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Maria bazil ( Marcella ) KOGOS

Candidate ID: 1474223

Career Summary

20 years experienced TESOL Instructor . Cambridge , Michigan ,TOEFL , Business English , Writing , ESL , EFl , MANAGEMENT

Skill Set


Professional Information

Total Experience : 20

Nationality : Australia

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : Top Management

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Career Overview
Energetic, adaptable and resourceful TESOL teacher with a proven track record in customer service and international English language teaching. I thrive in dynamic environments and love nothing better than a new challenge where I can utilise all my skills and make a significant contribution. Proven ability to inspire students and convey educational concepts through innovative approaches and instructions. Reputation as a team player, demonstrating interpersonal skills and profound respect for foreign cultures. Active listener, seeking first to understand, then to be understood. Able to work well under pressure with strong concentration and focus.

Masters of Education (TESOL)???????
University of Sydney
Completed: 2014

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)??
Navitas, Sydney
Completed: 2012

Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)
American College of Greece – Deree College
Completed: 2001

Key Skills and Abilities
Teaching ability

• excellent communication skills
• able to develop interactive, tailored and stimulating lesson plans and programs for students and consistently receive positive student evaluations and feedback. As a result, students perform exceptionally well in their English exams and academic pathways
• ability to crate workshops with a special focus on Vocabulary skills and training students on enhancing vocabulary skills via the use of internet applications such as Quizlet
• ability to formulate lessons based on the CEFR framework and create lesson plans accordingly
• able to relate well with people from diverse backgrounds and deliver the highest standard of customer service
• ability to teach and train students to develop their reading and writing skills

Work Experience
September 2016- Present Kuwait, Middle East
English Prepatory Programme Instructor, Foundation Course
Engineering Department, American University of the Middle East


• Preparing specialised lessons and tasks for the future Engineering College undergraduate students.
• Usage of both task – based and form –based methods
• Specific focus on grammar module and preparation of learner-centred lessons for students.
• preparing and using audio-visual aids for teaching lessons – all lessons are conducted in a fun interactive way via the use of Smart boards

• focusing on learner centred approaches which would enable the students to enhance their speaking skills

May 2016- August 2016
Cambridge College International, Sydney Australia
IELTS Instructor


• To deliver instruction in IELTS and General English covering the four macro skills: writing, speaking, listening and reading and to conduct ongoing diagnostic formative and summative assessment and provide individual feedback on the appropriateness of teaching strategies.

January 2016 – May 2016??????Sydney, Australia
Teacher/Trainer, Metro English College

Metro is an English language school with international students

• preparing specialised lessons and tasks for the students.
• teaching the students, the basics of English grammar as well as developing the reading and writing skills of the students.
• training students into using the correct pronunciation to effectively communicate in the English language
• preparing and using audio-visual aids for teaching lessons – all lessons are conducted in a fun interactive way via the use of Smart boards
• formulation of different teaching methodologies which would help students to effectively communicate and write the English language
• focusing on learner centred approaches which would enable the students to enhance their speaking skills
• preparing material for support classes in Reading, writing, listening skills
• preparing material for English for Academic Purposes.
• Formulating PPTs for undergraduate students towards and MBA pathway

November 2012 – October 2016: ???? Sydney, Australia

ELS is an accredited English language college for international students.


• created lessons for a variety of levels from Elementary to Advanced
• materials creation included the use of innovative internet ESL sites and the latest research and methodologies on TESOL
• prepared Academic Reading and Writing lesson plans for students following an academic pathway to Australian colleges and universities.
• evaluated students’ progress and tailored lessons accordingly
• created workshops for vocabulary enhancement skills with the use of internet applications such as Quizlet
• assisted with school administration
• assisted with intake / orientation day

October 2005 – May 2012: ????? Patra, Greece
Cambridge EFL Teacher, Grapsas School

Grapsas School is an English language school for adults in an EFL context

• prepared lessons for Upper Intermediate to Advanced levels
• prepared English language lessons for students for Cambridge orientated lessons such as F.C.E, C.A.E, C.P.E
• prepared lessons for the Michigan E.C.P.E exams
• prepared English lessons for IELTS students
• prepared lessons for TOEIC and TOEFL
• prepared lessons for EDEXCEL exams
• evaluated student progress and tailored lessons accordingly
• provided additional tutoring to students requiring extra help
• assisted with school administration and organised student social events
• assisted Coordinator with Mock Exams on weekends

• received consistently positive feedback from students on my teaching ability and the ‘fun’ nature of my classes
• had 85% success rate with student’s exam results – the majority of students passed their exams successfully

February 2002 – May 2005 ???? Athens, Greece
Business English Instructor, IES, International English Seminars

IES provides in – house lessons to Business executives in big companies such as: Coca- Cola, Price Waterhouse Coopers.

• taught clients business communication including presenting, negotiating and socialising
• prepared teaching materials tailored to individual clients
• prepared progress reports and conducted in house training
• prepared lesson for the Business English Certificate (BEC)
• prepared lessons for the Cambridge Advanced English Certificate (C.A.E)
• prepared lessons for terminology required in each field
• formulated lessons using the Market Leader textbook
• assisted clients with their writing skills

Other Employment

October 2015- January 2016
Warwick English

• created lesson plans and curriculum for a newly set school
• formulated a syllabus for varying levels from elementary to advanced
• created IELTS material
• designed the syllabus for the EAP programme
• created supplementary material for all level
• created vocabulary lessons for Skills enhancements classes
• created lessons for ESP purposes

• Microsoft Word – Intermediate
• Excel – Intermediate
• PowerPoint – Intermediate
• Outlook – Intermediate
• Greek – proficient

Available upon request.