Late 2016 to present day – private tutoring in Brisbane. This has included many students qualifying for IELTS at level 6.5 or higher. My students have been from diverse backgrounds including : Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam, Serbia, Japan, China, India and Iran. I also assist native Australian students to improve their essay writing skills with “The Duncan Method”. This is an easy, step by step guide to develop fluent and logical writing skill, no matter what the topic or prompt.
From 2005 to 2016 I was teaching English, Marketing and Cultural subjects to students attending Senior High Schools, and Undergraduate to Postgraduate students at University in four different cities in P.R. China. These were all taught in English.
At each of these establishments I was very active in the extracurricular fields of Debating and Public Speaking. At several I founded a Debating Society, which contributed to the outstanding success of their debating teams in National competitions. As I am passionate about the English language, it has a flow-on effect on my students, and assists in their achieving a very high level of results.
My students ranged from 15 (senior high) to mature-age adults. I have a large number of excellent references and high recommendations from both students and fellow academics. These are available upon request.
2014 - 2015
ESL teacher (Literature) – Nanjing Foreign Language School, Xianlin, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China . VCE - University preparatory program.
Trained and accompanied English Language Debating team of 8 to Beijing National High School Finals (FLTRP Competition). Achieved Best Male and Best Female National debate champions. Both went on to represent China in the World finals.
2012 – 2014
English lecturer – Yang En University, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, PR China. Marketing, Insurance, International Trade, English Culture.
Trained and accompanied two teams of debaters through Regional and Provincial Debating competitions making the National Finals in Beijing. This was the University’s first ever entry into National Debating.
2005 to 2008
English lecturer, OEC People’s Liberation Army College - undergraduate to PhD students, also some teacher training and syllabus structuring. Shijiazhuang, Hebei, PR China.
Writing and editing of text books and curriculum requirements for University.
Established a Debating Society and trained a team to compete in CCTV Debate and Public Speaking competition. Three individual grand finalists, one of whom came 23rd overall Nationally.
English Lecturerer, Dalian Polytechnic University – teaching post-graduate English in preparation for employment in the international airline industry, course coordinator. Also IELTS for International exchange program. Liaoning, PRC.
Writing curriculum and associated texts.
Editing of several English text books written by Chinese authors.