Teacher Peter Brown's Page

Peter Brown

@doctorpete

Loughborough University
Politics and History
Bribie Island, QLD, Australia
United Kingdom

Language Skills

  • English (Australia): Native
  • German: Intermediate

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.95)
221 sessions 107 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 0

Introduction:

Using life and work experiences to provide context to learning.

Peter B, PhD, MSc., BSc. (Hons.), Cert. Ed., TEFL Certificates (General and Business English)

Hi! My name is Peter and I am a native English speaker who grew up in England and who now lives in Australia. I have extensive experience in teaching in higher education institutions in Australia, Canada and the UK. As an academic I have written a lot about ‘work life balance’, and was a Professor in the Business School at Griffith University, when I retired early so I could practice what I preached.

Since retiring from full-time academic life, I have traveled extensively and would describe myself as an‘adrenaline’ junky. I have trekked above Everest Base camp in Nepal, have climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, and have hiked, biked and paddled across Costa Rica. I am also a passionate golfer. In between my travels and golf, I also became a TEFL trained teacher and have taught Everyday English and Business English at all levels in Thailand, Laos and on-line, over the last eight years.

There is an old Chinese proverb which says ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime'. To my way of thinking, education is indeed an important force that can empower people to be the best they can be.

I have been an educator all my life, and am keen to pursue my passion for teaching while utilizing my skills in helping non-native English speakers to develop their English skills.

I have a wealth of work and life experiences to draw on, and look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with you in the virtual classroom.

Teaching Specialty:

Business English Basics › General

All levels of Business English - Elementary to Advanced. All aspects of Business English including presentations, interviews, negotiations, planning, human resource management.

Test Prep › IELTS

All aspects of preparation for the IELTS exam, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing.

English Basics › General

All levels of English - Elementary to Advanced. All aspects of Everyday English including speaking, pronunciation, listening, writing and grammar.

Résumé:

Education:
1969 - 1972
Loughborough University
Politics › Politics and History (Bachelor)
1973 - 1973
Loughborough University
Education › Post Graduate Certificate
1976 - 1976
Loughborough University
Business and Management › Hospitality & Recreation Marketing Operations (Master)
1992 - 1996
University of Newcastle NSW
Sociology › Women in Sport (Doctor)
2006 - 2007
The International TEFL Corporation
Education › TITC TEFL Certificate
2007 - 2007
The International TEFL Corporation
Education › TITC Business English Certificate
Work Experience:
1974 - 1976
St Augustines High School, Edinburgh Education
Teaching Professional
High School teacher. Taught Physical Education and Modern Studies.
1977 - 1979
Loughborough Recreation Planning Consultants Arts and Entertainment
R & D
Recreation planner, market research, R & D.
1979 - 2001
The University of Newcastle, NSW Education
Teaching Professional
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Leisure and Tourism Studies (1991-2001); Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator (Recreation and Tourism) (1989-1991); and Lecturer (Faculty of Education) (1979-1983). During this period I was also seconded to Kuring-Gae CAE to develop their BA (Leisure Studies)
2001 - 2010
Griffith University, QLD Education
Teaching Professional
Professor (Griffith Business School); Director, Centre for Work, Leisure and Community Research; Head, School of Leisure Studies
2008 - 2010
Anousane Centre for English Studies Education
Teaching Professional
English language school, based in Vientiane, Laos. Taught Everyday English classes at all levels (using New Cutting Edge series), IELTS preparation classes, and Business English classes.
2014 - 2017
Speak 3A Education
Teaching Professional
On-line English teacher and consultant to school based in Hong Kong. Taught English and modern studies to High school students, as well as advised on curriculum development and assessment.
2017 - 2018
LearnX/Ignite Talk Education
Teaching Professional
On-Line coach to school based in Bangkok. Taught Everyday English classes (beginner to advanced), Business English classes (pre-intermediate to advanced), and IELTS preparation for conversation segment of test.

Rating

Overall: 4.95

Teaching Skill
4.93 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.94 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.98 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.97 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.93 (/ 5.00)

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