Professional ESOL Teacher & IELTS Mentor
Languages / Education / Communication Skills Development
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching To Adults)
TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
7 years experience teaching general and business English to adults
Professional business and conversational English coaching to Director Level
1-1: Specially tailored individual courses – research/prep. Of curriculum material
EAP (English For Academic & Professional Purposes) - IELTS, OET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE
Providing own programmes with excellent range of teaching materials at all levels.
ESOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN UK
TTM HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT Ltd. November 2016 – June 2018
Responsible for planning and delivering a high quality IELTS preparation support and tuition service for nursing candidates required to complete the IELTS examination as part of the recruitment process for TTM Health Care Ltd. The role required delivering and managing training for many groups, as well as individual learners, some on a face-to-face basis, as well as remotely and online with Skype, plus presenting on a webinar platform of up to 100 people. Also mentoring for OET (Occupational English Test), now recognised by the NMC (National Medical Council) as it is designed specifically for medical professionals.
PRIVATE ESOL TUTOR (Freelance) September 2014 – Current
General English and EAP for private individuals and Business English coaching for corporate employees up to senior management level. Prepared and co-ordinated a programme of lessons from beginner level to advanced. Developing learner's pronunciation through oral drilling and their speaking fluency skills through role-play techniques. Expanding vocabulary range by improving learner's knowledge of correct grammar structures through appropriate error correction techniques and board-written clarification. Developing business English writing practice. Services offered to companies with staff from overseas whose English might be improved to communicate better and improve overall job performance. Additionally, training in a variety of business and management issues. Concentrating on specialised core subject vocabulary, e.g. negotiating contract terms and customer service. Focusing on developing specific skills; email correspondence, pronunciation and accent reduction through to presentation skills and proof-reading of academic written work. Preparing relevant teaching and study resources to suit the individual learners' needs.
ULC – UNIVERSITY (OF MANCHESTER) LANGUAGE CENTRE August 2015 – Present
Setting up exam room and Invigilating in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examinations (2/3 times per month).
SUMAN EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL Ltd (Trafford) From February 2016 (intermittent)
Private, one-to-one lessons – extra tuition for Chinese school pupils attending private UK schools / IELTS preparation tuition and Summer Camp lessons and activities with groups.
UNITED IN LANGUAGES (Manchester) April 2015 – June 2015 and Sept. - Dec. 2016
Teaching exam preparation for the 'Cambridge First Certificate of English' (FCE) and general English speaking practice, followed by a 'General English' class with mixed nationalities.
BERLITZ ENGLISH (Manchester) December 2013 – September 2014
General and Business English groups, 1-1 courses, IELTS preparation with mostly Arabic-speaking learners. Communicative style classes and Berlitz method with private individuals.
TEFL EXPERIENCE IN CHINA (2 years) August 2011 – September 2013
WEB INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH (Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2013) and METEN ENGLISH (June 2012 – Sept 2012). (both in Shenzhen, China).
Adult English Language Skills Development Centres. Reviewing and clarifying English grammar, assessing and correcting students' oral English practice learned from IT courseware (Dyned). Encouraging and developing learners' self-confidence and fluency skills in English language proficiency in both general and business English through authentic oral English practice tasks, using less controlled practice (role plays) and freer practice tasks in pairs/groups. Developing student's auditory comprehension skills through regular learner-involved lectures and learner-centred 'free talk' discussion classes. Team work collaboration with colleagues in regular teacher work shops with discussion, idea-sharing and demonstrations for improving teaching practices and classroom management skills. Increasing student numbers within the centre through effective 'demo' classes with prospective clients. Strongly contributing team member in supporting and developing another newly-opened Web centre in Shenzhen.
CLARITY ACADEMY LIMITED (Honk Kong based company in Shenzhen, China) Nov. 2011 – July 2013
Corporate English Language Training & Development – Teaching Hotel staff (all departments) - Intercontinental (OCT), Ritz Carlton and Venice (Crown Plaza). Teaching/reviewing/clarifying vocabulary and grammar structures. Oral fluency practice using controlled, less controlled (role plays) and free practice tasks in pairs/groups. Supervising and marking written examinations and oral English assessments, presenting reviews to learners. Reporting students' progress to HR management.
OMT ENGLISH (Shenzhen, China) October 2011 – June 2013
Private Adult English Language Training Centre
Private, one-to-one classes for oral fluency and auditory and written English language practice and development. Coaching for corporate employees up to senior management level in business English, contract negotiation terms and management training with specialised core subject vocabulary. Research and preparation of relevant course material to suit individual learners' specific needs.
CELTA – ELC Manchester Academy of English (Manchester)
TEFL – online course with 'I – I' TEFL
BA (Honours) in Fine Art – Bath Academy of Fine Arts, Bath, Somerset, UK.
Foundation Fine Art – Cumbria College of Art & Design (now University of Cumbria), Carlisle, UK
NVQ Business Administration Levels 1 & 2 (LCCI – London Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
CLAIT Stages 1 & 2 (RSA – Computer Literacy Course)
Member of British Federation of Estate Agents in Spain (MBFEAS)
Member of Internations (Manchester, UK and Shenzhen, China)
Member of 'Friends of Heaton Hall' society
Languages: English (native), Spanish (fluent), French (basic)