Brian Webber MSc. Dip. TESOL

Tutor at EDU since January 2019

“EDU is the first higher education institution I have worked for that is open to the problem-based and student-centred methods of teaching and learning typical of professional TESOL. Because of EDU’s unique ethos, I have been able to implement a range of exciting didactic methods to help small groups and individual students develop their academic and scholarly skills. This has allowed them to take more control of their own learning and thrive in the EDU environment. I believe it is this quality of teaching and learning that is the most inspiring and unique feature of EDU.”

– Mr. Webber on why he works for EDU

Brian-Webber

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

2015 – 2018: Pre-Sessional EAP Tutor, University of Essex, UK
Teaching academic skills to international postgraduate students

2004 – 2018: EFL Teacher, IELTS Examiner, British Council and IH Bratislava, Slovakia
Teaching public courses, in-company Business English, Cambridge and IELTS exam courses and English for specific purposes at the Economics University and National Security Authority in Bratislava. Carried out teacher training sessions and worked as an IELTS examiner

2012 – 2013: English Composition Instructor, City University of Seattle in Bratislava, Slovakia
Teaching academic writing skills to undergraduate students

2013 – 2015: Technical English Instructor, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia
Teaching IELTS, writing skills and technical English and involved in designing in-house course material

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

2016: MSc in Forensic Linguistics (distinction), Aston University, UK

Dissertation: Authorship Analysis to Combat Academic Personation

2000: B.A. Hons Archaeology 2:2, University of Exeter, UK

OTHER EDUCATION

2008: Trinity LTCL Diploma TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)

2003: Trinity Cert. TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)