from 2013 — Foreign English Teacher AT Guo Bin Institute / FLUENT ENGLISH (WAS A-Z English)Delete AS APPLICABLE, Beijing, CHINA
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching children and adults general, business and scientific English. I have taught students of all ages and abilities and feel very confident teaching technical/science, business, culture and grammar classes. I usually teach one-to-one and small group classes. However, I have taught classes of more than thirty children. I have experience of preparing my students for the following exams: Trinity College GESE, Cambridge KET and FCE, IELTS and TOEFL.
TYPE OF BUSINESS: English language training centre.
1997 to 2008 — Technical Leader and Project Manager AT THE Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Farnborough (NOW PORTSMOUTH), Hampshire, UK
RESPONSIBILITIES: Planing, delivery, and technical and financial aspects of various defence and aviation related projects.
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Government agency.
1995 to 1997 — Graduate [Mechanical] Design Engineer AT Wordsworth Holdings Plc. / Sanderson Teleporters Ltd., Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK
RESPONSIBILITIES: Vehicle design and product improvement.
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Manufacturer of agricultural and off-highway vehicles.
2013 — ELC (now Experience English) Manchester Academy of English, Manchester, UK
QUALIFICATION: Cambridge University CELTA.
2011 TO 2012 — Global Village School, Beijing, China
STUDIES: Chinese language, culture and media studies.
2008 to 2010 — The University of International Relations, Beijing, China
QUALIFICATION: University diploma in Chinese language studies, level D.
2006 to 2007 — Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, France
QUALIFICATION: DALF C1 (Diplôme approfondi de la langue française) and
DSEF (Diplôme supérieur des Études Françaises), distinction.
2000 to 2002 — Farnborough College of Technology, Farnborough, Hampshire, UK
QUALIFICATION: HNC (Higher National Certificate) Computing (Software Engineering),
1992 to 1995 — University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
QUALIFICATION: Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng. (Hons.).
English — Maternal language
French — Fluent (second language)
Chinese (Mandarin) — Advanced
Spanish — Beginner (GCSE grade A)
German — Beginner
I like hiking and often go to the hills surrounding Beijing for a little exercise.
I have retained an interest in engineering and aviation and often read the specialist press.
I am an Associate Member of the [UK] Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
During my time at DSTL, I captained a ten-pin bowling team and competed at the MoD (Ministry of Defence) Bowling Championships.