I strongly believe that with the right teaching methodology for a student and enough support and motivation, any student can excel and achieve great things. The right method of study and lots of encouragement and support will help a student gain confidence and purpose to take their study seriously and meet their goals, which is what it is all about, of course. This involves having some fun along the way as well!
I make sure students have the skills to take what we learn in class and consolidate it by making sure they can do home study that involves controlled and free practice as well as the invaluable skill of using your notebook to organise and consolidate what has been learned.
I have excellent methods to build vocabulary and collocations, to better understand and build your effective use of grammar, to make your writing skills grow quickly and make you more confident in speaking by improving pronunciation and using effective communication strategies.
I'm from the UK and started teaching in Japan in 1991. Since then I have also taught in Taiwan, Australia, Vietnam, and back in the UK and I have gained the CELTA and DELTA Cambridge teaching qualifications.I have taught students at all levels and ages: from kindergarten to PhD students! I have taught general English, Business English, ESP (English for Specific Purposes, at company offices, golf resorts and restaurants) and English for immigration. I was an IELTS Examiner for 8 years and have taught IELTS for 13 years. I am married with a son and I love reading, swimming, walks in the forest and motorcycling!
2004 Cambridge ‘Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) - Pass
International Teacher Training College, Bournemouth
1999 Cambridge ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) – Pass B
ICTE, University of Queensland, Australia
1987 to Construction Management BSc – 2:2
1991 London Southbank University, London
October 2019 English Language Teacher Kaplan International Languages
to April 2020 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Here I have been teaching adult general, IELTS, and business English. I have also completed several weeks of online teaching after the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed here in the UK. I was initially hired for 3 three weeks of classes along with four other teachers and was the one chosen to continue teaching and given a contract until December 2020. However, it now appears that there will not be enough classes for me after lockdown ends.
June 2019 to English Language Teacher Southbourne School of English
October 2019 Southbourne, Dorset, UK
I was hired to teach general English classes to children and adults on the schools’ summer courses (June-August) and had my contract extended to teach further courses after the summer.
Jan 2018 to
June 2019 I returned home to the UK to care for my sick mother.
May 2008 to Country Manager ISC-UKEAS, Overseas Study Agency
Jan 2018 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In this role I managed our two offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to recruit Vietnamese students for our UK university partners. During my tenure, I greatly increased our numbers and in the first 3 years achieved greater numbers for the new Ho Chi Minh Office (which I set up) than the already established Hanoi Office did in its first 3 years of operation, even with the Ho Chi Minh market being a quarter the size of the Hanoi market for UK recruitment at that time. I also started our UK Education Exhibitions which quickly became the country’s largest agent-held UK exhibitions. In my last 3 years with the company, as our exhibitions grew, they began to rival the British Council’s own exhibitions and many partners would comment that our exhibitions were more effective for them than the British Council’s.
My main duties included:
- Overseeing day to day operations and communicating closely with staff to achieve this
- Recruiting and training new staff; providing professional development for existing staff
- Meeting with and Providing market information to our university partners
- Setting, monitoring and evaluating KPIs of company.
- Setting targets for staff members; Monitoring individual staff performance to achieve this
- Organising large bi-annual education exhibitions
- Overseeing Sales and Marketing activities
- Managing budgets and accounting for expenses
- Teaching over a dozen seven-week IELTS courses to our students each year from a curriculum of my own design and tutoring hundreds of our students one-to-one in IELTS.
Sept 1991 to English as a Second Language Teacher Teaching at various establishments
April 2008 (ESL Teacher) in Japan, Taiwan, and Australia
Professional highlights include:
2005 – 2008 ESL Teacher UKEAS, Taiwan
Teaching IELTS classes and Academic English to highly-motivated adult students who were preparing to study master’s degrees and PhDs overseas in the UK
2001 – 2008 Cambridge (University) IELTS Examiner Taiwan
Working for the British Council in Taiwan carrying out the examining of students taking the Cambridge IELTS examination
1999 English for Specific Purposes Hong Shi Da Shi Golf Resort, Taiwan
(ESP) English Instructor
Teaching about 300 full-time and part-time staff over a 10-week period at this golf resort before the arrival of Tiger Woods coming to compete in the Johnny Walker Classic golf tournament. Designing materials for this course.
1999 Core ESL Teacher University of Queensland, Australia
Teaching a core class of adults preparing to enter the university degree programmes on an integrated skills programme. I also taught on a 3-week study
1992 – 2004 ESL Teacher Private & Public Schools, Taiwan
Teaching English at several language schools, kindergartens and prestigious high schools in Taichung City and also in the south of Taiwan
1991-1992 ESL Teacher Atty Language Institute, Japan
Teaching English at a well-known language school chain in Kyoto and Osaka, Japan
Perfect! The way he teaches and explains things is so clear .
He is so patient and understanding.
Having known Carl for many years here in Vietnam, and being a private tutor myself with over 30 years of teaching experience, I can safely say that I would recommend Carl to anyone who wanted to study online. A great guy, with a huge range of life experience, serious empathy for his students, and solid knowledge of both the tricky aspects of the English language, and an understanding of what language students really need!
Great teacher! Carl can help with conversational English to IELTS- a True teacher and highly qualified.
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