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Noel McCarthy : English

Noel McCarthy
Subject : English Native
Italy
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Hello, my name is Noel McCarthy and I'm 56 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet.com since April 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Italian. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a CELTA qualified English Teacher with Business and IT Experience.

I have been teaching professionally since 2013.

I am from Ireland but I live in Italy where I teach students who want to improve their general language skills or are preparing for certifications e.g. Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE, IELTS etc. I also teach English to Business and IT Professionals using experience gained working for more than 25 years in the Software and IT industries (Software Development and Electronics Engineering).

I teach English in company organisations, private schools and state schools in Italy. I also teach students of various nationalities and various levels online.

I believe learning a language should be a fun and worthwhile experience for both the student and the teacher and this is what I always aim to achieve.

Qualifications & Experience

8 April - 3 May, 2013 CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults)

International House, Dublin, Ireland

Qualification for teaching English, ESL or EFL.

2006 PRINCE2 structured methodology for Managing Projects.

APMG-UK, UK

1980-1984 BE Electronics Engineering (Bachelor of Electronic Engineering)

University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland

2013 to present day (2019) Freelance English Language Teacher Online and Face-To-Face

Self-Employed

I help my students reach their language goals by providing lessons that are relaxed, focused and enjoyable.

I teach many students of different levels and nationalities using online methods, usually independently with Skype.

I also teach individuals and groups face-to-face as required.

2016 to present day (2019) English Language Teacher

Speexx, digitalpublishing s.r.l., Italy

I teach students using the Speexx blended and face-to-face approaches in various industries including the financial sector (e.g. BNL - Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A) and the food and drinks industry (e.g. Acqua Minerale San Benedetto).

2013 -2014 (scholastic year) English Language Teacher

Athena Docet, Pescara, Italy

I teach English to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Most of my students are preparing for Cambridge KET, PET, FCE and CAE certification examinations however I also have students studying business English. I ensure that my students meet the language requirements, that they display the appropriate level of language proficiency and that they are well prepared for their examinations.

Many of my classes are in the Athena Docet centre however I also travel to teach in other locations as required e.g. public schools, company offices e.g. Brioni Roman Style, Penne (PE). I also use Skype to teach students as part of a “Virtual Classroom”.

2018 to present day (2019) English Language Teacher

British Institutes Roma Salario

I teach groups of Telecommunications Engineers from the Ministry of Economic Development in Pescara. The students are at Elementary level and wish to improve their skills and become more language independent.

2018 to present day (2019) IGCSE Mathematics through English Teacher

IIS "A. Zoli" Atri

Teaching IGCSE Mathematics Core and Extended (through English) to Italian students who are preparing for Cambridge International examinations.

1999 - 2009 Product Manager/Project Manager/QA Manager

Sage CRM (eWare/ACCPAC), Dublin, Ireland

I planned and managed the release of software products and projects.

I worked closely with our software developers to identify and solve business problems for our clients and then implement the required solutions.

Teaching Approach

I believe learning a language should be a fun and worthwhile experience for both the student and the teacher and this is what I always aim to achieve.

I believe it is necessary to understand the motivation of the student and also to know their interests so that lessons can be modified to suit the client and use materiel that is relevant.

I encourage students to discover and explore the English language using suitable material offline and the give them the opportunity to use their newly acquired knowledge online in our lessons. It is a variant of the flipped classroom approach. If the have any difficulties or appear to have misunderstood in anyway, I am ready to help there overcome any language obstacle.

The ability to teach has always been an important part of my roles and skill set. Whether I’m teaching English to students, training less experienced IT professionals or helping senior citizens to understand and embrace modern technology, a capacity to reach and engage the audience is essential.

I have worked in many organisations in which my roles required me to communicate clearly and effectively with company directors, software developers, marketing staff and customers. Matching my communication style to the needs of my audience was very important to ensure all information was clearly understood by everybody.

I have worked in large corporations and small "start-up" companies. Because I have experience working in different types of organisations I have the ability to be very flexible and to take advantage of whatever resources are available.

     

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