I'm an Art teacher with a passion for English. I worked as an Art teacher and had been teaching English alongside, to a lesser degree, as my main task was teaching Art.
I have quite a few years of work experience, with a mixed bag of experiences however. In all of 28 years, I worked a couple of years in a publishing company, a year as a teacher trainer, a couple of years as assistant Librarian in a school, and the rest, exclusively in teaching. For the last 11 years till today, I have been training students for the IETS Exams for studies abroad and for those migrating too. I am also an English Examiner for an International organisation.
I have several interests like Interior decoration, Photography, Hand-made projects, Designing various things and a great interest in writing. I am seriously working on my passion for writing!
As an English teacher, I train candidates for the IELTS Exams and I help them with Reading comprehension, Listening, Writing and Speaking skills. Basically the four components that make up a language, i.e., to understand the British and Australian accents, to comprehend and answer the reading tasks, Explaining graphs and writing essays as well as how to handle Speaking tasks like Presentations and Discussions.
From May 2007
Training at home (freelance) Chennai
For Graduates, PGs & Professionals
From November 2006
. BEC Higher, Vantage, Preliminary
. Main Suite
Olive Institute of Technology
February 2003 - March 2007
NESA Conference Bangkok
Regular, monthly professional training conducted by the American Embassy School, New Delhi and the local American International School, Chennai.
. NESA Conference Cairo 1999
Art Teacher (K-9) 1yr., (K-5) 1 yr., (K-3) 3yrs.
American International School
July 1996 - June 2001
ESL Substitute for students and adults
Church Park Teachers' Training School
June 1995 - June 1996
. Art and English (1st. & 2nd. Yr. Students)
Art Teacher (Std. 4 - 12) Eng. Std. 6
SISHYA ICE & ISC Exams
June 1990 - April 1993
.Art, Stds. 4-12; and English (Std.. 6)
Holy Child Sen. Sec. School
September 1983 - April 1989
.Spoken English (K- 5)
. Art (3 - 12)
Assistant, Publicity unit
Orient Longman (Publishers)
August 1973 - April 1975
Qualifications & Certifications
Business English Certificate (Higher)
English & Soc