Date: 7 August 2017
Dear Director of Studies,
I am a native British citizen certified TEFL teachetr, and I am contacting you regarding a teaching position for the up-coming academic year. Ideally I would like to teach around 15-20 hours per week.
I am passionate about teaching to all age groups and I have experience teaching kids, teenagers and adults of all levels A1 to C1 to both groups and on a 1-to1 level. Additionally I have taught online courses. I am charismatic, creative, highly organized, hard working and possess excellent communication skills.
Please see my updated CV below with details of my education and experience.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Martin Cooper, PhD
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Martin Cooper, Ph.D.
E-mail: [email protected]
I am a native British Citizen certified TEFL teacher with a passion to teach English to all age groups. Experienced teaching children and adults, both general English, and business English in-companies. I have over 20 years’ experience working in various chemical businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, and graduated in England with my PhD in Organic Chemistry. I am charismatic, creative, organized and possess excellent communication skills.
Business English Language Teacher - Luengo Color and AVL Iberica, Spain. September 2016-May 2017
In-company business English, 4-7 student adult groups, level B1- B2.
Preparation of original, fun, dynamic and interactive teaching materials.
Rapid learning methodology following the PPP teaching protocol.
Private English Language Tutor - Barcelona, Spain. September 2016- June 2017
Teaching adults, children and teenagers at levels A2 to B1, 1 to 1
Fun 1 hour weekly classes, in-home
Private Online English Language Tutor - Barcelona, Spain. September 2016 - June 2017
Skype lessons, twice weekly.
Adults and children.
1 to 1, A2/B1 level.
Private Tutor - Mataró, Spain. September, 2016
While living with a family, I gave daily private English lessons to a 12 year old boy.
Prepared fun and dynamic classes based on the PPP teaching method.
Gave conversation classes to the parents.
Teaching practice – Colegio de TTMadrid, Madrid, Spain. April, 2016
Taught six 50 minute classes– two 1-2-1 classes and four group classes to Spanish students (A1 to C1).
Taught a 25 minute telephone class to a Spanish Student (B2).
Prepared interesting and relevant materials for over half of the lessons.
Private Tutor - Barcelona, Spain. August, 2014
Gave private 1 to 1 English conversation classes.
Adult students, aged 65 to 35 with B1 to B2 level.
Prepared fun and dynamic 1 hour classes.
TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) April 2016
Accredited by IATQuO and completed with TTMadrid (www.ttmadrid.com)
Director of Studies, Laura Brunwin, [email protected]
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Hull, Hull, UK. 1991
Thesis: “Synthesis and Evaluation of Liquid Crystal Materials of High Birefringence for use in Devices”.
Advisors: Professor G.W. Gray CBE, FRS and Dr. D. Lacey, PhD
Sponsor: SERC/CASE award sponsored by GEC Marconi Research Centre
B.Sc. Hon 2:1 Applied Chemistry, Nottingham Trent University, UK. 1986
4-year degree course including two 6-month industrial placements:
Home Office Forensic Science Laboratory, Huntingdon, UK Sept - 1984
Harpenden Agricultural Research Centre, UK April - 1985
Certified in 49 CFR-IATA - Ground-Air Shipping of Dangerous Goods March – 2015
A.A. Spanish, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA. 2008 - 2010
Attended 20 units out of a required 23 units. Grade point average 4.0
Patent Analyst - Frank S. Rosenberg, Patent Attorney, San Francisco, CA. 2010 - Present
Search & Patentability - thorough search of prior art in the patent and literature domains around the inventive concepts proposed, and writing a report of such findings
Validity Studies - similar to the above, but the search focuses upon existing patent claims; the objective being to discover prior art disclosing elements of the patent’s claims
Patent Applications - writing the Abstract, Introduction, Summary, Detailed Description, and Claims of new patent applications
Response to Office Actions - writing arguments and remarks as to why the client’s patent is novel and not anticipated or obvious over the prior art that the examiner is citing. Sometimes amendments to the claims may be necessary
Response to Re-Examinations - similar to the "Office Actions", but occurs after a patent has been granted
Chemist & Sales Director - Fluoryx Inc, San Leandro, CA Jan. 2015-2016
Responsible for training new staff to replace my role as sales manager
Sales & Marketing of specialty Fluorinated materials
Responsible for communicating with clients, and safe packaging & shipping of domestic & internationally orders
Certified in 49CFR-IATA - Ground-Air Shipping of Dangerous Goods, March 2015
Organic synthesis of new Fluorinated compounds for the company catalogue
Production Chemist - Eeonyx Corporation, Pinole, CA 2012 - 2013
Manufacturing of Eeontex® conductive fabric
Large-scale preparation of chemical reagents including organic monomers, oxidants, acids and textile finishing agents etc. prior to the production run and in-situ synthesis of the polymer onto the textile.
Working in teams during the production run
Characterization of textile; recording data, discussing and presenting results at research group meetings
Troubleshooting - process design & chemical problems
Responsible for Chemical & Fabric Inventory
Designing small-scale research experiments
Patent Analyst - Cardinal Intellectual Property, Chicago, IL 2008 - 2009
Preparation of the International Search Report/ Written Opinion of the International Search Authority (ISR/WOISA) reports for PCT patents for the USPTO
Responsible for determining if any prior art existed for new Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents submitted to the USPTO
Involved a thorough prior patent and literature search and very detailed analysis claim-by-claim of the PCT
Research Scientist - AIC Labs, Emeryville, CA. 2007 - 2008
Responsible for building and testing of laboratory and pilot plant scale flow-cell batteries
Researched and tested the stability of new conductive electrode materials including Graphene
Designed and implemented experiments disqualifying Graphene for use with Cerium (IV) solutions, and saved the company a waste of $100,000 investment
Responsible for the development of an electrochemical process for perchlorate removal in aqueous waste stream
Platinum-electroplating of novel conductive plastic electrodes
Associate Scientist - Nano-Tex, Inc. Oakland, CA. 2004 - 2007
Co-created “Resists Static” fabric, and responsible for product development through to its initial sales at Lands End
Developed “Repels & Releases Stains” fabric for automotive interiors
Formulated new durable treatments for both leather and synthetic textile fabrics. Tested fabric performance by various cleaning agents. Reviewed and tested current market products
Researched new product IP - patent search and review
Responsible for maintenance and upgrade of Chemical Inventory MS Access database
Lead Research and Product Development Chemist - Eeonyx Corporation, Pinole CA. 1997 - 2004
Research & Product development of Eeonomer® conductive additives
Synthesis of intrinsically conductive polymer & in-situ coating of various substrates, e.g. carbon black, titanium dioxide, printing rollers, foams, textiles etc
Polymer chemistries included: Polyaniline, Polypyrrole, PEDOT
Worked independently on research projects
Worked in a team for scale-up production of Eeonomer®
Responsible for process cost and efficiency improvements-reduced the cost of a major process by over 20%
Technical writing: MSDS, experimental procedures, reports, patents, papers for publication
Marketing & Selling products - sold a product line to Aldrich Chemicals
Responsible for general lab health & safety
Postdoctoral Research Chemistv- Department of Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley, CA. 1996-1997
Advisor: Professor D.L. Gin.
Design and synthesis of fluorescent polymer chemical sensors
Multi-step organic synthesis using Schlenk-line and glovebox techniques.
Supervision of an undergraduate student
Published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1999
Attended the annual Electrochemical Workshop, Case Western University, Cleveland OH. 2007
Studied Microsoft Access Database, Piedmont Adult School, Piedmont CA. 2007
Object-Oriented Programming Using C++, Laney College, Oakland CA. 2003
Introduction to Object-Oriented program design using Java, Vista College, Berkeley CA. 2003
UNIX System/C/C++ Programming Certificate, SFSU, San Francisco CA. 2000