Employment History

(2017-Present) Associate Professor: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. I teach thinking processes and composition courses in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, and conduct research related to pedagogy and education.

(2016-17) Lecturer: School of Foreign Studies, Aichi Prefectural University, Nagakute, Japan. I taught critical reading and writing skills to students from various schools within the university.

(2012-16) EAP Instructor: New College, University of Toronto, Canada.
I taught critical reading and writing to students on the International Foundation Program, and conducted my doctoral research about the efficacy of online language and literacy learning with the program’s undergraduates.

(2009-12) Lecturer: Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore. I taught Business Communication, English for Academic Purposes, and Beginner English to undergraduates. Designed assessments, produced course materials and wrote syllabi. Chaired the E-learning committee and was Associate Editor for English Language Teaching World Online.

(2007-8) Teacher: British Council, Napier Road, Singapore.
I taught adult and young learners EFL and successfully prepared students for Cambridge IELTS and First Certificate Tests. I also wrote in-house materials for Singaporean young learners.

(2000-7) Teacher and Senior Teacher: Shumei Eiko Schools, UK & Japan.
Designed and produced materials and assessment tools for high school pupils preparing for Cambridge tests; Managed English study courses designed for Japanese high school students; Other duties included course administration, teacher training, resources development, teaching and pastoral care of students.

(1998-2000) Director of Studies: Stafford House English School, Austria.
I successfully managed eight schools in Austria by providing pedagogic and administrative support for teachers, liaising with school principals and overseeing concert rehearsals, expenses and the promotion of the English program.

Short Contract Experience

(2006-2007) EFL Teacher: British Council, Tokyo, Japan.
(2002-2003) EAP Lecturer: University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
(1999-Aug ) EFL Teacher: The British Council, Cairo, Egypt.
(1996-1998) Business English Teacher: The House of English School, UK.
(1995-1996) Teacher: St Dominic School for Boys, Thailand.