During our sessions, we will work closely to identify what your goals are and to create a plan to achieve them. I have a lot of experience coaching people through looking for work, however each client has their own habits and ways of doing things. All sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and personality.
I have experience providing professional coaching to help you with meetings, interviews, presentations, resumes, job applications, and writing.
I use roleplay scenarios and case studies which will help improve your business vocabulary, cultural knowledge, and build your confidence.
Do you need help writing your resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, reports, letters or emails?
I am an English teacher and a master in grammar and formal writing. I will assist you to improve your formal writing: resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, reports, letters or e-mails.
I feel that I am extremely empathetic and always try to ensure that my clients are getting the most out of their learning experience, regardless of whether they are in a classroom or one on one situation. I try to constantly improve myself as a teacher by using continuous improvement techniques to re-assess how each teaching session went.
~ My Vision Statement ~
Help my students achieve their personal & career goals.
~ My Ethos ~
+ Continuous self-improvement of myself & clients
+ Passion for helping students
+ Be grateful to be a part of your journey
+ Humility within all interactions
~ My Core Goals ~
Help my students:
+ Create & achieve their goals
+ Improve their confidence
+ Discover & release their passion for learning languages
+ Secure a satisfying career
+ Find inspiration within themselves
+ Improve personal & professional time & project management skills
+ With their professional writing needs - theses, papers, assignments & resumes
+ Constantly challenge myself & my clients while using humility
I greatly look forward to meeting you online so that we can start working on achieving your personal and career goals.
I have a CELTA certificate in teaching English, as well as a Bachelor of Computer Science. I worked in the Information Technology field for over 18 years, at many corporations such as Rothschild, Siemens, KPMG, Westinghouse and Australia Post.
7 years ago, I decided to change career and follow my passion which is teaching and life/business coaching.
I have also taught juggling for about 20 years and I love seeing the joy on someone’s face when they learn something new. It’s amazing to watch someone improve their skills over time.
I am very focused on helping my students achieve their English, life, and business goals.
Life/Business Coaching (7 years)
Open Mind Coaching (Private Business), Melbourne, Australia (2014 - Present)
Teaching Career (6 years)
Open Mind English Teaching (Private Business), Melbourne, Australia – openmindteaching.com.au (2020 - Present)
EC English (formerly Embassy), Melbourne, Australia – (concealed information) (2018 - Present)
OHC English, Melbourne, Australia – (concealed information) (2018)
Semantics, Belgium – (concealed information) (2017)
CLL Language Centre, Belgium – (concealed information) (2016 - 2017)
Open Context, Belgium – opencontext.eu (2016 - 2017)
LV Linguistics, Belgium – (concealed information) (2017)
Directors Languages, Belgium – directorslanguages.com/ (2016)
Leuven English Teaching (Private Business), Belgium/Australia (2016 - 2018)
Information Technology/Corporate Management Career (18 years)
IT Project Manager - Siemens Rail Automation - Melbourne, Australia – (Sep 2010 - Jan 2015)
IT Service Delivery Manager - Westinghouse Rail - Melbourne, Australia (Jan 2009 - Sep 2010)
National End User Computing Delivery Manager/Print Manager - KPMG - Melbourne, Australia (May 2006 - May 2007)
Network Administrator - John Wiley & Sons - Melbourne, Australia (Nov 2005 - May 2006)
IT Support Services Manager - N M Rothschild & Sons - Syd, AU (Jan 2004 - Sep 2005)
IT Support / Network Administrator - N M Rothschild & Sons - Melbourne, Australia (Sep 1999 - Jan 2004)
Network Administrator (Private business) - Canterbury Partners - Melbourne, Australia (Apr 2003 - Dec 2003)
3rd level IT Support Analyst - Australia Post H.Q. - Melbourne, Australia (Jun 1999 - Sep 1999)
IT Support Analyst - Royal College of Nursing - London, UK (Oct 1998 - Apr 1999)
PC Technician / IT Wholesale Sales - Computer Connection - Melbourne, Australia (Apr 1995 - Feb 1998)
I've known Richard for years as an exceptional teacher and friend. I met him when I was a newcomer to Australia, and he was one of the first people to make me feel truly welcome. He has a fantastic ability to break down complex topics and always provides plenty of encouragement. I'd recommend him to anyone who wants to better themselves and achieve their goals.
Richard not only possesses the aptitude in teaching and tutoring, he also dsiplays the personality, thoughtfulness, and hardwork ethic that is required in this profession, I cannot think of a better person able to to connect properly with his students whilst providing the learning experience that is expected in Australia. Highly recommended!
I've known Richard for about 12 years. Over that time we have shared a lot of ideas and knowledge with each other - he even taught me juggling and Diabolo. Over those years Richard has always proven to be very attentive and amazingly patient when teaching. Your learning becomes his personal goal - and he does not stop until it is achieved!
Richard is professional but very easy to talk to and he seems to genuinely love teaching. His grammar knowledge is excellent and he is great at correcting mistakes when we are speaking. I particularly like the way he tailors the lesson to my needs. I highly recommend him!
I'm a student from Italy. I've been having classes with Richard and I must confess that he is the best English teacher I have ever had! Besides being well prepared with IELTS exams, he also has a solid historical and cultural background. He is equipped with useful teaching material and his lessons are carefully prepared according to my needs and goals. Once the lesson is over, he regularly sends me notes and corrections from the lesson. In short, I don't think it's possible to have better teacher than him. Super approved !!
Thank you Richard!
I have known Richard for over 20 years and I can say that he is very professional and dedicated to helping others.
He is a very passionate teacher and always takes the time and energy to assist our friends when they need it.
I would highly recommend Richard as either an English teacher or professional coach.
Richard is great! He's attention to detail, enthusiasm, and ability to describe complex subjects simply is very helpful.
I highly recommend Richard as an English teacher. He is a great teacher who encourages students to study or practice outside the lessons. I consider him a disciplined person because he has always shared his notes with me and tracks my progress while learning English. I also recommend Richard to Spanish native speakers since he has large experience correcting the common pronunciation mistakes we usually make.
Richard is an awesome teacher. He is patient, thorough and obviously loves what he does. He has helped me a great deal!
Richard has taught me a great deal about juggling and prop manipulation. Richard has tutored me in Diablo and 3 ball Juggling. Richard is a great teacher, he has a great sense of what my next step should be. I recommend Richard as he is able to break things down into small increments, which makes learning really enjoyable.
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