I pride myself on being friendly and approachable, and I have always strived to create a positive learning environment, where students feel confident and empowered. Having lived and studied abroad myself, I know first-hand how scary life can be when you cannot express yourself as you want to, and I hope to be able to help students overcome this!
I am a native English speaker from London, but have also taught in Barcelona, Spain, and Melbourne, Australia. I have a BA (hons) degree in Philosophy and a Cambridge teaching certificate. I have taught all levels of English, from Elementary to Advanced, including Cambridge exam classes (PET, FCE, CAE) as well as business English, and English for academic purposes (EAP).
If you need to reschedule or cancel a lesson, I need to know at least 24 hours in advance.
I may need to add a cost for travel depending on the distance.
February 2019 – Present
Online Proofreader at EAngel (freelance/part-time)
February 2020 - March 2020
EFL Teacher at The English Studio, London (redundancy due to COVID-19)
Teaching General English and elective classes for 25 hours a week in multi-lingual classes of up to 20 students. Unfortunately, falling student numbers due to COVID-19 has forced The English Studio to declare insolvency.
August 2019 – January 2020
EFL Teacher at Kaplan International Languages, Melbourne, Australia
Teaching General English for 14 hours a week, and English Electives for six hours a week in multi-lingual classes of up to 15 students. For the General English component of the course I initially taught Intermediate level, and then later Higher Intermediate. For the Elective component of the course, I taught Business English, Advanced Skill, and Everyday English. In addition to my classes, I covered afternoon classes when needed. This was mainly FCE as I had built a rapport with those students, but I was also asked to cover across all other levels offered, from Elementary to Advanced. Kaplan uses its own course book, but teachers were encouraged to supplement this with additional material.
• Planning engaging, dynamic lessons using the latest technology and materials, whilst adhering strictly to syllabi when required (FCE, EAP), and creating material and activities where possible.
• Progress monitoring, including conducting weekly speaking tests with students in my class, and weekly writing and uploading of progress reports to Kaplan’s student management system (Class) based on students’ test results across their receptive and productive skills. This was extremely important as many students were studying English in advance of their university degree; they had to pass the course in order to meet the entry requirements for university or college.
• Scheduling one-to-one feedback sessions to discuss students’ reports and progress. This would include suggested actions to ensure students were on target to meet the entry requirements to their university, or college courses.
• Keeping an ‘open door policy’ with students, so that they could discuss any academic, or personal problems at any time. Subsequently raising any issues to our student welfare team, or academic team where appropriate.
• Organising cross-class excursions, as well as advertising, promoting and attending extra-curricular events and activities, such as language exchanges.
• Administration tasks including attendance monitoring and reporting (particularly for under-18 students), work record maintenance, and submitting plans one week in advance.
• Designing the Business English Elective course after assessing the school’s requirements and the students’ needs. For this I drew on several coursebooks, online material, and my own material. I received many compliments from students and teachers on the success of this course. This was highly praised as being an engaging and relevant course, and many students requested to transfer onto this course as a result.
February 2019 – August 2019
EFL Teacher at Explore English, Melbourne, Australia
Teaching General English in Australia’s ELIOCS industry to a multi-lingual class of up to 15 students, for 20 hour-per-week 10- week courses. Courses include weekly formative assessments and tri-weekly summative assessments. I mainly taught Pre-Intermediate, and Intermediate courses, but also the Elementary and Advanced courses during my employment. Our coursebook was SpeakOut, but teachers were always encouraged to plan lessons according to the class’s needs and interests.
• Tri-weekly examinations and report writing. Many students were on University and College pathway courses, which meant they had to meet strict progression deadlines in order to be able to hit their pathway course requirements. I prepared students for the exams, graded the exams, performed validation and moderation, and then provided a detailed report for each student, including study plans for those who were not meeting their pathway course requirements.
• Student welfare monitoring was extremely important as all students were from overseas and for many it was the first time they had been away from home. My responsibilities included a duty of care, which could be as simple as organising individual discussion sessions in which students were able to raise any non-academic issues they were facing. These could then be referred to our student welfare co-ordinator where appropriate.
• Won an award voted for by peers which recognised passion and dedication.
September 2017 – December 2018
EFL Teacher at Tea or Coffee School of English, Barcelona, Spain
In my role at Tea or Coffee, I taught adult, teenage and young learner classes across a range of levels, including Cambridge exam preparation classes for PET and FCE. The size of my classes varied between two and ten students. I loved my time there as the school’s ethos is to learn English in a positive environment, and its commitment to this was infectious.
• Planning engaging lessons that took account of students’ cultural backgrounds, motivations, and learner types. In classes where a book was followed, I would adapt material where appropriate to take lessons ‘off the page’.
• Assessing students’ progress at the end of each term, writing individual reports, and recommending areas of improvement.
• Participating in workshops as part of ongoing teacher training. I also led a workshop on Young Learners after attending the International House Barcelona conference 2018 on behalf of Tea or Coffee.
• Helping to organise social events for the students. These were a fantastic way of building students’ confidence and encouraging their use of English outside the classroom.
• Planning and running a five-week Summer School for teenagers in 2018 at Tea or Coffee. At the peak, there were 15 students. This was a movie-themed summer school, and it involved designing and creating materials, choosing the weekly movie themes, planning all activities, leading the classes, and filming the students’ mini-movies.
• Leading a workshop on Young Learners for our team of teachers after attending the International House Barcelona conference 2018 on behalf of Tea or Coffee.
January 2017 – August 2017
Recruitment Consultant at Hydrogen Group plc, London, UK
After returning from South America, I re-joined the team I worked in prior to travelling.
September 2016 – December 2016, Travelling and working in South America
November 2013 – September 2016
Recruitment Consultant at Hydrogen Group plc, London, UK
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
February 2016 – July 2016, Bromley College, Kent, UK
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Sept 2010- June 2013, University of Leeds, UK
BA (hons) Philosophy, 2.i. Modules in the Philosophy of Literature & Language, and The Power of Words.
Sept 2006 - May 2010, St. Julian's International School, Lisbon, Portugal
● International Baccalaureate, 38 points, including English, Philosophy, Portuguese, and Extended Essay in English.
● International GCSEs: 9 (A*-B), including A*s in English Literature, English Language and Maths.
● Communication & Stakeholder management Confident communicator who has led workshops and events, and who has been often praised for being personable and approachable.
● Teamwork I highly value working collaboratively and sharing ideas. I have led workshops for fellow teachers in my roles as a teacher and have mentored junior team members in my role as a consultant.
● Organisation and Dependability Highly organised and time efficient, in my most recent teaching roles I was often asked by my manager to work double shifts for several weeks at a time to cover other teachers. These 13-hour days and would require dedication and careful planning.
● Adaptability Successful study and work abroad show that I am able to adapt to new environments, appreciate different cultures, and work with diverse groups of people. I am a quick and ambitious learner.
● IT Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills. I have extensive experience creating presentations in my role as a consultant and a teacher using PowerPoint, documents using Word, and spreadsheets using Excel. My role as a teacher in Australia required strict compliance with government teaching bodies, and administration and reporting using a student management system.
● Languages Intermediate level Spanish. Basic knowledge of Portuguese after living, studying and working in Portugal for four years.
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