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George
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George
« Ian was a very dependable, innovative and friendly tutor. He helped develop a curriculum and build a team at a new college. Ian stepped up to take on the role of Chair of Foundation Programmes at Niagara College Mecca. He oversaw 600 students and 15 teachers. Ian played a key role in developing a good working culture, structures and materials for the college. Ian was always a very popular figure with the student body and faculty alike. He would be a great asset to any educational facility. »
£17/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Ian
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
Levels
  • Adult education
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Offering EFL classes via Skype / all levels and ages / 15 years experience in EFL

Methodology

My name is Ian and I am a qualified EFL teacher with 15 years experience. I offer English classes at all levels via Skype, which are tailored to individual student's needs. I have experience in teaching FCE , PET and IELTS exams , additionally I have taught Business English.

Background

I have been teaching for around 15 years. Over that time I have taught Business students (group classes and one to one) general English (at all levels) and exam preparation classes such as PET , FCE and IELTS. My students have been very successful due to my classes both in the academic and business world.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £17/h
Lessons offered by Ian
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
Levels
  • Adult education
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Ian 's CV

Full name: Ian John Thorne
Sex: Male
Date of birth: 04.10.72
Marital status: Divorced
Children: Two children
Current position: EFL Teacher / Brighton Language College
Contact information: Mobile: 07(concealed information) e-mail : (concealed information)

Qualifications

BA English/ Linguistics 2:1 Brighton University 2008 – 2011
CELTA Pass B ISE – Brighton May 2008
Access Diploma (Education studies) Pass City College – Brighton July 2008

Personal attributes
Hard working, dependable and efficient.

Hobbies and Interests
Spending time with my children. Playing guitar and singing. Keeping fit with running , tennis, football and going to the gym.

Skills and expertise
IT skills: Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
Full administrative knowledge of computer based management systems.
Knowledge of timetabling applications.
Excellent management, organisational and administrative skills.

Relevant Employment
September 2016 – Present
English Instructor – Brighton Language College (BLC)
• Teaching students (adults and teenagers) in the BLC programme.
• Conducting regular progress tests for students.
• Writing student progress reports.
• Continuously developing the programme by developing new materials and activities.

May 2016 – 2nd September 2016
Assistant Academic Manager – Brighton Language College
• Responsible for the day to day running of the Summer Junior program.
• Conducting tests for between 30 to 100 students.
• Placing students into class and updating database.
• Organising and preparing materials for teachers.
• Syllabus development.
• Checking Junior attendance and contacting students, hosts and relatives.
• Monitoring resources and checking classroom equipment.
• Liaising with teachers on organisational and educational matters.
• Liaising with other departments such as sales , accommodation and Student services
• Organising student moves and updating spreadsheet.
• Dealing with complaints from students and parents.
• Informally observing teachers during class.
• Attending and contributing to internal and external meetings.
• Liaising with University of Brighton staff about site management issues.
• Assisting the Academic Manager in her daily duties.
• Interviewing new teachers.
February 2016 – May 2016
English Instructor – Brighton Language College (BLC)
• Teaching students (adults and teenagers) in the BLC programme.
• Conducting regular progress tests for students.
• Writing student progress reports.
• Continuously developing the programme by developing new materials and activities.


December 2015 – February 2016
Two month sabbatical

August 2015 – December 2015
Foundation Chair – Niagara College , Mecca , Saudi Arabia
• Responsible for the day to day running of the foundation programme in Mecca. Managing a team of 19 teachers to carry out teaching duties.
• Assuring quality control via observations, material evaluation and curriculum development.
• Working in co-ordination with other departments such as Logistics, Student Recruitment, Student Services and IT on issues related to the Foundation programme.
• Chairing weekly team meetings. Dealing with requests and questions from teachers and students.
• Planning and implementing the timetables for the Foundation programme.
• Completing monthly payroll documents.
• Implementing disciplinary procedures for the students.
• Attending regular management meetings with senior staff and business functions to promote the college within the community.
• Assisting the Associate principal with issues connected to strategy and planning. Supervising the testing and exam procedure.
• Recording and advising HR of teacher’s leave requests or sickness.
• Conducting interviews with prospective teaching candidates via Skype and in person.
• Monitoring students attendance via the ACADOX ( the computer based administration system)
October 2014 – July 2015
English Instructor – Niagara College, Taif, Saudi Arabia
• Planning and implementing English classes for students in the Foundation year.
• Creating and conducting regular testing for core classes.
• Developing and creating class resources.
• Entering data relating to student’s progress on databases.
• Recording student’s attendance on online attendance programme.
• Attending regular staff meetings. Taking minutes for staff meetings.


July 2011 – September 2014
English Instructor – Brighton Language College (BLC)
• Teaching students (adults and teenagers) in the BLC programme.
• Conducting regular progress tests for students.
• Writing student progress reports.
• Continuously developing the programme by developing new materials and activities.

September 2008 – June 2011
Student – Brighton University / Part time - St Giles Language School and Brighton Language College.
• Working through units of competence in the BA English / Linguistics programme at Brighton University.
• Expanding knowledge base by choosing options such as Journalism , Creative writing and Writing for Tourism.
• Teaching English in the Summer Programme at St Giles School and Brighton Language College.

September 2007 – June 2008
Student – City College Brighton / Part time – Private English Tutor
• Student at City College Brighton studying on an Access Course to pursue a position at Brighton University.
• Working through units of competence in relation to Education Studies.
January 2007 – September 2007

Childcare and Part Time English Tutor
• Looking after my children and conducting one to one classes in the evening with private students from overseas living in Brighton.

September 2006 – December 2006
Office Supplies Salesman – M and M Office Supplies – Henfield, West Sussex
• Working temporarily selling stationery to private businesses over the phone.

January 2001 – July 2006
Self Employed English Trainer – Frankfurt, Germany
• Preparing and conducting classes in Business English for students of all levels.
• Doing regular monthly billing, accounts and expenses.
• Conducting workshops for students on particular business themes e.g. banking and advertising.
• Negotiating with agents over contract prices and travel allowance.
• Attending regular meetings and social functions with the English Language Teachers Association of Frankfurt.
Employed in various other areas of Business since leaving school in 1989 and starting teaching in 2001.

2 reviews on Ian
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

2 recommendations

George

Ian was a very dependable, innovative and friendly tutor. He helped develop a curriculum and build a team at a new college.

Ian stepped up to take on the role of Chair of Foundation Programmes at Niagara College Mecca. He oversaw 600 students and 15 teachers. Ian played a key role in developing a good working culture, structures and materials for the college.

Ian was always a very popular figure with the student body and faculty alike. He would be a great asset to any educational facility.

B
Bettina

Ian is a very experienced, helpful and highly motivated teacher, who always gives 100% and exceeds expectations to support his students in achieving their language learning goals.

Ian and I took an English language teaching module together during our time at university, and I have observed first hand how dedicated his lesson plans, classroom structures, and student progress monitoring are when it comes to his outstanding teaching skills.

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