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Byam Cook - German Speaker - Cambridge, UK

Louise Byam Cook

Cambridge, UK


I am a bubbly outgoing person always ready for a challenge


German Speaker

Work History

Diving Instructor Angel Divers, Burgas, Bulgaria

Angel Divers

June 2013 - September 2013

• Teaching PADI dive courses
• Leading Discover Local SCUBA Expeditions
• Managing advertising and client bookings
• Coordinating logistics

English Language Instructor


From November 2013

Delivering customer centric on line business English as a foreign language lessons to clients in Germany, France and Japan

Instructor Berlitz, Austria

September 2012 - January 2013

Taught EFL for business

Safety Officer

Dive Master Operation Wallacea

July 2012 - September 2012

, Hoga, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia (voluntary) July-September 2012
• Assisted on reef ecology and aquatic life data collection for undergraduate dissertations
• Safety Officer: organised scientific dive operations and monitored safe diving practices
• Radio control manager
• Taught PADI Open Water Courses

Diving Instructor Sunshine Divers, Koh Tao, Thailand

February 2012 - July 2012

• Teaching PADI dive courses including PADI Specialisations
• Leading Discover Local SCUBA Expeditions

Middle School English Teacher Japanische Schule Wien

From April 2007

• Taught EFL to Japanese children 6 to 16 years old.
• Planned syllabuses and created material. Teaching English to children (5-8 years old).

Manager of Instruction Berlitz Language School

October 2006 - July 2011

• Directed the instructor improvement program and regulated standard of teaching methods.
• Mentored inexperienced teachers and counselled experienced teachers
• Updated and developed training materials
• Developed and ran language workshops for teachers and students.
• Taught English as a foreign language (EFL) to adults groups and 1-2-1, including business, negotiations, meetings, presentations and general English
• Taught English as a foreign language for children (3-16 years old)

Kids EFL Teacher BIKU Play and Learn

October 2006 - July 2007

Ran childrens' play and learn English workshops

Summer School Instructor Gordonstoun International Summer School

July 2006 - August 2006

• Taught English as a foreign language to children (9-17 years old).
• Participated in team building tasks and cultural activities.

Punt Chauffeur and Tourist Guide

river Cam. Scudamores

March 2006 - July 2006

English Language Instructor

NOVA, English Language Institute, Otaru, Japan

April 2004 - March 2006

Data Coordinator

Cambridge City Council

December 2003 - April 2004

Sales Assistant Joy Clothing and Gifts

June 2003 - December 2003

housekeeper and nanny Northern Territory, Australia


July 2002 - December 2002

Teacher Ueno Gakkuen University

Cultural Studies and EFL

March 2002 - June 2002

Taught English literature, social and cultural studies

Sales Assistant Temporary

July 2001 - November 2001

Qualifications & Certifications

Biological Sciences

Lancaster University

English Literature, English Language and Maths

The Kings School Ely

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