I have an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught primarily for students who are preparing to enter university. I tutor all skills but also will assist you in study skills and how to organize your time. In addition, I have experience working with advanced level students. I don't believe in wasting your time and have a very practical, fun and effective approach to learning.
I have been involved in the education field for over 25 years having taught students all skills from 8 to 80 and from true beginners to advanced. I have taught students mainly from Asia and the Middle East at universities.
2016 to Present LSU Global Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Assistant Academic Director
Responsible for implementing and managing a University Accelerator Program for international students. I am responsible for oversight and assistance with day to day academic operations of the program. Job duties include supporting and guiding program students by organizing effective student resources in areas of academic English, tutorials, and progression through the program.
2014 to 2016 Yanbu College of Applied Technology (GIZ). Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Head of Department for English and General Studies
Responsible for overall management of the Foundation Year Program, which included English, Math, and Physics.The program consisted of 24 faculty and 800 students. Duties included design of the curriculum and assessment instruments for all subjects, as well as professional development for the faculty. In addition, I contributed to development for various community outreach programs for our technical programs. Furthermore, I was responsible for the daily operation of the program which included scheduling, budgeting, recruitment, extra-curricular activities and faculty evaluation among other tasks.
2012 to 2013 Jazan Economic City Polytechnic. Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Director of the Preparatory Year Program
Responsible for overall daily and strategic management of the JECPT Foundation Year Program - English, Math and IT programs.The program included 40 staff and faculty and 600 students. Duties also included curriculum revision, recruitment, training, and evaluation of faculty, development of links with industry, academic counselling, and teaching.
2009 to 2012 Karachaganak Petroleum Operating bv. Aksai, Kazakhstan
Intensive and General/Business English Language Courses: coordinated and taught Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Level courses for the national oil company.
- Trained, managed and mentored 10 Kazak teachers on faculty
- Designed curriculum, syllabus and assessment for all courses
2002 to 2009 The Petroleum Institute. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Team Leader /EFL Instructor
Freshman Communication 101: taught this entry level course which developed research projects that produced written recommendation reports and oral presentations.
Foundation English Bridging Program: delivered an integrated skills, learner outcome-based curriculum for Foundation Program students studying petroleum engineering.
- Foundation English Curriculum Committee: designed and developed a learner
outcome based curriculum and syllabus which was approved by CEA.
- Team Leader of Final Program Semesters 3 & 4: organized and designed all course
assessments and managed course development and instructors.
- Coordinator for Summer Language Program: responsible for the design and
administration of 4 different courses- 10 teachers/ 250 students on two occasions.
- Professional Development within PI faculty: delivered presentations on
collaborative learning, curriculum design, and problem based learning.
1998 – 2002 Dubai Women’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Team Leader / EFL Instructor
General English Skills / ESP Computing: taught the four language skills for different levels plus Business English, Information Literacy, and Computing English at the Foundation level.
- Chairperson of the Integrating Technology into the DWC Curriculum Committee
- ESP Business Trainer for Dubai Ports & Customs management for 1 year program
- HCT Assessment Design Committee: I was an invaluable member of the team that
wrote the system wide mid-term/final assessments for writing (5,000 students.)
- Professional Development with colleagues: presentations on reading, integration of
content and language, and collaborative learning.
January-December /1997 Konyang University, Nonsan, South Korea.
Teacher Trainer / EFL Instructor
Teacher Training Program: conducted six-week, Language Skills and Language Teaching Activity Programs for South Korean elementary school English teachers.
Developed the curriculum for the English language program and trained new teachers.
I taught TOEIC preparation courses, as well as general conversation and writing classes.
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE PREVIOUS TO 1997
June –July 1995 University of Texas at San Antonio. USA. EFL Instructor.
9/1993 - 6/1994 Nakorn Payap International School. Thailand. EFL Instructor.
1/1992 - 8/1993 Chiang Mai University. Thailand. EFL / EST Instructor.
1/1991 - 12/1991 Royal Thai Government. (AUA), Fang, Thailand. ESP Instructor.
1/1990 – 12/90 AUA Language School. Chiang Mai, Thailand. EFL Instructor.
Micheal is a very conscientious instructor and he strives to create a student centered class environment. He is fully focused and well prepared for all his lessons. He genuinely cares a great deal about the students, He encourages them throughout the course to develop themselves and to achieve their individual targets.
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