Description

Name : Charles
Nationality : United Kingdom
Age : 62

I would like to find a challenging and rewarding English teaching opportunity. The job is more important than the location.

I am currently in Bulgaria completing a novel, and am available from early April 2017.

I am an experienced, engaged and knowledgeable teacher. Creating an open, honest and positive relationship between myself and my students is at the centre of my teaching philosophy.

Here are a couple of quotes from my Chinese references:

“Charles has exceeded expectations as an English teacher in Tanggu branch school. The students and teachers were more than satisfied with his performance.”
Hampson Education Training School, 2014

“Charles is very popular with the students because of his open teaching style and willingness to give his time after classes … He is a dynamic and energetic teacher. We shall be very sorry to see him go.”
Shaoguan University, 2013


English Teaching Experience

July 2016 to August 2016, Laos

Anousone Centre for English Studies, Vientiane

Pre-intermediate class of teenagers and adults.

 

October 2015 to present, Bulgaria

Excellence English, Sofia

One-to-one and small group classes of adults and teenagers from elementary to advanced level.

 

August 2014 to September 2015

I travelled in China and Europe, wrote a novel, and taught private students one-to-one.

 

August 2013 to July 2014, China

Hampson Education Training School, Tianjin

One-to-one classes with students aged between 12 and 17, often though not exclusively preparing them for IELTS, TOEFL and BEC (Vantage) examinations

Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin

Speaking and Listening, Business Writing for classes of 35 students aged 18 to 20

 

August 2012 to July 2013, China

Shaoguan University, Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, China

Speaking and Listening for classes of more than 50 students aged 18 to 20

 

August 2011 to July 2012, China

Guiyang No. 1 High School, Guiyang, Guizhou, China

Speaking and Listening for classes of more than 50 students aged 14 to 16

 

2009 – 2011 Valencia, Spain

In-Company Classes in an import/export company

Private lessons to adults in one-to-one classes, for example:
Bank Executive, University Researcher, IT consultant, Surgeon, Engineer

Experience preparing students for: PET, FCE, IELTS, TOEIC

Developing Wendy’s World – an audio book for English learners and teachers.

 

2007 – 2008 Madrid, Spain

Idiomas Eurovox: 9 months part-time teaching in government offices at advanced and intermediate level – listening and reading comprehension, conversation, grammar.

Private lessons to adults in one-to-one classes, for example:
Air Traffic Controller, Director of Traffic, Technical Writer

Business Experience

1984 – 2006

More than 20 years commercial software development/systems analysis in the manufacturing and financial sectors. From 1995 onwards I worked as a freelance contractor.

I worked for major multinationals such as:

Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Munich, Germany
Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Leverkusen, Germany
Mitsubishi, Meerbusch, Germany
The Bank of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Australian Guarantee Corporation, Sydney, Australia
Heidelberg UK, London, UK

Details available upon request


Educational Background

BA Sociology, upper second class
A-Level: English Literature, History
40 hour TEFL Certificate, Canterbury English, Madrid
Mittelstufe Prüfung – Münchener Volkshochschule (German Language Certification)
Certificate in Computer Programming

Spoken Languages

English (native)
German (fluent)
Spanish (intermediate)

Writing Skills

Creative Writing – 2 novels, full length screenplay, ESL audio book, ESL ebook
Business Reports
Technical Documentation

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office
Commercial programming IBM iseries/AS400, RPG, COBOL
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, website development
PC based programming using PHP, SQL and MySQL database

Skills

  • English Teaching
  • Novel Writing
  • Tutoring