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Steve Mark Poluha

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About Me

Bilingual EFL Teacher and qualified examiner with 20+ years of experience in teaching English Language preparatory classes at B2 to C2 level, including IELTS, Cambridge FCE and CPE exams. Energetic, organised, positive and self-motivated with excellent oral and written language skills. Demonstrated a great problem solving attitude and ability to counsel students in overcoming their educational obstacles. Able to seek and apply teaching methods that combine student needs with the available resources. Experienced in managing and evaluating an academic team in order to improve pass rates and marks.

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2003 - 2004
MA in Human Resource Management
University of Gloucestershire - Cheltenham, UK
The dealings and procedures involved in hiring, providing employee safety, satisfaction and personal development, for example
1990 - 1991
Diploma in Management Studies
University of Glamorgan - Cardiff, South Wales, UK
Business orientated matters, such as the understanding of employee conduct and contracts, implementing programs and schedules for the completion of projects (time management, logistics)
1989 - 1990
HND in Business and Finance
University of Glamorgan - Cardiff, South Wales, UK
The following modules were included and taught: Business operations, purchasing, marketing and European Management for name a few

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2016 - 2017
EFL Teacher – Summer Embassy
Summer Embassy - Docklands London, UK
For the past two Summers I have been involved with the company and have had the following responsibilities: • teaching B2/ C1 levels to a variety of non native speakers/ students • implementing induction/ placement tests to new arrivals • correction of placement tests (written) and interview placement tests
2001 - 2003
Programme Consultant
Technological Education Institute of Serres - European Business And Innovation Centre Greece
• Involved in the development of business plans and reports for European funding grants and programmes in accordance with EU directives and business incentives • Translated and reviewed relevant documentation prior to submission
2001 - 2002
External Visiting Professor
Technological Education Institute of Serres - Greece
• Taught a variety of business courses in English to Greek and international students participating in Socrates Erasmus programme • Established a learning environment to meet and enhance the students’ needs of intellectual strengths • Developed and adjusted lessons based on classroom needs
1992 - 1996
Co-Founder – English Language School
English Language School - Greece
• Developed appropriate curriculum and selected teaching and exam preparation material at various levels • Responsible for the implementation, smooth-running and administration of all day-to-day aspects • Recruited, managed and assessed teaching staff to deliver a high quality programme ensuring student satisfaction
1996 - 0
Education Consultant | Director of Studies
A. Rozis Language School - Greece
• In charge of delivering a high-quality academic programme, line-managing and supporting teaching staff • Organised and implemented workshops to keep teachers up to date with the latest teaching methods • Developed the academic timetable and material and ensured that students were classed appropriately
2004 - 0
EFL Tutor
Free lance - Greece
• Provide one-on-one tutoring for English language certificates at various levels • Design and develop individualized tutoring strategies for student skill levels • Conduct educational assessments and identify educational needs
2012 - 0
EFL Examiner
Gnossis Assessment - Greece
• Coordinate and implement oral and written examinations for candidates sitting B2 to C2 level examinations in accordance with TIE guidelines • Assess exam papers according to given criteria within specific time frame • Assess the candidates’ speaking skills at the relevant examination level • Train new examiners and maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the work


2016 - 2017
DELTA Module 2
Study Space - Thessaloniki, Greece
This module focuses on developing awareness and expertise in the principles and professional practice of teaching English in a range of contexts.
2015 - 2016
TEFL Certification
The TEFL Academy - Manchester, UK
Teaching the English language to students with different first languages. What methodology and strategies should be used so as to achieve the greatest learning support.