Curriculum Vitae – CV – Resume

Curriculum vitae

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Piers Midwinter

Teacher of ICT and English (Cambridge and Business), Corporate Trainer and Entrepreneur

https://www.piersmidwinter.com 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Overview

 Cambridge ICT Teacher

Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh

ICT, Bus & Cam Eng

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Married

24th July 1968

Dual National (UK & USA)

Piersmidwinter

(+84) 927 204 386

Honda CRF 250 Rally

I am a mature, friendly, and highly qualified teacher from the UK. I have extensive experience working in all sectors (as detailed below) and with students of all levels. As a degree student, I won the University prize for ‘Excellence in the Local Community’. I own a motorbike, have Vietnam Apostilles, Work Permit, and a Temporary Residents Card, etc. I am married and own a Condominium in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City. This is a brief summary of my experiences so far:
  • Over 1 year of teaching Cambridge ICT. I have taught at Vinschool Central Park, Vinschool Golden River, and online on behalf of Vinschool Green Bay in Hanoi
  • 9 years of teaching ICT in the Secondary Sector in the UK
  • 2 years of teaching ICT at International Schools in Poland
  • 5 years of running my own company in Poland. I created the website, videos, invoices, language courses, and teaching, etc. I had contracts with IT Companies, Corporations, Language Schools, and private students, etc.
  • Directed 5 International Arts Festivals. 2 coordinated with NY Arts Magazine
  • 3.5 years employed by TU Dresden to teach Business English to Masters’ students at IHI Zittau in Germany
  • 5 years in the ESL sector teaching Business and Cambridge English in Poland
  • Summer jobs including 1 with Bede’s International Summer School as an Academies Teacher (English and ICT)

qualifications

I am a highly qualified professional as detailed below. I have…

  • PGCE (Post 16) in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Test of English for International Communications (TOEIC)
  • International Baccalaureate certificate in Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)

I have a University degree (BA Hons) in ICT, Education Studies, and Community Art and a Graduateship of the City and Guilds Institute (GCGI) in Fine Art. I have received training in Project Management, Safeguarding, Functional Skills, Social & emotional aspects of learning, and Learning Management Systems, etc.

 PGCE (Post 16)

 CELTA

 TOEIC

 ITGS

 BA (Hons)

 GCGI

Work experience - overview

 Teacher of ICT & English

 Entrepreneur

 University Lecturer

 Corporate Trainer

 Curriculum designer

 Consultant

I am currently teaching Cambridge ICT at a member Cambridge International School in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. I have worked in all sectors (Universities, Corporations, International Schools, IT Companies, Online, Private, etc.) and have taught students of all ages. A brief overview:

  • Between Apr 14 and Jun 19, I ran my own company. I organized and delivered language courses in Poland.
  • Between Oct 14 and Jan 19, I was employed by the Technical University of Dresden to teach Business English to Masters students (one day per week) at IHI Zittau in Germany.
  • Between Sep 00 and Jun 11, I taught ICT in the secondary sector in both English and Polish schools.
  • I have worked at several summer camps including Teaching Eng & ICT with Bede’s International Summer School

Employment

I am employed as a Cambridge ICT Teacher. Between August 2019 and July 2020, I taught at “Vinschool Central Park”. Since August 2020, I have been working at “Vinschool Golden River” and have also been teaching online on behalf of Vinschool Green Bay in Hanoi.

 Currciulum design

 Teaching ICT

 Exam invigilation

 Online teaching

 Lecturing

 Course delivery

 Exam invigilation

I was employed to teach Business English to Masters Students at IHI Zittau by one of the best Universities in Germany, TU Dresden. IHI Zittau offers MA studies in international, small-sized seminar groups, and tailor-made tutoring. It is located in a tri-border area where Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany meet up.

Between Apr 14 and Jun 19, I ran my own company in Opole, Poland. I had contracts with:

  • IT Companies such as Bright Coders Factory in Opole and in Wroclaw
  • Corporations such as Ledxon in Masow, Opole
  • Language Schools such as the Royal School and Poliglotus in Opole
  • Private Schools such as Nasza Szkoła in Opole
  • Company directors such as Ewa Stelmaszek the Director of Knoco, Jerzy Stańczyk the Commercial & Technical Director of Jupro Taim, and Dariusz Trzeciak the Director of Operations at PZU

 Online teaching

 Onsite training

 Entrepreneurship

 Consultancy

 Teaching

 Private tutoring

 Teaching ICT & English

 Planning

 Testing

I was employed as an Academies Teacher to teach ICT and English. Bede’s offers a range of fully inclusive academic and holiday residential summer programs in 6 beautiful boarding school and university locations in Sussex.

Achievements

I organized five international Raw Arts Festivals. I collaborated with the New York Arts Magazine to create two of them. Please watch the video and the Slideshare presentation for more information

 Exhibition organization

 Article writing

 Marketing

 Collaboration

 Exploring

 Traveling

 Having fun

I own a Honda CRF250 Rally. I have used it to ride around Ho Chi Minh and explore Vietnam. I have ridden the Hai Van Pass in Top Gear Style (on a Scooter!), been up Marble Mountain and Monkey Mountain, ridden to Vung Tau and also to Bien Hoa, etc.

I own an Officetel in Richmond City. An Officetel is a combination of the words Office and Hotel. An officetel is designed to be a partially self-contained building, such that its occupants can live and work in the same building, minimizing commute time. A significant proportion of the officetel’s inhabitants include lawyers, accountants, tax accountants, professors, and small- to medium-sized businesses. I am interested in setting up a company in Ho Chi Minh rather like the one I had in Poland.

 Top quality

 Potential business

 Central location

 Great facilities

 BA (Hons) degree

 University prize

 Excellence

 ICT, Art & Education

Between Sept 1993 and July 1996, I studied at Middlesex University. I studied ICT, Education Studies, and Community Art. I gained work placements with Hoffmann de Visme Foundation for Autism in Wood Green. I worked as an Art Teacher, Fundraiser, exhibition organizer, and promoter, etc. I co-organized several exhibitions of the student’s work, fund-raised over 2000 pounds, and sold over 1000 pounds of artworks. As a result of my efforts, in July 1995, I was awarded the “Ede and Ravenscroft Prize” for “Excellence in the local community”.

My first ever car was a Caterham 7 1.8 VVC with a special registration plate X7VVC. The Caterham is based on a design by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and hasn’t changed in 60-odd years. For what is fundamentally a two-seat tub with wheels, stripped and spartan, it remains a seminal driving experience for those interested in driving rather than simply traveling.

 Wind in your hair

 Pure driving

 Superb handling

 Teaching resources

 ICT and English

 Events management

 Course booking

I am working on a new website called “Gent’s Club”. This is a work in progress. For more information, please visit: Gent’s Club

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Skills

MS Office – Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.

Google – Webmasters, Adwords, Analytics, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet, Advanced Search, Chrome extensions, Calendar, etc.

Programming – Lego WeDo, Lego Mindstorms, Lego Boost, MS Logo, Scratch, CSS, HTML, HTML5, etc.

Entrepreneurial – Contracts, Invoices, Marketing, Advertising, Promotion, Negotiations, etc.

Website design – WordPress configuration, embeds, plugins, Visual Composer, SEO, etc.

Teaching – planning, curriculum design, planning, invigilation, resource creation, lecturing, pastoral care, etc.

Exhibition organization – planning, fund-raising, booking venues, advertising, contacting the press, writing articles, etc.

Marketing – Youtube videos, Google AdWord campaigns, posters, flyers, brochures, etc.

 MS Office

 Website design

 Programming

 Entrepreneurial

 Teaching

 Marketing

 Exhibition organizer

Hobbies

 Traveling

 Culture

 Technology

 Trying new cuisines

 Entrepreneurship

I have traveled extensively. I have been to the USA, Canada, Morocco, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, England, Wales, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Hungary, etc. I enjoy all kinds of cuisine (Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Vietnamese, Italian, Polish, English, American, etc.). I love technology and am regularly updating this website, etc. I like swimming, cycling, riding my Honda CRF250 Rally Motorbike, creating and developing a business

Important documents

Piers Midwinter

I have the following documents…

  • Vietnam Apostilles for my PGCE (post 16), Uni Degree, CELTA, and CRB
  • An HSBC bank account in Ho Chi Minh
  • The “Pink book” – proving ownership of a Condominium in the Bình Thạnh district of Ho Chi Minh
  • A marriage document – to a Vietnamese Army Doctor
  • I also have a Work permit and a Temporary Residence Card.

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