If you seek to elevate your English language skills, let’s work together. Whether you are preparing for a standardized test, an important meeting, interview, public-speaking engagement, or presentation, let me help you bring out the best in yourself.
With decades of professional experience across a wide spectrum of disciplines, combined with over 10 years' English teaching and training experience, I am equipped with skills, experience, and energy to help YOU.
While a serious professional, with extensive experience teaching in the academic, legal, military, and petrochemical sectors, my true joy is meeting and helping others, and having fun! Semi-retired, with a wealth of useful education and interesting experience to share, my teaching style relies heavily on project and task-completion, so the emphasis is always on YOU---YOUR speaking skills; YOUR writing skills; YOUR needs…
Everyone knows that language learning requires regular practice. "If we don't use it, we lose it..."
Practice however, does not have to be boring or give you headaches. Practice can be effective and interesting---if you work with someone dedicated to your progress--someone willing to listen to you, and able to design exercises just for you. This is the best way to acquire language skills and confidence.
Every adventure needs a first step, and every relationship starts with getting to know each other. So don’t waste time. Book your next class with me, and let’s take an English adventure together!
TQLS/Saudi Arabian Chevron (SAC) - Mina Zour, Kuwait
Taught all levels of ESL/EAP-ESP at Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC-Ahmadi). Focused on Business English (BULATS). Responsible for daily lesson preparation & presentation, and drafting of weekly quizzes. Maintained student attendance & performance records. Also counseled students. Assumed post at Saudi Arabian Chevron (SAC) in March 2014. Duties included full-time teaching ESL/EAP-ESP and Presentation/Communication Skills to SAC employees and contractors across all academic and employment levels. Prepared & presented daily lessons, drafted weekly quizzes and end-of-course assessments, maintained student attendance & performance records, and counseled students.
KJO-ARAMCO Joint Operations - Khafji, Saudi Arabia
Led team of 6 ESL teachers at petrochemical training center. Responsible for observing, evaluating, mentoring, and overseeing professional development. Conducted writing and speaking instruction workshops in addition to oversight of specialized professional-grade courses: Health, Safety, & Fitness; Professional Communication & Presentation Skills; Report Writing; and Meeting Skills.
Interviewed and screened teacher applicants. Trained and mentored new teachers. Conducted continuing professional development workshops for all staff. Taught all levels of ESL/DLI (Defense Language Institute) curriculum to Saudi National Guard officers. Responsible for presenting daily lessons, grading homework, maintaining student attendance records, student counseling, and test proctoring.
Al Jouf University Preparatory Year Program - Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
Managed all aspects of Preparatory Year Program (400-700 students at 3 campuses). Oversaw all project finances and contracts. Responsible for curriculum design, test & quiz writing, grading, IELTS &TOEIC preparation, and student counseling. Also trained, scheduled, and managed over 80 international teachers and staff. Further responsible for oversight of all on-site continuing professional development. Additional duties included teaching Business English, and Presentation Skills to university deans and faculty.