Steven Cowie

Steven Cowie

Date Available
16 Jan 2019
Current Location
United Kingdom

BASIC DETAILS

Date of Birth
30 Mar 1974
Gender
Male
Nationality
British
Driving Licence
Yes
Driving Licence Country
United Kingdom

TEACHING SNAPSHOT

Teaching Exp.
15 years
Exam Experience
Cambridge Exams
IELTS
TOEFL
EFL Qualifications
CELTA
Hours on TEFL Cert.
120
Work History
Academic Director at Abie School, Zhangjiagang,China
Director, founder at Queen's English Academy, Switzerland
ESL teacher at Korea Herald
Prison Officer at Her Majesty's Prison High Down, London, England

WORK HISTORY

Academic Director
Company
Abie School, Zhangjiagang,China
From
October 2017
to
November 2018

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Academic Department of a kindergarten, including recruitment, training, performance management, curriculum development etc.,. setting up systems procedures for a new school. Although the primary focus was on children,I also worked extensively on creating and building up business English courses for local companies and adults, and exam preparation courses.

Director, founder
Company
Queen's English Academy, Switzerland
From
August 2008
to
May 2015

 

Responsible for all aspects of business and school management, including marketing, sales, recruitment, teacher training, course development, accounting, business planning, website creation and product development etc.

Queen's English Academy was a language school specialised in the provision of highly personalised  private lessons to top tier management focusing on business English. My philosophy was always about teaching people the reality of doing business in English. We focused on developing business skills at the same time as developing English language ability. I operated in a highly competitive market and managed to expand my company so that we employed 12 teachers, from a starting point of just myself..

ESL teacher
Company
Korea Herald
From
March 2006
to
November 2007

English teacher for adults and children (aged 4-85 years old)

Prison Officer
Company
Her Majesty's Prison High Down, London, England
From
April 1997
to
February 2004

Working as a prison officer in a maximum security prison I was responsible for the health and safety of 65 prisoners. This involved a range of duties including;

Control and restraint of prisoners.

General management of prisoner behaviour, cells, workloads etc.

High security prisoner escorts to external locations such as court and hospital visits.

Written reports for agencies such as probation, prisoner transfers, courts etc.

Night time management of 180 prisoners.

I spent the last two years working in the drug rehabilitation department as an addiction counsellor. This involved running group courses on addiction and drugs awareness, group therapy sessions, drug testing etc.

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