Profession: Apprentice Engineer; Retired Firefighter; TEFL teacher.
Teaching Experience: Fire Service: Deliver Fire Safety and Education to Individuals, community groups and schools.
TEFL Teacher: I've been teaching in Thailand since February 2015. I have taught one to one; small groups of 2-5; large groups of 10-19; business English and beginner English to private students and company employees; IELTS.
My student age ranges have been from 8 to 72 years old.
Different student nationalities have been Thai, Korean, Japanese, German, Ukrainian, Pakistani and Omani.
Interests: My hobbies are sport, travel and cooking.
My favourite sports are football, cricket and rugby. I particularly enjoy watching the Olympic games, and was fortunate enough to attend some of the games at the London Olympics in 2012. A great experience.
Travel has enabled me to meet people from different countries with different cultures and help to broaden my view of life. Travel has also provided me with some amazing experiences such as swimming with Dusky Dolphins off the coast of kaikoura in New Zealand, helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon in the USA, and the '12 Apostles' off the southern coast of Australia.
Travel certainly enriches your life.
I enjoy cooking and find it relaxing! There's the reward of a delicious meal at the end of your work. I enjoy many different cuisines. In particularly, Thai and Indian food.
There's nothing quite like a Singapore food centre. The colours, smells and world cuisines all mixing together are an unforgettable experience.
Education: Government school, Nottingham, UK.
Peoples College, Nottingham: Vocational studies in engineering and technical drawing at City and Guilds level.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service: teach Fire Safety Education to Individuals, community groups and schools
Institute of Line Management (ILM), Front Line Management; Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH) - managing safely in the workplace;
NVQ A1 - Assessor in the Workplace; Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - workplace trainer; Physical Education Instructor in the workplace; British Amateur Weight lifting Instructor (BAWLA) - Instructor: Managing Fairness and Equality in the Workplace; Stress Awareness and Management training: Bullying and Harassment training; Work Based Trainer - methods of Instruction, teaching techniques and classroom management; Large Goods Vehicle driver; Emergency Fire Appliance Driver; First Aid Responder.
SLS language school, Pattaya,Thailand: Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate attained in December 2014. Employed as a TEFL teacher from February 2015.
Spoken Languages: English (Native)