Calvin Rambler

Calvin R.

Jacksonville Beach, FL

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About

Calvin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 21+

Teaching since:
2006

Hello! I want to give students time and space to practice the English they will need in their daily lives. The time we spend together isn't like school, it's just a conversation between friends.

I give a lot of feedback, so you can see what your habits are. In this way, you can be aware of your most common mistakes, so that you can correct them. Self correction is the key to steady improvement.

Learning isn't a job (or punishment) it's an opportunity. Let's meet and see if we can find your path to improvement together, as a team.

Experience

Instructor, English as a Second Language
Jan 2016 - Aug 2018
Caledonian School (Prague, Czech Republic)

In-company language instructor for such high-profile clients as Komerční Banka, Janssen-Cilag, Seznam.cz, RWE, T-Mobile, Vodaphone, Pepsi and PRE Distrubuce.

Instructor, English as a Second Language
Sep 2014 - Aug 2018
English In The Office (Prague, Czech Republic)

In-company language instructor for the daughter company of a large multinational bank, specializing in mortgage loans. Worked directly with senior managers, project managers, HR, IT, accounting and legal staff.

Instructor, English as a Second Language
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Caledonian School (Prague, Czech Republic)

In-company language instructor for most of the major local and multinational organizations: bank headquarters, governmental ministries, pharmaceutical companies, mobile/web providers, utility suppliers and national tourism services.

Instructor, English as a Second Language
Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
EF Institute (Suadiye, Istanbul)

Acted as both a General (in-school) and Business English (in-company) instructor at a highly regarded center for student-based learning. Corporate clients included Bayer, BP, Pirelli and Procter & Gamble. Performed oral-based placement testing for incoming students.

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Instructor, English as a Second Language
Jan 2009 - Jul 2009
SPĚVÁČEK (Prague, Czech Republic)

Acted as an in-company Business English instructor for individuals and small groups at various corporations in and around central Prague. Clients included Pepsi Co., OMV and Czech Tourism. Also provided training for FCE and CAE certification exams.

Instructor, English as a Second Language
Nov 2008 - Dec 2008
International House (Budapest, Hungary)

Four-week intensive teacher training course with a focus on vocabulary/lexis, dealing with (skill level) diversity, classroom management, conveying and clarifying meaning, error correction, pronunciation and grammar as they relate to both receptive and productive skills. Taught ten lessons over a four week period to adult learners of both Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate levels, on a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on student-centered, communicative learning.

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Instructor, English as a Second Language
Dec 2007 - Aug 2008
Eigo at Cafe (Nara, Japan)

Acted as an instructor for both individuals and small groups, with an emphasis on student participation and grammatical accuracy. Provided feedback, encouraged follow-up questions, structured and facilitated role-play scenarios, etc.

Instructor, English as a Second Language
Sep 2006 - Oct 2007
NOVA (Nara, Japan)

Instructed various student levels in a variety of practical situations to aid them in travel, study-abroad programs, foreign job placement, entrance examinations and conversational skills, etc. Also led advanced, intermediate and lower-level (topic-oriented) discussion groups. Trained in both TOEIC and TOEFL, with some Eiken experience.

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Education

Architecture, Bachelor's Degree
Sep 1986 - Jun 1991
The Ohio State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Level 4 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Jan 2009
University of Cambridge

Four-week intensive teacher training course with a focus on vocabulary/lexis, dealing with (skill level) diversity, classroom management, conveying and clarifying meaning, error correction, pronunciation and grammar as they relate to both receptive and productive skills. Taught ten lessons over a four week period to adult learners of both Pre-and Upper Intermediate levels, on a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on student-centered, communicative learning.

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Photos & Videos

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A poem that centers on an observation.

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Something familiar becomes an opportunity for surprise in this small portrait.

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The opening page of a short story entitled 'The Prince, the Pomegranate and the Monkey's Paw.'

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Marcela Oct 26, 2018
ESL · In studio

Calvin is nice, friendly and patient person :)))

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