Mr Benjamin Kinross Buston

PROFILE: I am a CELTA qualified English teacher with three years’ experience and a law degree. I have previously taught IELTS, First Certificate and AISET exam preparation classes. I have taught in Vietnam, Spain and England. I am a very hard-working and dedicated teacher with a highly effective, targeted approach to improving my students’ language skills. I am able to build good rapport with my students and create a positive learning environment in my classes. I speak four languages which has helped me to enhance my students’ language acquisition. I have taught business and banking English to employees of Accenture, Deloitte and Agribank. I have also worked for law firms in London and NGOs in the UK, Africa and Asia. I have lived in Vietnam for a total of two and a half years.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

2003   CELTA (Grade B), Lewis School of English, Freixa 5-9, Barcelona 08021, Spain.

1994 LLB Law Degree (2:2), London School of Economics, University of London.                                            1990    A Levels: History(A) Law(A) French(B).

                                                                               

WORK HISTORY:

2016 English Teacher Ky Nguyen Language School, 101 Nguyen Thai Toc, Vung Tau, Vietnam.

  • Taught IELTS and banking English classes.
  • Developed a good understanding of IELTS techniques.
  • Successfully improved students’ ability to use IELTS techniques and their IELTS levels.
  • Received positive feedback from students in teacher assessment surveys.

 

2014 – 2016 English Teacher AIC Teacher Projects, 21 Nguyen Huy Tu, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Taught on government projects teaching Vietnamese English teachers.
  • Demonstrated exceptional classroom management skills.
  • Significantly improved students’ speaking skills with effective communication activities.
  • Was always in the top two teachers on my campus in student surveys.
  • My students achieved excellent results in the AISET exam.

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2013 – 2014 Supporter Care Team Leader – Rethink, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP.

  • Managed the supporter care team for a major UK charity.
  • Managed the organization’s events fundraising.
  • Wrote and project managed the production of the supporter magazine.
  • Kept the website up to date and created website features.

 

 

2011 – 2012 Bank worker – Citibank, 1 Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona 08002, Spain.

  • Provided customers with banking services, advice and assistance.

 

2005 – 2010 Supervisor – Gogen, The Colourworks, 2a Abbot St, London, E8 3DP.

  • Responsible for managing up to fifty callers telephone fundraising on behalf of NGOs.
  • Coached callers on all aspects of telephone fundraising.
  • Wrote fundraising scripts and briefed callers on NGO campaigns.
  • Prepared the day end financial report and caller schedules using Excel.

 

2005 English Teacher Rose of York, 14 Hallem Street, London, W1W 6JG.

  • Taught students from pre-intermediate to advanced level.
  • Created an effective learning environment for students.
  • Noticeably improved students’ English levels.

 

2004 English Teacher – Institut Europeu D’Idiomes, Pons i Gallarza, 1-3, Barcelona 08030, Spain.

  • Taught students from pre-intermediate to advanced
  • My First Certificate class had a 100% pass rate.
  • Created a positive and upbeat learning environment.
  • Achieved strong student performances in end of term tests.
  • During this period I also taught business English to employees of Accenture and Deloitte.

 

2000 – 2003 Took a career break and travelled extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin    America. During this period I studied Spanish and Portuguese.

 

1998 – 2000 Legal Advisor – McMillen Hamilton McCarthy Solicitors, 67 Burdett Road, London E3 4TN.

  • Prepared immigration applications, appeal hearings and High Court judicial reviews.
  • Developed rigorous analytical skills and high impact written and verbal negotiation skills which resulted in an exceptional success rate.

 

1997 – 1998 Legal AdvisorRoelens Solicitors, 2 The Boulevard, London, SW17 7BW.

  • Provided legal advice and representation in relation to immigration law.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Raiser’s Edge, Internet, Social Media.

 

LANGUAGES:

English (fluent), Portuguese (good), French (good), Spanish (good).

 

REFERENCES:

Trinh Ha Thu, Manager, AIC, 21 Nguyen Huy Tu, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Natalie Boucly, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme, Burundi.

Mr BENJAMIN KINROSS BUSTON