Please refer to attached CV/Resume for education details.
I am a teacher with over 20 years teaching experience in the UK and abroad with a passion for teaching in all its forms as well as specialised knowledge which I consider to be a unique asset with regard to teaching English.
Throughout my time lecturing at Liverpool John Moores University I was regularly involved with professional writers, editors, publishers and particularly key names in the UK poetry scene, many of whom I am still involved with. My love of English literature is first and foremost a love of English poetry. My personal development in this field is ongoing, something of which I am very proud and which includes prizes, publications and various literary activities.
In the UK, my experience across the voluntary and statutory sectors covers English teaching at all levels from NEET to ESL/EFL; primary and secondary education to FE and university; literary workshops, conferences and performances with adults and professionals across the country to community-based workshops with young people across Merseyside and the North West. Most recently, my time in China has given a perspective on English teaching which I feel only furthers my knowledge and ability to appreciate the variety of differentiation within the 'wider' sector. I consider my knowledge of developments and relevant policies and procedures in this industry/sector and the broader public sector to be as up-to-date as possible.
I pride myself on my ability to organise, design and deliver lessons and/or modules within set curriculum or otherwise to fully engage and motivate students, as well as my ability to monitor and evaluate both my own and my student's performance. I am as comfortable and able working as part of a team as I am working under my own initiative and consider myself to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Above all, I feel my love of English language and literature is something which manifests itself in both my teaching and my personality.
Please also view my CV/Resume for details of my previous work experience.