Date: 8 September 2017
I am a highly skilled and perfectly fluent native English speaker. I have a great love and enthusiasm for our
language and I write regularly. In general, I am interested in people from other cultures.
I have extensive experience preparing non-English speaking students for their courses in the colleges and the
universities in the UK and have been teaching private and company classes in Madrid center and Donostia since I
arrived in Spain in October of 2009.
I graduated from University of Luton in 2001 with a BA in Media Performance which involved acting training,
writing for performance, presentation skills, film studies, and direction.
I am a self-taught performer and inventor of sleight of hand close-up magic, which I have accomplished to a very
high degree. I also lecture at local magic clubs (in the UK) and run creative workshops showing other magicians
how to invent their own sleight of hand magic using a structured approach which is my own design.
Before moving to Madrid I spent the previous seven years working in sales for Bensons for Beds and Carpetright
thereby acquiring invaluable experience in business which has been invaluable in teaching business English in
Madrid and Donostia. In my last selling position, I was running a store on my own dealing with all the tasks and
challenges that it involved. This required that I be consistently self-motivated, tirelessly multitasking, well
presented and dependable. During this period I maintained my role as a voluntary English preparation teacher in
evening classes in the local University and colleges.
My job involved dealing with customers, clients, colleagues, and management of diverse international setting;
therefore, exceptional interpersonal skills were essential in order to establish good working relationships with all
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
1996 – 2001 University of Luton, BA Media Performance
Main subjects: film studies, acting with the camera, theatre to film, creative writing for performance.
Final Year Project/Dissertation:
TITLE: The Influence of Television upon the Performance Art of Magic.
The decline of performance magic due to the influence of television, special effects, and general moving image
1983 – 1986 Luton Sixth Form College
1978 – 1983 Challney Boy’s High School
2015 -2017 DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTIAN – In-company English Teacher – Learnlight, Welcome
School of English, Lacunza IH and Well and Will.
2009 -2015 MADRID - In-company English Teacher – Interlang Idiomas, Klienson, IberIdiomas,
Arrive English, English Plus, Baxter Business/Green Monkey, Prof Lingua, Via Ingles, Pro
Communications, Educa Training and Educa-System, English Ingles, Corporate Language
Training, SKY Languages, Madrid School of Languages, BAI Escuela de Empresa y
Comunicación, CADEL Formación, Delaware Language School and IDIOMAS TOP.Traveling out to companies and students homes to teach adult students from Pre-Intermediary to Advanced levels
business English and conversation skills.
2006 – 2009 Part time English Preparation Teacher – University of Bedfordshire
Helping non-native speaking students to improve their English in preparation for a range of courses in UK Higher
2005 – 2009 Salesman – Carpet Right
My position involved selling all kinds of flooring and accessories, informing and educating regarding
the range of products and advising according to customer needs, visiting their homes and measuring their properties.
Dealing with a range of customers’ service issues online, over the phone and face-to-face. My position also involved
general warehouse responsibilities, maintaining and updating stock records on the computer. Throughout my time
with the company, I worked in several branches as a relief manager, often in remote locations, managing the store on
2002 – 2006 Part time English Preparation Teacher – University of Luton
Helping non-native speaking students to improve their English in preparation for Higher Education Institutes in the
2002 – 2005 Salesman - Bensons for Beds
Face to face selling, and on the phone; coordinating deliveries to customers’ homes, dealing with a wide range of
customers services issues, ordering of stock, control, and maintaining of stock, going out to other stores to cover
absent staff. Very often managing the stores on my own.
2001 – 2002 Voluntary English Preparation Teacher - Barnfield College
Preparing non-native English speaking students wishing to pursue higher education in UK institutes. I continued
this work on a paid part time basis in evening and weekend classes until July 2009.
1995 -2001 Various Part-time sales positions Telesales and Door canvassing, Bowater Zeniths, Vogue
Door and Window Systems, Anglia Windows and Media Force Marketing.
1989 – 1995 Production operator - Vauxhall motors
1986 – 1989 General assistant - Gateways supermarkets
Film studies, sleight of hand close-up magic, current affairs, writing, yoga, spiritual
psychologies and philosophies.
References are available upon request