My name is Martin and I am a CELTA Trained English Teacher. I love working with people and teaching them new skills and have been doing so for a number of years. Teaching English is a natural extension of that. I empathize and understand the needs of the beginner language student from a firsthand perspective because I have also had to learn new languages at different times in my life.
I've been blessed with the opportunity to live in several countries including Austria, Ghana, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and currently Thailand. Wherever I've lived, I've always tried to learn the local language. My experience as a student gives me the patience I have as a teacher because I know what it's like to be on the other side.
I will meet you where you are in your English-learning journey and we will work at a pace that's comfortable for you.
My professional working experience includes working in the financial services industry for three years and most recently as a Program Director for almost five years. I am comfortable working with people from all professional backgrounds but if you have a particular interest in improving your Business English, I can assist you with that due to my professional background.
My personal interests include calisthenics (a form of exercise), trying new foods, traveling, and spending time with my wife. We enjoy hiking and doing yoga together.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this and look forward to working with you!
Y-USA (YMCA of the USA) - Throughout the New England Area (MA, NH, CT, RI) USA
• Lead certification classes for YMCA staff following assigned curriculum from Y-USA. • Assessed students’ performance and provided feedback and coaching to improve weak areas. • Responsible for all aspects of the training process from class setup, content delivery, grading, to data entry into the Y- USA system and closing out the class.
2013 - 2017
Director of Healthy Living
Malden YMCA - Malden, MA USA
• Managed a seven-unit department with approximately 50 staff members. • Hired, managed, and mentored coordinators, front line staff, and volunteers for the above. • Performed annual reviews, monitored certification status, etc and processed payroll / time-sheets for all staff. • Researched, created, launched, and marketed classes and events that supported the overall mission of the organization (program development). • Specifically targeted low-income and minority communities for recruitment into our healthy living programs for diabetes prevention, cancer management, and arthritis management for the elderly. • Responded to members and non-members’ inquiries and feedback. • Networked with public health and other professionals within our service area to form relationships that assisted in pro- moting our mission and programs. • Created annual budget for all areas. Forecasted revenue and expense spreads for the year and monitored budget status. • Researched and arranged lease agreements for all equipment for health and wellness department.
2016 - 2016
My Teaching House Boston - Boston, MA USA
ESL Teacher Training Course with 120 Hour Instruction of Real ESL Learners