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nick Alainteacher
country United Kingdom
languages English


Manchester Academy of English June 2011

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA)
Warwick University 2007-2009

MA Continental Philosophy

Manchester Metropolitan University 2000-2003
BA (Hons) English literature, Politics and Philosophy

Stockport College 1999-2000

GNVQ intermediate - Media studies

Ridge Danyers College 1997-1999
3 A-levels (inc. English Language and Literature)

Teaching Experience:
A2Z English Jan 2015
Two week, short-term contract teaching Upper Intermediate and Advanced level adult students. I taught 4 and 2 hour classes using Cambridge Advanced English, Destination B2 and Speakout textbooks. My time at A2Z English also included 2 days training in the Callan Method (Direct Method).

Nolli Logical Learning Institute (South Korea) Oct 2013 – Oct 2014

 Main role: Teaching 50 minute classes, five days a week, to young learners, elementary, and middle school students.

 Production of materials: Extensive experience creating supplementary class materials around a theme or a specific grammar point. 

 Grammar and phonemes

 Student entry assessments: Assessing the language levels of new students for placement by means of a written sample and a short interview.

 Exam preparation: Preparing older students for the TOEFL and NEAT exams - as well as general interview preparation.

Avalon English (South Korea) May 2012 – June 2013
Experience and responsibilities:
 Main role: Teaching speaking, writing, and listening classes. Levels ranged from Elementary to Advanced. 

 Head foreign teacher: From November 2012 to May 2013, I was head foreign teacher for Avalon’s Haeundae Gu campus in Busan. My role involved liaising with management and training new foreign teachers.

 Exam preparation: Preparing students for the TOEFL and NEAT exams. (In October 2012, I was sent to Seoul for a day long TOEFL and NEAT training course, during which I personally took both the examinations myself.)

 One-on-one tuition: Weekly tuition sessions with students as part of TOEFL and NEAT exam preparation.

 Debate and conversation class: For three semesters, I taught debate and discussion classes to Avalon’s highest level ‘Nojiwan’ (녹지원) class. During these lessons I often designed and produced original materials.

 Editing: Proof reading and editing Avalon’s TOEFL text books, pre-publication.

Priva te guitar tuition 2004 – 2011
Between 2004 and 2011, I taught private guitar tuition to supplement my main income. During this time, I taught a diverse range of students of many different ages and backgrounds.

Experience: 2 years

About me

CELTA qualified instructor with a Master’s degree and over 2 years experience teaching general English, young learners, and exam preparation. Over 7 years of experience teaching private guitar tuition to pupils of all ages in the UK. A hardworking and passionate teacher with specific interests in English literature and traditional British folk music.