Firstly, I undertake a COMPREHENSIVE academic needs analysis and ASSESS your CURRENT English score and then I create a short, intensive course of study in Academic English (with an emphasis on the skills required to participate in Higher Education (either Under-/Post-graduate) which will greatly improve your chances of being admitted to Irish Colleges or Universities. I then supplement this with fundamentals in your targeted area of study (e.g. Business, Science/Technology/Medicine, Arts/Humanities, Law, etc) as well as Presentation Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Speaking Skills, Rubrics and Styles particular to the college/university).
I am a Private Tutor in Academic English (with foundation course elements similar to foundation programs stipulated by Irish Colleges and Universities). I have taught on pre-admission foundation programs for large and small learning institutions for more than 10 years and I teach IELTS/Cambridge/TOEFL/SAT test preparation courses AND I am an Examiner for these exams/tests.
-Master's Degree in Medical Physiology (Neurology) NUI 1992
-Master's in Philosophy (Creative Writing) TCD 2001
-Diploma in Teaching English to Adults Cambridge University ESOL 1999
-Certificate in Teaching English to Adults Cambridge University ESOL 1997
-Advanced Cert. in Teaching English to Children Teachers' College, Columbia University 2016Professional
-Executive MBA Quantic 2021
-Google Educator Level 1 2020
-Google Educator Level 2 (in progress)
-British Council cert in teaching IELTS
-British Council license as examiner in IELTS
-Examiner Cambridge Suite of Exams
-Exam Invigilator, Assessment 2020 - Present Supervision of third party exams and assessments
-University Tutor Feb 2020 - Jun 2020 Dublin City University (Academic Tutor (Foundation Programs)
-Start-up Consultant/Academic Consultant Mar 2019 - Dec 2019 Classin Education, Dublin/Online
(Provided specialist knowledge to a start-up online education company providing IELTS/TOEFL exam/test preparation, General English and General Education training to second/third-level students located in 2nd/3rd tier cities in China. Tested and developed platforms and populated this with VLM (Virtual Learning Material).)
-IELTS Exam Specialist/Tester Sep 2016 - Dec 2018 IBEST, Hanoi (Vietnam)
-Operations Manager/Director of Berlitz Dublin Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
-Teacher of Cambridge Tests/Exams Apr 2015 - Jul 2016 Ulearn, Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
-Exam Preparation Teaching (Cambridge/IELTS/TOEFL); Dublin
-Director of Studies/Education Project Manager - with BP Baku Azerbaijan Apr 2014 - Jul 2015
-Director of Studies Summer School Jul 2012 - Aug 2012 University of Cambridge (UK)
Francis is an excellent teacher, with great method and skill. He helped me prepare for the IELTS Cambridge exam, and I got an 8.5.
Francis makes learning fun and easy, and is very dedicated to his students. He always inspired me.
Francis is an amazing teacher! His methods definitely helped me understanding the subjects and I owe him big time for achieving the scores I needed!
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