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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 2019 - August 2021
University of Nottingham, UK
Learning through an Additional Language (EAL/CLIL)
Dissertation in Service-Learning, Student Leadership, and post-conflict education
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCEi)
March 2016 - July 2018
University of Nottingham, UK
Approaches to Teaching
Contexts of Learning
Investigating Student Understanding
BA Communication & French
Aug 1999 - May 2003
Wheaton College, IL, USA
Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
International Partnership for Service-Learning
French Language, Culture & Civilisation
Other Professional Qualifications
Trauma Healing Apprentice Facilitator
Trauma Healing Institute/American Bible Society
INTESOL International, UK
Diploma in Youth Counselling
Institute of Counselling/University of Paisley, Scotland
For a full and detailed listing of qualifications & experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.