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Lessons offered by Lorna
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • At the tutor's house
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Written expression - English
  • Business English
  • PET
  • All Levels

English language specialist passionate about reintegrating young people into mainstream education and enhancing their self esteem.


My classroom approach is student centred, using Peer Tutoring techniques. I teach English to learners of all ages. I inject humour into my lessons and I try to bridge the gap between the classroom and life in the community. I have trained junior teachers on Cooperative Learning techniques.


38 years of experience in the teaching sector.I have held positions of responsibility in both academic and business sectors and have taught English in schools, language centers, and university extension programs. I began delivering corporate training (in-house training) in 1994 and teacher training in 1997. (Outlines of self-made courses, seminars, and workshops can be provided upon request.)

I have always enjoyed very positive relationships with learners of all ages and have gained their respect through commitment to their academic or professional development. Both a realistic approach and a fun-loving attitude, combined with my businesslike, hard-working style, have proved successful in gaining their cooperation.

As office administrator I have facilitated work for my employers through accurate perception of their goals. As teacher/trainer I have set up entire study programs based on effective needs assessments and have also successfully trained junior secretaries and young teachers. With more than three decades of life and work in a war-torn country as well as voluntary undertaking of challenging teaching/training assignments, I have developed much resilience, resourcefulness, and understanding.

I am seeking employment that would welcome my experience and multi-cultured background and a team that would support my genuine efforts and willingness to learn more. A personal meeting would provide me with the opportunity to answer any further inquiries you may have.

Respectfully yours,

Lorna Plant


Note: I believe I could be of help in the following:
• teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language/ESOL
• teaching written and oral Business English
• training in Business English and Office Skills
• teaching in a Business Study Support Program (language acquisition through business situations)
• teaching Academic English
• teaching conversational English (also in Current Affairs Discussion Groups)
• teaching Functional Skills/Skills for Life: literacy, numeracy, life skills, science, humanities, SEB Development
• teaching in Further Education/Adult Education Programs
• research assistance/preparation of presentations, seminars, workshops
• Corporate Training (In-House Training of Support Staff)
• one-to-one tutorials for foreign senior staff (language of meetings, presentations, negotiations,...)
• Learning Zone Manager/supervision of a Shared Learning Area/Study Center/Learning Resource Center
• teaching in Integrated Curricular Education
• Learning Mentor
• editing / proofreading


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h
Lessons offered by Lorna
In group
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Written expression - English
  • Business English
  • PET
  • All Levels

Lorna's CV

Positions Held
Independent Tutor/Mentor/Education Specialist—Fresh Start in Education,U.K.
providing support to re-integrate young people into mainstream education: functional skills; life skills; SEB Development; literacy, numeracy, science,... encouraging positive attitude to learning/commitment to learn. Training received: Safeguarding & Child Protection; Health & Safety; Risk Assessment & Risk Management; ADHD; Behaviour Management; De-escalation of Conflict; The New National Curriculum; Working Safely With Challenging Students; Prevent Duty (extremism, radicalization); First Aid at Work; Food Hygiene

Adult Health & Community Wellbeing, Essex County Council Social Services Department, Saffron Walden, Essex, U.K.
business support for assessments/reviews and the validation process. Work with teams such as Adult Learning Disabilities and Community Assessment. Training Received: Change Management, Mentoring, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Diversity and Equality, Excellent Information Handling, Data Protection Awareness
Reason for Leaving: Transfer of team to Chelmsford. Urgent care for family members locally and abroad*

School Governor—Saffron Walden County High School, Saffron Walden, Essex, U.K.
Link Governor for Foreign Languages. ensuring accountability as critical friend of the school; classroom observation. Training Received: Sustainable Schools, Monitoring & Evaluation, Challenge & Support, Finance & Personnel, Every Child Matters & Pastoral Care, Special Education Needs, Safeguarding, Understanding School Data. Certificate of Governance 2010
Reason for Leaving: Urgent care for family members locally and abroad*

Officer—Training & Public Relations, American University of Science and Technology (A.U.S.T.), Beirut (and two rural branches)
-teacher appraisal, classroom observation, student assessment, evaluation of materials of instruction—English Extension Program; coaching of teachers, development workshops; modeling of macro skills; editing newsletter; staff corporate seminars; related reporting
-headed major promotion campaign for nine language centers owned by A.U.S.T.: mini presentations in 228 classrooms in 31 schools; 54 corporate presentations
Reason for Leaving: closure of University in July 2006 due to war; departure to U.K.

Simultaneous work

1997-2002 Coordinator of English Language Programs, ArcaTech University, Lebanon
-researching, organizing, delivering the following:
Remedial English
Business English Written and Oral Communication
-editing administrative and academic documents, contract sheets, promotional literature, …
-editing of Managerial Microeconomic Analysis—Theory and Practice by Dr. Raymond A. Mallat, Emeritus Professor of Economics
-coaching members of marketing team
Reason for Leaving: closure of University in Summer 2005 (severe economic difficulties due to civil unrest)

(2002-2005) school workshops for Oxford University Press and Macmillan/Heinemann, Lebanon--presentations in schools for their new publications

Managing Director, Academy of English, Lebanon
Trainer /Training Resources Manager, Academy of English / International Consulting & Training Network, Lebanon


Simultaneous work

-researching, organizing, delivering the following:
English Language Courses: Business English, English for Communication; Intensive English; Current Affairs Discussion Groups; English Language Laboratory Sessions
Teacher Training Courses and Development Workshops: (List of workshops—Note 1)
Corporate Training Courses, Seminars, and Workshops: (List of corporate training seminars delivered at Al-Mawared Bank, CELLIS, SOLIDERE, INDEVCO, Byblos Bank, ABN AMRO, Bankers’ Assurance, Centre Hospitalier du Nord, … including workstation observation; tutorials for senior executive officers—Note 2) London Chamber of Commerce & Industry courses on Business English
--other responsibilities: interviewing, recruiting, and classroom observation of teachers; coordination of ESL program at a leading urban school (including coordinators’ workshop on student-centered classroom techniques); contacts with government officials in the field of education, also school principals, coordinators, headteachers, …; coordination of English Language Program for detainees at a major detention center (part of a promotion campaign to raise the profile of AOE); editing of promotional literature, business documents, …
Reason for Leaving: downsizing (later closure) of the Academy due to economic crisis; turned down offer to remain with ICTN due to family commitments preventing travel

Trainer and Training Resources Manager, Arab Bank PLC, Beirut
-in-house training program: staff screening; language tutoring, secretarial training—Business English & Communication, Office Management
Reason for Leaving: end of training period
Part-time tutoring at the American Lebanese Language Center, Beirut


Simultaneous work


Simultaneous work





Full-Time Instructor (with administrative responsibilities), Notre Dame University (N.D.U.), Lebanon
-Business English, Intensive English, Typing (for computer students)
-supervision of Shared Learning Area/Learning Resource Center (Language Laboratory): materials assessment; preparation of laboratory sessions for all levels
-editing first NDU catalog
1990-2 Off-Campus Program: Intensive English; setting up secretarial offices and English Language Laboratory; coordinating English Language Extension Program
Reason for Leaving: insufficient administrative support for Language Laboratory

(October 1992) Trainer—Secretarial Empowerment Seminar, sponsored by Amacon and the Academy of English (subsequent courses to participants)

Full-time English Language Teacher, Rosary College (two branches), Lebanon
-English as a Second Language for complementary and secondary sections
Reason for Leaving: need for better remuneration due to increasing family responsibilities

(1983-4) preparing and recording educational radio programs for Arab countries (joint venture)
(Summer 1987) Level Four English, Academy of English, Lebanon: language acquisition through business situations—business basics, marketing, international business, accounting, finance, management, decision making, …

Executive Secretary to the Regional Office, International Planned Parenthood Federation (I.P.P.F.) Middle East and North Africa Regional Office, Beirut
-incoming mail; senior staff travel; project working files; maintaining planning board for seminars, committees, panels of experts, working groups, training courses, workshops
Reasons for Leaving: start of 15-year civil war in 1975; closure and transfer of offices to Athens (inability to travel due to family commitments)

P/A to President and General Manager, Union General Insurance S.A.L., Beirut
-all correspondence; office management; setting up of data retrieval system to serve accounting, underwriting, and claims departments
Reason for Leaving: need for part-time employment after marriage

Note 1: 22 Teacher Development Workshops (personally researched, organized, and delivered): Planning Lessons With the Curriculum and School Program in Mind; Effective Classroom Presentation Techniques; Effective Classroom Management; Making the Most of Classroom Time; Teaching Active Listening; Teaching Pronunciation; Listening and Speaking in a Learner-Centered Classroom; Breaking the Reading Barrier; Reading and Writing in a Learner-Centered Classroom; Breaking the Writing Barrier; Grammar In Action; Effective Test Design; Catering for Heterogeneous Classes; Helping Students With Special Needs; The Teacher—A Facilitator; Making Learning Easy; Using Humor to Enhance Learning; Growing With Your Students/Growing in Your Profession as Teacher; Maximizing Students’ Performance in Summary Writing; Teaching Through the Mass Media; Coordination Made Easy Part I—Practical Teacher Appraisal; Coordination Made Easy Part II—Developing a Learner-Centered Curriculum

Note 2: 13 Corporate Training Courses, Seminars, and Workshops (personally researched, organized, and delivered): Outstanding Customer Service on the Telephone—Part I (essentials of voice-to-voice techniques and etiquette; Outstanding Customer Service on the Telephone—Part II (stress-related telemarketing techniques; Outstanding Customer Service at the Reception/Front Desk (essential techniques and etiquette of face-to-face encounters in the business context); The Knowledge, Language, Etiquette, and Know-How of Interviews; The Knowledge, Language, Etiquette, and Know-How of Meetings; The Knowledge, Language, Etiquette, and Know-How of Negotiations; Records Management / Processing Incoming and Outgoing Mail; Written Communication—Part I; Written Communication—Part II; Time Management / Stress Management / Self Management; Travel Arrangements; Preparing and Delivering Effective Business Presentations; A Better Understanding of Teamwork
YWCA, Beirut: shorthand, typing, records management, correspondence, office management
American Community School, Beirut: High School Baccalaureate
English: mother tongue; Arabic: fluent speaker; French: fair command
Computer Skills
Word, Outlook, Email, Excel 2003 Foundation
Office Skills and Machines
Typing: over 60 words/min.
common office machines, dictaphone

* Family members are now well settled in the UK

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