I plan each lesson around the student's level, age and specific needs. I try to make the grammar fun and the conversation topics interesting and real! I use new, creative activities so that each lesson is different and engaging. I am a grammar expert and I have experience explaining grammar rules and exceptions.
I have a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and Modern Languages (French and Italian) from the University of Bath in the UK. I also hold the CELTA and TELF English language teaching qualifications. I am now completing a Master's degree in Intercultural Studies with French.
Name: JENNIFER KERR
Date of birth: 23.09.1991
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Qualified and experienced English Teacher – teaching English as a foreign language
Multilingual – native English, fluent French, intermediate German, Spanish and Italian
Skilled in International Communications, International Recruitment, Professional Presentations, Business Development and Account Management for International Clients, and Translation (mainly French-English).
Excellent communication skills, extremely organised, ambitious and always eager to learn and develop.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS
CELTA - Cambridge Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (adults and children)
TEFL - Teaching English as Foreign Language
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE – TEACHING ENGLISH
Jul 2015 - May 2016
Position: English Tutor (via Skype)
Company: Langues et Conseils
Description: Whilst living in the UK, I gave English lessons over Skype to employees of a company in France. 1-on-1 lessons, 30 minutes each, schedules around my full-time job.
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Position: English Tutor
Companies: Langues et Conseils ; Alphalangues ; Linguiplanete
Three language schools in South-West France
Description: Working with three companies in France as an English language tutor, offering business English lessons to adults and general English lessons to all ages. I managed my schedule between lessons booked through the companies, private lessons organised by myself and preparation time.
Mar - Jun 2013
Position: English Language Assistant
Company: British Council (Italy)
Description: University year abroad placement. European Union Comenius Assistants Programme for trainee teachers. Taught English in 2 primary schools and 2 secondary schools in Trieste, Northern Italy.
Sep 2012 - Feb 2013
Position: English Tutor and Office Administrator
Company: Total SA (France)
Description: University year abroad placement. 6-month internship teaching English to French employees at Total SA’s Oil and Gas factory site in South-West France. Mostly 1-on-1 lessons of conversation and grammar.
Summers of 2012, 2014, 2015
Position: English Teacher
Company: Kings English Language School (UK)
Description: 3 summer jobs in 3 locations in England. Teaching 3 classes every day (1.5 hour each) to groups of students aged 9-17. I followed a syllabus but spent time preparing each lesson to suit the level and age of the group to make the classes interesting and relevant.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sep 2017 - present
Position: International Recruitment Consultant
Company: Change Recruitment Group (International Recruitment Company based in Edinburgh, UK)
Working in partnership with Big4 Accounting firms and other leading Audit and Advisory firms across Western Europe, to support their recruitment needs. Account Manager for French and German clients. Business Development conducted in both English and French. Preparation of annual business plans linked to monthly and annual targets.
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017 Position: International Recruiter
Company: Gillespie Manners Search and Selection (International Executive Search Recruitment Company based in England, UK)
Responsibilities: Recruiting technical specialists for companies in the retail, supply chain and manufacturing industries. Managing projects from start to finish including sourcing and qualifying candidates, as well as liaising with C-level executives to organise client interviews. Other responsibilities include; business development and managerial roles within the research team (e.g. taking meetings and assisting with training).
After being promoted into the Supply Chain and Manufacturing Software Team, I became more specialised and had increased responsibility. After a second promotion, my responsibilities included: managing internal researchers, more interaction with clients, leading projects for delivery and business development using PRINCE2 inspired methodology.
Sep – Dec 2015
Position: Advisor: Student Finance Presenter
Company: Event Marketing Solutions (Event company funded by the UK government (UK))
Responsibilities: Preparing and delivering PowerPoint presentations to provide high school students, parents and teachers with detailed information of the funding available for further education.
English - Fluent (C2)
Native / mother tongue - All education in English
French - Fluent (C1)
University degree in French - Regular use of French language - private and professional - 1 year living and working in France
German - Upper Intermediate (B2)
Currently studying - weekly lessons since Jan 2018 - 2-week intensive language course in Germany in 2017 - Regular interaction with German language - private and professional
Italian - Intermediate
University degree in Italian - 3 months living and working in Italy
Spanish - Intermediate
4-week intensive Spanish course in Spain in 2017 - Studied to A-level (high school
Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
Bachelor’s Degree (BA Honours)
Subject: Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Italian)
Name of university: The University of Bath (UK)
Main modules: French Language, Italian Language, French Translation, Italian Translation, French Politics/Culture/Literature, Italian Politics/Culture/Literature, European Studies.
Sep 2005 - Jul 2010
A-level Qualifications - French: A, Spanish: B, Mathematics: B
GCSE Qualifications - Mathematics: A, French: A*, English Language: A, English Literature: A, Science (Double Option): A, Religious Studies: A, Spanish: B, Art: B, Sport: B
Name of school: The Cedars Upper School (UK)
Oct 07 World Challenge – Volunteering expedition in South Africa, working in a local school and fitting a water pump to provide clean water to two villages.
EXTRA QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Good knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Full driving licence
- Committee member for local badminton club
- Badminton coaching qualification (level 1)
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme - Bronze and Silver
- Travelling, foreign languages, new cultures
- Badminton, Volleyball, Netball (regularly train and compete in local leagues/tournaments)
- Cycling, hiking, camping, exploring
I know Jenni from playing badminton with her during her stay in France a few years ago and we became friends from that period.
Jenni also gave our company english lessons during 2 years. She was well prepared, organized and she helped us a lot to improve our English (grammar / sentences / vocabulary...) during that period. She could also help us when we did not know the meaning of things as she is also fluent in French.
I recommend Jenni because she is calm, patient, joyfull and...kind of funny too !!
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