Hello! My name is Stephen and I offer ESL lessons to students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and age groups. My lessons are informative, entertaining and rewarding. I like to give my students lots of opportunities to express themselves and practice new language! I am patient, relaxed and understanding. I have taught students of many different language abilities and want to help my students to improve after every lesson. I hope to speak to you very soon!
I have a taught a variety of different lessons involving English Language as a Second Language. I have taught private online and face-to-face conversational classes with both younger learners, college students and adults. I have experience of teaching both iGCSE English Language, AP English and IELTS oral exam preparation. I was also a college student mentor and university tutor at different times in China. I have also taught in Primary and Secondary schools in both China and Kenya!
QUALIFICATIONS and EDUCATION.
Cambridge ESOL Level 5* Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 
2014: CELTA [Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults] awarded PASS
BA (Hons.) Business Studies & Marketing, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. [2002-2005]
2005: Second Class Honours Degree with specialised modules in Marketing Communications
[Dissertation based on Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics]
Arnold Hill Sixth Form Centre, Nottingham, UK. [2000-2002]
2002: 3 A Levels Business Studies [A] Psychology [B] English Language [B]
2001: 1 AS Level Pure Mathematics [C]
Freelance Online English Language Tutor & Mentor. [Jan 2017 - present]
o Preparation and delivery of engaging learning materials to a variety of students.
o Providing feedback and advice via detailed personal student assessments.
o Giving general study advice and life coaching tips.
Social Media Manager & Content Creator. [Mar 2017 - present]
MintCut Media Ltd. [London, UK]
o Capturing photo and video content + post-processing / editing using Photoshop / Final Cut Pro
o Organizing and scheduling daily social media posts including design of captions / wordplay.
o Analyzing data and statistics + assisting in creating monthly analytics feedback reports.
Online Educational Consultant and Curriculum Developer. [Sep 2015 - Jan 2017]
EduInsight Educational Technology Group. [Beijing, China]
o Providing consultancy advice regarding development of online teaching platform
o Developing lesson materials for Cambridge University Press English Language courses
o Offering online English Language conversational classes to Chinese learners with a variety of language capabilities
English Language Teacher and Oral Assessor. [Sep 2014 - Aug 2015]
New Oriental Education and Technology Group. [Beijing, China]
o Delivering the Touchstone Cambridge University Press English Language course
o Emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills of high school students (grades 1-3)
o Preparing and reviewing detailed oral assessments and compiling progress reports
iGCSE English Language Teacher. [Sep 2012 - July 2014]
Linkfun Education Group [Nanjing, China]
o Delivering the iGCSE Cambridge International Education English Language course
o Extensive planning, delivery and assessment of course materials to high school students
o Providing detailed individual student reports, monthly grade reviews and oral assessments
Primary School Teacher and Project Coordinator. [Sep - Dec 2009]
I-to-I Volunteer [Mombasa, Kenya]
o Volunteering and offering general assistance in a primary school and orphanage
o Teaching Mathematics, English and Science to a class of 12 students, aged between 6-14
o Organizing and engaging in school trips to local places of interest
o Coordinating a series of art projects and organizing sporting activities
INTERESTS, ACHIEVEMENTS & RESPONSIBILITY.
- Residing, working, studying and volunteering in the UK, Chile & Kenya.
- Self-funded travel to sections of Western Europe, South America, East Africa, Asia-Pacific and USA
- Question Master, Guest Speaker and Contest Judge at Jiangsu English Language Speaking Contest
[Nov 2008, Dec 2010, 2011 & 2013]
- Western Culture Summer Camp at New Oriental Foreign Language School, Yangzhou [July 2009]
- English Culture Camp at Nanjing Foreign Language School, Nanjing [August 2009 & 2010]
- English Language Winter Camp at Jiangsu College for International Education, Nanjing
[Jan - Feb 2009 & 2010]
- English Speaking and Listening Camp at New Oriental Summer Program, Beijing
[Jul - Aug 2011 & 2012]
- Mandarin Chinese Level One [Sep - Nov 2008]
- Intensive 40 hour TEFL Certificate [Jul 2009]
- IELTS preparation and mock examination invigilation, Nanjing [Sep 2009 - May 2010]
- CELTA certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [Nov 2014]
I am also a keen photographer and showcased my travel photography work in a personal exhibition at the 2014 ‘Nanjing International Arts Festival’ in Jiangsu Province, China.
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