Patrick Farrell

Patrick Farrell

English Coach

Location
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (São Paulo Area, Brazil)
Industry
Higher Education

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Patrick Farrell's Overview

Current
  • Business English Instructor at Trend School
  • Business English Instructor at Self Employed
Past
  • English Literature Teacher at Colégio Magno
  • Photographer at Edge Imaging
  • English Teacher at Self Employed
  • English Teacher at Only Toya IELTS and TOEFL
  • Project Analyst at Cathay Forest Inc.
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Patrick Farrell's Summary

Attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and certified by Cambridge University’s ESOL program CELTA. Worked in Shanghai as an English teacher, specialized in teaching English to business professionals and children from ages four and up.

Collaborated with schools that prepared young minds for TOEFL iBT and IELTS examinations and worked closely with Cathay Forest Inc., a large multinational corporation based in Shanghai, preparing executives to compete in the North American - Chinese market. Now, living in Sao Paulo, teaching youth and business professionals how to communicate in English.

Capable of creating classes specifically designed for students of all levels.

Patrick Farrell's Experience

Business English Instructor

Trend School

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

February 2011Present (3 years 8 months) São Paulo Area, Brazil

- Instructing students in English focusing on all aspects of the language with a major focus on Business English.
- Collaborate with fellow instructors and coordinators to improve program and to provide student access to learning opportunities such as internships and MBA programs.
- Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
- Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Identifying common errors and using individually crafted techniques to improve such errors.
- Always attempting to create a vibrant teaching atmosphere to create a comfortable learning environment.
- Tailoring English teaching methods to suit the needs of individual students.

Business English Instructor

Self Employed

December 2010Present (3 years 10 months) São Paulo Area, Brazil

Teaching business professionals how to improve their fluency in English.

---Introductory English for vocabulary, conversation, reading, writing, listening, grammar. Study topics in individual areas of interest.

---Legal English focusing on contract writing and editing.

---Developing business English skills for presentations, phone calls, e-mailing, meetings and interviews.

---Books, films, music and games are integrated into classes to help stimulate the learning process.

English Literature Teacher

Colégio Magno

July 2012December 2012 (6 months) São Paulo Area, Brazil

- Instruct students on how to read and interpret English literature.
- Develop lesson plans, grade papers, assign readings, facilitate discussion about English literature and prepare students for standardized tests.
- Measuring student progress and working with colleagues and parents as necessary.

Photographer

Edge Imaging

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Printing industry

August 2010December 2010 (5 months)

Responsible for photographing events mainly in the educational field.

English Teacher

Self Employed

August 2007December 2010 (3 years 5 months) Shanghai and Toronto

--Private English lessons with students ranging from the age of 3 to 50.

--Preparation for English exams, i.e. IELTS, Cambridge Exams and TOEFL.

--Private tutoring for students studying in Universities in Toronto.

English Teacher

Only Toya IELTS and TOEFL

March 2008November 2008 (9 months)

Providing classes specifically designed for IELTS exam preparation for students hoping to study abroad.

Project Analyst

Cathay Forest Inc.

June 2007June 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Writing, editing and proofreading business plans, press releases and related statements. Researching possible business ventures. Work on overall project planning through reporting on project schedules. Assist with the preparation of a variety of reports covering budget status, forecast reports and other management reports.

Coordinate data and information and prepare internal and external reports from various departments. Process management reports and performance indicators for management to review concerning certain projects.

Patrick Farrell's Skills & Expertise

  1. Mac OS
  2. PowerPoint
  3. iOS
  4. Editing
  5. Language
  6. Business English
  7. Teaching English
  8. Executive Coaching
  9. IELTS
  10. TOEFL
  11. Social Media
  12. Photoshop CS6
  13. English
  14. Teaching English as a Second Language
  15. ESL
  16. Portuguese
  17. Photography
  18. Coaching
  19. Teaching
  20. Public Speaking
  21. Corporate Communications
  22. Tutoring
  23. Intercultural Communication
  24. E-Learning
  25. Spanish
  26. Translation

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Patrick Farrell's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Portuguese

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Chinese

    (Elementary proficiency)

Patrick Farrell's Education

Senac SP

Photoshop - Tratamento de Imagem, Photography

20132013

Ryerson University

Bachelor in Commerce, Entrepreneurship

20082010

University of Cambridge

Certificate, CELTA

20092009

Certifcate for English Language Teaching to Adults

Concordia University

B.A. Political Science, Politics and Philosophy

20042006

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