Tutor profile: David S.
Senior Instructor / Curriculum Coordinator
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David enjoys life-long learning pursuits and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Capella University. With over 20 years of experience teaching college, high school, and business students he has endeavored to teach/manage students and other teachers in a variety of language learning skills, providing high-quality teaching that is blended, as well as technology-based. Previously a business owner in the US, he coordinated the training and coaching of young employees for a training/building Limited Liability Co. He believes the measure of one’s...
My background includes instruction, administration and curriculum development in a number of colleges, high schools and universities in Gulf countries during the previous six years. My most recent experience has been an English Dept. Head in a cluster of schools within the Ministry of Education in the UAE, as well as an Academic Project Planner/Instructor in Jubail, KSA. In these recent roles, I was responsible for the standard of English taught throughout a supervised cluster of schools and provided departmental direction, consultation, and...
North Central University
Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
2010 - 2012
Ministry of Education, Lead English Teacher
2016 - Present
This current role is in effect responsible for the standard of English taught throughout a supervised cluster of schools and provides departmental direction, consultation, and oversight of the implementation of 21st Century Skills curriculum. This new reform initiative of the MOE requires the department head to train, monitor and evaluate the non-native/native English faculty, which directly cultivates a structured environment for improvement. The challenge is to continually model and in effect, equip the faculty to apply and implement new...
KFNA Naval Base, Academic ELT Instructor
2014 - 2015
Designed, drafted and implemented a comprehensive strategic educational plan for blended learning programs at the naval academy while serving as Senior ELT Instructor. Supervised 20 instructors. Key Contributions: • Designed, drafted and implemented a comprehensive five-year 2015 Academic Plan to incorporate LMS Classroom Technologies and American Language Course Companion Courseware into preferred blended learning prototype. The project targeted 250+ select naval cadets to increased learning performance while providing instructors and staff...
PMU University, English Curriculum/Testing Coordinator
2012 - 2015
CURRICULUM & TESTING COORDINATOR (2014 – 2015) Developed and coordinated skills-based TEFL curriculum and oversaw exams. Supervised inclusive test reviews with department leaders and coordinators for all levels following personal completion of IELTS Examiners Training. Supported coordinators in test preparation presentations. Managed department’s professional development and oversaw instructor observations, reviews and interview sessions. Key Contributions: • Developed progressive skills-based TEFL English curriculum and implemented exams...
KFU University, Preparatory English Instructor
2010 - 2011
PREPARATORY INSTRUCTOR Delivered ESP Vocational Training in English Composition and Speaking and Listening proficiencies for KSA government students and trainees at KFU. Implemented Blackboard and Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning (MOODLE) for advancing student learning. Taught Advanced Enhanced Learning Program at IPA, including Reading, Writing and Public Speaking for Engineering College. Key Contribution: • An integrated broad range of classes to facilitate CALL English fluency program of DynEd and Advanced Listening DynEd at IPA.
Varree International School, English/Humanities Instructor
2009 - 2010
HUMANITIES INSTRUCTOR Provided educational bridging of government school students into IGCSE educational international qualification levels integrated with ESL program. Taught 7th-12th graders in core subjects: English, Current Events, and History.
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