Originally from London in the UK, I have spent most of my life teaching, tutoring and managing educational programs in number of countries around the world, including the UK, Canada, Greece, the Middle East, Venezuela and the USA. My first degree is in Spanish
, which included living and studying for some time in Spain. Later, I moved to Quebec (Canada), became qualified as an English language
instructor through the Canadian Immigration Service and also received a French
diploma from the Universite du Quebec, and worked with newcomers who needed to learn English and French. Later on, I went on to train language teachers in Quebec school districts, and spearheaded a bilingualism language program for the Montreal YMCA, which gave instruction to over 4,000 adult learners. I later moved to Athens, Greece, and joined a partnership in 3 language schools, teaching personally as well as managing one of the schools, providing instruction for 450 students a year.
In 1988, I was recruited by a European language group to go to the USA to open up an international language school in Miami. Later, I went on to become Vice-President of a language school from Venezuela which opened operations in the USA, and I commuted between Miami and Maracaibo as their Vice President of Operations, helping the two schools develop a high-quality program and well-trained teachers. I also was Operating Manager for the Inlingua group of language schools in Florida for some years. To become more acquainted with the K-12 educational system in Florida, I taught for 3 years at a school (K-8) in Broward as the Spanish and French specialist. My final full time work has been to help establish a non-profit educational organization
to help low-income academically struggling children to excel
in their school work, and today this foundation is working in 28 states of the USA.
Now in semi-retirement, I still work in education as a consultant for schools that need help with curriculum, teacher training and general operations. Since teaching has always been my first passion, I continue to teach (Spanish, English & French) mainly to adult professionals who need to learn another language for their work, or by the fact that they are living in multilingual South Florida and want to benefit from all the many cultural opportunities available. Funds raised help go towards a children's program I have established in the Philippines. My programs are highly individualized programs which meet the needs and unique learning styles of each person I work with. That is why I find it important first to discuss with the client and prepare a training program before we have the first class. Congratulations on your decision to work with another language! Please let ke know how I might help. Si UD prefiere, UD puede enviarme sus preguntas en espanol... Envoyez-moi vos questions en francais, si vous desirez.. milao elenika episis... entendo portugues! I look forward to hearing from you! Clifford
24 hours notice required
For small group courses, add $15 per hour per person.
Travels within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33134