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Horizons, expanded

Joel's involvement in teaching & education has spanned the range from the traditional classroom to outward-bound expeditions, group dynamic leadership training to cross-cultural awareness workshops.

Book Joel for your next corporate training session, Zoom seminar, or team-building event. Or, even enquire about private tutoring in English as a Second Language, French, or Cambridge iGCSE English!

Training Workshops

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Business Conference

Cross-Cultural Understanding


This workshop invites your group to actively participate in cross-cultural communication -- even if you think everyone is on the same page! Increase empathic understanding and cultural intelligence for your members. Ideal for civic organisations, companies, non-profits or community groups engaging with immigrants, refugees or minority groups.

Group Dynamics


Build your team through a series of discussion-generating activities to highlight your members' cooperative strengths and competitive weaknesses. Great for small- to mid-size groups in need of fresh perspectives on teamwork.

Simultaneous Seminar


Only for the free and the brave, this workshop is best described as a 'simultaneous democratic seminar'. Set aside leadership hierarchies for an afternoon, and allow group members an equal footing in pursuing their interests and passions. Discover blind spots in your organisation, root out lurking misgivings, and capitalise on untapped talent. Ideal for larger organisations with multiple departments, goals or values.

Tutoring Services

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English as  Second Language


Available for ESL/EFL language tutoring. Gain confidence in your speaking and conversation skills using the immersive 'Growing Participator Approach'. Or, pursue grammatical competency through more traditional book-and-study methods.

French Grammar & Conversation


Pursue competency in French grammar and conversation with private tuition. Using the acclaimed CLE International curriculum, this comprehensive series uses French to teach French, reinforcing concepts and building competency to think in French, not just speak/write it.

Cambridge iGCSE English


Pass your Cambridge iGCSE English examinations with flying colours. Cover core competencies, exam strategies, and improve the quality of your writing overall with dedicated tuition from an experience curriculum leader.

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Formal Education

MA Education

September 2019 - August 2021

University of Nottingham, UK

Coursework highlights:

  • Learning through an Additional Language (EAL/CLIL)

  • Practice-based Inquiry

  • Dissertation in Service-Learning, Student Leadership, and post-conflict education

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCEi)

March 2016 - July 2018

University of Nottingham, UK

Coursework highlights:

  • Understanding Learning

  • Approaches to Teaching

  • Contexts of Learning

  • Investigating Student Understanding

BA Communication & French

Aug 1999 - May 2003

Wheaton College, IL, USA

Coursework highlights:

  • Cross-cultural communication

  • Interpersonal & Group Dynamics

  • International Partnership for Service-Learning

  • French Language, Culture & Civilisation

Other Professional Qualifications

Trauma Healing Apprentice Facilitator

November 2018

Trauma Healing Institute/American Bible Society

TESOL Certificate

December 2008

INTESOL International, UK

Diploma in Youth Counselling

March 2008

Institute of Counselling/University of Paisley, Scotland

For a full and detailed listing of qualifications & experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

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