I am a teacher, trainer, teacher trainer, tour guide and management coach with 32 years experience of working in Sweden Germany Italy France and the UK, being involved with such diverse organizations as Eton College, Deutsche Bank, De Montfort University, Chanel, Airbus, L’Oreal, Stowe School, and many more.
Apart from being a native speaker in English classes, I am fluent in a number of European languages, and I have taught French, German, Italian, and Spanish to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds in general communication classes, as well as on specific business language and examination courses ( GCSEs A levels, Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE, IELTS and TOEIC
Maybe I can get others to speak on behalf of me:
"I've never had a teacher quite as into what they are teaching. I could tell he was experienced and knew what he was doing. He made what could have been an unmemorable weekend quite memorable. I'm not sure how many of him you have working for you but you certainly need more like him!"
William Moor, participant on my EFL/ESOL teacher training Course Nottingham August 2017
"I loved that there was such a range of people taking part - I'm glad I didn't feel the "odd one out"! Everyone was so lovely, including the tutor, and I felt very welcomed. He was brilliant - I thought the weekend was interesting, engaging and fun, thanks to him. The classroom course perfectly complemented the online course as I was able to use things I'd learned online to help me in the class, and the classroom lesson also helped me to further my understanding of these things. I now fully agree that actively doing things is the best way to learn!"
Becky Pursey - participant on my EFL/ESOL teacher training Course Norwich July 2017
Primary Education: £25 per hour (60 minutes)
Secondary Education: £27 per hour (60 minutes)
Adult Education: £30 per hour (60 minutes)
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Studying through the Alison Courses Scheme:
Diploma in French 2015 - 2016
Diploma in German 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Digital Marketing 2015 - 2016
Diploma in IT Management 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Human resources 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Health and Safety 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Customer Service 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Health and Safety 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Tourism 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Business Communication Skills 2015 - 2016
Diploma in Spanish - Pre Intermediate from Orviedo Idiomas in Spain 2014
Diploma in IT Level 2
City and Guilds
January 2007 to 2014
CELTA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Eaton Hall International Nottinghamshire February to July 1983
University College in Worcester - Worcester, UK
1978 - 1982
Certificate of Attendance
Bourneville School of Arts BirminghamUK 1977 - 1978
Management Development and Communications Trainer
EF Corporate School - Cambridge, UK
July 2014 to March 2016
Preparing participants for Business soft skills: Presentations, Negotiations, Meetings, Customer care scenarios in their organizations
Online Technical/Business/Academic Purposes English teacher
August 2012 to May 2014
Online Technical/Business/Academic Purposes English teacher with the Ecsplicite organization in France
Temporary Modern Foreign Languages Teacher GCSE /A level
German and French - at Jack Hunt School - Peterborough, UK
April 2012 to July 2012
Pupil Referral Unit - Nottingham, UK
October 2011 to March 2012
Contract work Summer School EFL Teacher 2009
Discovery Summer Uppingham - Nottingham, Leicester, UK
September 2008 to March 2012
contract work Summer School EFL Teacher 2009
EC Cambridge Language School - Cambridge
2008 to 2011
Primary and Secondary Teacher
2010 to 2010
Main subjects GCSE /A level French German and Spanish - KS2-3) in the East Midlands, UK with the Supply Team and ITN Mark Organisations
English Tutor Peterborough College - Peterborough
2003 to 2006
Lecturer/ Tutor De Montfort University
July 2001 to August 2001
Business English Communications Trainer
The Jacaranda Group - Coggeshall
1998 to 2001
• Promoted Jacaranda at fairs and other venues in London and Paris
• Trained Senior Executives in Germany
Marketing, Sales, Finance, Office
Deutsche Bank, WestLB AG, Henkel AG
1990 to 1998
from 1990 until 1998 for Board Members, Senior Executives, senior employees in Marketing, Sales, Finance in Germany
British School of Trieste
1987 to 1989
Managed and organized Cambridge and First Certificate Courses for North Italy
Banking and Company
1985 to 1987
Business English Courses for the Deutsche Bundesbank, Deutsche Bank, Degussa, Wella
English as Foreign Language Specialist in Sweden
General English for adults, children, Adult Education Centres - Smaland
1983 to 1985
Stephen made learning an incredibly fun experience. He took the time with every student and effortlessly had everyone participating and having a good time.
Stephen is a very friendly and knowledgeable tutor. He was accommodating to all of the students despite their different backgrounds and ability levels. If I ever felt confused about certain aspects of the course, he was very approachable and helpful.
Having spent 20 hours being taught by Stephen I cannot recommend him highly enough.
His lessons are fun, interactive and highly educational. This along with his extremely professional conduct throughout make him a valuable asset to anyone looking to learn.
The course Stephen headed was fantastic and his method of teaching was both extremely informative and incredibly fun. One section of the course involved Stephen teaching us a lesson in German as a demonstration of how to teach a language to someone whose native tongue you don't speak. I came away from this particular section knowing more German than I learnt in 3 years of classes at school. We were shown numerous different teaching techniques that can be used to get language across, taught a lot of grammar points that will be needed and shown some of the more clerical elements involved in being a tefl teacher, amongst many other things. I came away from the course feeling significantly more prepaired for teaching English abroad. Stephen has inspired me to look at tefl as a full-time career rather than a way into teaching in England, which is perhaps the highest compliment I can give. Cannot recommend enough.
Steve is such a great teacher! He doesn't teach in the traditional way of being seated all day long, writing notes, and learning useless information, instead the lessons were very interactive, fun, and useful. I learnt so much more and so much more successfully by being able to communicate with Steve and fellow students and learn what was needed to learn. Everyone had the opportunity to get up, move around, talk, and laugh, and for this, Steve earned everyone's respect. Everything I learned on the three-day course is ingrained because of the methods Steve used. I would definitely recommend him as a trustworthy teacher!
Through Stephen's dynamic and active approach to teaching the TEFL methodology, I was able to walk away having gained a great deal of practical knowledge both in how best to plan lessons, and deliver them.
Allowing the class to experience first-hand the position of the student through some role-playing, it allowed us to understand the position of both student and teacher holistically. We were even able to learn some German as a bonus!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen in any form of teaching position, whether it be in language or as a general instructor. His patience and friendliness created a great atmosphere that fostered easy learning, and allowed for experimentation without fear of failure or embarrassment.
Easily one of the best teachers I've had, and greatly appreciate the time he has given in instructing me to become both a better language learner, and teacher.
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