Waylink English - resources for international students & teachers of English:
We have ongoing working relationships with various trusted organisations relevant to teaching and working abroad.
Our current team of tutors includes:
Paul has a BA, PGCE, and MEd and has taught in primary schools, secondary schools, teacher training colleges, and at the University of Birmingham. He worked overseas for the British Council for 15 years and was based in the Ministry of Education headquarters in Tanzania for 5 years. He has an MEd (TESOL) from the University of Manchester. He has had consultancy experience in China, Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan and has also worked on textbooks for OUP, Pearson Longman and the Aga Khan Foundation.
John (BA, PGCE TEFL, MA) has experience of teaching in secondary schools, teacher training colleges and universities in East Africa and the UK. He has a PGCE TEFL from the Institute of Education, University of London, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading. He has led English language projects run by the British Council and the Aga Khan Foundation. He has extensive experience of writing instructional materials and is the author of ELT course books in East Africa for Macmillan and OUP.
Dodie has a BA, MA, and PhD and has worked at primary, secondary and tertiary level in the UK. She trained as a teacher and has a BA in History from the University of Leeds as well as a PhD from University College, London. She has taught in Kenya and China and also has extensive experience of writing English language textbooks.
Ron (LLB, BA, DipEd, MEd) started his career as a lecturer in law but changed direction to become an English language teacher and teacher trainer. He has worked as a teacher and trainer in Malaysia, Japan, USA, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Poland, Namibia, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, China and Oman. He has worked on projects around the world managed by the British Council as well as CfBT. When not teaching or training, he designs gardens.
Jude (B.A., M.A. TESOL), apart from being an amateur classical pianist, has worked as a teacher, trainer and educational manager in schools, colleges and universities in Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Tanzania, Poland, Namibia, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, China and Qatar. She has worked on projects for the British Council and other UK-based agencies. Jude has given many papers at professional conferences and is a highly experienced teacher trainer.
Tony (BA, MA, RSA Diploma) has taught in schools and colleges in the UK and also has long experience as a trainer in the UK and overseas. He worked for the British Council as a teacher trainer for 12 years. He has had teaching and teacher-training experience in the UK, Somalia, Ghana, Kuwait, Lesotho, Tanzania, Saudi Arabia and Oman. He has also worked on Business English courses. When he is not teaching or training, he spends as much time as he can playing his piano.
The members of the TESOL-direct team have been working as teachers or teacher trainers in the UK and overseas for a minimum of 15 years. They have experience of teaching in a wide range of different institutions including isolated, rural primary and secondary schools with few resources, private and government schools and colleges, as well as fully-equipped British Council centres and universities. They are all very experienced in a variety of different methodologies and the preparation of materials for the classroom.
Our team members all have experience in teacher training with particular specialisations in such areas as business English, classroom management, classroom materials, student assessment, evaluation and the use of ICT (information communication technology) for educational purposes. They all have postgraduate qualifications and hold at least an MA or MEd in such areas as TESOL/TEFL, linguistics or education.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us.