My passion for languages arrived late, only after moving to London when I was 21 years old; but my passion for teaching has been there long since.
In 2012 I decided to follow those two passions and I tried a career change and so I quit my job and enroled to a semi-extensive CELTA course @ International House school in Milan, course that I succefully completed in April 2012.
I started teaching as professional teacher (I taught before then but only private tutoring and mainly to friends and colleagues) in May 2012.
It's been hard for a non native speaker to find work in the jungle of private teaching schools adevertising mother-toungue teachers. But it is getting better and better every day.
I like this job more and more as I do it and as I become more experienced and competent in the subject.
I can teach:
- General English up to Upper-Intermediate/Advanced level,
- Business English,
- English to children
- English to prepare for Cambridge Exams (Young Learners, ESOL and IELTS).
I am working as English teacher mainly to children at the moment and I believe that learning a language at an early age is the key to success. So I want to specialise in teaching to children and I've just completed a course in "Glottodidattica infantile" (Foreign language teaching to children) at "La Sapienza" University in Rome. Now I'm able to teach to pre-school children and todlers: it's time to put into practice what I've learnt!!!
- Part time
I am proficient in the language. I learnt it in London where I lived for 5 years from 1999 to 2005. I achieved my Cambridge Proficiency Certificate in December 2004. In May 2012 I achieved my CELTA Certificate and I've taught English since then.
English teacher to children at English Summer Camp
Apple Tree School of English
June 2014 - July 2014
English Teacher to children at weekly summer camp in June and July. Teaching to a group of 1st and 2nd grade children (around 10/12 kids in a class) and then taking care of a bigger mix age group during the daily activities (breaks, lunch, afternoon activities).
I've also organised a "arts and crafts" class during the afternoon, with a mix age group of around 8 kids.
A great experience!
English teacher to children
Apple Tree - English School
January 2013 - May 2013
Main tasks Teaching English to a small group (4) of pre-school children from 4 to 6 years old.
Company Apple Tree - English School in Via Emilia Levante, 6 - Bologna
English Teacher to children
Apple Tree School of English - Bologna
October 2013 - June 2014
English teacher to children at the Apple Tree school in Via Mazzini Bologna and also at the elementary school "De Amicis", with afternoon classes.
Various groups from the age of 6 to the age of 13 years old.
Also teaching Italian to 1 group of 2 adults: Advanced Level.
English teacher to children
end of school year
October 2012 - May 2013
Main tasks Teaching English to children preparing a class for the Cambridge "Starters" test.
A group of 12 children, 9/10 years old (Primary school- class 5) in Imola.
English teacher to adults and students
Via G. Salvemini
From October 2012
3 - 00063 Campagnano di Roma (Roma).
Dates October 2012 - May
Position covered English teacher to adults and students
Main tasks Teaching English to adults (Elementary level) and students (all levels) during evening classes (group of 12 people) and individual lessons.
Primola - Cultural promotion association
May 2012 - December 2012
Viale A. Saffi, 50/A - Imola (BO)
Dates May 2012 - December 2012
Position covered English teacher
Main tasks & duties Teaching "General English" and "Business English" courses directly at the firms
(groups form 4 up to 7 people, from Elementary to Pre-Intermediate levels)
Lingua Point Srl
January 2012 - April 2012
Sales Support Assistant
June 2009 - December 2011
• PA to the Italian brand manager - for the kids brand NAME IT
• Support to the Italian sales agents for the NAME IT brand.
• Relate with the main branch in Denmark: dealing with the Danish sales office for any issues or requests.
From October 2008 to June 2009 - Training support
• Relate with the IT department in DK to deal with issues and requests from other
departments on issues on the software.
• Training new employees to the company software.
Office clerk - Impiegata III livello
International House school
June 2006 - December 2011
Dates June 2006 - December 2011
Position covered Office clerk - Impiegata III livello
June 2006 - September 2008
Credit control and customer care.
BESTSELLER ITALY SPA Via Braglia, 21 40024 Castel San Pietro T
November 2005 - June 2006
Multinational Danish company in the fashion business.
Dates November 2005 - June 2006
Giving support to the family and looking for a job.
English mother-tongue teacher replacement
"Casa degli Angeli"
From October 2005
Main tasks & duties English conversation.
Company Private Vocational school - Istituto Professionale "Casa degli Angeli" - Lecco-IT
Import Operation Assistant
January 2004 - September 2005
Main tasks & duties • Coordinate the international movement of goods whilst providing to inform and to relate with the various departments of the company (sales, distribution,
• Check the documentation for the import of goods to identify any missing
• Relate with the various forwarders for a good co-operation
Purchase controller Administrator
DEBENHAMS Retail PLC
May 2002 - December 2003
1, Welbeck Street London, W1G 00A (UK)
A renowned British department store.
Dates May 2002 - December 2003
Position covered Purchase controller Administrator
Main tasks & duties • Place orders and chase deliveries relating to the sales department working as a team.
• Check invoices and organise payments to suppliers respecting payment
• Relate with suppliers for deliveries, quality problems, new items, negotiate
• PA and interpreter for the boss when travelling with him to Italy to visit
suppliers or to the main fairs (Vicenza - Arezzo) - about 4 times a year.
Export department administrator
JON JEWELLERY Ltd
March 2001 - March 2002
31-35 Kirby Street, Hatton Garden, London (UK)
Jewellery company - importing from Italy, Israel and Turkey and selling in UK.
Dates March 2001- March 2002
Position covered Export department administrator.
Main tasks & duties • Foreign customer service administration (England, France, Germany, Spain,
South Africa and America).
• Orders management: planning and organising deliveries and dealing with the forwarders for collections and quotations.
• PA to the owner: organising his trips to visit customers and/or suppliers
(Germany & China).
March 1999 - February 2001
Via Roncaglio, 5D, Civate, LECCO - IT
Import-Export of welding machines and welding masks.
Dates March 1999 - February 2001
Position covered Waitress
Company "Verbanella" Italian Restaurant in London (Baker Street)
English teacher to children
Up to June 2013
Teaching English to a group of 15 kids (from 6 to 7 years old children) and care
Company taker during the various other activity during the day.
Apple Tree - English School in Via Emilia Levante, 6 - Bologna
In October last year I've enrolled to a course in "Glottodidattica Infantile" (Language teaching to kids) at "La Sapienza" University in Roma to become "Magic Teacher". I completed the course in June and in September I'll start my new English courses to pre-school and elementary school kids, in Bologna.
I am preparing all the material to promote the course and I can't wait to see how it will go and if I'm going to start.
The courses for the moment will be in the afternoon, as after school courses, but I hope to also get in contact with a "Scuola Materna" or "Asilo nido" which will allow me to take courses also in the mornings.
Fingers crossed and let's see how it goes.
Qualifications & Certifications
School / Organisation
University of Westminster
Università degli Studi di Milano
Vocational School 'I.T.I.S. A. Badoni
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