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Posted by: Michael Collins
Date: 15 August 2014

Michael Collins MA (Oxon) MPhil CELTA
36 Richford Street
London W6 7HP
skype name polybius81
email mcpanorama@gmail.com
Nationality British
Native tongue English
Passport No. 5242389814, issued 08 Aug 14, expiry 08 May 25, issued by IPS
Education / qualifications
Qualifications Dates
B.A. Modern History, Oxford University, UK (Merton College) 1972
M.Phil. (Pass)
CELTA     Pass
IELTS Examiner
CAE Examiner
B.A. converted to M.A., Oxford 1977
Diploma in Theology, Oxford 1974
M. Phil thesis and exams, Oxford 1976
IELTS Examiner 013850 31.03.01
CAE Examiner AA81DA 27.06.02

9/2013 – 6/2014
Kaplan Colleges International
Koya University English Language Centre
Boulevard Danielle Mitterrand, Koya 45
F. R. Iraq
General English, Coordinator IELTS module.
12/2011 – 7/2013
Education Experts/King Saud University
Teacher EFL, Preparatory Year, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, medicine, engineering and humanities tracks, intermediate level (IELTS 5) four skills QSkills4/QSkills Special Edition 1 and 2 with Smartclassware. Also Extended Writing and Research Skills. Awarded Certificate of Excellence June 2012. Plan student-centred, participative lessons while following designated syllabus. Administer and mark continuous assessment, mid- and end-of-semester tests. Participate in professional development training sessions and observations.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Duties & Responsibilities
Teaches courses within the English Department.
Utilizes various educational technology resources to ensure that effective and innovative instruction methodologies are employed.
Applies strategies to ensure effective student learning is achieved within a second language environment, providing continuous feedback on student progress through a variety of assessment tools, including tests, projects, assignments and other evaluation instruments.
Takes a student-centred approach, providing students with individual assistance, and dealing promptly with student issues.
Maintains regular office hours in order to advise and assist students.
Monitors student progress continuously.
Provides input to program and professional development reviews and makes recommendations based on consultations with students and colleagues.
Keeps abreast of developments in the field by engaging in professional development activities.
Develops an awareness of and respect for the customs and cultures of students and employees
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Reports To
Reports to Coordinator
Provides Supervision To
09/2011-12/2011 Malta Independent see next entry
09/2008 – 09/2011 London, UK Independent English tutor and author; also

freelance online for FoxTuition, Squarko.

EFL/ESL/IELTS Tutor, Speaking, Writing to

adults, GCSE and A-level face-to-face and

online. Preparing for GMC English Tests for

Doctors, Masters EFL/EAP, IELTS, dissertations
08/2000 – 08/2008 Beijing Beijing International Studies University, English Department

Lecturer/Teacher 16 hrs pw min

American Culture seniors, Literature and Culture and

Introduction to English-language Print Media seniors, juniors;

Critical Thinking/Oral English 3rd-year English majors.

Lecturer, Introduction to Cultural Studies (postgraduates), and

British History and Culture. Classroom teacher

Communication Skills Development

Business English at dedicated University Adult Learning Centre,

in-house at Volkswagen, Henkel, China Book Import-Export

Corporation, and coaching high-profile individuals. Preparation

for Cambridge Vantage, BULATS, IELTS. Needs analysis.

Business situations and skills: meetings, telephone,

proofreading technical documents, vocabulary, fluency,

structures, group work, audience-centred presentations;

interviews, report-writing, reading, charts, emails, phone, giving

talks; prefixes, suffixes, compound nouns, multi-word verbs.

Leading to skill transfer, behavioural change, business results.
07/2000 UK Westminster College CELTA course Student
06/2000 UK Anglo-European Study Tour (holiday course) Teacher EFL upper intermediate
04-05/2000 CANADA Self-employed Healthcare policy consultant Advice, presentations,

documentation on healthcare staffing and workplace relations
01-03/2000 CANADA Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (short term contract)

Drew up policy on protection of intellectual property
09-12/1999 CANADA Institute for Work and Health Research Transfer Associate

(short term contract) Designed and implemented strategies to convey

results of occupational health research through thematic messages
08/1998-08/1999 CANADA Self-employee Healthcare policy consultant Advice, presentations,

documentation on healthcare staffing and workplace relations
01-07/1998 CANADA Society of St George of Greater Vancouver Policy Executive

Prepared submission to Federal government on English language

teaching policy
10/97-12/97 CANADA Unemployed immigrant
05/1988-09/1997 Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists


(FROM 1995)

Lobbying, PR, marketing and negotiations to influence govt. policy and

promote profession


Issues management and knowledge management in professional

regulation, standards and labour relations


Labour relations advocate and professional conduct representative
10/1976-04/1988 UK Department for Work and Pensions (Higher Executive Officer)

Policy analysis and administration
Dr Dilan M. Rostam
Vice-President for Scientific Affairs
Koya University
University Park
Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard
Koya KOY45
Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

Mobile: +964.7503057849
E-mail: dilan.rostam@koyauniversity.org
URL: koya.edu.iq
Dr Mijanur Rahman
Education Experts/King Saud University
English Language Skills Department
Saudi Arabia
Richard Mannix
Former Academic Manager
Koya University English Language Centre
Boulevard Danielle Mitterrand, Koya 45
F. R. Iraq
mp 07510262367
CAI Jian,
International Exchange and Cooperation Office
Beijing International Studies University
Beijing 100024, China
+86 10-65778343
Dr Valeria Till
11, Lyspitt Common
SG17 5 GZ
tel 07572129532
Dr Chris Lee Gd Fl Flat, 49 Limes Grove London SE13 6DD +44 (0) 7840 295773 chrisslee@ntlworld.com

A British native speaker, I have been teaching in the Middle East since 2011. I have taught the four skills and IELTS using Smartclassware to engineering and medicine tracks and IELTS preparation.
I have been an IELTS examiner since 2001 and CAE examiner since 2005, and in China published four preparation guides for IELTS.
I am an effective classroom manager and enthusiastic outcome-orientated teacher, polite, patient and good humoured and a regular participant in professional development. In particular I:
 deliver engaging, well-prepared, learner-centred lessons to a range of levels and class types
 have experience of preparing learners for IELTS and CAE
 have experience of placement testing and conducting lesson observations
 am reliable, organised and flexible and enjoy helping others develop professionally.
 am computer literate.

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