I teach intensive English in order to rapidly increase your English knowledge and skills, but I teach in a friendly and engaging way, customizing lessons to suit your needs and learning style.
Results-driven, e.g. I prepared many students for the GEPT tests in Taiwan and 100% of my students passed both tests every year (over 3 years), compared to a national pass rate of only 11%. Have also taught pre-uni students for rapid improvement in IELTS.
Lessons vary, but if using an article, I will explain the vocabulary and phraseology, correct pronunciation as we read, ensure meaning is accurately understood, discuss the topic conversationally and apply with practice. I try to allow each student to speak as much as possible with immediate correction and expansion.
Besides teaching ESL for 9 years full time, I have taught ESL teachers using the Australian accredited course that I wrote: Certificate IV in TESOL Methodology.
I have broad knowledge that aids in teaching English, having travelled internationally and worked in ESL instruction, writing, editing, publishing, architecture, property development and business. My accent is neutral which is good for ESL and I am highly proficient in English (it is a passion).
18 years in business, publishing, writing, editing, training and assessing, including
9 years teaching English to Engineers, Business-people & Uni students in Taiwan & Australia (including teaching ESL at universities)
14 years of architectural experience
Legal and business skills, knowledge and experience
MBA, Bachelor of Architecture, Insurance qualifications, Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management), Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Vocational Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning), Certificate IV in TESOL, TESL/TEFL Certificate.
Insurance Companies, DU Property Investments, Publishing Company, etc
Current Staff: 6 full-time; 1 part-time; plus contract trainers, contract staff and outsourcing
(since 2003, have employed approx 300 people in our businesses)
ESL & RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
2007-09 English Teacher, Direct Entry Program (DEP), Griffith University English Language Institute, Nathan Campus, Brisbane: Teaching Research, Critical Thinking and Grammar subjects to DEP students (the most advanced class at GELI). Students learn how to research, think and write at university level and jump 0.5 level in IELTS at the same time. Have also taught Pre-EAP, EAP and Pre-DEP.
2006-07 Manager Content Development and Editing, Techniworks Action Learning Pty Ltd, Carbrook:
Writing and editing online courses for tens of thousands of employees in government departments. Have researched and written many courses, including: Australian Taxation Office – Diversity course; WorkCover SA – Workers Compensation; The University of Sydney – Induction course
2006 Publications Officer, Youth & Family Service Inc., Woodridge: Handling all publishing projects for the charity (with 100 full-time employees), including design of all advertising (flyers, posters, etc), website development and amendments to all policies and procedures
2004-05 Yow Bookshop (Australian distributor)
2003-05 Founding Director of two Daily-Update English Schools, Taiwan: Owner and operator of two highly successful private English schools
2003-05 Founding Director of Daily-Update Publishers, Taiwanese Company
2000-05 English Teacher: Teacher of adults at several Taiwanese language institutes (including Corporate English at Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu), and then at our own private schools
SOUTH BRISBANE IMMIGRATION & COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE Volunteer law clerk: Full-time research for refugee and & family immigration cases
BREMER TAFE, Lecturer in Law and Copyright for Artworkers delivered to Level 3 Visual Arts students - 3 hours of lectures/week over 20 weeks
VARIOUS ARCHITECTURE FIRMS (14 yrs, during 1982-97), Project Architect: High-profile projects, in both Australia and England, including the world’s most expensive mansions, film studios, hospitals, hotels, marina resorts, etc
DIRECTOR of ARCHISTYLE, Geelong West (2 yrs, during 1994-96), Sole principal, Design and documentation of 60 projects, including: $3.0 million Chinese museum/restaurant (in form of a traditional pagoda) for Ararat; design to Town Planning of a Qld resort, etc
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