Christina Cavage - ESL Educator, Writer, Consultant, Content Creator & App Designer

Christina Cavage wears many hats as a teacherpreneur.  Find out how she came up with the idea to develop a brilliant app that helps her students to practice syllabification while acquiring key vocabulary.  

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I have been teaching at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia, U.S. for the last five years.  Prior to joining SCAD, I taught at Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey for 20 years.

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching ESL for over 27 years.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

Is there ever a typical day teaching? Every day brings new experiences, and even after 27 years, every day is dynamic.  However, on most days I arrive early and meet with students.  When classes begin, the fun starts! I like to use a lot of games, pair/group activities and other tasks that really engage students.  I love developing materials that are innovative and...

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Steve Mullen - EFL Teacher, Website designer, MyLAMPA Team Leader

app designer moravia Dec 27, 2016

Steve Mullen has spent the past 10 years developing an online platform for teachers and students called MyLAMPA. Find out how the motto “Teachers Together” relates to this powerful networking platform.  

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I live and teach freelance in Vsetín, which is a town of about 27,000 in eastern Moravia.

How long have you been teaching?

I’ve been teaching since 1991 and, with the exception of three years in the late ‘90s when I worked as a training course writer in Canada, I have spent my entire ELT career working in the Czech Republic.

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

At the moment, it’s overwhelming. I start teaching shortly after 7:00 a.m. on most days. I teach 7-10 lessons a day, so it works out to more than 40 contact hours per week, but I do that out of necessity. I mostly teach individuals and I’m lucky that I’m established and known here so I usually don’t have...

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Paul Moss - Teacher of English and Homework Tool Designer

app designer england Dec 13, 2016

Paul Moss is a more than just a teacher of English. Find out how Paul came up with the brilliant idea for a homework scheduling tool for teachers and students called Degrumbler.

Can you start off by telling us where you teach?

I teach at South Devon College in Devon, England.

How long have you been teaching?

11 years

Can you describe a typical teaching day?

I teach English to a mixed range of students between the ages of 14 – 20 yrs.

What do you do in your spare time to relax?  

Read, write, read, think about education, think about ideas to improve education, hang out with my 3 daughters.

You took on the tremendous task of starting a company called Degrumbler. Can you talk about it?

It’s a homework tool that lets teachers see what other teachers have already set their students as tasks, which prevents the chance of overloading students with too much work. I have a YouTube video that explains it more.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UK5owLgIm8

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Nicholas Walker - ESL Teacher, Writer and Website Designer

app designer canada writer Dec 11, 2016

Nicholas Walker is a fellow Canadian who has successfully used his experience as an ESL teacher to write books and design and develop a website to help students improve their writing.  Find out how Nicholas reduced his marking time significantly by developing a website called the Virtual Writing Tutor. 

Could you start off by telling us where you teach?

I teach English as a Second Language at Ahuntsic College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the largest publically funded French language CEGEP in Montreal. We have a student population of about 10, 000 students in a range of pre-university and vocational programs.

Could explain a little about the CEGEP system for our readers?

Sure. Quebec does things a little differently from the other provinces in Canada. Students graduate high school at the end of grade eleven here. After that, they have a choice of going to either an English or French junior college, called CEGEPs. Most are publically funded and offer a range of...

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