I currently work in the Centre as Teaching Fellow/Director of Studies on both Short Courses and the Pre-sessional English Course.
I have almost 30 years of EFL/EAP/ESP teaching, having worked overseas in Iran, and also in the Canary Islands, Spain. My key areas of expertise include:
- EFL/EAP/ESP teaching and IELTS preparation
- Team Building
- Leading Change
- Curriculum Design
- Course Planning, Design & Administration
- E-Learning/ Educational Technology
- Teacher training and CPD
Whilst in Iran, I worked as an Education Officer at the British Embassy, where I also taught and examined for IELTS. I was Local Secretary for the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate throughout the country. I worked with the Ministry of Education to help re-introduce the Cambridge EFL exams, including the training of local staff to examine and administer the tests.
Whilst in the Canary Islands, I founded a British secondary School, and was Headteacher for 15 years, during which time I lead the school through several inspections, to become a fully accredited Centre for Cambridge University's International Examinations, City and Guilds and Edexcel International Exams.
Since my return to the UK in 2010, I have worked as a Course Organiser and EAP/ESP/EFL teacher at City College, Coventry and Foundation Campus, Coventry University. I also lead the development of an IFP programme at City College, and was part of an exam writing team.
I also currently work as an IELTS examiner, and for the British Council as an online examiner for their APTIS test.
On completion of a Post Graduate Award in Technology Enhanced Learning, I have been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy