Alan Smith

Sidney Jahnsen

English Teacher

Qualification Highlights

• More than 20 years of experience teaching English to Italian-speaking professionals from different business sectors such as real estate, food and beverage, IT, retail distribution, fashion, advertising.
• Experienced in diverse educational settings, using a student-centered approach with a focus on oral foreign language proficiency, employing a variety of  instructional techniques
• Well versed in providing foreign language translation services in order to facilitate
communication with a strong command over English, Spanish and Italian
• Extensive experience working, living and travelling abroad in Latin America, USA and Europe.

Work Experience

THE ENGLISH ACADEMY, BRITISH & MORE,
THE LANGUAGE ACADEMY, WALL STREET ENGLISH

Language Teacher

2007 - Present

Teach general and business English and Spanish classesto adults, mainly multinational company employees from all levels of management. Grade and monitor students’ performance preparing detailed periodical and final reports. Current and past assignments include courses at Clear Channel, Hasbro, Coca Cola, Auchan Group, Moschino, Accenture, Tecnocasa, BTicino.

STARHOTEL ROSA
Front desk Clerk

1999 - 2007

Guest check-in, check-out, guest accounting functions, telephone switchboard operation andgeneral back office work: reservations, invoicing and payment of travel agent commissions.

FREE LANCE
Language teacher, translator/interpreter

1993 - 1999

Taught general and business English and Spanish classes to groups and individual students from all learning levels. Provided written and oral interpreting services from-into Italian, English and Spanish.

AMERICAN AIRLINES
Internal Sales Agent

1991 - 1992

Guest check-in, check-out, guest accounting functions, telephone switchboard operation andgeneral back office work: reservations, invoicing and payment of travel agent commissions.

CIRC. FILOLOGICO MILANESE - Milan
Language Teacher

1990 - 1992

Guest check-in, check-out, guest accounting functions, telephone switchboard operation andgeneral back office work: reservations, invoicing and payment of travel agent commissions.

EASTERN AIRLINES
Ticket Agent

1988 - 1990

Ticketing, check-in,cashier,reservations, general passenger assistance such as handling special needs, requests and all stages of lost baggage claims. Responsible for monitoring arrivals, departures and making announcements in that regard.

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL - Logan Apt, Boston
Rental Agent

1984 - 1986

Rental car check-in and check-out, reservations, cashier. After promotion to Group Leader was also responsible for petty cash funds, credit approvals and supervision of shift’s Rental Agents.

Education

1984/1986 Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachussetts

Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts / Business

 

Additional Information

  • 1990 – Present, Teach English and Spanish languages to private students
  • 2013 Public speaking seminar – L.Guidarelli
  • 2008 Seminar on teaching English as a second language - Oxford University Press, Milan
  • 1994 - 1996 Completed Advanced French course at Centre Culturel Français de Milan