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Although I've worked as an English language teacher for over 12 years, and prior to that, as a NHS data analyst for four years, I am now looking towards pursuing my real passion—web design and de­velopment.

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Language Teaching (2003 to Present)

Sep 2015 to Present

Severnvale Academy (Shrewsbury, UK)

English Language Teacher (Part-time)

As below, but working part-time while I focus on learning web design and development.

Sep 2010 to Sep 2015

Severnvale Academy (Shrewsbury, UK)

English Language Teacher (Full-time)

  • Teaching a wide range of levels, from elementary to proficient.
  • Specialised in business one-to-one lessons and exam classes.
  • Classroom teaching and online tutoring.
  • Organising social activities.

Jul 2009 to Sep 2010

Break for education

Three-month career break, followed by full-time MA in TEFL/TESL

Sep 2006 to Jun 2009

ELC Anifadis (Halkida, Greece)

Director of Studies

  • In addition to teaching, responsible for supervising a team of 18 teachers.
  • Project-managed twice-yearly in-house exams for ~300 students.
  • Wrote and published fortnightly staff newsletter.
  • Annual staff appraisals.

Sep 2005 to Sep 2006

ELC Anifadis (Halkida, Greece)

English Language Teacher

  • Taught adults and teenagers.
  • Focused on exam classes.
  • Liaised with fellow teachers and parents.

Sep 2003 to Aug 2005

Tserkezi School of English (Orestiada, Greece)

English Language Teacher

  • Changed career to pursue lifelong ambition of living and working abroad.
  • Taught English to adults and teenagers at a small private language school.
  • Focused on conversation classes.
  • Liaised with fellow teachers and parents.

Information Analysis (1999 to 2003)

Sep 2000 to Apr 2003

Commission for Health Improvement (now Care Quality Commission; London, UK)

Information Analyst

  • Analysed, collated and presented statistical and textual data in preparation for clinical quality reviews at NHS trusts.
  • Ad-hoc projects included a workload calculator for review managers in Excel/Visual Basic, and a database to assist in the project management of review teams in Access/Visual Basic.

Nov 1999 to Sep 2000

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, Quality and Clinical Audit Team (London, UK)

Quality Information Officer

  • Prepared monthly quality reports for Chief Executive.
  • Ad-hoc projects included setting up an Access database for the Burns Unit, and designing a Diabetes Care Pathway form.


Sep 2015 to Present

Self-directed course in web design and development

Aug 2013 to Present

London Art School (Online)

Art in Graphic Design Diploma

  • Twelve-month, online vocational course
  • Basic illustration (pen and ink, watercolour)
  • Typography
  • Logo design
  • Packaging

June 2014

The Consultants-E (Online)

E-Moderation Skills

  • 30-hour course looking at aspects of moderating online courses
  • Online socialisation
  • Course design
  • Online tutoring skills

Sep 2009 to Sep 2010

University of Birmingham


  • Title of Dissertation: “Investigating figurative language in EFL learners’ writing across levels of proficiency”
  • Published Work: “Investigating figurative proficiency at different levels of second language writing,” with Jeannette Littlemore, Tina Krennmayr and Sarah Turner (Cambridge ESOL Examinations Research Notes 47, pp14-26, February 2012)
  • My main contribution to the article was a novel graphical technique to profile the distribution of metaphor in a text.

Apr 2003

Saxoncourt Teacher Training (London)

Cambridge CELTA

Sep 1996 to Jul 1999

Lancaster University

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Operational Research

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