Hi, I’m Ken from Canada. Teaching English has been my life for a very long time. It all started in 1996. I was working as a business consultant and business trainer when I decided to leave it all behind and follow my dream of seeing the world. I started at a children’s school in Okayama, Japan and fell in love with it. The people, their traditions, food, and architecture. It was addictive and stopping was impossible.

Since then, travelling has taken me around the world to over 50 countries. I’ve taught English in Japan, Guatemala, France, Czech Republic, China, South Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan, and Poland. It’s been an incredible journey that has given me the privilege of teaching students of all ages, from diapers to retirement. I have become certified in teaching English with CELTA and TESOL.

I don’t really have one approach and I don’t believe that one approach is perfect for all students. Throughout my career I have had to adapt the lesson to fit the student’s age, culture, native language, and education system. I work hard to find a unique approach that is ideal for each student.

SUMMARY

  • Canadian · 13 years Teaching Experience · CELTA & TESOL certified
  • Experience teaching kids, high school, college, university, corporate and private
  • Experience teaching exam preparation for FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, TOEIC
  • Experience teaching essay writing, business, health sciences, computer science, accounting
  • Experience teaching presentations, meetings, negotiations, and other business skills

EDUCATION

2019
English in Early Childhood, British Council
Online English Teaching, British Council
Online Language Teaching, Learnship

2013
CELTA Certificate (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, by Cambridge University), International House, Thailand

2012
TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Global Leadership College, Canada

2006
Massage Therapy, Lambton College, Canada

1995
Teaching a Second Language, University of Western Ontario, Canada

1993
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, Wilfrid Laurier University,  Canada

EXPERIENCE

2018 – 2020
Online English Teacher, English with Ken

2017 – 2018
Corporate & Private English Teacher, Archibald, Warsaw, Poland

2016
University English Teacher, Shibaura Institute of Technology & Westgate, Tokyo, Japan

2015 – 2016
English Teacher, Language Training Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan

2014 – 2015
English Teacher, Sophia English, Mito, Japan

2014
University English Teacher, Shibaura Institute of Technology & Westgate, Tokyo, Japan

2013 – 2014
Middle School English Teacher (grades 6-9), Ideal English, Bangkok, Thailand

2006 – 2013
Owner of Health & Wellness Clinic, Toronto, Canada

2005 – 2006
College Health Sciences Tutor, Lambton College, Canada

2005
University English Teacher, Kokushikan University & Westgate, Tokyo, Japan

2004
University English Teacher, Kanagawa Institute of Technology & Westgate, Tokyo, Japan

2001 – 2002
International High School Teacher, Hua Mei Bond International College, Guangzhou, China
– Taught a CAEL Preparation Course (Canadian equivalent of TOEFL) and helped students achieve a 100% improvement in their CAEL test scores
– Taught Canadian curriculum courses on essay writing, business, accounting, and IT
– Extracurricular: started stock market competition, entrepreneurship simulation, field trip

2001
University English Teacher, Qingdao University-Holmes College, Qingdao, China
– Extracurricular: Started a charity fundraiser to buy shoes for local orphans

2000
College English Teacher, Changchun Instute of Post and Telecommunications, Changchun, China

1999
TOEFL Teacher, University of Cergy, France

1998 – 1999
University English Teacher, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
– Taught Pitman English Exam preparation course. Achieved a 90% success rate.

1997 – 1999
Corporate English Teacher, Diamond School, Paris, France

1997
Volunteer Nanny & English Teacher,
Casa Guatemala Orphanage, Rio Dulce, Guatemala

1996 – 1997
Children’s English Teacher, Minerva, Okayama, Japan

1994 – 1996
Training Coordinator, Business Trainer & Business Consultant, LCSBC, Canada
– Designed and taught Canada’s most successful entrepreneurial training program
– Provided business consulting to over 200 clients and achieved an 80% success rate

1992 – 93
Campus Clubs Coordinator
, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

SKILLS

  • Energetic, engaging, student centred, CELTA method teaching style. Culturally adaptable, respectful, friendly
  • Taught English in 10 countries. Travelled to 55 countries
  • Intermediate Japanese, Spanish, French. Beginner level of Chinese & Polish. Eager to learn a new language