the promotion and delivery of English classes for adults. My job was to teach business workers from Asia about western culture and how to operate in a business capacity in the U.K. and U.S.A. This involved roleplaying work situations, or even teaching about typical customs in completing everyday tasks such as booking a hotel room or going out to dinner. It was important for me to display a combination of cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of business through use of my interpersonal skills.
June 2010-March 2011, ESOL Teacher and Student Liaison, Broadway Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea
I was responsible for the creation and delivery of a scheme of work at a private arts academy in South Korea. My role included promoting the academy to the relevant target audiences and conducting the interview process for both new students and teachers at the centre. I was also responsible for offering confidential private one-to-one tutorials and support to students for issues both in their courses and at home. As an experienced teacher in Asia, I was also employed to help new short –term members of staff arriving from the U.K. and the U.S.A., ensuring they had a smooth transition to life in South Korea.
March 2010- June 2010, Second Author, TOEIC English Textbook, Seoul, South Korea
This was a temporary role I was chosen to be employed for designing and editing questions for a textbook. The textbook focused on Asian people learning about western culture and how to operate within a different society. For example the questions I created related to basic conversational English in public places or the extracting of information from a newspaper advert. Upon completion of the textbook adult learners would take their TOEIC English abilities test to determine if their proficiency in English was strong enough to gain employment overseas. A good TOEIC score is required by many companies in Asia for those people wanting to take up roles overseas.
Feb 2009- March 2010, ESOL Teacher, Kyeongan School, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
This role consisted of using a combination of my own resources with an accredited textbook to deliver English classes to speakers of English as a second language. The students were of varying ages and abilities so an adaptable approach was required to be taken to ensure that all participants were able to learn in my classes.
Part-time - Feb 2009- April 2016 (Part-time alongside other full-time roles) Project Coordinator, Performing Earth
This has been a part-time project I have run alongside my other full-time roles. The project started in Seoul, South Korea, where I was responsible for the creation of a new programme to use drama as a tool to teach English as a second language to both young students and adults. It was successful and I managed to acquire funding to take the project further and grow its reputation.
I have been responsible for the promoting and marketing of the project as well as the delivery of Performing Earth workshops and events around the world. I also have been solely responsible for offering confidential one-to-one support meetings for all participating students, and in some cases staff. In addition to this I have set up international student exchanges from Asia to the U.K. for Asian education agencies, managing staff and making new connections to further the options available to students wishing to study overseas.
Some of the institutions I have worked in as project coordinator of Performing Earth;
2015, Campion International School, Athens, Greece
2015, The American International School of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
2015, SEK Budapest International School, Budapest, Hungary
2014, The British School of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
2012, Kent Ridge Tutor Centre, Kovan, Singapore
2011, European Capital Of Culture 2011, Circus Studio Folie, Tallinn, Estonia
2011, European Capital Of Culture 2011, International School Of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2011, Cambodian Centre Koh Chang, Koh Chang, Thailand
2010, British International School Of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
2010, International American School Of Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
2010, The Edron Academy, Mexico City, Mexico
2009, Harrow International School, Beijing, China
Acting Work/Television Appearances
2013, Television, NHS Promotional Campaign, ‘On the Ball’, Leeds, U.K.
This was a part-time role as an actor in an NHS promotional campaign to make people aware that mental health issues can occur in the lives of high profile footballers just as much as other work. The aim of the commercial was to encourage people to seek help for mental issues before the problems affect their day-to-day lives.
2010, Television, 'The Geography Show', Derrick Leonard & Howard Meehan, San Francisco, USA
I was invited to be one of a number of people from different countries around the world on to a new comedy show filmed in San Francisco to talk about the success of the ‘Performing Earth’ project. I was interviewed by comics Derrick Leonard and Howard Meehan about the aims and goals of the project and where I was planning to take it in the future.
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