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    • Cambridge A Level & IELTS/TOFEL English Teacher

      By: Douglas Williams < Show E-mail >

      Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010

      Location: Online (Online)

      Douglas Williams
      Mobile Phone: 86-13628013774


      Business Studies / English Teacher 2009 - 2010
      Dipont Education Center
      Chengdu Shi Shi High School

      I am currently teaching Cambridge “A” Level Business Studies to students at Shi Shi High School in Chengdu, Sichuan. I also teach English to the students to prepare them for their I.E.L.T.S., T.O.E.F.L., and S.A.T. exams.

      Business English
      Guangdong LiGong University 2008 - 2009

      I taught Business English, both speaking and writing courses, at Guangdong LiGong in Zhongshan, Guangdong. In this position I focused on grammar, structure and coherence to enable the students to be understood quickly, easily, and accurately in both spoken and written English.

      English Trainer
      Premier English Training, Haikou 2008

      Executive English Trainer in Haikou, Hainan where I provided customer service based English training the flight staff for Hainan Airlines. Also a large part of my job was preparing university students to achieve a band 5 or higher on the IELTS exam allowing them to further their studies abroad.

      Corporate Trainer
      ClarkMorgan Corporate Training, Beijing 2007

      In this position of Corporate Trainer for ClarkMorgan I trained high level executives working for such companies as Microsoft, Emerson, McKinsey Consulting and Sony in one on one and / or small group settings. I also provided training to larger groups through 1 and / or 2 full day seminars that focused on communication and soft skills training. In addition to my external training role I was also responsible for the training and management of the inside sales staff in the Beijing office.

      IELTS Professor,
      Heilongjiang University, Haerbin 2005 – 2007

      I was employed as an IELTS English Professor by Heilongjiang University in Haerbin, China. I was responsible for teaching students Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening to prepare them for the International English Language Testing System. The students must achieve a level of Band 7 on the exam in order to study abroad in an English Speaking Country.

      This job offered me the kinds of challenges and responsibilities that I truly enjoy from teaching. The student’s entire educational future rides on their ability to achieve a minimum score of Band 7, which is not an easy thing to accomplish. A fluent, native English speaker is considered to be a Band 9 so I am sure that you can appreciate how difficult obtaining a Band 7 can be for these students since none of them are English majors, most of the students are majoring in Business Administration. This being said, I helped many students reach their goal and seen them off to live out their dream of furthering their studies in England, Australia and Canada just to name a few countries. I can say without hesitation that this the most rewarding job that I have had during my three years in China.

      English Professor,
      Harbin Institute of Science and Technology, Harbin 2004 - 2005

      While working for the Harbin University of Science and Technology I taught speaking and reading classes to English majors. I was also responsible for helping to prepare these students to take the CET exams.

      Various Private Schools , China 2004 - Present

      During my time in China I have taught at many Private English Schools on a part time and/or summer camp basis. Some of these schools were Modern English, New Oriental, E.F. and many other well known schools. At these schools I have taught all ages from Kindergarten to Post Graduate students. I have the unique ability to teach any age group or English at a very high level.

      Business Manager, National Accounts/Customer Relations
      Acklands-Grainger 2000 - 2004

      I was directly responsible for the management and growth of the nine largest accounts, each generating a minimum of $7.5 million per year in sales revenue. I also oversaw the day to day management of thirty dedicated sales representatives and eight dedicated service managers across the country. Other responsibilities included, but were not limited to the following:

      1. Assisted in creation and implementation of a new sales ideology after Grainger U.S.A. assumed corporate control of Acklands. Acklands was the established leader in the distribution of MRO supplies in Canada, generating 800 million USD per annum in revenues.
      2. Managed day to day sales for the National Accounts Department.
      3. Oversaw employee - customer to ensure solid relationships were developed and maintained.
      4. Coaching/Training employees through our in-house “Continuous Improvement” Program.
      5. Forging strong relationships with all National Account customers’ Senior Management Staff.
      6. Assisted Manufacturer Representatives to develop mutually beneficial sales strategies on thousands of different products.
      7. Daily problem solving and solution providing challenges.
      8. Creating a “team” environment that nurtured overall sales growth through personal development programs and incentives in a positive, well received manner.

      Territory Manager
      J. Walter & Company 1996 - 2000

      Managed and affected positive growth of a $1.4 million territory by providing facilitation assistance and technical support to, and for, both distribution networks and end-users in the abrasive and chemical markets. My responsibilities included but were not limited to the following:

      1. Providing training to all of our distribution representatives.
      2. Conducting safety seminars and technical presentations for end-users.
      3. New product launches.
      4. Maintaining strong relationships at differing levels and parts the distribution network.
      5. Acquiring new business through targeting of specific accounts.
      6. Maintaining an updated data-base of all accounts.
      7. Problem solving support to all distributors and end users of our products.

      Oxford Seminars 2005
      TESL Certified

      Canadian Professional Sales Association 1998
      CPSA Certificate

      British Columbia Institute of Technology 1996 - 1998
      Business Administration Diploma

      British Columbia Institute of Technology 1995
      Journeyman Welding Certification

      University of Victoria 1989 – 1992
      Bachelor of Arts Degree, History Major

      Douglas College 1987 – 1988
      First Year Arts

      I have continually enrolled myself in and completed a variety of self-developmental courses through the local Community Adult Continuing Education Program as well as private education and training facilities. These have included such courses as Yoga, Photography, Language, Cooking and various sports classes to name only a few. I am a big believer that the mind need constant and varied “exercising” to help a person stay mentally sharp and maintain a positive attitude and outlook.

      Professional and/or Personal References Available Upon Request

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