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Bill - Prof oral expression - english - Peterborough
$25/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Bill
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

College communications teacher helps students improve their oral and written comprehension in English

Methodology

I use discussion practice, grammar rules, writing practice with feedback and video interpretation exercises. I hold an Master of Arts in English Literature; in addition to college teaching I work as a freelance writer and podcaster. My classes are designed for college studeitnts

Background

I am a certified school teacher in Ontario and I have taught at the community college level for the past 9 years. I hold a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in English Literature. I have designed, written and facilitated corporate training programs

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 20/h
Lessons offered by Bill
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Masters/ Graduate School
  • Early childhood education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • children

Bill's Resume

OVERVIEW

Accomplished facilitator, coach, writer, and training program designer with a focus on leadership and teamwork with extensive experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors seeks opportunities for challenging contract assignments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communications Instructor (semester contracts) Fall 2007 - 2016
Sir Sanford Fleming College, Peterborough
• Collaborated across departments to design and deliver communications courses
• Used new media technologies and universal design principles to maximize student success among diverse learners

Career Transition Coach 2012 - present
Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge
• Coached outplacement candidates on career-search skills

Consultant (Program Design, Writing, Facilitation) 20+ years
Various locations across Canada and the eastern USA
• Created and grew consulting businesses focused on organizational success
• Responsible for marketing, niche identification establishing brand identity for two consulting practices
• Designed and wrote management and staff development curricula for corporations such as Trent University, IBM, Bell Canada , Apotex, Royal Bank and Nova Chemicals
• Managed the sometimes-conflicting needs of complex stakeholders of executives, middle managers and frontline employees. These stakeholder groups required skillful communication and sensitivity due to conflicting perceptions of business realities

Facilitator and Coach 2006-2009
Trent University Continuing Education Department
• Designed and wrote all learning materials in all media for programs on teamwork and facilitation skills
• Wrote promotional materials for these programs
Nelson Publishing 2013-2014
• Writing and editing instructor manuals to support communications texts

Coordinator, Professional Development Program and Board Member 1979-2005
Outward Bound Canada, Wilderness Instructor
• Collaborated with various stakeholders on sensitive media relations and crisis management protocols and interventions
• Conducted needs analyses and wrote proposals for client programs
• Instructed wilderness courses for youth-at-risk

Contract Writer and Program Designer 1995-2002
Gilmore Associates (now CDI) in Toronto and Montreal
• Prepared briefing materials and planning documents to support project plans and presentations to clients
• Wrote and designed learning materials (print and digital)
• Integrated client feedback into final products while assuring positive alignment with strategic objectives

Management Development Consultant 1987-1992
Royal Trust, Toronto
• Designed and wrote a computer-based management development assessment system
• Designed and wrote promotional documentation to support organizational change initiatives
• Designed and wrote training manuals for management development programs (communications and people-management skills)

Selected Consulting Projects
• Designed, wrote all learning materials and delivered a series of seminars on Effective Team Communication for two staff departments at Trent University, fall 2014 & spring 2015
• Awarded two citations from the ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) in the areas of managing change and process improvement for a program sponsored by IBM Global Services while writing for Gilmore & Associates

Prior employment experiences include school teaching, mental hospital youth counseling, youth work in open and closed custody units with youth-at-risk and outdoor education course instruction with incarcerated youth.

EDUCATION
• M.A., University of Toronto, English
• B.A., Concordia University, Psychology
• Teaching Certificate, Macdonald College of McGill University
• Certified in Team Management Systems, TMS USA (Virginia)

PUBLICATIONS


• New leadership book, “Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers”, was released by CRC Press of Taylor & Francis in March, 2014 and is available in hard copy and as a digital download

• Freelance articles on business and general topics have appeared in national magazines, trade publications, newspapers, web sites and radio. Full publication list available. Selected publications include:
o Globe & Mail newspaper
o Ottawa Citizen newspaper
o Maclean’s magazine
o Glow magazine
o Rabble.ca web site
o Durham Business Times

• Created content for websites on management development; postings since 2009 include topics such as leadership, negotiation and innovation, community school closures

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