I started teaching English in 1994. From 1998 I have been heavily involved in teacher education and teacher training which means that I have a vast amount of experience to tap into. I have worked with children as young as four years old and supported adults through GCSES and Undergraduate degrees. I am a published academic. My articles can be found on Google Scholar. This means that I am able to support students with research, referencing and academic writing. I feel able to work with most subjects, but particularly English, Psychology and the Humanities. I prefer to find a style of working that suites the client.
I have lectured at the University of East London in the Education and Language and Linguistic departments.
I also supported the ESOL and EFL learners of English at the University and the non traditional students who entered the University later in life and needed to develop academic writing skills.
I have also worked in Middle and High Schools, teaching English and Humanities.
In recent years, I have trained teachers in London, Malaysia, China and South Korea. This has given me a lot of insight into different cultures and student needs.
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Eisner Institute of Professional Studies -Psych D. (Forensic Psychology). (October 2nd 2016) Dissertation Topic: Married, Single, Dead, Social Media as a Contributory Stressor to Intimate Partner Violence and Femicide.
Eisner Institute of Professional Studies- Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology. (April 2013)
MA ELT with Applied Linguistics with English Language Teaching (1997) Nottingham University, UK.
BA Language and Linguistics with Literature (First Class) hons. (1994):University of East London, Longbridge Road, Barking Essex UK
PGCE Post compulsory - English language Studies, Communication Studies (1996): Literature, Linguistics, TEFL, ESOL and GNVQ Health and Social Studies.
Institute of Education, University of London, Gordon Road, WC1 UK
Level 4 (Degree level) Diploma in Counselling and Therapy (2008)
Level 3 Advanced Diploma Criminology (2010)
Level 4 (Degree level) Diploma Forensic Psychology (2011)
Level 3 Advanced Diploma Forensic Science (2012)
Level 4 (Degree level) Mental Health and Psychiatry in the Community, Passed with excellence (2012)
Level 2 Certificate in Life Coaching.(2013)
Jinan Foreign Language Centre: Director of Professional Development, AP Psychology Lecturer. September 2015- current time. Winner of “Outstanding teacher award” 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Winner of prize for professional development book review (2017).I have observed and given feedback to 70 teachers both the Foreign teachers from the west and national Chinese Teachers. I have also created a 4 day conference for teacher professional development on the topics of Visible Thinking and Visible Teaching for the college which took place in September 2017. I also presented the content and ideas at the 4 day conference. I have increased the Psychology student quota from 16 in 2014 to 57 in September 2017. In addition to this, the psychology grades have increased significantly. Moving from no grade 5’s prior to my employment to 1 grade 5 in 2016, the colleges first in Psychology, and 3 grade 5’s in 2017. I have also run two psychology clubs, and contributed to the Jinan College English Corner and managed the library in the absence of the librarian. Developed the school observation instrument.Participated in leadership planning and development meetings.
Cambridge University, Corpus Christi College. Dates of Employment: July 10th- August 11th 2015 (Contract for intensive Diploma Course in Neuro Medicine.)Position Held: Course Manager, and Medical English Lecturer, Managing the Course, Room allocation, Managing the budget and accounts. Lecturing. Liaising with staff and stakeholders. Organizing events, and trips
(William Howard School, Brampton, Cumbria)Via Capita Education
Dates of Employment- May 2015- July 2015
Position Held: Teacher of English and Literature
Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching English and English Literature, Grading, Assessing, Material design, Classroom Management, Report writing.
Capita Education: General Supply Teaching
March 1st 2015–Current time.
Position held: Supply Teacher. (Secondary Education, Post 16 Education)
Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching, Grading, Assessing, Material design, Classroom Management, report writing.
Dates of Employment: Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
Name of Employer: David Benson CEO
Position Held: Consultant on Foreign Language Teaching Methodology for a Spanish and Arabic learning text..
Roles and Responsibilities: Knowledge current methodology and teaching theory and up skilling English, Monitoring development of a language book.
Dates of Employment: Feb 2010-Feb 2014
Name of Employer: Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea.
Position Held: Director of TESOL Education.
Roles and Responsibilities: Course Design for a Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL Education, Lecturing on educational topics. Carrying out teacher observations on 40 teachers. Assessing and Verification on a Diploma in TESOL Education. Teaching on an in-service teacher training course. Lecturing the MA Module TESOL EDUCATION. Designing an Online course for in-service teachers, applying for funding and the course from the local educational authority. Teaching on Practical English module. Preparing and Performing in Teaching Videos.
Dates of Employment: Jeonju University, Jeonju, South Korea.
Name of Employer: Jeonju University & Mr. Park of Park Enterprises
Position Held: Head of TESOL COURSE
Roles and Responsibilities: Course Design and Teaching on a TESOL Diploma/ Certificate course. Assessment/ Verification and Teacher Observations. Teaching at the University English classes for children 5-10 years old. Teaching on general English Language courses. Preparation courses for Japanese Undergraduates attending America Universities. Designed and Presented on recordings for Online TESOL Modules for Sprott Shaw Community College, Canada.
Dates of Employment: 2005-2008 Capita Education & Protocol Education& Select Education.
Name of Employer: Capita Education & Protocol Education & Select Education
Position Held: Supply Teacher/Lecturer Sixth Form/College/Middle School and Senior School. Years 6-13.
Roles and Responsibilities: Teaching, Tutoring, Lecturing, Grading, Assessment and General school duties.
Dates of Employment: 1998-2005
Name of Employer: University of East London
Position Held: Senior Lecturer in Education, Language and Linguistics and TESOL Departments.
Roles and Responsibilities: Lecturing. Writing articles for Publication, Researcher in Language and Education, Designing Teacher Training Courses, Tutoring Students, Academic English/TESOL Support. Academic support for Erasmus Students/Overseas students. The East London University FENTO representative.
Lectured on Modules:
Contemporary Issues in Literacy.
Learning and the Self.
Language and Social Institutions.
Literacy and Language.
Language for Engineers.
Language for Business.
Language for Education.
Learning to Learn.
Early Childhood Studies.
Literacy Support for Primary and Secondary Training Teachers.
The Korea TESOL 2017 International Conference Why are we here? Analog learning in a digital era. October 21-22 2017 Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul Presentations given 1) The power in the Chunk or the company words keep. 2) Spaced Learning- a time to remember.
The Korea TESOL 2016 International Conference
Shaping the Future: With 21st Century Skills
October 15-16, 2016 (Sat-Sun)
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul
(concealed information) Presentations given: 1) Developing the emotional literacy of your students 2) Making story sacks to support extensive reading
2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference
Embracing Change: Blazing New Frontiers through Language Teaching
October 3-5, 2014
COEX, Seoul, South Korea Presentation given: 1.Story telling with TPRS strategies.2.Finding the hero in the young child whilst embracing the dark side
KOTESOL 2013 International Conference
Exploring the Road Less Traveled: From Practice to Theory
Oct 12-13, 2013 Adapting Personality Tests For Use in the TESOL classroom
Sookmyung University, Seoul
KOTESOL 2013 National Conference
Developing Professionally: Plug-and-Play SLA Pedagogy
May 25-26, 2013
KNUE, Cheongwon Chungbuk
Presentations given. 1. Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers. 2. Finding the hero in the child whilst embracing the dark side.
KOTESOL 2012 International Conference
Perfect Score: Methodologies, Technologies, and Communities of Practice
Oct 20-21, 2012
Sookmyung University, Seoul
(concealed information) Presentations given: 1.Soft Toy theory and Story Sacks. 2. Classroom Management Strategies to live by.
KOTESOL National Conference 2011
Presentation given -Ten Years In Advancing Korea TESOL in the 21st Century. Accessing a Child’s Mind: Using Creative Play to Promote Literacy, Oral Communication and Creativity. May 14th 2011, Kaist University, South Korea.
KOTESOL International Conference 2011
Pushing Paradigms; Connecting with Culture
Presentation -Maitland el Amri, Amanda Speaking of making Speeches, the how, the and the why.
Manchester Metropolitan University – Presentation on “Interactive Talking books” and “reading comprehension”.(2003)
Membership Coordinator for KOTESOL North Jeolla branch, South Korea. (2011-2013)
Research for ELAG: Co-ordinator and material designer for the National Literacy Test for teachers which was made for the UK Teacher Training Agency.
Interviewing people with criminal records for the Criminology Department of UEL for the “Green Street” Research Project London.
Workshops for librarians, topic: “How children learn to read”.
Consultant work for Miranda.com giving constructive criticism on the government website for teaching and learning promoted by Miranda.com
Consultant at Birmingham Expo for Miranda.com informing educators of the merits of the government websites.
Guest lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University. Paper title: “talking books and how they affect reading comprehension.
Guest lecturer University of London-PGCE Post – Compulsory Course. Topic: “Travelling Abroad to Teach.”
Guest lecturer University of London – PGCE Secondary, Topic: “Performance v Facilitation.”
Guest lecturer University of London – PGCE Secondary, Topic: “Dyslexia and Special Educational needs.”
Teaching on Summer courses at the University of East London for the TRVU University teachers. Topic recent movements in the field of TESOL and Trends in British Culture. (2000-2004)
1995-1997 Kingsway College, London A Level Language and Literature and GCSE Language and Literature. ESOL and A Level Language Studies.
1994-1995: Stoke College Lecturer in English Language and Literature Communications and ESOL, Academic Learning Skills for Adults. Key Skills for GNVQ health and social studies.
1991-1994: Reliance Social Care/RSW grade 4 Agency Social worker
18 John Street London WC1
1987-1991: Kings College Hospital Nursing School/ Student Nurse
1986-1987: Action Space: Art, Music, and Drama Therapy for people with Special
1986-1987: Clement Clark International/receptionist/telex operator/admin
1984-1986: Self Employed Making Home Craft Items for Village Shops in Great
Wakering Essex. Cleaner for Sports Centre.
1983-1984: Southend Hospital/Student Nurse
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Amanda has been an amazing mentor and trusted confidant . Her warm encouragement combined with her incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom helped me succeed both academically and professionally.
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