Enthusiastic, creative journalist, ESL instructor, communicative and operations administrator.
Proficient in MS Office Suite and G Suite.
Previous work experience as a Business English and English conversation instructor along with working with a range of people in the financial, health legal, political and social care sectors.
Masters of International Studies
University of Birmingham, 2007-2008
Bachelor of Arts with Honours - Media and Communication
Birmingham City University, 2003-2006
120-hour Advanced TEFL course, April 2020
Premier TEFL, Ireland
Pagoda Online (June 2020-Present)
Online ESL Instructor
iTutorGroup (March 2020-Present)
Online ESL Instructor
CBV Collection Service, Toronto (Apr 2020-Present)
English Instructor in South Korea/Canada
PagodaOne (adults) (2018-2020)
IEI (adults) and Whisung Education (2018)
Joongbu University (2017-2018)
CBISK (kindergarten) (2016-2017)
Joongbu University (2014-2015)
Hanseo University (higher education) (2012-2014)
Beondong Elementary (primary) (2011-2012)
Created lesson plans focused on improving English proficiency.
Conducted new student interviews and counseling with students to assess progress and development.
Conducted 1:1 and group classes and peer training.
Photography, The McGill International Review (2020) (here)
Photography, Thailand News, Thailand (2020) (here)
Photography, Times of India, India (2020) (here)
Photography, Sputnik News, Russia (2020) (here)
Photography, TravelBook, Japan (2020) (here)
Photography, BuzzOrange, Taiwan (2020) (here)
Photography, Insight Korea, Korea (2019) (here) (2)
Human Rights Activism (2019) published
Photography, Ulifestyle, Hong Kong (2019) (here)
Photography, SlateFR, France (2019) (here)
Photography, GoCity, China (2018) (here)
Human Rights Activism (2018) published
The Source newspaper, Vancouver
A local reporter for the BC newspaper
Researched and wrote newspaper articles related to the arts, cultural or current issues.
Core skills: writing, editing, communication and multimedia, social media.
Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Voice Actor, MediaZen, South Korea (2017)
Voice Actor, Flitto, South Korea (2017)
Photography (2017) UPI (here)
Human Rights Activism (2017) published - 2
Virgin Trains and London Midland (Birmingham, UK)
Customer Service Agent (2015-2016)
Photography (2016) NK News (here)
Human Rights Activism (2015) published
Photography (2015) BuzzFeed (here)
Photography (2015) Gaijin Pot (here)
Photography (2015) Architecture Reviewed (here)
Photography (2015) The Birmingham Mail (here)
Blasting News (Online) (2015)
Article 1, 2, 3
Office Assistant and Receptionist roles (2015-2016)
Working for Randstad UK, Office Angels and Tate in Birmingham, England.
Clients included: Hidden Hearing (receptionist), Corporate rewards Ltd (Events Assistant), Delcam (receptionist), Lonsdale House (receptionist), PWC (receptionist)
Received incoming calls/correspondence/packages
Logged phone messages into computer system
Greeted visitors and directed them as needed
Foreign Report (Online) (2012)
Receptionist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and administrative role at Turning Point (a service for drug and alcohol issues and mental health issues.
Greeted clients and visitors.
Updated details and performed searches on internal database systems/ using PALS.
Offered guidance to clients
Office Assistant (2010)
(Office Angels) CAFCASS data input for CAFCASS Children’s and Families Court Advisory and Support Service
Processing C100 documentation and processing safeguarding checks on parents and relatives.
The Employment Tribunal
preparing records for pending cases
Communications Assistant to ANEC - Brussels (2010)
General office management including answering the telephone, faxing, filing letters and documents.
Administrative support and assistance to the ANEC Manager in the ICT and DFA (Design-For-All) sectors.
Communications activities included drafting and editing the ANEC Newsletter, ANEC Annual Report, Interim Activity Report to the European Commission.
Receptionist (January-March 2009)
Communications Assistant (March-April 2009)
Short term cover receptionist and communication assistant.
Press and Political Officer to a Member of the European Parliament (2009)
EU Parliament, Brussels/Strasbourg and Birmingham
Promoting the agenda and platform of Nikki Sinclaire MEP at local, national and European level.
Achieved interviews with local newspapers, national newspapers and European based magazine, ‘The Parliament’, ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The EU Observer’.
Responded to media requests for information, comment and interviews with Nikki Sinclaire.
Provided advice to fellow staff on matters of design/layout and content of promotional material.
Monitored press coverage and networking with media professionals and people. This included holding meetings with members of the public and lobby groups in Brussels.-
Additional roles included: being available to the MEP nearly 24 hours a day, arranging her diary, meeting business associates, maintaining her website, attending her personal private events such as football matches, shopping and travelling with her.
Receptionist (May-July 2009)
NHS WHITTALL STREET CLINIC
Receptionist/ gained experience of the NHS PALS system.
Office Assistant (April -July 2007)
Birmingham Independent, Birmingham,.
Role: Handling incoming calls, recording information, greeting clients and visitors and processing advertising payments.
CSV Action Desk (June-November 2007)
(Volunteer on the BBC Helpdesk)
Handling phone calls, preparing radio scripts.
The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem.
Core skills: Journalism, Photography and research skills.
Providing news copy for the international newspapers together with photographs.
Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
April 2004-August 2006
UCE (now Birmingham City University)
Nov 2004- July 2005