Tutor profile: John R.
In education for over 20 years
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I drifted into teaching after finishing my doctorate in marine science in 1985. Since then I have worked in universities and high schools, as well as on educational and environmental projects in the UK, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Ghana.
Universities and high schools, often with students whose first language was not English. I have taught both science and English at these levels and have worked with students from 14 years old up to adults. Am familiar with online teaching methods and have a great deal of material prepared already.
University of Reading
Marine and Coastal Science (Coastal Environmental Processes)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
1981 - 1985
London College of Science & Technology
1976 - 1978
University of Southampton
Earth Sciences (Ocean Sciences)
1970 - 1972
2017 - 2019
Homeschooling 15 year-old son in English, math, science, French and Geography.
Khon Kaen Wittayayorn School, Thailand, Head of English and Science
2010 - 2017
Coordinated and led a team of six teachers, producing visual aids for use in science and math teaching, using various platforms including Webroom, Blackboard and Zoom Designed and modified the government curriculum, to improve its relevance in the teaching of English Introduced a variety of new teaching methods, particularly fieldwork and use of the internet.
, University of Plymouth, UK, Senior Lecturer in Ocean Science
1998 - 2010
• Developing the curriculum, teaching and research supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels • Initiating exchanges with the University of Fisheries (Vietnam), including short course provision in data analysis. Funding came from the British Council • Personal tutor for numerous undergraduate students.
, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, Associate Professor
1994 - 1998
• Short course provision at parent institution and partner institutions in Vietnam • Teaching marine science, data analysis and research supervision.
UK Department for International Development, Acting Project Coordinator, Ghana
1992 - 1993
• Collecting and analysing data on exploitation of mangrove ecosystems • Review reports from other consultants on the project • Produce educational materials on coastal ecosystems for use in local schools.
Indonesian government, Academic Consultant, Marine Sciences Education Project, Indonesia (1990-1992)
1990 - 1992
Consultant, Marine Sciences Education Project, Pekanbaru, Indonesia (1990-1992) • Training Indonesian counterparts in field methods, data analysis and design of experiments • Curriculum development of the marine sciences degree, relating to species and habitat conservation • Providing recommendations to local planning authorities on coastal tourism • The project was financed by the Asian Development Bank.
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