Matthew Davidson

Last Resume Update 05/08/2018
Address Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Gender: Male
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Nationality: British
Where are you living? Outside Viet Nam

Education:

Cambridge CELTA course, CES Edinburgh. 30th April- 25th May 2018.

Training at CES has drastically improved my command of the English language. Throughout the duration of the course I have developed my skills in all areas of grammar and writing. With guidance from experienced tutors I have experimented with several different teaching styles and believe I have the knowledge to apply the correctly depending on the situation. Furthermore, training at CES has given me the confidence to deliver lessons in a professional manner whilst still creating a dynamic and fun environment for students to learn in.

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. 1st September 2014- 30th April 2018

Course: BA(Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Classification: 2:1

Studying at University for 4 years has helped to develop my interpersonal skills and knowledge of working with foreign students: which I believe can assist me in the classroom.

As part of my 4th year I was required to write a dissertation based upon labour retention strategies and their effectiveness. This project has tested my organisational and time management skills over the course as I have been required to consistently meet deadlines to a high academic standard.

Achievements

Lorde Forte Scholar

Recipient of this scholarship for being recognised as a high achiever with aspirations to continually develop myself in both my studies and through activities out-with the university.

Craigmount High School, Edinburgh, Aug 2008- Jun 2014

August 2014- Advanced Higher Modern Studies (A), Higher English (C).

August 2013- Higher PE (A), Higher Biology (C), Higher Maths (C).

Experience:

June 2018- Present

Lead Coordinator, Pre-sessional Course, Queen Margaret University

  • Facilitating development of students’ English abilities to help them reach desired ILETS level
  • Organising cultural trips for students’ around Scotland
  • Conducting activities ensuring the safety and well-being of those on trips

 July 2018- August 2018

English Teacher, Summer School, CES Edinburgh

  • Teaching English through a range of fun activities, games and tasks
  • Planned and structured lessons using the English Explorer book and authentic materials
  • Writing weekly progress reports on students

May 2018- July 2018

Edinburgh University, LEAPS- Student Tutor

  • Assisting and facilitating the learning of academic skills for younger learners
  • Planning and delivering lessons on a variety of topics including critical thinking and academic writing
  • Writing weekly progress reports on students

 

Information regarding employment outwith teaching can be provided on request

 

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