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Lessons offered by Damien
  • Individual
  • Group
Lessons can be held..
  • at your place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Oral expression - English
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Business English
  • English Grammar
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Postgraduate
  • PhD
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Children

Incredible ESL/EAL teacher with loads of knowledgable experience in Australia and overseas.

Methodology

Hi my name is Damien and I am a qualified ESL/EAL teacher with 10 years experience instructing in Australia and overseas. I spent the good part of the 2000's in South America, Chile, Argentina and Brazil where I taught 'one on one' and 'group classes' to students of all ages and business executives. My classes are aimed at uncovering a students weakness and enhancing their strengths in grammatical, written and conversational English. I will endeavour to help you reach your goals and set you in the right direction to perfect your English.

I have a Certificate IV in TESOL and a Certificate IV in TAE

Background

WORK HISTORY
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2015

English teacher on a casual basis for the NOMIT Italian Network. Helping Italian
backpackers with their language skills and preparation for job interviews.

CHILE
2006 Atcom outsourcing company: Contracted to design and deliver an EAL
course for IT consultants. Course material used: New Interchange and various
other materials.

2001-2002 Henri Renna Institute, Santiago: Instructed at ACEROS Chile, SA to
engineers and the upper management of NEC Chile.

2003-2006 Shelia May’s Institute in Santiago: Conducted classes for several
mining companies including Phelps Dodge, Pelambres, Codelco and BHP.
Classes were geared towards getting students familiar with business vocabulary
and cross cultural situations. Levels taught were from pre-intermediate to
advanced

2003-2007 Polyglot Mitford Institute , Santiago: Instructed various companies
including Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young. BBVA, Santander Bank and Banco
Santiago.

2005-2006 Corporate English, Santiago: Taught business English to banking
executives using materials such as Market Leader and Business Objectives.

2007 Translation of the Alerce Andino Chilean outdoor adventure company’s web
page from Spanish to English.

2008-2009 English Executive Solutions: Taught English to IT consultants
responsible for liaising with North American companies

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Lessons offered by Damien
Individual
Group
Lessons can be held..
at your place
webcam
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Oral expression - English
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Business English
  • English Grammar
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma/Certificate
  • Postgraduate
  • PhD
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Children

Damien's CV

Damien Curtis
Northcote
04(concealed information)
(concealed information)
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Overview
An articulate English teacher who is able to effectively communicate with students
from diverse backgrounds and/or varying degrees of ability. A committed and
dedicated professional with a proven ability to teach, motivate and direct students
to maximize performance by creating a positive and engaging learning
environment.
I have lived and worked in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina for 10
years teaching English as a second language and have traveled extensively
throughout South America and Europe. I am currently employed on a casual
basis with NOMIT Italian Network of Melbourne as their EAL teacher.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
 Certificate IV TESOL 2013

 Certificate IV TAE 2015

 Over 10 years experience teaching English in Chile and Argentina

 Extensive experience living and traveling abroad in South America and
Europe.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 As a classroom teacher, built rapport with students from a wide range of
technical and professional backgrounds.

 Ability to integrate theoretical concepts and practical ideas, and apply them to
classroom situations.

 Created a trusting atmosphere by uncovering each student's strengths,
weaknesses and personal learning styles.

 Engaged students through humour and activities designed for maximum
interaction in large and small groups.

 Reached course objectives by breaking down seemingly difficult tasks into
meaningful and manageable segments

 Designed an English course approved by SENCE, (Chilean governmental
agency geared towards the education of company staff) that was designed for
students learning abilities and reflected individual needs and interests.

MULTICULTURAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
As an Australian, I lived with non- English speaking families in Chile
Participated in cultural events while living abroad and traveled extensively
throughout the countries gaining an understanding of both rural and city life and
the differences between regions.

Lived with people of various nationalities ranging from Brazilian, Mexican, Dutch,
German, Israeli, Nigerian, Iranian, Turkish and Indonesian.
Worked as a translator and interpreter for Australian tourists in Chile and
Argentina.
Worked as a tourism consultant in Santiago, Chile for RTA tourism agency.

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