My teaching style is very friendly and patient.
I love to teach English and at times my classes will be fun.
I am an excellent listener and have a great knowledge of the English Language.
We can work together to achieve your goals.
I am a qualified Secondary English Language and Literature teacher.
I am also qualified in TEFL.
I can teach all levels of English, Business English, IELTS Preparation, Conversational English.
I have many years experience of teaching English I will be focused on You.
Personal Details: Nationality: Irish
• 2020 TEFL Certificate, Global Language Training, London.
• 1990 TEFL Certificate Linguarama, Department of Teacher Training.
• 1986 Higher Diploma in Education, National University of Ireland, Galway.
• 1982 – 1985 B.A. Hons Degree in English & History, National University of Ireland, Galway. Ireland.
• 1977-1982 Leaving Certificate, Honours, C.B.S. Christian Brothers Ireland.
September 2019-June 2020
Teaching English online to Beginner and Intermediate students.
Conversational English, IELTS Preparation, Grammar and one to one online with
Advanced Students. English Vision Academy, Tui, Pontevedra, Spain
DEPAUL Ireland July 2011 to August 2020: Project Worker & Case Manager,:
Depaul is a charity working with some of the most marginalised people experiencing homelessness in Ireland today. Working in very challenging environments, I was responsible for a diverse set of clients. Interjected with my social care responsibilities, and the emergence of a culturally diverse Ireland, I helped
clients for whom English was not their first language and were experiencing further barriers because of their language skill development needs.
Peters Place: Project Worker and Case Manager for adults aged 18 to 35. Responsible for the care, health and safety, daily records, key working, resettlement, advocacy, support plans, case management, incident report writing and liaising with team and management to move our young residents out of homelessness.
Rendu Apartments: Project for homeless women and their children. I case managed residents seeking their resettlement, attending and liaising with TUSLA, rehabilitation centres, advocating for the physical and mental supports for the residents.
Back Lane Hostel: Night support worker in a dynamic project working with mental health addiction and isolation, working closely with the CMH. Responsible for the health and safety and wellbeing of 60 residents with complex needs.
Moorehaven Project: Project dealing with mental health that interlinked with the Central Mental Hospital. Case management and individual support.
June 1998- January 2011 Salvation Army, Dublin City
Working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the Salvation Army in Dublin operates six residential centres for young people, single adults, couples and families. Worked first as a Project Worker and then as a Team Leader, I was responsible for ensuring an holistic approach was not only maintained but for ongoing training, learning support, guidance, supervision, roster organisation and work preparation of staff .
Motivating and encouraging creative approaches to staff duties with service users.
Maintenance of strict adherence by staff and service users to centre rules relating to alcohol, drugs and violence.
Other duties included:
Language support and development for service users whom English was not their first language.
Working directly on a one-to-one basis with service users, through case management and support plans.
Liaising with the other agencies and services and developing working relationships with statutory and state agencies.
Handling on call and dealing with all issues and incidents as they arose.
December 1996 - May 1998 SATURN Fulfilment Services
Business Park Unit 2010 West Dublin Saggart, County Dublin Position: Supervisor, Production Manager.
October 1995 – October 1996 St Mary’s Moyross School, Limerick City
Position: Facilitator English Literature Classes
Working within the Adult Education Programme, offering second chance education with hard to reach target groups in marginalised areas, particularly women. Class focus was progression of students to undertake the Leaving Certificate.
September 1993 – September 1995 Community Arts Project, Limerick City Vocational Education Committee.
Position: Creative Writing Facilitator
Providing group workshops for unemployed and retired people to express themselves through creative writing: factual and/or fictional.
September 1991- June 1992 Vocational Education Committee, Limerick
Position: Adult Education Teacher. Teacher of English to women from disadvantaged
Areas in Limerick City.
January 1991 – June 1991 Laurel Hill Convent F.C.J. Laurel Hill Avenue, Limerick City
Position: Teaching English Literature to Leaving Certificate Level.
August 1987-August 1990 St Albert’s High School, P.O. Box 9063, Zimbabwe, Africa.
Position: Teaching English Literature and Language to A Level students.
September 1986-April 1987 St Enda’s High School Limerick.
Position: English Literature and History Teacher to A Level students.
Work Training & Courses Completed
• Occupational First Aid.
• Holistic Needs and Case Management.
• Motivational Techniques.
• Supervision and Management Training.
• Report Writing.
• CPR / Naloxone/ MAPA.
• WRAP Mental Health Facilitator.
• Creative Writing Courses and Facilitation.
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