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John Mckenzie English Tutor

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John Mckenzie

Speak English

From United Kingdom

has taught 469 sessions.

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Introduction

我是一位英語母語者的英文老師,超過30年的教學經驗。 我喜歡教學,並試圖讓課程有變的好玩有趣。課程由學生安排,但我鼓勵學生增加他們的詞彙,以更能有自信地說話。

我有幫助學生準備雅思考試的豐富經驗。我在公司行號和各個層次的學生中教授商務英語,有廣泛教法律英語的經驗,教學對象也有想在英國工作的醫生、牙醫和護士英語。

- 以上為 AmazingTalker 協助翻譯

I am a qualified, native English teacher with more than 30 years' experience. I love teaching and try to make lessons interesting. Lessons are led by the student but I encourage students to build up their vocabulary and to speak more confidently.
I have extensive experience in preparing students for the IELTS exam. I have taught Business English at all levels both in-company and to individual students. Extensive experience of teaching Legal English and have taught English to doctors, dentists and nurses intending to work in the UK.

Work Experience

Universal English Language Services Ltd

July 08, 2015 - February 08, 2016

Teaching English as a Foreign Language to students from around the world. Beginners to Advanced. Preparing students for IELTS and Cambridge examinations.

Freelance English Language Consultant

February 02, 2015 -

Teacher training and advising on British Council recognition to a Higher Education institution in the UK

Scarborough International School of English

January 04, 2010 - February 02, 2015

Academic Director
Responsibility for the curriculum, for staff development and all academic aspects of the business. Devising, developing and marketing new courses. Teacher training and CPD. Overseeing British Council inspection. Materials development. Teaching IELTS and ESP classes Teaching of adults, teaching of summer courses to Juniors, exam classes.

Paragona Poska/Paracross Polska

January 01, 2002 -

Freelance English Language Teacher and Materials Writer 01/02- 06/09
Delivering ESOL programmes for Polish workers relocating to the UK from Entry 1 to Level 2. Also Cultural Adaptation Training covering PAYE and NI, childcare, the education and health systems, accessing help with housing problems etc. Teaching and developing materials for courses for lorry drivers, mechanics and gas pipeline workers. Cultural and Professional Adaptation Training for Polish dentists and doctors contracted to work for the National Health Service.

American English School (Warsaw)

January 01, 1995 -

Principal
02/95-01/02
Responsibility for the curriculum, for staff development and all academic aspects of the business including marketing and administration. Teaching in-company and one-to-one. Also developed ESP courses for lawyers, chefs, doctors and for the Polish military. Conducted teacher training programmes in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus. Carried out language audit for Polish Ministry of Agriculture.

Frances King School of English (London)

August 31, 1986 - January 01, 1995

Director of Training
Responsible for one-to-one and executive programmes and was heavily involved in developing new courses. I was in a team responsible for marketing for the whole group, writing promotional materials, building sales and market presence in designated areas; extensive travel in Germany, Austria, Sweden and throughout Central and Eastern Europe. I attended exhibitions and conferences and established a network of agents. Teaching Business English and ESP programmes.
1989-1992 Director of Studies, Marble Arch Branch
Managed a large school with some 40 teachers, I was involved in devising, developing and marketing new courses as well as being responsible for CPD. I managed relationships with overseas agents from many countries including Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Korea. Overseeing British Council inspection. Teaching Business English and ESP programmes.
1988-1989 Director of Studies, High St. Kensington Branch
Managed a small school with some 15 teachers, I was responsible for the curriculum, for staff development and for achieving targets. Teaching FCE,CAE, CPE and Business English. 1986-1988 Teacher of English/Warden of student residence,

ISD GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

January 09, 1984 -

Teacher of Business English
Teaching English to German apprentices and management trainees in-company in Stuttgart and at the Robert Bosch GmbH Training Centre in Switzerland. Set up new in-company ESOL programmes.

Fee Sprachreisen GmbH (Brighton, UK)

January 05, 1981 -

Director of Studies
Employing and managing teachers to work on English language programmes for German Abitur students aged 12-19. Coordinated staff training and counselled students. Liaised with German teachers, drew up syllabus for programmes. Pioneered one-to-one executive programmes.

Education

University of Brighton

February 08, 2016 - February 08, 2016

Teacher Training

University of Sussex

February 08, 2016 - February 08, 2016

School of English and American Studies

Certification

Qualified Teacher Status, UK, Reg.No. 80/66012

PGCE TEFL

BA Hons

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